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Brisket vs Ham - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ham
Ham is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ham
Ham is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.78g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ham
Ham is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brisket
Brisket contains less Sodium (difference - 1124mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brisket
Brisket is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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.
Brisket Ham
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Brisket Ham
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
26
Brisket
32
Ham
Mineral Summary Score
31
Brisket
43
Ham

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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1
Ham
Contains more Iron +29.7%
Contains more Potassium +15%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Zinc +49.7%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Equal in Phosphorus - 196
Contains more Iron +29.7%
Contains more Potassium +15%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Zinc +49.7%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Equal in Phosphorus - 196

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
:
5
Ham
Contains more Vitamin E +28%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +273.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +654%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.023
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4
Contains more Vitamin E +28%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +273.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +654%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.023
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4

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
124%
Brisket
126%
Ham
Carbohydrates
0%
Brisket
2%
Ham
Fats
34%
Brisket
26%
Ham

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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 Brisket Ham Opinion
Calories 155 145 Brisket
Protein 20.72 20.93 Ham
Fats 7.37 5.53 Brisket
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 1.5 Ham
Cholesterol 62 53 Ham
Vitamin D 32 Ham
Iron 1.92 1.48 Brisket
Calcium 5 8 Ham
Potassium 330 287 Brisket
Magnesium 23 14 Brisket
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.079 Brisket
Zinc 4.31 2.88 Brisket
Starch
Phosphorus 201 196 Brisket
Sodium 79 1203 Brisket
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.32 0.25 Brisket
Vitamin D 0.8 Ham
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.754 Ham
Vitamin B2 0.17 0.202 Ham
Vitamin B3 3.94 4.023 Ham
Vitamin B5 0.35 0.403 Ham
Vitamin B6 0.42 0.4 Brisket
Vitamin B12 2.43 0.65 Brisket
Vitamin K 1.3 0 Brisket
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 2.59 1.81 Ham
Monounsaturated Fat 3.46 2.62 Brisket
Polyunsaturated fat 0.23 0.54 Ham
Tryptophan 0.232 0.251 Ham
Threonine 0.905 0.931 Ham
Isoleucine 0.931 0.918 Brisket
Leucine 1.637 1.661 Ham
Lysine 1.724 1.775 Ham
Methionine 0.53 0.553 Ham
Phenylalanine 0.809 0.904 Ham
Valine 1.008 0.908 Brisket
Histidine 0.709 0.75 Ham
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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