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Beef vs Salami - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Beef and Salami?

  • Beef is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron, however Salami is richer in Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B1, Selenium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Salami's daily need coverage for Sodium is 73% more.
  • Salami contains 2 times less Zinc than Beef. Beef contains 6.31mg of Zinc, while Salami contains 2.93mg.
  • Beef has less Saturated Fat.

We used Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Salami, cooked, beef and pork types in this article.

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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
:
1
Salami
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Contains more Zinc +115.4%
Contains more Copper +320%
Equal in Magnesium - 19
Equal in Phosphorus - 191
Equal in Potassium - 316
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 14% 82% 28% 227% 80% 119%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +66.7%
Contains more Magnesium +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Contains more Zinc +115.4%
Contains more Copper +320%
Equal in Magnesium - 19
Equal in Phosphorus - 191
Equal in Potassium - 316

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
3
:
8
Salami
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +697.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.7%
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% 5% 30% 0% 92% 83% 114% 73% 106% 3% 191% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +73.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +697.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +166.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Salami Opinion
Net carbs 0g 2.4g Salami
Protein 25.93g 21.85g Beef
Fats 15.41g 25.9g Salami
Carbs 0g 2.4g Salami
Calories 250kcal 336kcal Salami
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Salami
Sugar 0g 0.96g Beef
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 15mg Beef
Iron 2.6mg 1.56mg Beef
Magnesium 21mg 19mg Beef
Phosphorus 198mg 191mg Beef
Potassium 318mg 316mg Beef
Sodium 72mg 1740mg Beef
Zinc 6.31mg 2.93mg Beef
Copper 0.085mg 0.357mg Salami
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Beef
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.22mg Salami
Vitamin D 2IU 41IU Salami
Vitamin D 0µg 1µg Salami
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.367mg Salami
Vitamin B2 0.176mg 0.357mg Salami
Vitamin B3 5.378mg 6.053mg Salami
Vitamin B5 0.658mg 1.201mg Salami
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.459mg Salami
Folate 9µg 3µg Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64µg 1.52µg Beef
Vitamin K 1.2µg 3.2µg Salami
Tryptophan 0.094mg 0.114mg Salami
Threonine 0.72mg 0.521mg Beef
Isoleucine 0.822mg 0.675mg Beef
Leucine 1.45mg 0.929mg Beef
Lysine 1.54mg 1.107mg Beef
Methionine 0.478mg 0.301mg Beef
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 0.481mg Beef
Valine 0.914mg 0.668mg Beef
Histidine 0.604mg 0.359mg Beef
Cholesterol 88mg 89mg Beef
Trans Fat 0.572g 0.586g Beef
Saturated Fat 5.895g 9.316g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 11.127g Salami
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 2.529g Salami

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Beef Salami
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
58
Salami
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
77
Salami

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%
Salami
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
2%
Salami
Fats
71%
Beef
120%
Salami

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Salami
Salami is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef
Beef is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 1668mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.421g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef
Beef is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals

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. Salami - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172936/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.