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Beef vs Corned beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Beef and Corned beef

  • Beef is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Iron, and Potassium, yet Corned beef is higher in Selenium, and Copper.
  • Beef covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 42% more than Corned beef.
  • Beef contains 2 times more Potassium than Corned beef. While Beef contains 318mg of Potassium, Corned beef contains only 145mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Beef is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked.

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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
7
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Contains more Iron +39.8%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +119.3%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Zinc +37.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Copper +81.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 70% 3% 13% 9% 52% 125% 54% 127%
Contains more Iron +39.8%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +119.3%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Zinc +37.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Copper +81.2%

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
8
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +62%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 331% 3% 7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 4% 3% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 204% 4% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +62%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17

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
33
Corned beef
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
56
Corned beef

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
109%
Corned beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
0%
Corned beef
Fats
71%
Beef
88%
Corned beef

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 Corned beef
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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Beef Corned beef
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Corned beef
Corned beef is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 901mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.445g)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Corned beef Opinion
Calories 250 251 Corned beef
Protein 25.93 18.17 Beef
Fats 15.41 18.98 Corned beef
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0.47 Corned beef
Cholesterol 88 98 Beef
Vitamin D 2 4 Corned beef
Iron 2.6 1.86 Beef
Calcium 18 8 Beef
Potassium 318 145 Beef
Magnesium 21 12 Beef
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.085 0.154 Corned beef
Zinc 6.31 4.58 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 198 125 Beef
Sodium 72 973 Beef
Vitamin A 9 0 Beef
Vitamin E 0.12 0.16 Corned beef
Vitamin D 0 0.1 Corned beef
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.026 Beef
Vitamin B2 0.176 0.17 Beef
Vitamin B3 5.378 3.03 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658 0.42 Beef
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.23 Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64 1.63 Beef
Vitamin K 1.2 1.5 Corned beef
Folate 9 6 Beef
Trans Fat 0.572 Corned beef
Saturated Fat 5.895 6.34 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668 9.22 Corned beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484 0.67 Corned beef
Tryptophan 0.094 0.119 Corned beef
Threonine 0.72 0.726 Corned beef
Isoleucine 0.822 0.827 Corned beef
Leucine 1.45 1.445 Beef
Lysine 1.54 1.536 Beef
Methionine 0.478 0.473 Beef
Phenylalanine 0.725 0.718 Beef
Valine 0.914 0.901 Beef
Histidine 0.604 0.58 Beef
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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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.