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Short ribs vs Steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Short ribs and Steak

  • Short ribs are higher in Vitamin B12, yet Steak is higher in Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Zinc and Vitamin B2.
  • Short ribs covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 47% more than Steak.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in 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 off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" 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
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Steak
Contains more Copper +16.5%
Contains less Sodium -13.8%
Contains more Potassium +24.6%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Zinc +29.9%
Equal in Iron - 2.4
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Phosphorus - 163
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 87% 4% 20% 11% 33% 134% 70% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 4% 25% 17% 29% 173% 70% 8%
Contains more Copper +16.5%
Contains less Sodium -13.8%
Contains more Potassium +24.6%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Zinc +29.9%
Equal in Iron - 2.4
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Phosphorus - 163

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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Steak
Contains more Vitamin D +600%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +19.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127.3%
Contains more Folate +20%
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 0% 2% 0% 3% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 275% 4% 5%
Contains more Vitamin D +600%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +19.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127.3%
Contains more Folate +20%

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
49
Steak
Mineral Summary Score
45
Short ribs
52
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 the food
Protein
129%
Short ribs
149%
Steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Short ribs
0%
Steak
Fats
194%
Short ribs
88%
Steak

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Steak
Steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.357g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Steak
Steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Short ribs
Short ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Short ribs
Short ribs is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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 Steak Opinion
Calories 471 271 Short ribs
Protein 21.57 24.85 Steak
Fats 41.98 19.02 Short ribs
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 94 78 Steak
Vitamin D 27 6 Short ribs
Iron 2.31 2.4 Steak
Calcium 12 12
Potassium 224 279 Steak
Magnesium 15 23 Steak
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.099 0.085 Short ribs
Zinc 4.88 6.34 Steak
Starch
Phosphorus 162 163 Steak
Sodium 50 58 Short ribs
Vitamin A 0 25 Steak
Vitamin E 0.29 Short ribs
Vitamin D 0.7 0.1 Short ribs
Vitamin B1 0.05 0.074 Steak
Vitamin B2 0.15 0.301 Steak
Vitamin B3 2.452 5.149 Steak
Vitamin B5 0.252 Short ribs
Vitamin B6 0.22 0.5 Steak
Vitamin B12 2.62 2.2 Short ribs
Vitamin K 2.4 1.6 Short ribs
Folate 5 6 Steak
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 17.8 8.443 Steak
Monounsaturated Fat 18.88 9.171 Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 1.53 0.896 Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.142 0.278 Steak
Threonine 0.862 1.171 Steak
Isoleucine 0.981 1.157 Steak
Leucine 1.716 2.142 Steak
Lysine 1.823 2.38 Steak
Methionine 0.562 0.672 Steak
Phenylalanine 0.852 0.997 Steak
Valine 1.07 1.242 Steak
Histidine 0.688 0.931 Steak
Fructose

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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.