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Short ribs vs Corned beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Short ribs and Corned beef

  • Short ribs are higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, and Phosphorus, yet Corned beef is higher in Selenium, and Copper.
  • Short ribs covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 57% more than Corned beef.
  • Short ribs contain 2 times more Vitamin B12 than Corned beef. While Short ribs contain 2.62µg of Vitamin B12, Corned beef contains only 1.63µg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Corned beef is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Beef, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, cooked, braised and Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked.

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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 Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +24.2%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.6%
Contains more Potassium +54.5%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Copper +55.6%
Equal in Zinc - 4.58
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 87% 11% 70% 20% 7% 134% 33%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +24.2%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.6%
Contains more Potassium +54.5%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Copper +55.6%
Equal in Zinc - 4.58

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 E +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.7%
Contains more Folate +20%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.23
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 0% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.7%
Contains more Folate +20%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.23

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 Corned beef
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Short ribs Corned beef Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.47g Corned beef
Protein 21.57g 18.17g Short ribs
Fats 41.98g 18.98g Short ribs
Carbs 0g 0.47g Corned beef
Calories 471kcal 251kcal Short ribs
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 8mg Short ribs
Iron 2.31mg 1.86mg Short ribs
Magnesium 15mg 12mg Short ribs
Phosphorus 162mg 125mg Short ribs
Potassium 224mg 145mg Short ribs
Sodium 50mg 973mg Short ribs
Zinc 4.88mg 4.58mg Short ribs
Copper 0.099mg 0.154mg Corned beef
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.29mg 0.16mg Short ribs
Vitamin D 27IU 4IU Short ribs
Vitamin D 0.7µg 0.1µg Short ribs
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.026mg Short ribs
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.17mg Corned beef
Vitamin B3 2.452mg 3.03mg Corned beef
Vitamin B5 0.252mg 0.42mg Corned beef
Vitamin B6 0.22mg 0.23mg Corned beef
Folate 5µg 6µg Corned beef
Vitamin B12 2.62µg 1.63µg Short ribs
Vitamin K 2.4µg 1.5µg Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.142mg 0.119mg Short ribs
Threonine 0.862mg 0.726mg Short ribs
Isoleucine 0.981mg 0.827mg Short ribs
Leucine 1.716mg 1.445mg Short ribs
Lysine 1.823mg 1.536mg Short ribs
Methionine 0.562mg 0.473mg Short ribs
Phenylalanine 0.852mg 0.718mg Short ribs
Valine 1.07mg 0.901mg Short ribs
Histidine 0.688mg 0.58mg Short ribs
Cholesterol 94mg 98mg Short ribs
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 17.8g 6.34g Corned beef
Monounsaturated Fat 18.88g 9.22g Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 1.53g 0.67g Short ribs

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Short ribs Corned beef
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
33
Corned beef
Mineral Summary Score
45
Short ribs
56
Corned 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
109%
Corned beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Short ribs
0%
Corned beef
Fats
194%
Short ribs
88%
Corned beef

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Short ribs
Short ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 923mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Short ribs
Short ribs is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Short ribs
Short ribs is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.46g)
Which food is cheaper?
Corned beef
Corned beef is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
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 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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.