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Flank steak vs Chuck steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Flank steak and Chuck steak different?

  • Flank steak is richer in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, while Chuck steak is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Chuck steak covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 58% more than Flank steak.
  • Flank steak contains 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Chuck steak. Flank steak contains 7.363mg of Vitamin B3, while Chuck steak contains 4.663mg.
  • Flank steak is lower in Saturated Fat.

Beef, flank, steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, broiled and Beef, chuck eye steak, boneless, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled 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 Calcium +25%
Contains less Sodium -21.1%
Contains more Iron +40.8%
Contains more Zinc +77.1%
Equal in Potassium - 325
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Copper - 0.077
Equal in Phosphorus - 193
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 66% 6% 30% 17% 28% 134% 90% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 5% 29% 16% 26% 237% 83% 10%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains less Sodium -21.1%
Contains more Iron +40.8%
Contains more Zinc +77.1%
Equal in Potassium - 325
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Copper - 0.077
Equal in Phosphorus - 193

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 E +280%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.2%
Contains more Folate +50%
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%

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
48
Flank steak
56
Chuck steak
Mineral Summary Score
47
Flank steak
62
Chuck 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
166%
Flank steak
150%
Chuck steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Flank steak
0%
Chuck steak
Fats
38%
Flank steak
91%
Chuck 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.
Flank steak Chuck 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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Flank steak Chuck 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 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 Flank steak Chuck steak Opinion
Calories 192 277 Chuck steak
Protein 27.66 24.98 Flank steak
Fats 8.23 19.64 Chuck steak
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 79 87 Flank steak
Vitamin D 5 Chuck steak
Iron 1.74 2.45 Chuck steak
Calcium 20 16 Flank steak
Potassium 339 325 Flank steak
Magnesium 23 22 Flank steak
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.082 0.077 Flank steak
Zinc 4.9 8.68 Chuck steak
Starch
Phosphorus 210 193 Flank steak
Sodium 56 71 Flank steak
Vitamin A 0 25 Chuck steak
Vitamin E 0.38 0.1 Flank steak
Vitamin D 0.1 Chuck steak
Vitamin B1 0.075 0.066 Flank steak
Vitamin B2 0.133 0.191 Chuck steak
Vitamin B3 7.363 4.663 Flank steak
Vitamin B5 0.545 0.752 Chuck steak
Vitamin B6 0.579 0.373 Flank steak
Vitamin B12 1.63 3.03 Chuck steak
Vitamin K 1.4 1.6 Chuck steak
Folate 9 6 Flank steak
Trans Fat 1.287 Flank steak
Saturated Fat 3.395 8.66 Flank steak
Monounsaturated Fat 3.317 9.457 Chuck steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.322 0.81 Chuck steak
Tryptophan 0.182 0.281 Chuck steak
Threonine 1.105 1.099 Flank steak
Isoleucine 1.259 1.062 Flank steak
Leucine 2.201 2.009 Flank steak
Lysine 2.338 2.184 Flank steak
Methionine 0.72 0.709 Flank steak
Phenylalanine 1.093 0.951 Flank steak
Valine 1.372 1.129 Flank steak
Histidine 0.883 0.809 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 separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Flank steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168733/nutrients
  2. Chuck steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171228/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.