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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
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +39.8%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.4%
Contains more Potassium +119.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Zinc +37.8%
Contains more Copper +81.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +39.8%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.4%
Contains more Potassium +119.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Zinc +37.8%
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
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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 Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +62%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17
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% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 4%
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 Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +62%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17

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 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beef Corned beef
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
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

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

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.