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Rib eye steak vs Short ribs - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Rib eye steak and Short ribs

  • Rib eye steak is higher in Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Zinc, and Vitamin B5, yet Short ribs are higher in Vitamin B12, and Choline.
  • Short ribs covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 41% more than Rib eye steak.
  • Rib eye steak contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Short ribs. While Rib eye steak contains 0.477mg of Vitamin B6, Short ribs contain only 0.22mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Rib eye steak is lower.

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, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, cooked, braised.

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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 +46.7%
Contains more Potassium +16.1%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Iron - 2.31
Equal in Phosphorus - 162
Equal in Sodium - 50
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 85% 16% 66% 23% 8% 162% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 87% 11% 70% 20% 7% 134% 33%
Contains more Magnesium +46.7%
Contains more Potassium +16.1%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Iron - 2.31
Equal in Phosphorus - 162
Equal in Sodium - 50

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +112.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.8%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin E +190%
Contains more Vitamin D +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.8%
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 0% 6% 21% 0% 13% 35% 46% 16% 51% 4% 328% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +112.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.8%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin E +190%
Contains more Vitamin D +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.8%
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 Short ribs
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 Short ribs Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.69g 21.57g Rib eye steak
Fats 21.81g 41.98g Short ribs
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 291kcal 471kcal Short ribs
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 12mg Short ribs
Iron 2.24mg 2.31mg Short ribs
Magnesium 22mg 15mg Rib eye steak
Phosphorus 152mg 162mg Short ribs
Potassium 260mg 224mg Rib eye steak
Sodium 54mg 50mg Short ribs
Zinc 5.91mg 4.88mg Rib eye steak
Copper 0.08mg 0.099mg Short ribs
Vitamin A 25IU 0IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.29mg Short ribs
Vitamin D 7IU 27IU Short ribs
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0.7µg Short ribs
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.05mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B2 0.287mg 0.15mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B3 4.908mg 2.452mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B5 0.536mg 0.252mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B6 0.477mg 0.22mg Rib eye steak
Folate 6µg 5µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B12 2.1µg 2.62µg Short ribs
Vitamin K 1.6µg 2.4µg Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.265mg 0.142mg Rib eye steak
Threonine 1.116mg 0.862mg Rib eye steak
Isoleucine 1.103mg 0.981mg Rib eye steak
Leucine 2.041mg 1.716mg Rib eye steak
Lysine 2.269mg 1.823mg Rib eye steak
Methionine 0.641mg 0.562mg Rib eye steak
Phenylalanine 0.95mg 0.852mg Rib eye steak
Valine 1.184mg 1.07mg Rib eye steak
Histidine 0.888mg 0.688mg Rib eye steak
Cholesterol 80mg 94mg Rib eye steak
Trans Fat 1.478g g Short ribs
Saturated Fat 9.684g 17.8g Rib eye steak
Monounsaturated Fat 10.519g 18.88g Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 1.027g 1.53g Short ribs

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Rib eye steak Short ribs
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
44
Short ribs
Mineral Summary Score
48
Rib eye steak
45
Short ribs

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
129%
Short ribs
Carbohydrates
0%
Rib eye steak
0%
Short ribs
Fats
101%
Rib eye steak
194%
Short ribs

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Short ribs
Short ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.116g)
Which food is cheaper?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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. Short ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168613/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.