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Corned beef vs Meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Corned beef and Meat different?

  • Corned beef is richer in Vitamin B12, and Zinc, while Meat is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5.
  • Meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 77% more than Corned beef.
  • Corned beef contains 17 times more Sodium than Meat. Corned beef contains 973mg of Sodium, while Meat contains 57mg.

Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted 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
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Meat
Contains more Iron +61.7%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +38.7%
Contains more Zinc +89.3%
Contains more Potassium +190.3%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +113.6%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 70% 3% 13% 9% 52% 125% 54% 127%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 44% 2% 38% 21% 37% 66% 115% 8%
Contains more Iron +61.7%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Copper +38.7%
Contains more Zinc +89.3%
Contains more Potassium +190.3%
Contains more Magnesium +141.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +113.6%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%

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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Meat
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +186%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3553.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +141%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +221.3%
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% 0% 2% 6% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 72% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +186%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3553.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +141%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +221.3%

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
65
Meat
Mineral Summary Score
56
Corned beef
41
Meat

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
157%
Meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Corned beef
0%
Meat
Fats
88%
Corned beef
16%
Meat

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Corned beef Meat
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?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 25mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 916mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.142g)
Which food is cheaper?
Corned beef
Corned beef is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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 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.
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 Corned beef Meat Opinion
Calories 251 143 Corned beef
Protein 18.17 26.17 Meat
Fats 18.98 3.51 Corned beef
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.47 0 Corned beef
Cholesterol 98 73 Meat
Vitamin D 4 10 Meat
Iron 1.86 1.15 Corned beef
Calcium 8 6 Corned beef
Potassium 145 421 Meat
Magnesium 12 29 Meat
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.154 0.111 Corned beef
Zinc 4.58 2.42 Corned beef
Starch
Phosphorus 125 267 Meat
Sodium 973 57 Meat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.16 0.08 Corned beef
Vitamin D 0.1 0.2 Meat
Vitamin B1 0.026 0.95 Meat
Vitamin B2 0.17 0.387 Meat
Vitamin B3 3.03 7.432 Meat
Vitamin B5 0.42 1.012 Meat
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.739 Meat
Vitamin B12 1.63 0.57 Corned beef
Vitamin K 1.5 0 Corned beef
Folate 6 0 Corned beef
Trans Fat 0.033 Corned beef
Saturated Fat 6.34 1.198 Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 9.22 1.334 Corned beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.67 0.506 Corned beef
Tryptophan 0.119 0.275 Meat
Threonine 0.726 1.175 Meat
Isoleucine 0.827 1.288 Meat
Leucine 1.445 2.229 Meat
Lysine 1.536 2.427 Meat
Methionine 0.473 0.721 Meat
Phenylalanine 0.718 1.1 Meat
Valine 0.901 1.367 Meat
Histidine 0.58 1.13 Meat
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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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/nutrients
  2. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.