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Beef vs Short ribs - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Beef and Short ribs?

  • Beef is richer in Vitamin B3, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus, while Short ribs are higher in Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Short ribs' daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 60% higher.
  • Short ribs have 3 times less Vitamin B5 than Beef. Beef has 0.658mg of Vitamin B5, while Short ribs have 0.252mg.
  • Beef is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Beef, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, cooked, braised types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +12.6%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +42%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Zinc +29.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.2%
Contains more Copper +16.5%
Contains less Sodium -30.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 87% 4% 20% 11% 33% 134% 70% 7%
Contains more Iron +12.6%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +42%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Zinc +29.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.2%
Contains more Copper +16.5%
Contains less Sodium -30.6%

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +119.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +161.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.6%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.05
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.62
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% 0% 6% 21% 13% 35% 46% 16% 51% 328% 6% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +119.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +161.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.6%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.05
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.62

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 Short ribs
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Short ribs Opinion
Calories 250kcal 471kcal Short ribs
Protein 25.93g 21.57g Beef
Fats 15.41g 41.98g Short ribs
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0g 0g
Carbs 0g 0g
Cholesterol 88mg 94mg Beef
Vitamin D 2IU 27IU Short ribs
Iron 2.6mg 2.31mg Beef
Calcium 18mg 12mg Beef
Potassium 318mg 224mg Beef
Magnesium 21mg 15mg Beef
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.085mg 0.099mg Short ribs
Zinc 6.31mg 4.88mg Beef
Starch g g
Phosphorus 198mg 162mg Beef
Sodium 72mg 50mg Short ribs
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Beef
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.29mg Short ribs
Vitamin D 0µg 0.7µg Short ribs
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.05mg Short ribs
Vitamin B2 0.176mg 0.15mg Beef
Vitamin B3 5.378mg 2.452mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658mg 0.252mg Beef
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.22mg Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64µg 2.62µg Beef
Vitamin K 1.2µg 2.4µg Short ribs
Folate 9µg 5µg Beef
Trans Fat 0.572g g Short ribs
Saturated Fat 5.895g 17.8g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 18.88g Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 1.53g Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.094mg 0.142mg Short ribs
Threonine 0.72mg 0.862mg Short ribs
Isoleucine 0.822mg 0.981mg Short ribs
Leucine 1.45mg 1.716mg Short ribs
Lysine 1.54mg 1.823mg Short ribs
Methionine 0.478mg 0.562mg Short ribs
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 0.852mg Short ribs
Valine 0.914mg 1.07mg Short ribs
Histidine 0.604mg 0.688mg Short ribs
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beef Short ribs
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
44
Short ribs
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
45
Short ribs

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
129%
Short ribs
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
0%
Short ribs
Fats
71%
Beef
194%
Short ribs

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Short ribs
Short ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.905g)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef
Beef is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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 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. Short ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168613/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.