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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
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Contains more Phosphorus +21%
Contains more Potassium +28.1%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +56.1%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Contains more Zinc +69.4%
Contains more Copper +25.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 15
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 56% 10% 85% 26% 157% 79% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 87% 11% 70% 20% 7% 134% 33%
Contains more Phosphorus +21%
Contains more Potassium +28.1%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +56.1%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Contains more Zinc +69.4%
Contains more Copper +25.3%
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
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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 Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +303.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 24% 0% 189% 47% 76% 25% 93% 3% 82% 0%
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 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 Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +303.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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.
Ham Short ribs
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ham Short ribs Opinion
Net carbs 1.5g 0g Ham
Protein 20.93g 21.57g Short ribs
Fats 5.53g 41.98g Short ribs
Carbs 1.5g 0g Ham
Calories 145kcal 471kcal Short ribs
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 12mg Short ribs
Iron 1.48mg 2.31mg Short ribs
Magnesium 14mg 15mg Short ribs
Phosphorus 196mg 162mg Ham
Potassium 287mg 224mg Ham
Sodium 1203mg 50mg Short ribs
Zinc 2.88mg 4.88mg Short ribs
Copper 0.079mg 0.099mg Short ribs
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.25mg 0.29mg Short ribs
Vitamin D 32IU 27IU Ham
Vitamin D 0.8µg 0.7µg Ham
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.754mg 0.05mg Ham
Vitamin B2 0.202mg 0.15mg Ham
Vitamin B3 4.023mg 2.452mg Ham
Vitamin B5 0.403mg 0.252mg Ham
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.22mg Ham
Folate 3µg 5µg Short ribs
Vitamin B12 0.65µg 2.62µg Short ribs
Vitamin K 0µg 2.4µg Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.251mg 0.142mg Ham
Threonine 0.931mg 0.862mg Ham
Isoleucine 0.918mg 0.981mg Short ribs
Leucine 1.661mg 1.716mg Short ribs
Lysine 1.775mg 1.823mg Short ribs
Methionine 0.553mg 0.562mg Short ribs
Phenylalanine 0.904mg 0.852mg Ham
Valine 0.908mg 1.07mg Short ribs
Histidine 0.75mg 0.688mg Ham
Cholesterol 53mg 94mg Ham
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.81g 17.8g Ham
Monounsaturated Fat 2.62g 18.88g Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 0.54g 1.53g Short ribs

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ham Short ribs
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
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 food.
Protein
126%
Ham
129%
Short ribs
Carbohydrates
2%
Ham
0%
Short ribs
Fats
26%
Ham
194%
Short ribs

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 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 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. 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.