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Chicken wing vs. Beef ribs — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chicken wing and Beef ribs?

  • Chicken wing is higher in Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6, yet Beef ribs are higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, and Phosphorus.
  • Beef ribs' daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 87% more.
  • Chicken wing has 5 times more Sodium than Beef ribs. While Chicken wing has 320mg of Sodium, Beef ribs have only 64mg.

We used Chicken, broilers or fryers, wing, meat and skin, cooked, fried, batter and Beef, rib, large end (ribs 6-9), separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, choice, cooked, roasted types in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Manganese +361.5%
Contains more Selenium +21.2%
Contains more Iron +80.6%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.1%
Contains more Potassium +110.1%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +317.4%
Contains more Copper +39.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 49% 12% 52% 13% 42% 38% 21% 8% 141%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 88% 15% 74% 26% 9% 158% 30% 2% 116%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Manganese +361.5%
Contains more Selenium +21.2%
Contains more Iron +80.6%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.1%
Contains more Potassium +110.1%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +317.4%
Contains more Copper +39.7%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 B1 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.4%
Contains more Folate +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +832%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 0% 27% 36% 99% 43% 70% 14% 32% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 18% 44% 69% 23% 54% 6% 292% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +91.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.4%
Contains more Folate +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +832%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +91.8%
Contains more Protein +14.7%
Contains more Fats +39.8%
Equal in Water - 46.1
20% 22% 11% 46%
Protein: 19.87 g
Fats: 21.81 g
Carbs: 10.94 g
Water: 46.21 g
Other: 1.17 g
23% 30% 46%
Protein: 22.8 g
Fats: 30.49 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 46.1 g
Other: 0.61 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +91.8%
Contains more Protein +14.7%
Contains more Fats +39.8%
Equal in Water - 46.1

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -52.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +382.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +45.5%
29% 45% 26%
Saturated Fat: 5.83 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.96 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.07 g
47% 49% 4%
Saturated Fat: 12.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 13.04 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.05 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -52.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +382.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +45.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chicken wing Beef ribs
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken wing Beef ribs Opinion
Net carbs 10.64g 0g Chicken wing
Protein 19.87g 22.8g Beef ribs
Fats 21.81g 30.49g Beef ribs
Carbs 10.94g 0g Chicken wing
Calories 324kcal 372kcal Beef ribs
Fiber 0.3g 0g Chicken wing
Calcium 20mg 10mg Chicken wing
Iron 1.29mg 2.33mg Beef ribs
Magnesium 16mg 20mg Beef ribs
Phosphorus 121mg 172mg Beef ribs
Potassium 138mg 290mg Beef ribs
Sodium 320mg 64mg Beef ribs
Zinc 1.38mg 5.76mg Beef ribs
Copper 0.063mg 0.088mg Beef ribs
Manganese 0.06mg 0.013mg Chicken wing
Selenium 25.7µg 21.2µg Chicken wing
Vitamin A 113IU 0IU Chicken wing
Vitamin A RAE 34µg 0µg Chicken wing
Vitamin B1 0.106mg 0.07mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.19mg Beef ribs
Vitamin B3 5.265mg 3.64mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B5 0.71mg 0.37mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.23mg Chicken wing
Folate 18µg 7µg Chicken wing
Vitamin B12 0.25µg 2.33µg Beef ribs
Tryptophan 0.219mg 0.255mg Beef ribs
Threonine 0.795mg 0.996mg Beef ribs
Isoleucine 0.941mg 1.025mg Beef ribs
Leucine 1.421mg 1.802mg Beef ribs
Lysine 1.474mg 1.897mg Beef ribs
Methionine 0.499mg 0.584mg Beef ribs
Phenylalanine 0.785mg 0.89mg Beef ribs
Valine 0.953mg 1.109mg Beef ribs
Histidine 0.547mg 0.781mg Beef ribs
Cholesterol 79mg 85mg Chicken wing
Saturated Fat 5.83g 12.29g Chicken wing
Omega-3 - DHA 0.04g Chicken wing
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g Chicken wing
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g Chicken wing
Monounsaturated Fat 8.96g 13.04g Beef ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 5.07g 1.05g Chicken wing

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken wing Beef ribs
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
25%
Chicken wing
39%
Beef ribs
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Chicken wing
52%
Beef ribs

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.46g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef ribs
Beef ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 256mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chicken wing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173628/nutrients
  2. Beef ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170619/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.