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Brisket vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Brisket and Beef

  • 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.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Brisket is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Beef, brisket, whole, separable lean only, all grades, raw and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled.

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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
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Beef
Contains more Iron +35.4%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Zinc +46.4%
Equal in Potassium - 318
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Copper - 0.085
Equal in Phosphorus - 198
Equal in Sodium - 72
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 72% 2% 30% 17% 27% 118% 87% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Contains more Iron +35.4%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Zinc +46.4%
Equal in Potassium - 318
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Copper - 0.085
Equal in Phosphorus - 198
Equal in Sodium - 72

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
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Beef
Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.176
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.382
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.64
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.2
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% 7% 0% 25% 40% 74% 21% 97% 304% 4% 6%
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%
Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.176
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.382
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.64
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.2

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
48
Brisket
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
45
Brisket
55
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 the food
Protein
124%
Brisket
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Brisket
0%
Beef
Fats
34%
Brisket
71%
Beef

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Brisket Beef
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Brisket Beef Opinion
Calories 155 250 Beef
Protein 20.72 25.93 Beef
Fats 7.37 15.41 Beef
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 62 88 Brisket
Vitamin D 2 Beef
Iron 1.92 2.6 Beef
Calcium 5 18 Beef
Potassium 330 318 Brisket
Magnesium 23 21 Brisket
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.085 Beef
Zinc 4.31 6.31 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 201 198 Brisket
Sodium 79 72 Beef
Vitamin A 0 9 Beef
Vitamin E 0.32 0.12 Brisket
Vitamin D 0 Beef
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.046 Brisket
Vitamin B2 0.17 0.176 Beef
Vitamin B3 3.94 5.378 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.35 0.658 Beef
Vitamin B6 0.42 0.382 Brisket
Vitamin B12 2.43 2.64 Beef
Vitamin K 1.3 1.2 Brisket
Folate 7 9 Beef
Trans Fat 0.572 Brisket
Saturated Fat 2.59 5.895 Brisket
Monounsaturated Fat 3.46 6.668 Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.23 0.484 Beef
Tryptophan 0.232 0.094 Brisket
Threonine 0.905 0.72 Brisket
Isoleucine 0.931 0.822 Brisket
Leucine 1.637 1.45 Brisket
Lysine 1.724 1.54 Brisket
Methionine 0.53 0.478 Brisket
Phenylalanine 0.809 0.725 Brisket
Valine 1.008 0.914 Brisket
Histidine 0.709 0.604 Brisket
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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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Brisket - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168607/nutrients
  2. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.