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Beefsteak vs Flank steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Beefsteak and Flank steak

  • Beefsteak has more Vitamin B12, however Flank steak has more Vitamin B3, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Beefsteak's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 44% more.
  • Beefsteak is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beef, loin, top sirloin cap steak, boneless, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, raw and Beef, flank, steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, broiled.

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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
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Contains more Iron +14.9%
Contains more Potassium +10.6%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Equal in Potassium - 339
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Copper - 0.082
Equal in Zinc - 4.9
Equal in Phosphorus - 210
Equal in Sodium - 56
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 75% 2% 34% 18% 27% 145% 95% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 66% 6% 30% 17% 28% 134% 90% 8%
Contains more Iron +14.9%
Contains more Potassium +10.6%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Equal in Potassium - 339
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Copper - 0.082
Equal in Zinc - 4.9
Equal in Phosphorus - 210
Equal in Sodium - 56

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.9%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.075
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.579
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.4
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% 0% 3% 19% 42% 95% 0% 126% 337% 4% 3%
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% 8% 0% 19% 31% 139% 33% 134% 204% 4% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +65%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.9%
Contains more Folate +200%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.075
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.579
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.4

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
Beefsteak
48
Flank steak
Mineral Summary Score
50
Beefsteak
47
Flank 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
128%
Beefsteak
166%
Flank steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Beefsteak
0%
Flank steak
Fats
25%
Beefsteak
38%
Flank 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.
Beefsteak Flank steak
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Beefsteak Flank 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 cheaper?
Flank steak
Flank steak is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.52g)
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 minerals?
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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.
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 Beefsteak Flank steak Opinion
Calories 134 192 Flank steak
Protein 21.38 27.66 Flank steak
Fats 5.36 8.23 Flank steak
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 67 79 Beefsteak
Vitamin D 3 Beefsteak
Iron 2 1.74 Beefsteak
Calcium 5 20 Flank steak
Potassium 375 339 Beefsteak
Magnesium 25 23 Beefsteak
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.082 Flank steak
Zinc 5.3 4.9 Beefsteak
Starch
Phosphorus 220 210 Beefsteak
Sodium 55 56 Beefsteak
Vitamin A 6 0 Beefsteak
Vitamin E 0.38 Flank steak
Vitamin D 0.1 Beefsteak
Vitamin B1 0.075 0.075
Vitamin B2 0.182 0.133 Beefsteak
Vitamin B3 5.048 7.363 Flank steak
Vitamin B5 0.545 Flank steak
Vitamin B6 0.543 0.579 Flank steak
Vitamin B12 2.69 1.63 Beefsteak
Vitamin K 1.5 1.4 Beefsteak
Folate 3 9 Flank steak
Trans Fat 0.253 Flank steak
Saturated Fat 1.875 3.395 Beefsteak
Monounsaturated Fat 2.354 3.317 Flank steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.189 0.322 Flank steak
Tryptophan 0.262 0.182 Beefsteak
Threonine 1.099 1.105 Flank steak
Isoleucine 1.09 1.259 Flank steak
Leucine 2.011 2.201 Flank steak
Lysine 2.247 2.338 Flank steak
Methionine 0.621 0.72 Flank steak
Phenylalanine 0.931 1.093 Flank steak
Valine 1.152 1.372 Flank steak
Histidine 0.868 0.883 Flank 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. Beefsteak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172173/nutrients
  2. Flank steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168733/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.