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Beef vs Pastrami - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Beef and Pastrami

  • Pastrami has less Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Selenium than Beef.
  • Pastrami covers your daily need of Sodium 44% more than Beef.
  • Beef has 2 times more Vitamin B5 than Pastrami. While Beef has 0.658mg of Vitamin B5, Pastrami has only 0.265mg.
  • Pastrami has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Beef, cured, pastrami.

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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 Calcium +80%
Contains more Iron +17.1%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.1%
Contains more Potassium +51.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Zinc +26.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.091
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% 84% 13% 75% 19% 141% 136% 31%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Iron +17.1%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.1%
Contains more Potassium +51.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Zinc +26.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.091

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 B3 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +148.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.9%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.161
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 3% 3% 3% 1% 14% 38% 80% 16% 51% 5% 234% 2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +148.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.9%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +366.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.12
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.161

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Pastrami Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.36g Pastrami
Protein 25.93g 21.8g Beef
Fats 15.41g 5.82g Beef
Carbs 0g 0.36g Pastrami
Calories 250kcal 147kcal Beef
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.01g Pastrami
Sugar 0g 0.1g Beef
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 10mg Beef
Iron 2.6mg 2.22mg Beef
Magnesium 21mg 17mg Beef
Phosphorus 198mg 175mg Beef
Potassium 318mg 210mg Beef
Sodium 72mg 1078mg Beef
Zinc 6.31mg 4.98mg Beef
Copper 0.085mg 0.091mg Pastrami
Vitamin A 9IU 42IU Pastrami
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.12mg
Vitamin D 2IU 4IU Pastrami
Vitamin D 0µg 0.1µg Pastrami
Vitamin C 0mg 0.3mg Pastrami
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.052mg Pastrami
Vitamin B2 0.176mg 0.161mg Beef
Vitamin B3 5.378mg 4.26mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658mg 0.265mg Beef
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.221mg Beef
Folate 9µg 6µg Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64µg 1.87µg Beef
Vitamin K 1.2µg 0.7µg Beef
Tryptophan 0.094mg 0.141mg Pastrami
Threonine 0.72mg 0.857mg Pastrami
Isoleucine 0.822mg 0.976mg Pastrami
Leucine 1.45mg 1.706mg Pastrami
Lysine 1.54mg 1.812mg Pastrami
Methionine 0.478mg 0.558mg Pastrami
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 0.847mg Pastrami
Valine 0.914mg 1.065mg Pastrami
Histidine 0.604mg 0.684mg Pastrami
Cholesterol 88mg 68mg Pastrami
Trans Fat 0.572g g Pastrami
Saturated Fat 5.895g 2.681g Pastrami
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 2.118g Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 0.145g Beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beef Pastrami
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
37
Pastrami
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
62
Pastrami

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
131%
Pastrami
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
0%
Pastrami
Fats
71%
Beef
27%
Pastrami

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pastrami
Pastrami is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pastrami
Pastrami is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.214g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef
Beef is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 1006mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef
Beef is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
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. Pastrami - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170204/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.