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Ostrich vs. Beef shank — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Ostrich and Beef shank

  • Ostrich is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2, yet Beef shank is richer in Zinc, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Ostrich is 102% higher.
  • Ostrich contains 3 times more Vitamin B5 than Beef shank. Ostrich contains 1.318mg of Vitamin B5, while Beef shank contains 0.41mg.
  • Ostrich contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Ostrich, tip trimmed, cooked and Beef, shank crosscuts, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked, simmered.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Selenium +25%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Iron +38.4%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Potassium +23.5%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Zinc +116.3%
Contains more Copper +13.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 263
Equal in Manganese - 0.02
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 105% 18% 108% 32% 11% 133% 51% 3% 205%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 145% 22% 113% 40% 9% 287% 58% 3% 164%
Contains more Selenium +25%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Iron +38.4%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Potassium +23.5%
Contains less Sodium -20%
Contains more Zinc +116.3%
Contains more Copper +13.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 263
Equal in Manganese - 0.02

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.
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +39%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +221.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.3%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +64.9%
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% 5% 0% 0% 59% 68% 134% 80% 126% 12% 782% 0% 0%
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 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +39%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +221.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.3%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +64.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +17.7%
Contains more Protein +18.2%
Contains more Fats +147.5%
Contains more Other +307%
28% 3% 69%
Protein: 28.49 g
Fats: 2.57 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.51 g
Other: 0.43 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 Water +17.7%
Contains more Protein +18.2%
Contains more Fats +147.5%
Contains more Other +307%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +109.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +194.8%
41% 40% 18%
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.97 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.44 g
43% 53% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.86 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.21 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +109.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +194.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ostrich Beef shank Opinion
Protein 28.49g 33.68g Beef shank
Fats 2.57g 6.36g Beef shank
Calories 145kcal 201kcal Beef shank
Calcium 6mg 32mg Beef shank
Iron 2.79mg 3.86mg Beef shank
Magnesium 25mg 30mg Beef shank
Phosphorus 251mg 263mg Beef shank
Potassium 362mg 447mg Beef shank
Sodium 80mg 64mg Beef shank
Zinc 4.85mg 10.49mg Beef shank
Copper 0.152mg 0.172mg Beef shank
Manganese 0.019mg 0.02mg Beef shank
Selenium 37.5µg 30µg Ostrich
Vitamin E 0.23mg Ostrich
Vitamin B1 0.232mg 0.14mg Ostrich
Vitamin B2 0.292mg 0.21mg Ostrich
Vitamin B3 7.143mg 5.89mg Ostrich
Vitamin B5 1.318mg 0.41mg Ostrich
Vitamin B6 0.545mg 0.37mg Ostrich
Folate 15µg 10µg Ostrich
Vitamin B12 6.25µg 3.79µg Ostrich
Tryptophan 0.254mg 0.377mg Beef shank
Threonine 1.25mg 1.471mg Beef shank
Isoleucine 1.354mg 1.514mg Beef shank
Leucine 2.315mg 2.662mg Beef shank
Lysine 2.516mg 2.802mg Beef shank
Methionine 0.796mg 0.862mg Beef shank
Phenylalanine 1.176mg 1.315mg Beef shank
Valine 1.407mg 1.638mg Beef shank
Histidine 0.716mg 1.153mg Beef shank
Cholesterol 85mg 78mg Beef shank
Saturated Fat 1g 2.29g Ostrich
Monounsaturated Fat 0.97g 2.86g Beef shank
Polyunsaturated fat 0.44g 0.21g Ostrich

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Ostrich Beef shank
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
97%
Ostrich
60%
Beef shank
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
66%
Ostrich
85%
Beef shank

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.29g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ostrich
Ostrich is relatively richer in vitamins
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 - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef shank
Beef shank is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef shank
Beef shank is relatively richer in minerals
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 ($)

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. Ostrich - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174488/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.