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Chicken meat vs Rib eye steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chicken meat and Rib eye steak?

  • Chicken meat is richer in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5, while Rib eye steak is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6.
  • Rib eye steak's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 75% higher.
  • Rib eye steak has 2 times less Vitamin B5 than Chicken meat. Chicken meat has 1.03mg of Vitamin B5, while Rib eye steak has 0.536mg.
  • Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip-on, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled 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 Calcium +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.7%
Contains more Iron +77.8%
Contains more Potassium +16.6%
Contains less Sodium -34.1%
Contains more Zinc +204.6%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 85% 16% 66% 23% 8% 162% 27%
Contains more Calcium +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.7%
Contains more Iron +77.8%
Contains more Potassium +16.6%
Contains less Sodium -34.1%
Contains more Zinc +204.6%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 22

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 +544%
Contains more Vitamin E +170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.3%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +600%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 6%
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 A +544%
Contains more Vitamin E +170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.3%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +600%

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.
Chicken meat Rib eye steak
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Rib eye steak Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 27.3g 23.69g Chicken meat
Fats 13.6g 21.81g Rib eye steak
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 239kcal 291kcal Rib eye steak
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 11mg Chicken meat
Iron 1.26mg 2.24mg Rib eye steak
Magnesium 23mg 22mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 182mg 152mg Chicken meat
Potassium 223mg 260mg Rib eye steak
Sodium 82mg 54mg Rib eye steak
Zinc 1.94mg 5.91mg Rib eye steak
Copper 0.066mg 0.08mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin A 161IU 25IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.1mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2IU 7IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.071mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.287mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 4.908mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg 0.536mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.477mg Rib eye steak
Folate 5µg 6µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 2.1µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin K 2.4µg 1.6µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305mg 0.265mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg 1.116mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362mg 1.103mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg 2.041mg Rib eye steak
Lysine 2.223mg 2.269mg Rib eye steak
Methionine 0.726mg 0.641mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg 0.95mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.325mg 1.184mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802mg 0.888mg Rib eye steak
Cholesterol 88mg 80mg Rib eye steak
Trans Fat g 1.478g Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 3.79g 9.684g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34g 10.519g Rib eye steak
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 1.027g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat 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
36
Chicken meat
50
Rib eye steak
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
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
164%
Chicken meat
142%
Rib eye steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
0%
Rib eye steak
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
101%
Rib eye steak

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
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?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.894g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1)
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.

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. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.