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T bone steak vs. Rib eye steak — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between T bone steak and Rib eye steak

  • T bone steak has more Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus, however, Rib eye steak is higher in Zinc, Vitamin B12, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Rib eye steak covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 25% more than T bone steak.
  • T bone steak has 2 times more Iron than Rib eye steak. While T bone steak has 3.57mg of Iron, Rib eye steak has only 2.24mg.
  • T bone steak has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beef, short loin, t-bone steak, bone-in, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8" fat, choice, cooked, grilled 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 Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Iron +59.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.2%
Contains less Sodium -20.6%
Contains more Zinc +26%
Contains more Manganese +1900%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Potassium - 260
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Selenium - 29.7
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 4% 85% 16% 66% 23% 8% 162% 27% 11% 162%
Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Iron +59.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.2%
Contains less Sodium -20.6%
Contains more Zinc +26%
Contains more Manganese +1900%
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Potassium - 260
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Selenium - 29.7

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 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58.9%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Choline +35.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +400%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +74.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +11.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.287
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 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 2% 2% 6% 0% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 5% 263% 27% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +58.9%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Choline +35.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +400%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +74.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +11.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.287
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +16%
Contains more Water +11.2%
Contains more Other +8600%
Contains more Fats +97.4%
27% 11% 61%
Protein: 27.48 g
Fats: 11.05 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 60.6 g
Other: 0.87 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 Protein +16%
Contains more Water +11.2%
Contains more Other +8600%
Contains more Fats +97.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -52.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +103.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +76.2%
44% 50% 6%
Saturated Fat: 4.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.159 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.583 g
46% 50% 5%
Saturated Fat: 9.684 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10.519 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.027 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -52.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +103.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +76.2%

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 Rib eye steak
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 T bone steak Rib eye steak Opinion
Protein 27.48g 23.69g T bone steak
Fats 11.05g 21.81g Rib eye steak
Calories 217kcal 291kcal Rib eye steak
Calcium 19mg 11mg T bone steak
Iron 3.57mg 2.24mg T bone steak
Magnesium 20mg 22mg Rib eye steak
Phosphorus 210mg 152mg T bone steak
Potassium 280mg 260mg T bone steak
Sodium 68mg 54mg Rib eye steak
Zinc 4.69mg 5.91mg Rib eye steak
Copper 0.079mg 0.08mg Rib eye steak
Manganese 0.004mg 0.08mg Rib eye steak
Selenium 30.4µg 29.7µg T bone steak
Vitamin A 5IU 25IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 8µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin E 0.14mg 0.1mg T bone steak
Vitamin D 3IU 7IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.2µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B1 0.057mg 0.071mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.287mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B3 6.292mg 4.908mg T bone steak
Vitamin B5 0.307mg 0.536mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B6 0.758mg 0.477mg T bone steak
Folate 7µg 6µg T bone steak
Vitamin B12 1.89µg 2.1µg Rib eye steak
Choline 66.1mg 48.8mg T bone steak
Vitamin K 1.5µg 1.6µg Rib eye steak
Tryptophan 0.325mg 0.265mg T bone steak
Threonine 1.349mg 1.116mg T bone steak
Isoleucine 1.343mg 1.103mg T bone steak
Leucine 2.46mg 2.041mg T bone steak
Lysine 2.74mg 2.269mg T bone steak
Methionine 0.762mg 0.641mg T bone steak
Phenylalanine 1.143mg 0.95mg T bone steak
Valine 1.421mg 1.184mg T bone steak
Histidine 1.05mg 0.888mg T bone steak
Cholesterol 81mg 80mg Rib eye steak
Trans Fat 0.595g 1.478g T bone steak
Saturated Fat 4.6g 9.684g T bone steak
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.001g Rib eye steak
Omega-3 - EPA 0.002g 0.001g T bone steak
Omega-3 - DPA 0.013g 0.014g Rib eye steak
Monounsaturated Fat 5.159g 10.519g Rib eye steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.583g 1.027g Rib eye steak
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g 0.005g Rib eye steak
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.373g 0.7g Rib eye steak
Omega-3 - ALA 0.02g 0.038g Rib eye steak
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.019g 0.024g Rib eye steak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
T bone steak 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
52%
T bone steak
48%
Rib eye steak
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
60%
T bone steak
56%
Rib eye steak

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
T bone steak
T bone steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.084g)
Which food is cheaper?
T bone steak
T bone steak is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
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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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. 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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