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

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Important differences between Rib eye steak and Ground meat

  • Rib eye steak has more Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat, however Ground meat has more Vitamin B12.
  • Rib eye steak's daily need coverage for Selenium is 19% more.
  • Rib eye steak has 3 times more Polyunsaturated fat than Ground meat. Rib eye steak has 1.027g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Ground meat has 0.408g.
  • Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip-on, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked.

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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 Magnesium +29.4%
Contains less Sodium -26%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Equal in Iron - 2.27
Equal in Phosphorus - 166
Equal in Potassium - 241
Equal in Zinc - 5.84
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 85% 16% 66% 23% 8% 162% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Contains more Magnesium +29.4%
Contains less Sodium -26%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Equal in Iron - 2.27
Equal in Phosphorus - 166
Equal in Potassium - 241
Equal in Zinc - 5.84
Equal in Copper - 0.079

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 A +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.512
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% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +20%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.512

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 Ground meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rib eye steak Ground meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.69g 23.87g Ground meat
Fats 21.81g 15.37g Rib eye steak
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 291kcal 241kcal Rib eye steak
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 33mg Ground meat
Iron 2.24mg 2.27mg Ground meat
Magnesium 22mg 17mg Rib eye steak
Phosphorus 152mg 166mg Ground meat
Potassium 260mg 241mg Rib eye steak
Sodium 54mg 73mg Rib eye steak
Zinc 5.91mg 5.84mg Rib eye steak
Copper 0.08mg 0.079mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin A 25IU 9IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.12mg Ground meat
Vitamin D 7IU 2IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.051mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B2 0.287mg 0.171mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B3 4.908mg 4.026mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B5 0.536mg 0.512mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B6 0.477mg 0.311mg Rib eye steak
Folate 6µg 7µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2.1µg 2.49µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 1.6µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.265mg 0.121mg Rib eye steak
Threonine 1.116mg 0.923mg Rib eye steak
Isoleucine 1.103mg 1.055mg Rib eye steak
Leucine 2.041mg 1.861mg Rib eye steak
Lysine 2.269mg 1.976mg Rib eye steak
Methionine 0.641mg 0.614mg Rib eye steak
Phenylalanine 0.95mg 0.931mg Rib eye steak
Valine 1.184mg 1.172mg Rib eye steak
Histidine 0.888mg 0.775mg Rib eye steak
Cholesterol 80mg 88mg Rib eye steak
Trans Fat 1.478g 1.173g Ground meat
Saturated Fat 9.684g 6.073g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 10.519g 7.322g Rib eye steak
Polyunsaturated fat 1.027g 0.408g Rib eye steak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Rib eye steak Ground 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
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
48
Rib eye steak
49
Ground 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
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Rib eye steak
0%
Ground meat
Fats
101%
Rib eye steak
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
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?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.611g)
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 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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.