Foodstruct Nutrition Search | Diet Analysis | Food Comparison | Glycemic Index Chart | Insulin Index Chart | Blog | Subscribe | Sign Up

Headcheese vs. Beef shank — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

Compare

Important differences between Headcheese and Beef shank

  • Headcheese has less Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Beef shank's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 114% more.
  • Headcheese has 15 times more Sodium than Beef shank. Headcheese has 941mg of Sodium, while Beef shank has 64mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Headcheese, pork and Beef, shank crosscuts, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked, simmered.

Infographic

Headcheese vs Beef shank infographic
Infographic link

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +157.3%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +369.6%
Contains more Potassium +1341.9%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Contains more Zinc +981.4%
Contains more Copper +41%
Contains more Selenium +29900%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 57% 7% 24% 3% 123% 27% 41% 0% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 145% 22% 113% 40% 9% 287% 58% 3% 164%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +157.3%
Contains more Magnesium +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +369.6%
Contains more Potassium +1341.9%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Contains more Zinc +981.4%
Contains more Copper +41%
Contains more Selenium +29900%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +508.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1238.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.7%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +261%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5% 27% 0% 6% 27% 9% 0% 44% 2% 132% 57% 9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 35% 49% 111% 25% 86% 8% 474% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +508.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1238.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.7%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +261%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +71.4%
Contains more Water +26.9%
Contains more Protein +143.5%
Contains more Other +22.4%
14% 11% 74%
Protein: 13.83 g
Fats: 10.9 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.84 g
Other: 1.43 g
34% 6% 58% 2%
Protein: 33.68 g
Fats: 6.36 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 58.21 g
Other: 1.75 g
Contains more Fats +71.4%
Contains more Water +26.9%
Contains more Protein +143.5%
Contains more Other +22.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +95.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +440%
Contains less Saturated Fat -32.7%
34% 55% 11%
Saturated Fat: 3.402 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.601 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.134 g
43% 53% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.86 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.21 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +95.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +440%
Contains less Saturated Fat -32.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Headcheese Beef shank
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Headcheese Beef shank Opinion
Protein 13.83g 33.68g Beef shank
Fats 10.9g 6.36g Headcheese
Calories 157kcal 201kcal Beef shank
Calcium 16mg 32mg Beef shank
Iron 1.5mg 3.86mg Beef shank
Magnesium 9mg 30mg Beef shank
Phosphorus 56mg 263mg Beef shank
Potassium 31mg 447mg Beef shank
Sodium 941mg 64mg Beef shank
Zinc 0.97mg 10.49mg Beef shank
Copper 0.122mg 0.172mg Beef shank
Manganese 0.02mg Beef shank
Selenium 0.1µg 30µg Beef shank
Vitamin E 0.25mg Headcheese
Vitamin D 37IU Headcheese
Vitamin D 0.9µg Headcheese
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.14mg Beef shank
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.21mg Beef shank
Vitamin B3 0.44mg 5.89mg Beef shank
Vitamin B5 0.41mg Beef shank
Vitamin B6 0.19mg 0.37mg Beef shank
Folate 2µg 10µg Beef shank
Vitamin B12 1.05µg 3.79µg Beef shank
Choline 104.1mg Headcheese
Vitamin K 3.4µg Headcheese
Tryptophan 0.377mg Beef shank
Threonine 1.471mg Beef shank
Isoleucine 1.514mg Beef shank
Leucine 2.662mg Beef shank
Lysine 2.802mg Beef shank
Methionine 0.862mg Beef shank
Phenylalanine 1.315mg Beef shank
Valine 1.638mg Beef shank
Histidine 1.153mg Beef shank
Cholesterol 69mg 78mg Headcheese
Saturated Fat 3.402g 2.29g Beef shank
Monounsaturated Fat 5.601g 2.86g Headcheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.134g 0.21g Headcheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Headcheese Beef shank
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

People also compare

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
24%
Headcheese
60%
Beef shank
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
28%
Headcheese
85%
Beef shank

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Headcheese
Headcheese is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef shank
Beef shank is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef shank
Beef shank contains less Sodium (difference - 877mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef shank
Beef shank is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.112g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef shank
Beef shank is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Headcheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171630/nutrients
  2. Beef shank - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169442/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.