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Ham vs Short ribs - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Ham and Short ribs

  • Ham has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B3, however Short ribs has more Vitamin B12, Zinc and Iron.
  • Short ribs' daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 82% more.
  • Ham has 24 times more Sodium than Short ribs. Ham has 1203mg of Sodium, while Short ribs have 50mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pork, cured, ham, boneless, extra lean (approximately 5% fat), roasted 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
Ham
2
:
Contains more Potassium +28.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +21%
Contains more Iron +56.1%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Copper +25.3%
Contains more Zinc +69.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 15
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 3% 26% 10% 27% 79% 85% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 87% 4% 20% 11% 33% 134% 70% 7%
Contains more Potassium +28.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +21%
Contains more Iron +56.1%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Copper +25.3%
Contains more Zinc +69.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 15

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
Ham
6
:
Contains more Vitamin D +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1408%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +16%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +303.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 5% 24% 189% 47% 76% 25% 93% 82% 0% 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% 6% 21% 13% 35% 46% 16% 51% 328% 6% 4%
Contains more Vitamin D +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1408%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +16%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +303.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +66.7%

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
45
Ham
44
Short ribs
Mineral Summary Score
55
Ham
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 the food
Protein
126%
Ham
129%
Short ribs
Carbohydrates
2%
Ham
0%
Short ribs
Fats
26%
Ham
194%
Short ribs

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.
Ham Short ribs
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index 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
Ham Short ribs
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Short ribs
Short ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 1153mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ham
Ham is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 41mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ham
Ham is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.99g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ham
Ham is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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 Ham Short ribs Opinion
Calories 145 471 Short ribs
Protein 20.93 21.57 Short ribs
Fats 5.53 41.98 Short ribs
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.5 0 Ham
Cholesterol 53 94 Ham
Vitamin D 32 27 Ham
Iron 1.48 2.31 Short ribs
Calcium 8 12 Short ribs
Potassium 287 224 Ham
Magnesium 14 15 Short ribs
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.099 Short ribs
Zinc 2.88 4.88 Short ribs
Starch
Phosphorus 196 162 Ham
Sodium 1203 50 Short ribs
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.25 0.29 Short ribs
Vitamin D 0.8 0.7 Ham
Vitamin B1 0.754 0.05 Ham
Vitamin B2 0.202 0.15 Ham
Vitamin B3 4.023 2.452 Ham
Vitamin B5 0.403 0.252 Ham
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.22 Ham
Vitamin B12 0.65 2.62 Short ribs
Vitamin K 0 2.4 Short ribs
Folate 3 5 Short ribs
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.81 17.8 Ham
Monounsaturated Fat 2.62 18.88 Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 0.54 1.53 Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.251 0.142 Ham
Threonine 0.931 0.862 Ham
Isoleucine 0.918 0.981 Short ribs
Leucine 1.661 1.716 Short ribs
Lysine 1.775 1.823 Short ribs
Methionine 0.553 0.562 Short ribs
Phenylalanine 0.904 0.852 Ham
Valine 0.908 1.07 Short ribs
Histidine 0.75 0.688 Ham
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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. Ham - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167871/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.