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Ground meat vs Rib eye steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Ground meat and Rib eye steak

  • Ground meat has more Vitamin B12, however Rib eye steak has more Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Monounsaturated Fat and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Rib eye steak's daily need coverage for Selenium is 19% more.
  • Ground meat has 3 times more Calcium than Rib eye steak. Ground meat has 33mg of Calcium, while Rib eye steak has 11mg.
  • Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip-on, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled.

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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 +200%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains less Sodium -26%
Equal in Iron - 2.24
Equal in Potassium - 260
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Zinc - 5.91
Equal in Phosphorus - 152
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 85% 4% 23% 16% 27% 162% 66% 8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains less Sodium -26%
Equal in Iron - 2.24
Equal in Potassium - 260
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Zinc - 5.91
Equal in Phosphorus - 152

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 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.536
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
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% 6% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 263% 4% 5%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.536

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
46
Ground meat
50
Rib eye steak
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
48
Rib eye 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
143%
Ground meat
142%
Rib eye steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Rib eye steak
Fats
71%
Ground meat
101%
Rib eye 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.
Ground meat Rib eye steak
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price 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
Ground meat Rib eye 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?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.611g)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
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 Ground meat Rib eye steak Opinion
Calories 241 291 Rib eye steak
Protein 23.87 23.69 Ground meat
Fats 15.37 21.81 Rib eye steak
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 88 80 Rib eye steak
Vitamin D 2 7 Rib eye steak
Iron 2.27 2.24 Ground meat
Calcium 33 11 Ground meat
Potassium 241 260 Rib eye steak
Magnesium 17 22 Rib eye steak
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.08 Rib eye steak
Zinc 5.84 5.91 Rib eye steak
Starch
Phosphorus 166 152 Ground meat
Sodium 73 54 Rib eye steak
Vitamin A 9 25 Rib eye steak
Vitamin E 0.12 0.1 Ground meat
Vitamin D 0 0.2 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B1 0.051 0.071 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B2 0.171 0.287 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B3 4.026 4.908 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B5 0.512 0.536 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B6 0.311 0.477 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B12 2.49 2.1 Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9 1.6 Ground meat
Folate 7 6 Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173 1.478 Ground meat
Saturated Fat 6.073 9.684 Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322 10.519 Rib eye steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408 1.027 Rib eye steak
Tryptophan 0.121 0.265 Rib eye steak
Threonine 0.923 1.116 Rib eye steak
Isoleucine 1.055 1.103 Rib eye steak
Leucine 1.861 2.041 Rib eye steak
Lysine 1.976 2.269 Rib eye steak
Methionine 0.614 0.641 Rib eye steak
Phenylalanine 0.931 0.95 Rib eye steak
Valine 1.172 1.184 Rib eye steak
Histidine 0.775 0.888 Rib eye 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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/nutrients
  2. Rib eye steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173392/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.