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

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 Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 2% 6% 0% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 5% 263% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
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

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.
Ground meat Rib eye steak
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground meat Rib eye steak Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.87g 23.69g Ground meat
Fats 15.37g 21.81g Rib eye steak
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 241kcal 291kcal Rib eye steak
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 11mg Ground meat
Iron 2.27mg 2.24mg Ground meat
Magnesium 17mg 22mg Rib eye steak
Phosphorus 166mg 152mg Ground meat
Potassium 241mg 260mg Rib eye steak
Sodium 73mg 54mg Rib eye steak
Zinc 5.84mg 5.91mg Rib eye steak
Copper 0.079mg 0.08mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin A 9IU 25IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.1mg Ground meat
Vitamin D 2IU 7IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.071mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.287mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B3 4.026mg 4.908mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B5 0.512mg 0.536mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B6 0.311mg 0.477mg Rib eye steak
Folate 7µg 6µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2.49µg 2.1µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9µg 1.6µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.121mg 0.265mg Rib eye steak
Threonine 0.923mg 1.116mg Rib eye steak
Isoleucine 1.055mg 1.103mg Rib eye steak
Leucine 1.861mg 2.041mg Rib eye steak
Lysine 1.976mg 2.269mg Rib eye steak
Methionine 0.614mg 0.641mg Rib eye steak
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 0.95mg Rib eye steak
Valine 1.172mg 1.184mg Rib eye steak
Histidine 0.775mg 0.888mg Rib eye steak
Cholesterol 88mg 80mg Rib eye steak
Trans Fat 1.173g 1.478g Ground meat
Saturated Fat 6.073g 9.684g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 10.519g Rib eye steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 1.027g Rib eye steak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground meat Rib eye steak
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
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 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

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.611g)
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 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 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

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. 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.