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Ground chicken vs. Beef ribs — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ground chicken and Beef ribs different?

  • Ground chicken is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Potassium, and Phosphorus, however, Beef ribs are richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Beef ribs is 76% higher.
  • Ground chicken contains 4 times more Vitamin B5 than Beef ribs. While Ground chicken contains 1.327mg of Vitamin B5, Beef ribs contain only 0.37mg.
  • Ground chicken has less Saturated Fat.

Chicken, ground, crumbles, cooked, pan-browned and Beef, rib, large end (ribs 6-9), separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, choice, cooked, roasted are the varieties 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 Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +36%
Contains more Potassium +133.4%
Contains more Manganese +23.1%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +150.5%
Contains less Sodium -14.7%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Copper +41.9%
Contains more Selenium +48.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 35% 20% 101% 60% 10% 53% 21% 3% 78%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 88% 15% 74% 26% 9% 158% 30% 2% 116%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +36%
Contains more Potassium +133.4%
Contains more Manganese +23.1%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +150.5%
Contains less Sodium -14.7%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Copper +41.9%
Contains more Selenium +48.3%

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 B1 +72.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +258.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +133.9%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +356.9%
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% 8% 0% 0% 31% 70% 134% 80% 125% 2% 64% 33% 6%
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 B1 +72.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +95.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +258.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +133.9%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +356.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +40.8%
Contains more Other +44.3%
Contains more Fats +179.2%
Equal in Protein - 22.8
23% 11% 65%
Protein: 23.28 g
Fats: 10.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.92 g
Other: 0.88 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 Water +40.8%
Contains more Other +44.3%
Contains more Fats +179.2%
Equal in Protein - 22.8

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +98.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +167.3%
31% 48% 21%
Saturated Fat: 3.11 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.879 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.08 g
47% 49% 4%
Saturated Fat: 12.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 13.04 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.05 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +98.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +167.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground chicken Beef ribs Opinion
Protein 23.28g 22.8g Ground chicken
Fats 10.92g 30.49g Beef ribs
Calories 189kcal 372kcal Beef ribs
Calcium 8mg 10mg Beef ribs
Iron 0.93mg 2.33mg Beef ribs
Magnesium 28mg 20mg Ground chicken
Phosphorus 234mg 172mg Ground chicken
Potassium 677mg 290mg Ground chicken
Sodium 75mg 64mg Beef ribs
Zinc 1.92mg 5.76mg Beef ribs
Copper 0.062mg 0.088mg Beef ribs
Manganese 0.016mg 0.013mg Ground chicken
Selenium 14.3µg 21.2µg Beef ribs
Vitamin E 0.39mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B1 0.121mg 0.07mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B2 0.302mg 0.19mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B3 7.107mg 3.64mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B5 1.327mg 0.37mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B6 0.538mg 0.23mg Ground chicken
Folate 2µg 7µg Beef ribs
Vitamin B12 0.51µg 2.33µg Beef ribs
Choline 59mg Ground chicken
Vitamin K 2.1µg Ground chicken
Tryptophan 0.196mg 0.255mg Beef ribs
Threonine 0.97mg 0.996mg Beef ribs
Isoleucine 1.06mg 1.025mg Ground chicken
Leucine 1.816mg 1.802mg Ground chicken
Lysine 2.014mg 1.897mg Ground chicken
Methionine 0.596mg 0.584mg Ground chicken
Phenylalanine 0.912mg 0.89mg Ground chicken
Valine 1.102mg 1.109mg Beef ribs
Histidine 0.706mg 0.781mg Beef ribs
Cholesterol 107mg 85mg Beef ribs
Trans Fat 0.087g Beef ribs
Saturated Fat 3.11g 12.29g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - DHA 0.031g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - EPA 0.008g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - DPA 0.016g Ground chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 4.879g 13.04g Beef ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 2.08g 1.05g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.015g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.787g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.02g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - ALA 0.081g Ground chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground chicken Beef 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
42%
Ground chicken
39%
Beef ribs
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Ground chicken
52%
Beef ribs

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.18g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef ribs
Beef ribs is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef ribs
Beef ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef ribs
Beef ribs is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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. Ground chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171117/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.