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Rib eye steak vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Rib eye steak and Chicken meat?

  • Rib eye steak is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6, while Chicken meat is higher in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5.
  • Rib eye steak's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 75% higher.
  • Chicken meat has 3 times less Zinc than Rib eye steak. Rib eye steak has 5.91mg of Zinc, while Chicken meat has 1.94mg.
  • Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip-on, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +77.8%
Contains more Potassium +16.6%
Contains less Sodium -34.1%
Contains more Zinc +204.6%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Contains more Calcium +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 85% 16% 66% 23% 8% 162% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Contains more Iron +77.8%
Contains more Potassium +16.6%
Contains less Sodium -34.1%
Contains more Zinc +204.6%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Contains more Calcium +36.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 23

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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Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.3%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +600%
Contains more Vitamin A +544%
Contains more Vitamin E +170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
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 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19.3%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +600%
Contains more Vitamin A +544%
Contains more Vitamin E +170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%

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 Chicken meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rib eye steak Chicken meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.69g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 21.81g 13.6g Rib eye steak
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 291kcal 239kcal Rib eye steak
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 15mg Chicken meat
Iron 2.24mg 1.26mg Rib eye steak
Magnesium 22mg 23mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 152mg 182mg Chicken meat
Potassium 260mg 223mg Rib eye steak
Sodium 54mg 82mg Rib eye steak
Zinc 5.91mg 1.94mg Rib eye steak
Copper 0.08mg 0.066mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin A 25IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.27mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 7IU 2IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.063mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B2 0.287mg 0.168mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B3 4.908mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 0.536mg 1.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.477mg 0.4mg Rib eye steak
Folate 6µg 5µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B12 2.1µg 0.3µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin K 1.6µg 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.265mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.116mg 1.128mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.103mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 2.041mg 1.986mg Rib eye steak
Lysine 2.269mg 2.223mg Rib eye steak
Methionine 0.641mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.95mg 1.061mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.184mg 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.888mg 0.802mg Rib eye steak
Cholesterol 80mg 88mg Rib eye steak
Trans Fat 1.478g g Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 9.684g 3.79g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 10.519g 5.34g Rib eye steak
Polyunsaturated fat 1.027g 2.97g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Rib eye steak Chicken meat
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
36
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
48
Rib eye steak
31
Chicken meat

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
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Rib eye steak
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
101%
Rib eye steak
63%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
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?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.894g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1)
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.

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. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.