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Corned beef vs Pastrami - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Corned beef and Pastrami

  • Corned beef has more Selenium, and Copper, however Pastrami has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus.
  • Corned beef's daily need coverage for Selenium is 27% more.
  • Corned beef has 2 times more Saturated Fat than Pastrami. Corned beef has 6.34g of Saturated Fat, while Pastrami has 2.681g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked and Beef, cured, pastrami.

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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 +69.2%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +19.4%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains more Potassium +44.8%
Equal in Zinc - 4.98
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 84% 13% 75% 19% 141% 136% 31%
Contains more Copper +69.2%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +19.4%
Contains more Magnesium +41.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +40%
Contains more Potassium +44.8%
Equal in Zinc - 4.98

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 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +14.7%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.161
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.221
Equal in Folate - 6
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 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 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +14.7%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.161
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.221
Equal in Folate - 6

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corned beef Pastrami Opinion
Net carbs 0.47g 0.36g Corned beef
Protein 18.17g 21.8g Pastrami
Fats 18.98g 5.82g Corned beef
Carbs 0.47g 0.36g Corned beef
Calories 251kcal 147kcal Corned beef
Starch g g
Fructose g 0.01g Pastrami
Sugar 0g 0.1g Corned beef
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 10mg Pastrami
Iron 1.86mg 2.22mg Pastrami
Magnesium 12mg 17mg Pastrami
Phosphorus 125mg 175mg Pastrami
Potassium 145mg 210mg Pastrami
Sodium 973mg 1078mg Corned beef
Zinc 4.58mg 4.98mg Pastrami
Copper 0.154mg 0.091mg Corned beef
Vitamin A 0IU 42IU Pastrami
Vitamin E 0.16mg 0.12mg Corned beef
Vitamin D 4IU 4IU
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.1µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.3mg Pastrami
Vitamin B1 0.026mg 0.052mg Pastrami
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.161mg Corned beef
Vitamin B3 3.03mg 4.26mg Pastrami
Vitamin B5 0.42mg 0.265mg Corned beef
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 0.221mg Corned beef
Folate 6µg 6µg
Vitamin B12 1.63µg 1.87µg Pastrami
Vitamin K 1.5µg 0.7µg Corned beef
Tryptophan 0.119mg 0.141mg Pastrami
Threonine 0.726mg 0.857mg Pastrami
Isoleucine 0.827mg 0.976mg Pastrami
Leucine 1.445mg 1.706mg Pastrami
Lysine 1.536mg 1.812mg Pastrami
Methionine 0.473mg 0.558mg Pastrami
Phenylalanine 0.718mg 0.847mg Pastrami
Valine 0.901mg 1.065mg Pastrami
Histidine 0.58mg 0.684mg Pastrami
Cholesterol 98mg 68mg Pastrami
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.34g 2.681g Pastrami
Monounsaturated Fat 9.22g 2.118g Corned beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.67g 0.145g Corned beef

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Corned beef Pastrami
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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
33
Corned beef
37
Pastrami
Mineral Summary Score
56
Corned beef
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
109%
Corned beef
131%
Pastrami
Carbohydrates
0%
Corned beef
0%
Pastrami
Fats
88%
Corned beef
27%
Pastrami

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pastrami
Pastrami is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pastrami
Pastrami is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.659g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pastrami
Pastrami is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Corned beef
Corned beef contains less Sodium (difference - 105mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Corned beef
Corned beef is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
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.

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. 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.