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Beef vs Rib eye steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Beef and Rib eye steak

  • Beef is higher in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, and Choline, yet Rib eye steak is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Beef covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 23% more than Rib eye steak.
  • Beef contains 2 times more Choline than Rib eye steak. While Beef contains 82.4mg of Choline, Rib eye steak contains only 48.8mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Beef is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip-on, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled.

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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
6
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Contains more Iron +16.1%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +22.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Zinc - 5.91
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 85% 4% 23% 16% 27% 162% 66% 8%
Contains more Iron +16.1%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +22.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Zinc - 5.91

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
5
:
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +63.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.908
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 331% 3% 7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 2% 6% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 263% 4% 5%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +63.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.908

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
52
Beef
50
Rib eye steak
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
48
Rib eye steak

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 food.
Protein
156%
Beef
142%
Rib eye steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
0%
Rib eye steak
Fats
71%
Beef
101%
Rib eye steak

Comparison summary table

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

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Beef Rib eye steak
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.789g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Rib eye steak Opinion
Calories 250 291 Rib eye steak
Protein 25.93 23.69 Beef
Fats 15.41 21.81 Rib eye steak
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 88 80 Rib eye steak
Vitamin D 2 7 Rib eye steak
Iron 2.6 2.24 Beef
Calcium 18 11 Beef
Potassium 318 260 Beef
Magnesium 21 22 Rib eye steak
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.085 0.08 Beef
Zinc 6.31 5.91 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 198 152 Beef
Sodium 72 54 Rib eye steak
Vitamin A 9 25 Rib eye steak
Vitamin E 0.12 0.1 Beef
Vitamin D 0 0.2 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.071 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B2 0.176 0.287 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B3 5.378 4.908 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658 0.536 Beef
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.477 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B12 2.64 2.1 Beef
Vitamin K 1.2 1.6 Rib eye steak
Folate 9 6 Beef
Trans Fat 0.572 1.478 Beef
Saturated Fat 5.895 9.684 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668 10.519 Rib eye steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484 1.027 Rib eye steak
Tryptophan 0.094 0.265 Rib eye steak
Threonine 0.72 1.116 Rib eye steak
Isoleucine 0.822 1.103 Rib eye steak
Leucine 1.45 2.041 Rib eye steak
Lysine 1.54 2.269 Rib eye steak
Methionine 0.478 0.641 Rib eye steak
Phenylalanine 0.725 0.95 Rib eye steak
Valine 0.914 1.184 Rib eye steak
Histidine 0.604 0.888 Rib eye steak
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/nutrients
  2. Rib eye steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173392/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.