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Rib eye steak vs Chuck steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Rib eye steak and Chuck steak?

  • Rib eye steak is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2 and Monounsaturated Fat, yet Chuck steak is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Phosphorus and Choline.
  • Chuck steak's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 39% more.
  • Rib eye steak has 2 times more Vitamin B2 than Chuck steak. While Rib eye steak has 0.287mg of Vitamin B2, Chuck steak has only 0.191mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Chuck steak is lower.

We used Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip-on, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and Beef, chuck eye steak, boneless, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled types 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
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Contains less Sodium -23.9%
Contains more Calcium +45.5%
Contains more Potassium +25%
Contains more Zinc +46.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +27%
Equal in Iron - 2.45
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Copper - 0.077
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 85% 4% 23% 16% 27% 162% 66% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 5% 29% 16% 26% 237% 83% 10%
Contains less Sodium -23.9%
Contains more Calcium +45.5%
Contains more Potassium +25%
Contains more Zinc +46.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +27%
Equal in Iron - 2.45
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Copper - 0.077

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 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +44.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 25
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.663
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6
Equal in Folate - 6
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% 2% 2% 3% 17% 45% 88% 46% 87% 379% 4% 5%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +44.3%
Equal in Vitamin A - 25
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.663
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6
Equal in Folate - 6

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
50
Rib eye steak
56
Chuck steak
Mineral Summary Score
48
Rib eye steak
62
Chuck 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 the food
Protein
142%
Rib eye steak
150%
Chuck steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Rib eye steak
0%
Chuck steak
Fats
101%
Rib eye steak
91%
Chuck steak

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Rib eye steak Chuck steak
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Rib eye steak Chuck 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?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.024g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Rib eye steak Chuck steak Opinion
Calories 291 277 Rib eye steak
Protein 23.69 24.98 Chuck steak
Fats 21.81 19.64 Rib eye steak
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 80 87 Rib eye steak
Vitamin D 7 5 Rib eye steak
Iron 2.24 2.45 Chuck steak
Calcium 11 16 Chuck steak
Potassium 260 325 Chuck steak
Magnesium 22 22
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.077 Rib eye steak
Zinc 5.91 8.68 Chuck steak
Starch
Phosphorus 152 193 Chuck steak
Sodium 54 71 Rib eye steak
Vitamin A 25 25
Vitamin E 0.1 0.1
Vitamin D 0.2 0.1 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B1 0.071 0.066 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B2 0.287 0.191 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B3 4.908 4.663 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B5 0.536 0.752 Chuck steak
Vitamin B6 0.477 0.373 Rib eye steak
Vitamin B12 2.1 3.03 Chuck steak
Vitamin K 1.6 1.6
Folate 6 6
Trans Fat 1.478 1.287 Chuck steak
Saturated Fat 9.684 8.66 Chuck steak
Monounsaturated Fat 10.519 9.457 Rib eye steak
Polyunsaturated fat 1.027 0.81 Rib eye steak
Tryptophan 0.265 0.281 Chuck steak
Threonine 1.116 1.099 Rib eye steak
Isoleucine 1.103 1.062 Rib eye steak
Leucine 2.041 2.009 Rib eye steak
Lysine 2.269 2.184 Rib eye steak
Methionine 0.641 0.709 Chuck steak
Phenylalanine 0.95 0.951 Chuck steak
Valine 1.184 1.129 Rib eye steak
Histidine 0.888 0.809 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 of 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. Chuck steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171228/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.