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Ground meat vs Short ribs - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Ground meat and Short ribs

  • Ground meat has more Vitamin B3, Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5, however Short ribs are higher in Vitamin B12, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Short ribs covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 59% more than Ground meat.
  • Ground meat has 3 times more Calcium than Short ribs. While Ground meat has 33mg of Calcium, Short ribs have only 12mg.
  • Ground meat has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Beef, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, cooked, braised.

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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 +175%
Contains more Magnesium +13.3%
Contains more Zinc +19.7%
Contains less Sodium -31.5%
Contains more Copper +25.3%
Equal in Iron - 2.31
Equal in Phosphorus - 162
Equal in Potassium - 224
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% 87% 11% 70% 20% 7% 134% 33%
Contains more Calcium +175%
Contains more Magnesium +13.3%
Contains more Zinc +19.7%
Contains less Sodium -31.5%
Contains more Copper +25.3%
Equal in Iron - 2.31
Equal in Phosphorus - 162
Equal in Potassium - 224

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41.4%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin K +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.05
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.62
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 0% 6% 21% 0% 13% 35% 46% 16% 51% 4% 328% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +103.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41.4%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin K +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.05
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.62

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 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 Ground meat Short ribs Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.87g 21.57g Ground meat
Fats 15.37g 41.98g Short ribs
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 241kcal 471kcal Short ribs
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 12mg Ground meat
Iron 2.27mg 2.31mg Short ribs
Magnesium 17mg 15mg Ground meat
Phosphorus 166mg 162mg Ground meat
Potassium 241mg 224mg Ground meat
Sodium 73mg 50mg Short ribs
Zinc 5.84mg 4.88mg Ground meat
Copper 0.079mg 0.099mg Short ribs
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.29mg Short ribs
Vitamin D 2IU 27IU Short ribs
Vitamin D 0µg 0.7µg Short ribs
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.05mg Ground meat
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.15mg Ground meat
Vitamin B3 4.026mg 2.452mg Ground meat
Vitamin B5 0.512mg 0.252mg Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.311mg 0.22mg Ground meat
Folate 7µg 5µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2.49µg 2.62µg Short ribs
Vitamin K 2.9µg 2.4µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.121mg 0.142mg Short ribs
Threonine 0.923mg 0.862mg Ground meat
Isoleucine 1.055mg 0.981mg Ground meat
Leucine 1.861mg 1.716mg Ground meat
Lysine 1.976mg 1.823mg Ground meat
Methionine 0.614mg 0.562mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 0.852mg Ground meat
Valine 1.172mg 1.07mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.775mg 0.688mg Ground meat
Cholesterol 88mg 94mg Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173g g Short ribs
Saturated Fat 6.073g 17.8g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 18.88g Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 1.53g Short ribs

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground meat Short ribs
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
44
Short ribs
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
45
Short ribs

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
129%
Short ribs
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Short ribs
Fats
71%
Ground meat
194%
Short ribs

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Short ribs
Short ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.727g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground meat
Ground meat is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ground meat
Ground meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ground meat
Ground meat 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

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. 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.