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Chuck steak vs Flank steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chuck steak and Flank steak different?

  • Chuck steak is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron and Monounsaturated Fat, while Flank steak is higher in Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B6.
  • Chuck steak covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 58% more than Flank steak.
  • Chuck steak contains 3 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Flank steak. Chuck steak contains 9.457g of Monounsaturated Fat, while Flank steak contains 3.317g.
  • Flank steak is lower in Saturated Fat.

Beef, chuck eye steak, boneless, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and Beef, flank, steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, broiled types were used 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" 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 +40.8%
Contains more Zinc +77.1%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains less Sodium -21.1%
Equal in Potassium - 339
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Copper - 0.082
Equal in Phosphorus - 210
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 5% 29% 16% 26% 237% 83% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 66% 6% 30% 17% 28% 134% 90% 8%
Contains more Iron +40.8%
Contains more Zinc +77.1%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains less Sodium -21.1%
Equal in Potassium - 339
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Copper - 0.082
Equal in Phosphorus - 210

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 +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +85.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +280%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.2%
Contains more Folate +50%
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% 3% 17% 45% 88% 46% 87% 379% 4% 5%
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 +43.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +85.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +280%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.2%
Contains more Folate +50%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
56
Chuck steak
48
Flank steak
Mineral Summary Score
62
Chuck steak
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 the food
Protein
150%
Chuck steak
166%
Flank steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Chuck steak
0%
Flank steak
Fats
91%
Chuck steak
38%
Flank steak

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chuck steak Flank steak
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chuck steak 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 lower in Cholesterol?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flank steak
Flank steak contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.265g)
Which food is cheaper?
Flank steak
Flank steak is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chuck steak Flank steak Opinion
Calories 277 192 Chuck steak
Protein 24.98 27.66 Flank steak
Fats 19.64 8.23 Chuck steak
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 87 79 Flank steak
Vitamin D 5 Chuck steak
Iron 2.45 1.74 Chuck steak
Calcium 16 20 Flank steak
Potassium 325 339 Flank steak
Magnesium 22 23 Flank steak
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.077 0.082 Flank steak
Zinc 8.68 4.9 Chuck steak
Starch
Phosphorus 193 210 Flank steak
Sodium 71 56 Flank steak
Vitamin A 25 0 Chuck steak
Vitamin E 0.1 0.38 Flank steak
Vitamin D 0.1 Chuck steak
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.075 Flank steak
Vitamin B2 0.191 0.133 Chuck steak
Vitamin B3 4.663 7.363 Flank steak
Vitamin B5 0.752 0.545 Chuck steak
Vitamin B6 0.373 0.579 Flank steak
Vitamin B12 3.03 1.63 Chuck steak
Vitamin K 1.6 1.4 Chuck steak
Folate 6 9 Flank steak
Trans Fat 1.287 Flank steak
Saturated Fat 8.66 3.395 Flank steak
Monounsaturated Fat 9.457 3.317 Chuck steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81 0.322 Chuck steak
Tryptophan 0.281 0.182 Chuck steak
Threonine 1.099 1.105 Flank steak
Isoleucine 1.062 1.259 Flank steak
Leucine 2.009 2.201 Flank steak
Lysine 2.184 2.338 Flank steak
Methionine 0.709 0.72 Flank steak
Phenylalanine 0.951 1.093 Flank steak
Valine 1.129 1.372 Flank steak
Histidine 0.809 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chuck steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171228/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.