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Corned beef vs Steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Corned beef and Steak

  • Corned beef is richer in Copper, yet Steak is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Corned beef is 40% higher.
  • Corned beef contains 2 times more Copper than Steak. Corned beef contains 0.154mg of Copper, while Steak contains 0.085mg.
  • Steak contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled.

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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 Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +29%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.4%
Contains more Potassium +92.4%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Zinc +38.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Contains more Copper +81.2%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +29%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.4%
Contains more Potassium +92.4%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Zinc +38.4%

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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Steak
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +184.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Folate - 6
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6
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 2% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +184.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Folate - 6
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corned beef Steak Opinion
Net carbs 0.47g 0g Corned beef
Protein 18.17g 24.85g Steak
Fats 18.98g 19.02g Steak
Carbs 0.47g 0g Corned beef
Calories 251kcal 271kcal Steak
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 12mg Steak
Iron 1.86mg 2.4mg Steak
Magnesium 12mg 23mg Steak
Phosphorus 125mg 163mg Steak
Potassium 145mg 279mg Steak
Sodium 973mg 58mg Steak
Zinc 4.58mg 6.34mg Steak
Copper 0.154mg 0.085mg Corned beef
Vitamin A 0IU 25IU Steak
Vitamin E 0.16mg mg Corned beef
Vitamin D 4IU 6IU Steak
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.1µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.026mg 0.074mg Steak
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.301mg Steak
Vitamin B3 3.03mg 5.149mg Steak
Vitamin B5 0.42mg mg Corned beef
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 0.5mg Steak
Folate 6µg 6µg
Vitamin B12 1.63µg 2.2µg Steak
Vitamin K 1.5µg 1.6µg Steak
Tryptophan 0.119mg 0.278mg Steak
Threonine 0.726mg 1.171mg Steak
Isoleucine 0.827mg 1.157mg Steak
Leucine 1.445mg 2.142mg Steak
Lysine 1.536mg 2.38mg Steak
Methionine 0.473mg 0.672mg Steak
Phenylalanine 0.718mg 0.997mg Steak
Valine 0.901mg 1.242mg Steak
Histidine 0.58mg 0.931mg Steak
Cholesterol 98mg 78mg Steak
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.34g 8.443g Corned beef
Monounsaturated Fat 9.22g 9.171g Corned beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.67g 0.896g Steak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Corned beef Steak
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
49
Steak
Mineral Summary Score
56
Corned beef
52
Steak

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
149%
Steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Corned beef
0%
Steak
Fats
88%
Corned beef
88%
Steak

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 915mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Steak
Steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Steak
Steak is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.103g)
Which food is cheaper?
Corned beef
Corned beef is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.