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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
Contains less Sodium -13.8%
Contains more Copper +16.5%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Potassium +24.6%
Contains more Zinc +29.9%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Iron - 2.4
Equal in Phosphorus - 163
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% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Contains less Sodium -13.8%
Contains more Copper +16.5%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Potassium +24.6%
Contains more Zinc +29.9%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Iron - 2.4
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 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% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 4%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Short ribs Steak Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 21.57g 24.85g Steak
Fats 41.98g 19.02g Short ribs
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 471kcal 271kcal Short ribs
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 12mg
Iron 2.31mg 2.4mg Steak
Magnesium 15mg 23mg Steak
Phosphorus 162mg 163mg Steak
Potassium 224mg 279mg Steak
Sodium 50mg 58mg Short ribs
Zinc 4.88mg 6.34mg Steak
Copper 0.099mg 0.085mg Short ribs
Vitamin A 0IU 25IU Steak
Vitamin E 0.29mg mg Short ribs
Vitamin D 27IU 6IU Short ribs
Vitamin D 0.7µg 0.1µg Short ribs
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.074mg Steak
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.301mg Steak
Vitamin B3 2.452mg 5.149mg Steak
Vitamin B5 0.252mg mg Short ribs
Vitamin B6 0.22mg 0.5mg Steak
Folate 5µg 6µg Steak
Vitamin B12 2.62µg 2.2µg Short ribs
Vitamin K 2.4µg 1.6µg Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.142mg 0.278mg Steak
Threonine 0.862mg 1.171mg Steak
Isoleucine 0.981mg 1.157mg Steak
Leucine 1.716mg 2.142mg Steak
Lysine 1.823mg 2.38mg Steak
Methionine 0.562mg 0.672mg Steak
Phenylalanine 0.852mg 0.997mg Steak
Valine 1.07mg 1.242mg Steak
Histidine 0.688mg 0.931mg Steak
Cholesterol 94mg 78mg Steak
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 17.8g 8.443g Steak
Monounsaturated Fat 18.88g 9.171g Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 1.53g 0.896g Short ribs

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Short ribs 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
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 food.
Protein
129%
Short ribs
149%
Steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Short ribs
0%
Steak
Fats
194%
Short ribs
88%
Steak

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 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

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. 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.