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

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
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Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.8%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.7%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 2% 6% 0% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 5% 263% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.8%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.7%
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

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
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.

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.