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

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 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%
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% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Short ribs Beef
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
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

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.

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.