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T bone steak vs. Porterhouse steak — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between T bone steak and Porterhouse steak

  • T bone steak is higher in Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Iron, yet Porterhouse steak is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • T bone steak covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 30% more than Porterhouse steak.
  • T bone steak contains 2 times more Selenium than Porterhouse steak. While T bone steak contains 30.4µg of Selenium, Porterhouse steak contains only 19.6µg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in T bone steak is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Beef, short loin, t-bone steak, bone-in, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8" fat, choice, cooked, grilled and Beef, short loin, porterhouse steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, broiled.

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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 Calcium +171.4%
Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Selenium +55.1%
Contains more Copper +64.6%
Contains more Manganese +275%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Phosphorus - 193
Equal in Potassium - 299
Equal in Sodium - 65
Equal in Zinc - 4.56
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 134% 15% 90% 25% 9% 128% 27% 1% 166%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 111% 16% 83% 27% 9% 125% 44% 2% 107%
Contains more Calcium +171.4%
Contains more Iron +21.4%
Contains more Selenium +55.1%
Contains more Copper +64.6%
Contains more Manganese +275%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Phosphorus - 193
Equal in Potassium - 299
Equal in Sodium - 65
Equal in Zinc - 4.56

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.3%
Contains more Choline +38.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.314
Equal in Folate - 7
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 3% 3% 0% 15% 63% 118% 19% 175% 6% 237% 37% 4%
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% 4% 0% 0% 25% 53% 79% 19% 85% 6% 273% 50% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.3%
Contains more Choline +38.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.314
Equal in Folate - 7

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +14.7%
Contains more Water +10.9%
Contains more Fats +74.4%
Contains more Other +142.5%
Equal in Water - 54.66
27% 11% 61%
Protein: 27.48 g
Fats: 11.05 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 60.6 g
Other: 0.87 g
24% 19% 55% 2%
Protein: 23.96 g
Fats: 19.27 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 54.66 g
Other: 2.11 g
Contains more Protein +14.7%
Contains more Water +10.9%
Contains more Fats +74.4%
Contains more Other +142.5%
Equal in Water - 54.66

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -36.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +67.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +18.4%
44% 50% 6%
Saturated Fat: 4.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.159 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.583 g
44% 52% 4%
Saturated Fat: 7.271 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.65 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.69 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -36.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +67.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +18.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
T bone steak Porterhouse steak
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient T bone steak Porterhouse steak Opinion
Protein 27.48g 23.96g T bone steak
Fats 11.05g 19.27g Porterhouse steak
Calories 217kcal 276kcal Porterhouse steak
Calcium 19mg 7mg T bone steak
Iron 3.57mg 2.94mg T bone steak
Magnesium 20mg 22mg Porterhouse steak
Phosphorus 210mg 193mg T bone steak
Potassium 280mg 299mg Porterhouse steak
Sodium 68mg 65mg Porterhouse steak
Zinc 4.69mg 4.56mg T bone steak
Copper 0.079mg 0.13mg Porterhouse steak
Manganese 0.004mg 0.015mg Porterhouse steak
Selenium 30.4µg 19.6µg T bone steak
Vitamin A 5IU 0IU T bone steak
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg T bone steak
Vitamin E 0.14mg 0.18mg Porterhouse steak
Vitamin D 3IU T bone steak
Vitamin D 0.1µg T bone steak
Vitamin B1 0.057mg 0.099mg Porterhouse steak
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.228mg T bone steak
Vitamin B3 6.292mg 4.21mg T bone steak
Vitamin B5 0.307mg 0.314mg Porterhouse steak
Vitamin B6 0.758mg 0.365mg T bone steak
Folate 7µg 7µg
Vitamin B12 1.89µg 2.18µg Porterhouse steak
Choline 66.1mg 91.3mg Porterhouse steak
Vitamin K 1.5µg T bone steak
Tryptophan 0.325mg 0.259mg T bone steak
Threonine 1.349mg 1.104mg T bone steak
Isoleucine 1.343mg 1.228mg T bone steak
Leucine 2.46mg 2.105mg T bone steak
Lysine 2.74mg 2.233mg T bone steak
Methionine 0.762mg 0.676mg T bone steak
Phenylalanine 1.143mg 1.033mg T bone steak
Valine 1.421mg 1.288mg T bone steak
Histidine 1.05mg 0.775mg T bone steak
Cholesterol 81mg 67mg Porterhouse steak
Trans Fat 0.595g Porterhouse steak
Saturated Fat 4.6g 7.271g T bone steak
Omega-3 - EPA 0.002g 0g T bone steak
Omega-3 - DPA 0.013g 0g T bone steak
Monounsaturated Fat 5.159g 8.65g Porterhouse steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583g 0.69g Porterhouse steak
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g T bone steak
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.373g T bone steak
Omega-3 - ALA 0.02g T bone steak
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.019g T bone steak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
T bone steak Porterhouse 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
52%
T bone steak
45%
Porterhouse steak
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
60%
T bone steak
52%
Porterhouse steak

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
T bone steak
T bone steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.671g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Porterhouse steak
Porterhouse steak contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Porterhouse steak
Porterhouse steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 14mg)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

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. T bone steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168620/nutrients
  2. Porterhouse steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169459/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.