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Brisket vs Pastrami - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Brisket and Pastrami different?

  • Brisket is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, and Monounsaturated Fat, while Pastrami is higher in Zinc.
  • Pastrami covers your daily need of Sodium 43% more than Brisket.
  • Brisket contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Pastrami. Brisket contains 0.42mg of Vitamin B6, while Pastrami contains 0.221mg.
  • Brisket is lower in Sodium.

Beef, brisket, whole, separable lean only, all grades, raw and Beef, cured, pastrami types were used 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
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.9%
Contains more Potassium +57.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +15.6%
Contains more Zinc +15.5%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 72% 17% 87% 30% 11% 118% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 84% 13% 75% 19% 141% 136% 31%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.9%
Contains more Potassium +57.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +15.6%
Contains more Zinc +15.5%
Contains more Copper +13.8%

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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Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +29.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.161
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.26
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 7% 0% 0% 25% 40% 74% 21% 97% 6% 304% 4%
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 E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +29.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.161
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.26

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 Pastrami
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 vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brisket Pastrami Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.36g Pastrami
Protein 20.72g 21.8g Pastrami
Fats 7.37g 5.82g Brisket
Carbs 0g 0.36g Pastrami
Calories 155kcal 147kcal Brisket
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.01g Pastrami
Sugar 0g 0.1g Brisket
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 5mg 10mg Pastrami
Iron 1.92mg 2.22mg Pastrami
Magnesium 23mg 17mg Brisket
Phosphorus 201mg 175mg Brisket
Potassium 330mg 210mg Brisket
Sodium 79mg 1078mg Brisket
Zinc 4.31mg 4.98mg Pastrami
Copper 0.08mg 0.091mg Pastrami
Vitamin A 0IU 42IU Pastrami
Vitamin E 0.32mg 0.12mg Brisket
Vitamin D IU 4IU Pastrami
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Pastrami
Vitamin C 0mg 0.3mg Pastrami
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.052mg Brisket
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.161mg Brisket
Vitamin B3 3.94mg 4.26mg Pastrami
Vitamin B5 0.35mg 0.265mg Brisket
Vitamin B6 0.42mg 0.221mg Brisket
Folate 7µg 6µg Brisket
Vitamin B12 2.43µg 1.87µg Brisket
Vitamin K 1.3µg 0.7µg Brisket
Tryptophan 0.232mg 0.141mg Brisket
Threonine 0.905mg 0.857mg Brisket
Isoleucine 0.931mg 0.976mg Pastrami
Leucine 1.637mg 1.706mg Pastrami
Lysine 1.724mg 1.812mg Pastrami
Methionine 0.53mg 0.558mg Pastrami
Phenylalanine 0.809mg 0.847mg Pastrami
Valine 1.008mg 1.065mg Pastrami
Histidine 0.709mg 0.684mg Brisket
Cholesterol 62mg 68mg Brisket
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 2.59g 2.681g Brisket
Monounsaturated Fat 3.46g 2.118g Brisket
Polyunsaturated fat 0.23g 0.145g Brisket

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brisket 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
48
Brisket
37
Pastrami
Mineral Summary Score
45
Brisket
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
124%
Brisket
131%
Pastrami
Carbohydrates
0%
Brisket
0%
Pastrami
Fats
34%
Brisket
27%
Pastrami

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brisket
Brisket contains less Sodium (difference - 999mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.091g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Brisket
Brisket is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brisket
Brisket is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Brisket - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168607/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.