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Short ribs vs Flank steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Short ribs and Flank steak?

  • Short ribs are richer in Vitamin B12 and Iron, while Flank steak is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Phosphorus and Vitamin B5.
  • Short ribs' daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 72% higher.
  • Flank steak has 2 times less Vitamin B12 than Short ribs. Short ribs have 2.62µg of Vitamin B12, while Flank steak has 1.63µg.
  • Flank steak is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Beef, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, cooked, braised and Beef, flank, steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, 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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Contains more Iron +32.8%
Contains more Copper +20.7%
Contains less Sodium -10.7%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +51.3%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.6%
Equal in Zinc - 4.9
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 87% 4% 20% 11% 33% 134% 70% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 66% 6% 30% 17% 28% 134% 90% 8%
Contains more Iron +32.8%
Contains more Copper +20.7%
Contains less Sodium -10.7%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +51.3%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.6%
Equal in Zinc - 4.9

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 B2 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +31%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +116.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +163.2%
Contains more Folate +80%
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% 0% 8% 0% 19% 31% 139% 33% 134% 204% 4% 7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +31%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +116.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +163.2%
Contains more Folate +80%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
44
Short ribs
48
Flank steak
Mineral Summary Score
45
Short ribs
47
Flank steak

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 the food
Protein
129%
Short ribs
166%
Flank steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Short ribs
0%
Flank steak
Fats
194%
Short ribs
38%
Flank steak

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Short ribs Flank steak
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Short ribs Flank steak
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 - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 14.405g)
Which food is cheaper?
Flank steak
Flank steak is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flank steak
Flank steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Short ribs Flank steak Opinion
Calories 471 192 Short ribs
Protein 21.57 27.66 Flank steak
Fats 41.98 8.23 Short ribs
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 94 79 Flank steak
Vitamin D 27 Short ribs
Iron 2.31 1.74 Short ribs
Calcium 12 20 Flank steak
Potassium 224 339 Flank steak
Magnesium 15 23 Flank steak
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.099 0.082 Short ribs
Zinc 4.88 4.9 Flank steak
Starch
Phosphorus 162 210 Flank steak
Sodium 50 56 Short ribs
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.29 0.38 Flank steak
Vitamin D 0.7 Short ribs
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.075 Flank steak
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.133 Short ribs
Vitamin B3 2.452 7.363 Flank steak
Vitamin B5 0.252 0.545 Flank steak
Vitamin B6 0.22 0.579 Flank steak
Vitamin B12 2.62 1.63 Short ribs
Vitamin K 2.4 1.4 Short ribs
Folate 5 9 Flank steak
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 17.8 3.395 Flank steak
Monounsaturated Fat 18.88 3.317 Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 1.53 0.322 Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.142 0.182 Flank steak
Threonine 0.862 1.105 Flank steak
Isoleucine 0.981 1.259 Flank steak
Leucine 1.716 2.201 Flank steak
Lysine 1.823 2.338 Flank steak
Methionine 0.562 0.72 Flank steak
Phenylalanine 0.852 1.093 Flank steak
Valine 1.07 1.372 Flank steak
Histidine 0.688 0.883 Flank steak
Fructose

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 of 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. Flank steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168733/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.