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Short ribs vs Ham - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Short ribs and Ham

  • Short ribs have more Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron, however Ham have more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3.
  • Short ribs' daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 82% more.
  • Short ribs have 10 times more Saturated Fat than Ham. Short ribs have 17.8g of Saturated Fat, while Ham has 1.81g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beef, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, cooked, braised and Pork, cured, ham, boneless, extra lean (approximately 5% fat), roasted.

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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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Ham
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +56.1%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Contains more Zinc +69.4%
Contains more Copper +25.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21%
Contains more Potassium +28.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
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% 56% 10% 85% 26% 157% 79% 27%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +56.1%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Contains more Zinc +69.4%
Contains more Copper +25.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21%
Contains more Potassium +28.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 14

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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Ham
Contains more Vitamin E +16%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +303.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1408%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.8%
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% 5% 24% 0% 189% 47% 76% 25% 93% 3% 82% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +16%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +303.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1408%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +64.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +59.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Short ribs Ham Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.5g Ham
Protein 21.57g 20.93g Short ribs
Fats 41.98g 5.53g Short ribs
Carbs 0g 1.5g Ham
Calories 471kcal 145kcal Short ribs
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 8mg Short ribs
Iron 2.31mg 1.48mg Short ribs
Magnesium 15mg 14mg Short ribs
Phosphorus 162mg 196mg Ham
Potassium 224mg 287mg Ham
Sodium 50mg 1203mg Short ribs
Zinc 4.88mg 2.88mg Short ribs
Copper 0.099mg 0.079mg Short ribs
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.29mg 0.25mg Short ribs
Vitamin D 27IU 32IU Ham
Vitamin D 0.7µg 0.8µg Ham
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.754mg Ham
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.202mg Ham
Vitamin B3 2.452mg 4.023mg Ham
Vitamin B5 0.252mg 0.403mg Ham
Vitamin B6 0.22mg 0.4mg Ham
Folate 5µg 3µg Short ribs
Vitamin B12 2.62µg 0.65µg Short ribs
Vitamin K 2.4µg 0µg Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.142mg 0.251mg Ham
Threonine 0.862mg 0.931mg Ham
Isoleucine 0.981mg 0.918mg Short ribs
Leucine 1.716mg 1.661mg Short ribs
Lysine 1.823mg 1.775mg Short ribs
Methionine 0.562mg 0.553mg Short ribs
Phenylalanine 0.852mg 0.904mg Ham
Valine 1.07mg 0.908mg Short ribs
Histidine 0.688mg 0.75mg Ham
Cholesterol 94mg 53mg Ham
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 17.8g 1.81g Ham
Monounsaturated Fat 18.88g 2.62g Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 1.53g 0.54g Short ribs

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Short ribs Ham
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
45
Ham
Mineral Summary Score
45
Short ribs
55
Ham

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
126%
Ham
Carbohydrates
0%
Short ribs
2%
Ham
Fats
194%
Short ribs
26%
Ham

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Short ribs
Short ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 1153mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ham
Ham is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 41mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ham
Ham is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.99g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ham
Ham is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
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 minerals?
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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.
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. Ham - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167871/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.