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Short ribs vs. Meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Short ribs and Meat different?

  • Short ribs are higher in Vitamin B12, and Zinc, however, Meat is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Short ribs is 85% higher.
  • Short ribs contain 15 times more Saturated Fat than Meat. While Short ribs contain 17.8g of Saturated Fat, Meat contains only 1.198g.

Beef, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, cooked, braised and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted are the varieties used in this article.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +100.9%
Contains less Sodium -12.3%
Contains more Zinc +101.7%
Contains more Magnesium +93.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.8%
Contains more Potassium +87.9%
Contains more Copper +12.1%
Contains more Selenium +83.7%
Equal in Manganese - 0.013
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 87% 11% 70% 20% 7% 134% 33% 2% 114%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37% 2% 209%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +100.9%
Contains less Sodium -12.3%
Contains more Zinc +101.7%
Contains more Magnesium +93.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +64.8%
Contains more Potassium +87.9%
Contains more Copper +12.1%
Contains more Selenium +83.7%
Equal in Manganese - 0.013

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Meat
Contains more Vitamin E +262.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +250%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +359.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +158%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +203.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +301.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +235.9%
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% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +262.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +250%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +359.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1800%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +158%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +203.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +301.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +235.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +1096%
Contains more Protein +21.3%
Contains more Water +94.4%
Contains more Other +19.2%
22% 42% 36%
Protein: 21.57 g
Fats: 41.98 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 35.72 g
Other: 0.73 g
26% 4% 69%
Protein: 26.17 g
Fats: 3.51 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.45 g
Other: 0.87 g
Contains more Fats +1096%
Contains more Protein +21.3%
Contains more Water +94.4%
Contains more Other +19.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1315.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +202.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.3%
47% 49% 4%
Saturated Fat: 17.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 18.88 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.53 g
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.198 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.334 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.506 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1315.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +202.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Short ribs Meat
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 Meat Opinion
Protein 21.57g 26.17g Meat
Fats 41.98g 3.51g Short ribs
Calories 471kcal 143kcal Short ribs
Calcium 12mg 6mg Short ribs
Iron 2.31mg 1.15mg Short ribs
Magnesium 15mg 29mg Meat
Phosphorus 162mg 267mg Meat
Potassium 224mg 421mg Meat
Sodium 50mg 57mg Short ribs
Zinc 4.88mg 2.42mg Short ribs
Copper 0.099mg 0.111mg Meat
Manganese 0.013mg 0.013mg
Selenium 20.8µg 38.2µg Meat
Vitamin E 0.29mg 0.08mg Short ribs
Vitamin D 27IU 10IU Short ribs
Vitamin D 0.7µg 0.2µg Short ribs
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.95mg Meat
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.387mg Meat
Vitamin B3 2.452mg 7.432mg Meat
Vitamin B5 0.252mg 1.012mg Meat
Vitamin B6 0.22mg 0.739mg Meat
Folate 5µg 0µg Short ribs
Vitamin B12 2.62µg 0.57µg Short ribs
Vitamin K 2.4µg 0µg Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.142mg 0.275mg Meat
Threonine 0.862mg 1.175mg Meat
Isoleucine 0.981mg 1.288mg Meat
Leucine 1.716mg 2.229mg Meat
Lysine 1.823mg 2.427mg Meat
Methionine 0.562mg 0.721mg Meat
Phenylalanine 0.852mg 1.1mg Meat
Valine 1.07mg 1.367mg Meat
Histidine 0.688mg 1.13mg Meat
Cholesterol 94mg 73mg Meat
Trans Fat 0.033g Short ribs
Saturated Fat 17.8g 1.198g Meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.001g 0g Short ribs
Omega-3 - EPA 0.003g 0g Short ribs
Omega-3 - DPA 0.016g 0g Short ribs
Monounsaturated Fat 18.88g 1.334g Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 1.53g 0.506g Short ribs
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.013g Meat
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.411g Meat
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g Meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Short ribs Meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
44%
Short ribs
65%
Meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Short ribs
54%
Meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Short ribs
Short ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 16.602g)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Meat
Meat 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Short ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168613/nutrients
  2. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.