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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" charts 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%
Contains more Manganese +515.4%
Contains more Selenium +42.8%
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 Manganese Selenium 4% 87% 11% 70% 20% 7% 134% 33% 2% 114%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 85% 16% 66% 23% 8% 162% 27% 11% 162%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Magnesium +46.7%
Contains more Potassium +16.1%
Contains more Zinc +21.1%
Contains more Manganese +515.4%
Contains more Selenium +42.8%
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" charts 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 Choline +68.4%
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 Choline Vitamin K 0% 6% 21% 0% 13% 35% 46% 16% 51% 4% 328% 45% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 2% 6% 0% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 5% 263% 27% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +190%
Contains more Vitamin D +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.8%
Contains more Choline +68.4%
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%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +92.5%
Contains more Other +7200%
Contains more Water +52.5%
Equal in Protein - 23.69
22% 42% 36%
Protein: 21.57 g
Fats: 41.98 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 35.72 g
Other: 0.73 g
24% 22% 54%
Protein: 23.69 g
Fats: 21.81 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 54.49 g
Other: 0.01 g
Contains more Fats +92.5%
Contains more Other +7200%
Contains more Water +52.5%
Equal in Protein - 23.69

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +79.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +49%
Contains less Saturated Fat -45.6%
47% 49% 4%
Saturated Fat: 17.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 18.88 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.53 g
46% 50% 5%
Saturated Fat: 9.684 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10.519 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.027 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +79.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +49%
Contains less Saturated Fat -45.6%

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 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
Protein 21.57g 23.69g Rib eye steak
Fats 41.98g 21.81g Short ribs
Calories 471kcal 291kcal Short ribs
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
Manganese 0.013mg 0.08mg Rib eye steak
Selenium 20.8µg 29.7µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin A 0IU 25IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 8µg 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 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
Choline 82.2mg 48.8mg 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 1.478g Short ribs
Saturated Fat 17.8g 9.684g Rib eye steak
Omega-3 - DHA 0.001g 0.001g
Omega-3 - EPA 0.003g 0.001g Short ribs
Omega-3 - DPA 0.016g 0.014g Short ribs
Monounsaturated Fat 18.88g 10.519g Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 1.53g 1.027g Short ribs
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.005g Rib eye steak
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.7g Rib eye steak
Omega-3 - ALA 0.038g Rib eye steak
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.024g Rib eye steak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
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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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
48%
Rib eye steak
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Short ribs
56%
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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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. 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.

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