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Corned beef vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Corned beef and Beef

  • Corned beef is higher in Selenium, and Copper, yet Beef is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Iron, and Potassium.
  • Beef covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 42% more than Corned beef.
  • Corned beef contains 14 times more Sodium than Beef. While Corned beef contains 973mg of Sodium, Beef contains only 72mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked 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
Contains more Copper +81.2%
Contains more Iron +39.8%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +119.3%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Zinc +37.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 70% 3% 13% 9% 52% 125% 54% 127%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Contains more Copper +81.2%
Contains more Iron +39.8%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +119.3%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Zinc +37.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%

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 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +62%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.176
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% 4% 3% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 204% 4% 5%
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 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +25%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +77.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +62%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.176

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.
Corned beef Beef
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corned beef Beef Opinion
Calories 251kcal 250kcal Corned beef
Protein 18.17g 25.93g Beef
Fats 18.98g 15.41g Corned beef
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0.47g 0g Corned beef
Carbs 0.47g 0g Corned beef
Cholesterol 98mg 88mg Beef
Vitamin D 4IU 2IU Corned beef
Iron 1.86mg 2.6mg Beef
Calcium 8mg 18mg Beef
Potassium 145mg 318mg Beef
Magnesium 12mg 21mg Beef
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.154mg 0.085mg Corned beef
Zinc 4.58mg 6.31mg Beef
Starch g g
Phosphorus 125mg 198mg Beef
Sodium 973mg 72mg Beef
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Beef
Vitamin E 0.16mg 0.12mg Corned beef
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0µg Corned beef
Vitamin B1 0.026mg 0.046mg Beef
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.176mg Beef
Vitamin B3 3.03mg 5.378mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.42mg 0.658mg Beef
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 0.382mg Beef
Vitamin B12 1.63µg 2.64µg Beef
Vitamin K 1.5µg 1.2µg Corned beef
Folate 6µg 9µg Beef
Trans Fat g 0.572g Corned beef
Saturated Fat 6.34g 5.895g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 9.22g 6.668g Corned beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.67g 0.484g Corned beef
Tryptophan 0.119mg 0.094mg Corned beef
Threonine 0.726mg 0.72mg Corned beef
Isoleucine 0.827mg 0.822mg Corned beef
Leucine 1.445mg 1.45mg Beef
Lysine 1.536mg 1.54mg Beef
Methionine 0.473mg 0.478mg Beef
Phenylalanine 0.718mg 0.725mg Beef
Valine 0.901mg 0.914mg Beef
Histidine 0.58mg 0.604mg Beef
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
33
Corned beef
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
56
Corned beef
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 food.
Protein
109%
Corned beef
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Corned beef
0%
Beef
Fats
88%
Corned beef
71%
Beef

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Corned beef
Corned beef is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 901mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.445g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in vitamins
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)

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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.