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

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Differences between Roast beef and Beef shank

  • Roast beef has more Vitamin B6, and Potassium, while Beef shank has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Copper, and Vitamin B1.
  • Beef shank's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 73% higher.
  • Beef shank contains 13 times less Sodium than Roast beef. Roast beef contains 853mg of Sodium, while Beef shank contains 64mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Roast beef, deli style, prepackaged, sliced and Beef, shank crosscuts, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked, simmered.

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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 Potassium +44.7%
Contains more Calcium +540%
Contains more Iron +88.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Contains more Zinc +227.8%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Manganese +33.3%
Contains more Selenium +104.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 263
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 10% 145% 22% 113% 40% 9% 287% 58% 3% 164%
Contains more Potassium +44.7%
Contains more Calcium +540%
Contains more Iron +88.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Contains more Zinc +227.8%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains more Manganese +33.3%
Contains more Selenium +104.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 263

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 B5 +38%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +225.6%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +85.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.21
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.89
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% 35% 49% 111% 25% 86% 8% 474% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +225.6%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +85.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.21
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.89

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +26.6%
Contains more Other +90.3%
Contains more Protein +80.9%
Contains more Fats +72.4%
19% 4% 74% 3%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 3.69 g
Carbs: 0.64 g
Water: 73.72 g
Other: 3.33 g
34% 6% 58% 2%
Protein: 33.68 g
Fats: 6.36 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 58.21 g
Other: 1.75 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +26.6%
Contains more Other +90.3%
Contains more Protein +80.9%
Contains more Fats +72.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -42.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +28.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +88%
42% 49% 9%
Saturated Fat: 1.318 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.521 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.27 g
43% 53% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.86 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.21 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -42.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +28.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +88%

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 shank
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Roast beef Beef shank Opinion
Net carbs 0.64g 0g Roast beef
Protein 18.62g 33.68g Beef shank
Fats 3.69g 6.36g Beef shank
Carbs 0.64g 0g Roast beef
Calories 115kcal 201kcal Beef shank
Sugar 0.29g Beef shank
Calcium 5mg 32mg Beef shank
Iron 2.05mg 3.86mg Beef shank
Magnesium 20mg 30mg Beef shank
Phosphorus 242mg 263mg Beef shank
Potassium 647mg 447mg Roast beef
Sodium 853mg 64mg Beef shank
Zinc 3.2mg 10.49mg Beef shank
Copper 0.086mg 0.172mg Beef shank
Manganese 0.015mg 0.02mg Beef shank
Selenium 14.7µg 30µg Beef shank
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 0.14mg Beef shank
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.21mg Roast beef
Vitamin B3 5.581mg 5.89mg Beef shank
Vitamin B5 0.566mg 0.41mg Roast beef
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0.37mg Roast beef
Folate 5µg 10µg Beef shank
Vitamin B12 2.04µg 3.79µg Beef shank
Choline 43.9mg Roast beef
Vitamin K 1.6µg Roast beef
Tryptophan 0.377mg Beef shank
Threonine 1.471mg Beef shank
Isoleucine 1.514mg Beef shank
Leucine 2.662mg Beef shank
Lysine 2.802mg Beef shank
Methionine 0.862mg Beef shank
Phenylalanine 1.315mg Beef shank
Valine 1.638mg Beef shank
Histidine 1.153mg Beef shank
Cholesterol 51mg 78mg Roast beef
Trans Fat 0.148g Beef shank
Saturated Fat 1.318g 2.29g Roast beef
Omega-3 - DHA 0.001g 0g Roast beef
Omega-3 - EPA 0.007g 0g Roast beef
Omega-3 - DPA 0.012g 0g Roast beef
Monounsaturated Fat 1.521g 2.86g Beef shank
Polyunsaturated fat 0.27g 0.21g Roast beef
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 shank
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
60%
Beef shank
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Roast beef
85%
Beef shank

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Roast beef
Roast beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Roast beef
Roast beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.972g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Roast beef
Roast beef is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef shank
Beef shank is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.29g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef shank
Beef shank contains less Sodium (difference - 789mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef shank
Beef shank is relatively richer in minerals
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 ($)

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 shank - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169442/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.