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Pot roast vs Steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Pot roast and Steak

  • The amount of Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Monounsaturated Fat in Steak is higher than in Pot roast.
  • Steak covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 17% more than Pot roast.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Beef, chuck, arm pot roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, braised and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled.

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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
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Steak
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +16.5%
Contains less Sodium -19%
Contains more Potassium +20.8%
Contains more Magnesium +21.1%
Equal in Iron - 2.4
Equal in Zinc - 6.34
Equal in Phosphorus - 163
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 91% 5% 21% 14% 33% 182% 75% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 4% 25% 17% 29% 173% 70% 8%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +16.5%
Contains less Sodium -19%
Contains more Potassium +20.8%
Contains more Magnesium +21.1%
Equal in Iron - 2.4
Equal in Zinc - 6.34
Equal in Phosphorus - 163

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
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Steak
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +12.5%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.7%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.2
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% 11% 6% 15% 40% 77% 35% 66% 267% 5% 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% 2% 0% 3% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 275% 4% 5%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +12.5%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.7%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.2

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
44
Pot roast
49
Steak
Mineral Summary Score
53
Pot roast
52
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
174%
Pot roast
149%
Steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Pot roast
0%
Steak
Fats
88%
Pot roast
88%
Steak

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.
Pot roast Steak
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Pot roast Steak
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 38mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pot roast
Pot roast contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pot roast
Pot roast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.895g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pot roast
Pot roast is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pot roast Steak Opinion
Calories 297 271 Pot roast
Protein 28.94 24.85 Pot roast
Fats 19.17 19.02 Pot roast
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 116 78 Steak
Vitamin D 8 6 Pot roast
Iron 2.42 2.4 Pot roast
Calcium 16 12 Pot roast
Potassium 231 279 Steak
Magnesium 19 23 Steak
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.099 0.085 Pot roast
Zinc 6.66 6.34 Pot roast
Starch
Phosphorus 174 163 Pot roast
Sodium 47 58 Pot roast
Vitamin A 0 25 Steak
Vitamin E 0.51 Pot roast
Vitamin D 0.2 0.1 Pot roast
Vitamin B1 0.059 0.074 Steak
Vitamin B2 0.171 0.301 Steak
Vitamin B3 4.105 5.149 Steak
Vitamin B5 0.571 Pot roast
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.5 Steak
Vitamin B12 2.13 2.2 Steak
Vitamin K 1.8 1.6 Pot roast
Folate 9 6 Pot roast
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 7.548 8.443 Pot roast
Monounsaturated Fat 8.175 9.171 Steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.708 0.896 Steak
Tryptophan 0.19 0.278 Steak
Threonine 1.156 1.171 Steak
Isoleucine 1.317 1.157 Pot roast
Leucine 2.302 2.142 Pot roast
Lysine 2.446 2.38 Pot roast
Methionine 0.754 0.672 Pot roast
Phenylalanine 1.143 0.997 Pot roast
Valine 1.436 1.242 Pot roast
Histidine 0.924 0.931 Steak
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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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pot roast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170213/nutrients
  2. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.