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Brisket vs Ham - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Brisket and Ham?

  • Brisket is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, and Monounsaturated Fat, yet Ham is higher in Vitamin B1, and Selenium.
  • Brisket's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 74% more.
  • Brisket has 2 times more Magnesium than Ham. While Brisket has 23mg of Magnesium, Ham has only 14mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Ham is lower.

We used Beef, brisket, whole, separable lean only, all grades, raw and Pork, cured, ham, boneless, extra lean (approximately 5% fat), roasted 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
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Ham
Contains more Iron +29.7%
Contains more Potassium +15%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Zinc +49.7%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Equal in Phosphorus - 196
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 72% 2% 30% 17% 27% 118% 87% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 3% 26% 10% 27% 79% 85% 157%
Contains more Iron +29.7%
Contains more Potassium +15%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Zinc +49.7%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Equal in Phosphorus - 196

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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Ham
Contains more Vitamin E +28%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +273.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +654%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.023
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4
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% 0% 5% 24% 189% 47% 76% 25% 93% 82% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin E +28%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +273.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +654%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.023
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4

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
48
Brisket
45
Ham
Mineral Summary Score
45
Brisket
55
Ham

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
124%
Brisket
126%
Ham
Carbohydrates
0%
Brisket
2%
Ham
Fats
34%
Brisket
26%
Ham

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.
Brisket Ham
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Brisket Ham
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 lower in Cholesterol?
Ham
Ham is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ham
Ham is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.78g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ham
Ham is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brisket
Brisket contains less Sodium (difference - 1124mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brisket
Brisket is relatively richer in minerals
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)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brisket Ham Opinion
Calories 155 145 Brisket
Protein 20.72 20.93 Ham
Fats 7.37 5.53 Brisket
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 1.5 Ham
Cholesterol 62 53 Ham
Vitamin D 32 Ham
Iron 1.92 1.48 Brisket
Calcium 5 8 Ham
Potassium 330 287 Brisket
Magnesium 23 14 Brisket
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.079 Brisket
Zinc 4.31 2.88 Brisket
Starch
Phosphorus 201 196 Brisket
Sodium 79 1203 Brisket
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.32 0.25 Brisket
Vitamin D 0.8 Ham
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.754 Ham
Vitamin B2 0.17 0.202 Ham
Vitamin B3 3.94 4.023 Ham
Vitamin B5 0.35 0.403 Ham
Vitamin B6 0.42 0.4 Brisket
Vitamin B12 2.43 0.65 Brisket
Vitamin K 1.3 0 Brisket
Folate 7 3 Brisket
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 2.59 1.81 Ham
Monounsaturated Fat 3.46 2.62 Brisket
Polyunsaturated fat 0.23 0.54 Ham
Tryptophan 0.232 0.251 Ham
Threonine 0.905 0.931 Ham
Isoleucine 0.931 0.918 Brisket
Leucine 1.637 1.661 Ham
Lysine 1.724 1.775 Ham
Methionine 0.53 0.553 Ham
Phenylalanine 0.809 0.904 Ham
Valine 1.008 0.908 Brisket
Histidine 0.709 0.75 Ham
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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. Brisket - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168607/nutrients
  2. Ham - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167871/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.