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Beef vs Steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Beef
Beef is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.548g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beef Steak
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Beef Steak
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
28
Beef
29
Steak
Mineral Summary Score
37
Beef
35
Steak

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Beef
4
:
3
Steak
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +14%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.5%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Equal in Iron - 2.4
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Copper - 0.085
Equal in Zinc - 6.34
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +14%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.5%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Equal in Iron - 2.4
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Copper - 0.085
Equal in Zinc - 6.34

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Beef
4
:
6
Steak
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20%
Contains more Vitamin D +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.149
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20%
Contains more Vitamin D +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.149

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
156%
Beef
149%
Steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
0%
Steak
Fats
71%
Beef
88%
Steak

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Beef Steak Opinion
Calories 250 271 Steak
Protein 25.93 24.85 Beef
Fats 15.41 19.02 Steak
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 88 78 Steak
Vitamin D 2 6 Steak
Iron 2.6 2.4 Beef
Calcium 18 12 Beef
Potassium 318 279 Beef
Magnesium 21 23 Steak
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.085 0.085
Zinc 6.31 6.34 Steak
Starch
Phosphorus 198 163 Beef
Sodium 72 58 Steak
Vitamin A 9 25 Steak
Vitamin E 0.12 Beef
Vitamin D 0 0.1 Steak
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.074 Steak
Vitamin B2 0.176 0.301 Steak
Vitamin B3 5.378 5.149 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658 Beef
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.5 Steak
Vitamin B12 2.64 2.2 Beef
Vitamin K 1.2 1.6 Steak
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.572 Steak
Saturated Fat 5.895 8.443 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668 9.171 Steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484 0.896 Steak
Tryptophan 0.094 0.278 Steak
Threonine 0.72 1.171 Steak
Isoleucine 0.822 1.157 Steak
Leucine 1.45 2.142 Steak
Lysine 1.54 2.38 Steak
Methionine 0.478 0.672 Steak
Phenylalanine 0.725 0.997 Steak
Valine 0.914 1.242 Steak
Histidine 0.604 0.931 Steak
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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