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Chuck steak vs. Lamb — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chuck steak and Lamb

  • Chuck steak has more Zinc, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, and Iron, however, Lamb is richer in Vitamin B3, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Chuck steak's daily need coverage for Zinc is 38% more.
  • Chuck steak contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Lamb. Chuck steak contains 0.373mg of Vitamin B6, while Lamb contains 0.13mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beef, chuck eye steak, boneless, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked.

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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 Iron +30.3%
Contains more Zinc +94.6%
Contains more Copper +54.5%
Contains more Manganese +83.3%
Equal in Calcium - 17
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 188
Equal in Potassium - 310
Equal in Sodium - 72
Equal in Selenium - 26.4
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 92% 16% 83% 29% 10% 237% 26% 2% 150%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 71% 17% 81% 28% 10% 122% 40% 3% 144%
Contains more Iron +30.3%
Contains more Zinc +94.6%
Contains more Copper +54.5%
Contains more Manganese +83.3%
Equal in Calcium - 17
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 188
Equal in Potassium - 310
Equal in Sodium - 72
Equal in Selenium - 26.4

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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Lamb
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +186.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Choline +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +187.5%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 2% 3% 0% 17% 45% 88% 46% 87% 5% 379% 44% 4%
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% 3% 3% 0% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 14% 319% 52% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +13.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +186.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +30.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Choline +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +187.5%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +412.5%
Equal in Protein - 24.52
Equal in Fats - 20.94
Equal in Water - 53.72
25% 20% 55%
Protein: 24.98 g
Fats: 19.64 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 55.22 g
Other: 0.16 g
25% 21% 54%
Protein: 24.52 g
Fats: 20.94 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 53.72 g
Other: 0.82 g
Contains more Other +412.5%
Equal in Protein - 24.52
Equal in Fats - 20.94
Equal in Water - 53.72

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +86.4%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 8.83
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 8.82
46% 50% 4%
Saturated Fat: 8.66 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.457 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.81 g
46% 46% 8%
Saturated Fat: 8.83 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.82 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.51 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +86.4%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 8.83
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 8.82

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chuck steak Lamb
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 Chuck steak Lamb Opinion
Protein 24.98g 24.52g Chuck steak
Fats 19.64g 20.94g Lamb
Calories 277kcal 294kcal Lamb
Calcium 16mg 17mg Lamb
Iron 2.45mg 1.88mg Chuck steak
Magnesium 22mg 23mg Lamb
Phosphorus 193mg 188mg Chuck steak
Potassium 325mg 310mg Chuck steak
Sodium 71mg 72mg Chuck steak
Zinc 8.68mg 4.46mg Chuck steak
Copper 0.077mg 0.119mg Lamb
Manganese 0.012mg 0.022mg Lamb
Selenium 27.5µg 26.4µg Chuck steak
Vitamin A 25IU 0IU Chuck steak
Vitamin A RAE 7µg 0µg Chuck steak
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.14mg Lamb
Vitamin D 5IU 2IU Chuck steak
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.1µg
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.1mg Lamb
Vitamin B2 0.191mg 0.25mg Lamb
Vitamin B3 4.663mg 6.66mg Lamb
Vitamin B5 0.752mg 0.66mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B6 0.373mg 0.13mg Chuck steak
Folate 6µg 18µg Lamb
Vitamin B12 3.03µg 2.55µg Chuck steak
Choline 79mg 93.7mg Lamb
Vitamin K 1.6µg 4.6µg Lamb
Tryptophan 0.281mg 0.287mg Lamb
Threonine 1.099mg 1.05mg Chuck steak
Isoleucine 1.062mg 1.183mg Lamb
Leucine 2.009mg 1.908mg Chuck steak
Lysine 2.184mg 2.166mg Chuck steak
Methionine 0.709mg 0.629mg Chuck steak
Phenylalanine 0.951mg 0.998mg Lamb
Valine 1.129mg 1.323mg Lamb
Histidine 0.809mg 0.777mg Chuck steak
Cholesterol 87mg 97mg Chuck steak
Trans Fat 1.287g Lamb
Saturated Fat 8.66g 8.83g Chuck steak
Omega-3 - EPA 0.001g 0g Chuck steak
Omega-3 - DPA 0.004g 0g Chuck steak
Monounsaturated Fat 9.457g 8.82g Chuck steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81g 1.51g Lamb
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.006g Chuck steak
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.619g Chuck steak
Omega-3 - ALA 0.041g Chuck steak

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is better in case of low diet
Chuck steak Lamb
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
55%
Chuck steak
52%
Lamb
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
65%
Chuck steak
52%
Lamb

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.17g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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

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. Chuck steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171228/nutrients
  2. Lamb - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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