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Chuck steak vs. Short ribs — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chuck steak and Short ribs different?

  • Chuck steak is higher than Short ribs in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5.
  • Short ribs covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 46% more than Chuck steak.
  • Chuck steak contains 3 times more Vitamin B5 than Short ribs. Chuck steak contains 0.752mg of Vitamin B5, while Short ribs contain 0.252mg.
  • Chuck 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, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, cooked, braised 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +46.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.1%
Contains more Potassium +45.1%
Contains more Zinc +77.9%
Contains more Selenium +32.2%
Contains less Sodium -29.6%
Contains more Copper +28.6%
Equal in Iron - 2.31
Equal in Manganese - 0.013
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 4% 87% 11% 70% 20% 7% 134% 33% 2% 114%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +46.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.1%
Contains more Potassium +45.1%
Contains more Zinc +77.9%
Contains more Selenium +32.2%
Contains less Sodium -29.6%
Contains more Copper +28.6%
Equal in Iron - 2.31
Equal in Manganese - 0.013

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 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +198.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69.5%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +190%
Contains more Vitamin D +600%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Equal in Choline - 82.2
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% 6% 21% 0% 13% 35% 46% 16% 51% 4% 328% 45% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +198.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +69.5%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +190%
Contains more Vitamin D +600%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Equal in Choline - 82.2

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +15.8%
Contains more Water +54.6%
Contains more Fats +113.7%
Contains more Other +356.3%
25% 20% 55%
Protein: 24.98 g
Fats: 19.64 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 55.22 g
Other: 0.16 g
22% 42% 36%
Protein: 21.57 g
Fats: 41.98 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 35.72 g
Other: 0.73 g
Contains more Protein +15.8%
Contains more Water +54.6%
Contains more Fats +113.7%
Contains more Other +356.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -51.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +99.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +88.9%
46% 50% 4%
Saturated Fat: 8.66 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.457 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.81 g
47% 49% 4%
Saturated Fat: 17.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 18.88 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.53 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -51.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +99.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +88.9%

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 Short ribs
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chuck steak Short ribs Opinion
Protein 24.98g 21.57g Chuck steak
Fats 19.64g 41.98g Short ribs
Calories 277kcal 471kcal Short ribs
Calcium 16mg 12mg Chuck steak
Iron 2.45mg 2.31mg Chuck steak
Magnesium 22mg 15mg Chuck steak
Phosphorus 193mg 162mg Chuck steak
Potassium 325mg 224mg Chuck steak
Sodium 71mg 50mg Short ribs
Zinc 8.68mg 4.88mg Chuck steak
Copper 0.077mg 0.099mg Short ribs
Manganese 0.012mg 0.013mg Short ribs
Selenium 27.5µg 20.8µg Chuck steak
Vitamin A 25IU 0IU Chuck steak
Vitamin A RAE 7µg 0µg Chuck steak
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.29mg Short ribs
Vitamin D 5IU 27IU Short ribs
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.7µg Short ribs
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.05mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B2 0.191mg 0.15mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B3 4.663mg 2.452mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B5 0.752mg 0.252mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B6 0.373mg 0.22mg Chuck steak
Folate 6µg 5µg Chuck steak
Vitamin B12 3.03µg 2.62µg Chuck steak
Choline 79mg 82.2mg Short ribs
Vitamin K 1.6µg 2.4µg Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.281mg 0.142mg Chuck steak
Threonine 1.099mg 0.862mg Chuck steak
Isoleucine 1.062mg 0.981mg Chuck steak
Leucine 2.009mg 1.716mg Chuck steak
Lysine 2.184mg 1.823mg Chuck steak
Methionine 0.709mg 0.562mg Chuck steak
Phenylalanine 0.951mg 0.852mg Chuck steak
Valine 1.129mg 1.07mg Chuck steak
Histidine 0.809mg 0.688mg Chuck steak
Cholesterol 87mg 94mg Chuck steak
Trans Fat 1.287g Short ribs
Saturated Fat 8.66g 17.8g Chuck steak
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.001g Short ribs
Omega-3 - EPA 0.001g 0.003g Short ribs
Omega-3 - DPA 0.004g 0.016g Short ribs
Monounsaturated Fat 9.457g 18.88g Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81g 1.53g Short ribs
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.006g Chuck steak
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.619g Chuck steak
Omega-3 - ALA 0.041g Chuck steak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chuck steak Short ribs
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
44%
Short ribs
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
65%
Chuck steak
48%
Short ribs

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Short ribs
Short ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.14g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is relatively richer in vitamins
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)

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. Short ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168613/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.