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Rib eye steak vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Rib eye steak and Beef

  • Rib eye steak is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Monounsaturated Fat, yet Beef is higher in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, and Choline.
  • Beef covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 23% more than Rib eye steak.
  • Rib eye steak contains 2 times more Saturated Fat than Beef. While Rib eye steak contains 9.684g of Saturated Fat, Beef contains only 5.895g.

Food varieties used in this article are Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip-on, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled.

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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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Beef
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +16.1%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +22.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Copper - 0.085
Equal in Zinc - 6.31
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 85% 4% 23% 16% 27% 162% 66% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Contains less Sodium -25%
Contains more Iron +16.1%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +22.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Copper - 0.085
Equal in Zinc - 6.31

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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Beef
Contains more Vitamin A +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +63.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.378
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% 2% 6% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 263% 4% 5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 331% 3% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +63.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.378

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
50
Rib eye steak
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
48
Rib eye steak
55
Beef

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
142%
Rib eye steak
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Rib eye steak
0%
Beef
Fats
101%
Rib eye steak
71%
Beef

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

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Rib eye steak Beef
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?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.789g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
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 Rib eye steak Beef Opinion
Calories 291 250 Rib eye steak
Protein 23.69 25.93 Beef
Fats 21.81 15.41 Rib eye steak
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 80 88 Rib eye steak
Vitamin D 7 2 Rib eye steak
Iron 2.24 2.6 Beef
Calcium 11 18 Beef
Potassium 260 318 Beef
Magnesium 22 21 Rib eye steak
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.085 Beef
Zinc 5.91 6.31 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 152 198 Beef
Sodium 54 72 Rib eye steak
Vitamin A 25 9 Rib eye steak
Vitamin E 0.1 0.12 Beef
Vitamin D 0.2 0 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B1 0.071 0.046 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B2 0.287 0.176 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B3 4.908 5.378 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.536 0.658 Beef
Vitamin B6 0.477 0.382 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B12 2.1 2.64 Beef
Vitamin K 1.6 1.2 Rib eye steak
Folate 6 9 Beef
Trans Fat 1.478 0.572 Beef
Saturated Fat 9.684 5.895 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 10.519 6.668 Rib eye steak
Polyunsaturated fat 1.027 0.484 Rib eye steak
Tryptophan 0.265 0.094 Rib eye steak
Threonine 1.116 0.72 Rib eye steak
Isoleucine 1.103 0.822 Rib eye steak
Leucine 2.041 1.45 Rib eye steak
Lysine 2.269 1.54 Rib eye steak
Methionine 0.641 0.478 Rib eye steak
Phenylalanine 0.95 0.725 Rib eye steak
Valine 1.184 0.914 Rib eye steak
Histidine 0.888 0.604 Rib eye 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. Rib eye steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173392/nutrients
  2. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.