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Roast beef vs. Beef ribs — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Roast beef and Beef ribs different?

  • Roast beef is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Potassium, and Phosphorus, however, Beef ribs are richer in Zinc, Vitamin B12, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Beef ribs is 55% higher.
  • Roast beef contains 13 times more Sodium than Beef ribs. While Roast beef contains 853mg of Sodium, Beef ribs contain only 64mg.

Roast beef, deli style, prepackaged, sliced and Beef, rib, large end (ribs 6-9), separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, choice, cooked, roasted are the varieties used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Phosphorus +40.7%
Contains more Potassium +123.1%
Contains more Manganese +15.4%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +13.7%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Contains more Zinc +80%
Contains more Selenium +44.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 20
Equal in Copper - 0.088
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 77% 15% 104% 58% 112% 88% 29% 2% 81%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 88% 15% 74% 26% 9% 158% 30% 2% 116%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.7%
Contains more Potassium +123.1%
Contains more Manganese +15.4%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +13.7%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Contains more Zinc +80%
Contains more Selenium +44.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 20
Equal in Copper - 0.088

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 B2 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.8%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +14.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 10% 0% 0% 11% 50% 105% 34% 107% 4% 256% 24% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 18% 44% 69% 23% 54% 6% 292% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +53.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +62.8%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +14.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +59.9%
Contains more Other +445.9%
Contains more Protein +22.4%
Contains more Fats +726.3%
19% 4% 74% 3%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 3.69 g
Carbs: 0.64 g
Water: 73.72 g
Other: 3.33 g
23% 30% 46%
Protein: 22.8 g
Fats: 30.49 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 46.1 g
Other: 0.61 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +59.9%
Contains more Other +445.9%
Contains more Protein +22.4%
Contains more Fats +726.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +757.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +288.9%
42% 49% 9%
Saturated Fat: 1.318 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.521 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.27 g
47% 49% 4%
Saturated Fat: 12.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 13.04 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.05 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +757.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +288.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Roast beef Beef ribs
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Roast beef Beef ribs Opinion
Net carbs 0.64g 0g Roast beef
Protein 18.62g 22.8g Beef ribs
Fats 3.69g 30.49g Beef ribs
Carbs 0.64g 0g Roast beef
Calories 115kcal 372kcal Beef ribs
Sugar 0.29g Beef ribs
Calcium 5mg 10mg Beef ribs
Iron 2.05mg 2.33mg Beef ribs
Magnesium 20mg 20mg
Phosphorus 242mg 172mg Roast beef
Potassium 647mg 290mg Roast beef
Sodium 853mg 64mg Beef ribs
Zinc 3.2mg 5.76mg Beef ribs
Copper 0.086mg 0.088mg Beef ribs
Manganese 0.015mg 0.013mg Roast beef
Selenium 14.7µg 21.2µg Beef ribs
Vitamin A 11IU 0IU Roast beef
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Roast beef
Vitamin E 0.49mg Roast beef
Vitamin D 1IU Roast beef
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.07mg Beef ribs
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.19mg Roast beef
Vitamin B3 5.581mg 3.64mg Roast beef
Vitamin B5 0.566mg 0.37mg Roast beef
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0.23mg Roast beef
Folate 5µg 7µg Beef ribs
Vitamin B12 2.04µg 2.33µg Beef ribs
Choline 43.9mg Roast beef
Vitamin K 1.6µg Roast beef
Tryptophan 0.255mg Beef ribs
Threonine 0.996mg Beef ribs
Isoleucine 1.025mg Beef ribs
Leucine 1.802mg Beef ribs
Lysine 1.897mg Beef ribs
Methionine 0.584mg Beef ribs
Phenylalanine 0.89mg Beef ribs
Valine 1.109mg Beef ribs
Histidine 0.781mg Beef ribs
Cholesterol 51mg 85mg Roast beef
Trans Fat 0.148g Beef ribs
Saturated Fat 1.318g 12.29g Roast beef
Omega-3 - DHA 0.001g Roast beef
Omega-3 - EPA 0.007g Roast beef
Omega-3 - DPA 0.012g Roast beef
Monounsaturated Fat 1.521g 13.04g Beef ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 0.27g 1.05g Beef ribs
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Roast beef
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.14g Roast beef
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Roast beef
Omega-3 - ALA 0.017g Roast beef
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Roast beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Roast beef Beef ribs
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
46%
Roast beef
39%
Beef ribs
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Roast beef
52%
Beef ribs

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Roast beef
Roast beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Roast beef
Roast beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.972g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Roast beef
Roast beef is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef ribs
Beef ribs is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.29g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef ribs
Beef ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 789mg)
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 ($)
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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Roast beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174570/nutrients
  2. Beef ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170619/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.