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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
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Contains more Calcium +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.7%
Contains more Iron +77.8%
Contains more Potassium +16.6%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Contains more Zinc +204.6%
Contains less Sodium -34.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 5% 20% 17% 22% 53% 78% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 85% 4% 23% 16% 27% 162% 66% 8%
Contains more Calcium +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.7%
Contains more Iron +77.8%
Contains more Potassium +16.6%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Contains more Zinc +204.6%
Contains less Sodium -34.1%
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 Vitamin B12 +600%
Contains more Folate +20%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 10% 6% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 38% 6% 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% 2% 2% 6% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 263% 4% 5%
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 Vitamin B12 +600%
Contains more Folate +20%

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Chicken meat 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 - 28mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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