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Pork vs Rib eye steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pork and Rib eye steak different?

  • Pork is higher in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Phosphorus, Choline, and Vitamin D, however Rib eye steak is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Pork is 67% higher.
  • Pork contains 8 times more Vitamin D than Rib eye steak. While Pork contains 53IU of Vitamin D, Rib eye steak contains only 7IU.
  • Pork has less Saturated Fat.

Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip-on, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.8%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Contains more Iron +157.5%
Contains less Sodium -12.9%
Contains more Zinc +147.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 85% 16% 66% 23% 8% 162% 27%
Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.8%
Contains more Potassium +62.7%
Contains more Iron +157.5%
Contains less Sodium -12.9%
Contains more Zinc +147.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.08

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
Pork
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Contains more Vitamin E +190%
Contains more Vitamin D +550%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1135.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +257.1%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.908
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.477
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 2% 6% 0% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 5% 263% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +190%
Contains more Vitamin D +550%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1135.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +257.1%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.908
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.477

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.
Pork Rib eye steak
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork Rib eye steak Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 27.32g 23.69g Pork
Fats 13.92g 21.81g Rib eye steak
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 242kcal 291kcal Rib eye steak
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 11mg Pork
Iron 0.87mg 2.24mg Rib eye steak
Magnesium 28mg 22mg Pork
Phosphorus 246mg 152mg Pork
Potassium 423mg 260mg Pork
Sodium 62mg 54mg Rib eye steak
Zinc 2.39mg 5.91mg Rib eye steak
Copper 0.073mg 0.08mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin A 7IU 25IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin E 0.29mg 0.1mg Pork
Vitamin D 53IU 7IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg 0.2µg Pork
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877mg 0.071mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321mg 0.287mg Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037mg 4.908mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698mg 0.536mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464mg 0.477mg Rib eye steak
Folate 5µg 6µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B12 0.7µg 2.1µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin K 0µg 1.6µg Rib eye steak
Tryptophan 0.338mg 0.265mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg 1.116mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg 1.103mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg 2.041mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg 2.269mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg 0.641mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 0.95mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg 1.184mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg 0.888mg Pork
Cholesterol 80mg 80mg
Trans Fat g 1.478g Pork
Saturated Fat 5.23g 9.684g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19g 10.519g Rib eye steak
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2g 1.027g Pork

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pork Rib eye steak
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
56
Pork
50
Rib eye steak
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
48
Rib eye steak

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
164%
Pork
142%
Rib eye steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
0%
Rib eye steak
Fats
64%
Pork
101%
Rib eye steak

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.454g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (80 mg)
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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/nutrients
  2. Rib eye steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173392/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.