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Short ribs vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Short ribs and Beef?

  • Short ribs are richer in Polyunsaturated fat, while Beef is higher in Vitamin B3, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus.
  • Short ribs' daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 60% higher.
  • Beef has 14 times less Vitamin D than Short ribs. Short ribs have 27IU of Vitamin D, while Beef has 2IU.
  • Beef is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Beef, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, cooked, braised and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled types in this comparison.

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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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Beef
Contains more Copper +16.5%
Contains less Sodium -30.6%
Contains more Iron +12.6%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +42%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Zinc +29.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 87% 4% 20% 11% 33% 134% 70% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Contains more Copper +16.5%
Contains less Sodium -30.6%
Contains more Iron +12.6%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +42%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Zinc +29.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.2%

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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Beef
Contains more Vitamin E +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +119.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +161.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.6%
Contains more Folate +80%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.046
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.64
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 6% 21% 13% 35% 46% 16% 51% 328% 6% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 331% 3% 7%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +119.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +161.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.6%
Contains more Folate +80%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.046
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.64

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
44
Short ribs
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
45
Short ribs
55
Beef

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
129%
Short ribs
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Short ribs
0%
Beef
Fats
194%
Short ribs
71%
Beef

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.
Short ribs Beef
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Short ribs Beef
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 contains less Sodium?
Short ribs
Short ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.905g)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef
Beef is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Short ribs Beef Opinion
Calories 471 250 Short ribs
Protein 21.57 25.93 Beef
Fats 41.98 15.41 Short ribs
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 94 88 Beef
Vitamin D 27 2 Short ribs
Iron 2.31 2.6 Beef
Calcium 12 18 Beef
Potassium 224 318 Beef
Magnesium 15 21 Beef
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.099 0.085 Short ribs
Zinc 4.88 6.31 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 162 198 Beef
Sodium 50 72 Short ribs
Vitamin A 0 9 Beef
Vitamin E 0.29 0.12 Short ribs
Vitamin D 0.7 0 Short ribs
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.046 Short ribs
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.176 Beef
Vitamin B3 2.452 5.378 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.252 0.658 Beef
Vitamin B6 0.22 0.382 Beef
Vitamin B12 2.62 2.64 Beef
Vitamin K 2.4 1.2 Short ribs
Folate 5 9 Beef
Trans Fat 0.572 Short ribs
Saturated Fat 17.8 5.895 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 18.88 6.668 Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 1.53 0.484 Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.142 0.094 Short ribs
Threonine 0.862 0.72 Short ribs
Isoleucine 0.981 0.822 Short ribs
Leucine 1.716 1.45 Short ribs
Lysine 1.823 1.54 Short ribs
Methionine 0.562 0.478 Short ribs
Phenylalanine 0.852 0.725 Short ribs
Valine 1.07 0.914 Short ribs
Histidine 0.688 0.604 Short ribs
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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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Short ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168613/nutrients
  2. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.