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Short ribs vs Rib eye steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Short ribs and Rib eye steak

  • Short ribs are higher in Vitamin B12, and Choline, yet Rib eye steak is higher in Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Zinc, and Vitamin B5.
  • Short ribs covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 41% more than Rib eye steak.
  • Short ribs contain 2 times more Choline than Rib eye steak. While Short ribs contain 82.2mg of Choline, Rib eye steak contains only 48.8mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Rib eye steak is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Beef, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, cooked, braised and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip-on, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled.

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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 Copper +23.8%
Contains more Magnesium +46.7%
Contains more Potassium +16.1%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Equal in Calcium - 11
Equal in Iron - 2.24
Equal in Phosphorus - 152
Equal in Sodium - 54
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 87% 11% 70% 20% 7% 134% 33%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 85% 16% 66% 23% 8% 162% 27%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Magnesium +46.7%
Contains more Potassium +16.1%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Equal in Calcium - 11
Equal in Iron - 2.24
Equal in Phosphorus - 152
Equal in Sodium - 54

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 +190%
Contains more Vitamin D +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +112.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.8%
Contains more Folate +20%
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 2% 2% 6% 0% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 5% 263% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +190%
Contains more Vitamin D +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +42%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +112.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.8%
Contains more Folate +20%

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 Rib eye steak
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 Rib eye steak Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 21.57g 23.69g Rib eye steak
Fats 41.98g 21.81g Short ribs
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 471kcal 291kcal Short ribs
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 11mg Short ribs
Iron 2.31mg 2.24mg Short ribs
Magnesium 15mg 22mg Rib eye steak
Phosphorus 162mg 152mg Short ribs
Potassium 224mg 260mg Rib eye steak
Sodium 50mg 54mg Short ribs
Zinc 4.88mg 5.91mg Rib eye steak
Copper 0.099mg 0.08mg Short ribs
Vitamin A 0IU 25IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin E 0.29mg 0.1mg Short ribs
Vitamin D 27IU 7IU Short ribs
Vitamin D 0.7µg 0.2µg Short ribs
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.071mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.287mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B3 2.452mg 4.908mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B5 0.252mg 0.536mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B6 0.22mg 0.477mg Rib eye steak
Folate 5µg 6µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B12 2.62µg 2.1µg Short ribs
Vitamin K 2.4µg 1.6µg Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.142mg 0.265mg Rib eye steak
Threonine 0.862mg 1.116mg Rib eye steak
Isoleucine 0.981mg 1.103mg Rib eye steak
Leucine 1.716mg 2.041mg Rib eye steak
Lysine 1.823mg 2.269mg Rib eye steak
Methionine 0.562mg 0.641mg Rib eye steak
Phenylalanine 0.852mg 0.95mg Rib eye steak
Valine 1.07mg 1.184mg Rib eye steak
Histidine 0.688mg 0.888mg Rib eye steak
Cholesterol 94mg 80mg Rib eye steak
Trans Fat g 1.478g Short ribs
Saturated Fat 17.8g 9.684g Rib eye steak
Monounsaturated Fat 18.88g 10.519g Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 1.53g 1.027g Short ribs

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Short ribs Rib eye steak
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
50
Rib eye steak
Mineral Summary Score
45
Short ribs
48
Rib eye 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 food.
Protein
129%
Short ribs
142%
Rib eye steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Short ribs
0%
Rib eye steak
Fats
194%
Short ribs
101%
Rib eye steak

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Short ribs
Short ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.116g)
Which food is cheaper?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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 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. Rib eye steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173392/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.