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

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 Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.378
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
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 Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +25.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.378

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rib eye steak Beef Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.69g 25.93g Beef
Fats 21.81g 15.41g Rib eye steak
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 291kcal 250kcal Rib eye steak
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 18mg Beef
Iron 2.24mg 2.6mg Beef
Magnesium 22mg 21mg Rib eye steak
Phosphorus 152mg 198mg Beef
Potassium 260mg 318mg Beef
Sodium 54mg 72mg Rib eye steak
Zinc 5.91mg 6.31mg Beef
Copper 0.08mg 0.085mg Beef
Vitamin A 25IU 9IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.12mg Beef
Vitamin D 7IU 2IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.046mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B2 0.287mg 0.176mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B3 4.908mg 5.378mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.536mg 0.658mg Beef
Vitamin B6 0.477mg 0.382mg Rib eye steak
Folate 6µg 9µg Beef
Vitamin B12 2.1µg 2.64µg Beef
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.2µg Rib eye steak
Tryptophan 0.265mg 0.094mg Rib eye steak
Threonine 1.116mg 0.72mg Rib eye steak
Isoleucine 1.103mg 0.822mg Rib eye steak
Leucine 2.041mg 1.45mg Rib eye steak
Lysine 2.269mg 1.54mg Rib eye steak
Methionine 0.641mg 0.478mg Rib eye steak
Phenylalanine 0.95mg 0.725mg Rib eye steak
Valine 1.184mg 0.914mg Rib eye steak
Histidine 0.888mg 0.604mg Rib eye steak
Cholesterol 80mg 88mg Rib eye steak
Trans Fat 1.478g 0.572g Beef
Saturated Fat 9.684g 5.895g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 10.519g 6.668g Rib eye steak
Polyunsaturated fat 1.027g 0.484g Rib eye steak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Rib eye steak Beef
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
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

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
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.

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.