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Steak vs Short ribs - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Steak and Short ribs

  • Steak is higher in Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Zinc, and Vitamin B2, yet Short ribs are higher in Vitamin B12.
  • Short ribs covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 47% more than Steak.
  • Steak contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Short ribs. While Steak contains 0.5mg of Vitamin B6, Short ribs contain only 0.22mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Steak is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and Beef, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, cooked, braised.

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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 Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Potassium +24.6%
Contains more Zinc +29.9%
Contains less Sodium -13.8%
Contains more Copper +16.5%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Iron - 2.31
Equal in Phosphorus - 162
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 87% 11% 70% 20% 7% 134% 33%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Potassium +24.6%
Contains more Zinc +29.9%
Contains less Sodium -13.8%
Contains more Copper +16.5%
Equal in Calcium - 12
Equal in Iron - 2.31
Equal in Phosphorus - 162

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
Steak
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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%
Contains more Vitamin D +600%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +19.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
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%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin D +600%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +19.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Steak Short ribs
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
49
Steak
44
Short ribs
Mineral Summary Score
52
Steak
45
Short ribs

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
149%
Steak
129%
Short ribs
Carbohydrates
0%
Steak
0%
Short ribs
Fats
88%
Steak
194%
Short ribs

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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/nutrients
  2. Short ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168613/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.