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Beef vs Brisket - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Beef and Brisket

  • Brisket contains less Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B5, and Monounsaturated Fat than Beef.
  • Beef's daily need coverage for Zinc is 18% higher.
  • Brisket contains 2 times less Saturated Fat than Beef. Beef contains 5.895g of Saturated Fat, while Brisket contains 2.59g.

The food types used in this comparison are Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Beef
5
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Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Iron +35.4%
Contains more Zinc +46.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 201
Equal in Potassium - 330
Equal in Sodium - 79
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 72% 17% 87% 30% 11% 118% 27%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Iron +35.4%
Contains more Zinc +46.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 201
Equal in Potassium - 330
Equal in Sodium - 79
Equal in Copper - 0.08

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
Beef
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.42
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.43
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.3
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% 7% 0% 0% 25% 40% 74% 21% 97% 6% 304% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.42
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.43
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.3

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beef Brisket
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Beef Brisket Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 25.93g 20.72g Beef
Fats 15.41g 7.37g Beef
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 250kcal 155kcal Beef
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 5mg Beef
Iron 2.6mg 1.92mg Beef
Magnesium 21mg 23mg Brisket
Phosphorus 198mg 201mg Brisket
Potassium 318mg 330mg Brisket
Sodium 72mg 79mg Beef
Zinc 6.31mg 4.31mg Beef
Copper 0.085mg 0.08mg Beef
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Beef
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.32mg Brisket
Vitamin D 2IU IU Beef
Vitamin D 0µg µg Beef
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.1mg Brisket
Vitamin B2 0.176mg 0.17mg Beef
Vitamin B3 5.378mg 3.94mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658mg 0.35mg Beef
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.42mg Brisket
Folate 9µg 7µg Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64µg 2.43µg Beef
Vitamin K 1.2µg 1.3µg Brisket
Tryptophan 0.094mg 0.232mg Brisket
Threonine 0.72mg 0.905mg Brisket
Isoleucine 0.822mg 0.931mg Brisket
Leucine 1.45mg 1.637mg Brisket
Lysine 1.54mg 1.724mg Brisket
Methionine 0.478mg 0.53mg Brisket
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 0.809mg Brisket
Valine 0.914mg 1.008mg Brisket
Histidine 0.604mg 0.709mg Brisket
Cholesterol 88mg 62mg Brisket
Trans Fat 0.572g g Brisket
Saturated Fat 5.895g 2.59g Brisket
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 3.46g Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 0.23g 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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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
52
Beef
48
Brisket
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
45
Brisket

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 food.
Protein
156%
Beef
124%
Brisket
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
0%
Brisket
Fats
71%
Beef
34%
Brisket

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.305g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
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)
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

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods 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/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.