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Short ribs vs Liver - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Short ribs and Liver different?

  • Liver has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Selenium, Copper and Folate than Short ribs.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Liver is 669% higher.
  • Short ribs contain 13 times more Saturated Fat than Liver. While Short ribs contain 17.8g of Saturated Fat, Liver contains only 1.41g.

Beef, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, cooked, braised and Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Liver
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +49.3%
Contains more Iron +675.8%
Contains more Copper +540.4%
Contains more Zinc +37.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Sodium - 49
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 87% 4% 20% 11% 33% 134% 70% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 673% 3% 14% 10% 212% 184% 104% 7%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +49.3%
Contains more Iron +675.8%
Contains more Copper +540.4%
Contains more Zinc +37.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Sodium - 49

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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Liver
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +416%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1364%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +244%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1794.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +159.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +612.6%
Contains more Folate +3160%
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 79% 1080% 0% 0% 65% 507% 159% 287% 132% 2334% 0% 123%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +416%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1364%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +244%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +1794.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +159.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +612.6%
Contains more Folate +3160%

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
397
Liver
Mineral Summary Score
45
Short ribs
150
Liver

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
156%
Liver
Carbohydrates
0%
Short ribs
4%
Liver
Fats
194%
Short ribs
20%
Liver

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 Liver
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Short ribs Liver
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Short ribs
Short ribs is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 261mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Liver
Liver contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Liver
Liver contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 16.39g)
Which food is cheaper?
Liver
Liver is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liver
Liver is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Liver Opinion
Calories 471 165 Short ribs
Protein 21.57 26.02 Liver
Fats 41.98 4.4 Short ribs
Vitamin C 0 23.6 Liver
Carbs 0 3.76 Liver
Cholesterol 94 355 Short ribs
Vitamin D 27 Short ribs
Iron 2.31 17.92 Liver
Calcium 12 10 Short ribs
Potassium 224 150 Short ribs
Magnesium 15 14 Short ribs
Sugars 0 Liver
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.099 0.634 Liver
Zinc 4.88 6.72 Liver
Starch
Phosphorus 162 241 Liver
Sodium 50 49 Liver
Vitamin A 0 17997 Liver
Vitamin E 0.29 Short ribs
Vitamin D 0.7 Short ribs
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.258 Liver
Vitamin B2 0.15 2.196 Liver
Vitamin B3 2.452 8.435 Liver
Vitamin B5 0.252 4.774 Liver
Vitamin B6 0.22 0.57 Liver
Vitamin B12 2.62 18.67 Liver
Vitamin K 2.4 Short ribs
Folate 5 163 Liver
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 17.8 1.41 Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 18.88 0.63 Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 1.53 1.05 Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.142 0.366 Liver
Threonine 0.862 1.107 Liver
Isoleucine 0.981 1.32 Liver
Leucine 1.716 2.319 Liver
Lysine 1.823 2.007 Liver
Methionine 0.562 0.645 Liver
Phenylalanine 0.852 1.274 Liver
Valine 1.07 1.607 Liver
Histidine 0.688 0.708 Liver
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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. Liver - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167863/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.