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Beef vs. Brisket — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Beef and Brisket

  • Beef is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, yet Brisket is richer in Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Beef is 22% higher.
  • Beef contains less Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Beef, brisket, flat half, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Beef
6
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Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Magnesium +10.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.1%
Contains more Potassium +37.1%
Contains more Manganese +20%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +17.6%
Contains more Selenium +26%
Equal in Iron - 2.43
Equal in Magnesium - 19
Equal in Zinc - 6.69
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29% 2% 118%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 92% 14% 75% 21% 7% 183% 34% 2% 148%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Magnesium +10.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.1%
Contains more Potassium +37.1%
Contains more Manganese +20%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Copper +17.6%
Contains more Selenium +26%
Equal in Iron - 2.43
Equal in Magnesium - 19
Equal in Zinc - 6.69

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.
Beef
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +325%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Folate - 9
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 11% 0% 0% 15% 40% 77% 35% 66% 7% 265% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +325%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +28.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Folate - 9

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Beef
2
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Contains more Water +10.5%
Contains more Other +142.9%
Contains more Protein +11.1%
Contains more Fats +19.5%
Equal in Water - 52.48
26% 15% 58%
Protein: 25.93 g
Fats: 15.41 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 57.98 g
Other: 0.68 g
29% 18% 52%
Protein: 28.82 g
Fats: 18.42 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 52.48 g
Other: 0.28 g
Contains more Water +10.5%
Contains more Other +142.9%
Contains more Protein +11.1%
Contains more Fats +19.5%
Equal in Water - 52.48

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Beef
1
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Contains less Saturated Fat -19.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +19%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +40.7%
45% 51% 4%
Saturated Fat: 5.895 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.668 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.484 g
46% 50% 4%
Saturated Fat: 7.305 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.934 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.681 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -19.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +19%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +40.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Brisket Opinion
Protein 25.93g 28.82g Brisket
Fats 15.41g 18.42g Brisket
Calories 250kcal 289kcal Brisket
Calcium 18mg 16mg Beef
Iron 2.6mg 2.43mg Beef
Magnesium 21mg 19mg Beef
Phosphorus 198mg 175mg Beef
Potassium 318mg 232mg Beef
Sodium 72mg 48mg Brisket
Zinc 6.31mg 6.69mg Brisket
Copper 0.085mg 0.1mg Brisket
Manganese 0.012mg 0.01mg Beef
Selenium 21.5µg 27.1µg Brisket
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Beef
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Beef
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.51mg Brisket
Vitamin D 2IU Beef
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.059mg Brisket
Vitamin B2 0.176mg 0.171mg Beef
Vitamin B3 5.378mg 4.087mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658mg 0.568mg Beef
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.282mg Beef
Folate 9µg 9µg
Vitamin B12 2.64µg 2.12µg Beef
Vitamin K 1.2µg 1.8µg Brisket
Tryptophan 0.094mg 0.181mg Brisket
Threonine 0.72mg 1.101mg Brisket
Isoleucine 0.822mg 1.253mg Brisket
Leucine 1.45mg 2.192mg Brisket
Lysine 1.54mg 2.328mg Brisket
Methionine 0.478mg 0.717mg Brisket
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 1.088mg Brisket
Valine 0.914mg 1.367mg Brisket
Histidine 0.604mg 0.879mg Brisket
Cholesterol 88mg 106mg Beef
Trans Fat 0.572g Brisket
Saturated Fat 5.895g 7.305g Beef
Omega-3 - DHA 0.001g 0g Beef
Omega-3 - EPA 0.003g 0g Beef
Omega-3 - DPA 0.016g 0g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 7.934g Brisket
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 0.681g Brisket
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.012g Beef
Omega-3 - ALA 0.044g Beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beef Brisket
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%
Beef
43%
Brisket
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Beef
58%
Brisket

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Brisket
Brisket contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.41g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in vitamins
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 ($2)

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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/nutrients
  2. Brisket - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169488/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.