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Beef shank vs. Brisket raw — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Beef shank and Brisket raw

  • Brisket raw contains less Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B3, Copper, and Phosphorus than Beef shank.
  • Beef shank's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 57% higher.
  • Brisket raw contains 6 times less Calcium than Beef shank. Beef shank contains 32mg of Calcium, while Brisket raw contains 5mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Brisket raw is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Beef, shank crosscuts, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked, simmered and Beef, brisket, whole, separable lean only, all grades, raw.

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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 +540%
Contains more Iron +101%
Contains more Magnesium +30.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +35.5%
Contains less Sodium -19%
Contains more Zinc +143.4%
Contains more Copper +115%
Contains more Manganese +42.9%
Contains more Selenium +82.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 145% 22% 113% 40% 9% 287% 58% 3% 164%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 72% 17% 87% 30% 11% 118% 27% 2% 90%
Contains more Calcium +540%
Contains more Iron +101%
Contains more Magnesium +30.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +35.5%
Contains less Sodium -19%
Contains more Zinc +143.4%
Contains more Copper +115%
Contains more Manganese +42.9%
Contains more Selenium +82.9%

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 B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.1%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +56%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.5%
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% 0% 0% 0% 35% 49% 111% 25% 86% 8% 474% 0% 0%
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% 7% 0% 0% 25% 40% 74% 21% 97% 6% 304% 48% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.1%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +56%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +62.5%
Contains more Fats +15.9%
Contains more Water +20.8%
Equal in Other - 1.62
34% 6% 58% 2%
Protein: 33.68 g
Fats: 6.36 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 58.21 g
Other: 1.75 g
21% 7% 70%
Protein: 20.72 g
Fats: 7.37 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.29 g
Other: 1.62 g
Contains more Protein +62.5%
Contains more Fats +15.9%
Contains more Water +20.8%
Equal in Other - 1.62

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -11.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +21%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.23
43% 53% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.86 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.21 g
41% 55% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.59 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.46 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.23 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -11.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +21%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 0.23

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef shank Brisket raw Opinion
Protein 33.68g 20.72g Beef shank
Fats 6.36g 7.37g Brisket raw
Calories 201kcal 155kcal Beef shank
Calcium 32mg 5mg Beef shank
Iron 3.86mg 1.92mg Beef shank
Magnesium 30mg 23mg Beef shank
Phosphorus 263mg 201mg Beef shank
Potassium 447mg 330mg Beef shank
Sodium 64mg 79mg Beef shank
Zinc 10.49mg 4.31mg Beef shank
Copper 0.172mg 0.08mg Beef shank
Manganese 0.02mg 0.014mg Beef shank
Selenium 30µg 16.4µg Beef shank
Vitamin E 0.32mg Brisket raw
Vitamin B1 0.14mg 0.1mg Beef shank
Vitamin B2 0.21mg 0.17mg Beef shank
Vitamin B3 5.89mg 3.94mg Beef shank
Vitamin B5 0.41mg 0.35mg Beef shank
Vitamin B6 0.37mg 0.42mg Brisket raw
Folate 10µg 7µg Beef shank
Vitamin B12 3.79µg 2.43µg Beef shank
Choline 86.5mg Brisket raw
Vitamin K 1.3µg Brisket raw
Tryptophan 0.377mg 0.232mg Beef shank
Threonine 1.471mg 0.905mg Beef shank
Isoleucine 1.514mg 0.931mg Beef shank
Leucine 2.662mg 1.637mg Beef shank
Lysine 2.802mg 1.724mg Beef shank
Methionine 0.862mg 0.53mg Beef shank
Phenylalanine 1.315mg 0.809mg Beef shank
Valine 1.638mg 1.008mg Beef shank
Histidine 1.153mg 0.709mg Beef shank
Cholesterol 78mg 62mg Brisket raw
Saturated Fat 2.29g 2.59g Beef shank
Monounsaturated Fat 2.86g 3.46g Brisket raw
Polyunsaturated fat 0.21g 0.23g Brisket raw

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beef shank Brisket raw
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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
60%
Beef shank
48%
Brisket raw
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
85%
Beef shank
45%
Brisket raw

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brisket raw
Brisket raw is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef shank
Beef shank is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef shank
Beef shank contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef shank
Beef shank is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.3g)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef shank
Beef shank is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef shank
Beef shank is relatively richer in minerals
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

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. Beef shank - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169442/nutrients
  2. Brisket raw - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168607/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.