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Flank steak vs Brisket - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Flank steak and Brisket

  • Flank steak has more Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Zinc, while Brisket has more Vitamin B12.
  • Brisket's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 33% higher.
  • Brisket contains 2 times less Vitamin B3 than Flank steak. Flank steak contains 7.363mg of Vitamin B3, while Brisket contains 3.94mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Brisket is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Beef, flank, steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, broiled and Beef, brisket, whole, separable lean only, all grades, raw.

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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 Calcium +300%
Contains more Zinc +13.7%
Contains less Sodium -29.1%
Contains more Iron +10.3%
Equal in Potassium - 330
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Phosphorus - 201
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 66% 6% 30% 17% 28% 134% 90% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 72% 2% 30% 17% 27% 118% 87% 11%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Zinc +13.7%
Contains less Sodium -29.1%
Contains more Iron +10.3%
Equal in Potassium - 330
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Phosphorus - 201

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 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.9%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +49.1%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.3
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% 8% 0% 19% 31% 139% 33% 134% 204% 4% 7%
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% 7% 0% 25% 40% 74% 21% 97% 304% 4% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +37.9%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +49.1%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.3

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
48
Flank steak
48
Brisket
Mineral Summary Score
47
Flank steak
45
Brisket

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
166%
Flank steak
124%
Brisket
Carbohydrates
0%
Flank steak
0%
Brisket
Fats
38%
Flank steak
34%
Brisket

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.
Flank steak Brisket
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Flank steak Brisket
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Flank steak
Flank steak contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Flank steak
Flank steak is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flank steak
Flank steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.805g)
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 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 Flank steak Brisket Opinion
Calories 192 155 Flank steak
Protein 27.66 20.72 Flank steak
Fats 8.23 7.37 Flank steak
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 79 62 Brisket
Vitamin D
Iron 1.74 1.92 Brisket
Calcium 20 5 Flank steak
Potassium 339 330 Flank steak
Magnesium 23 23
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.082 0.08 Flank steak
Zinc 4.9 4.31 Flank steak
Starch
Phosphorus 210 201 Flank steak
Sodium 56 79 Flank steak
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.38 0.32 Flank steak
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.075 0.1 Brisket
Vitamin B2 0.133 0.17 Brisket
Vitamin B3 7.363 3.94 Flank steak
Vitamin B5 0.545 0.35 Flank steak
Vitamin B6 0.579 0.42 Flank steak
Vitamin B12 1.63 2.43 Brisket
Vitamin K 1.4 1.3 Flank steak
Folate 9 7 Flank steak
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.395 2.59 Brisket
Monounsaturated Fat 3.317 3.46 Brisket
Polyunsaturated fat 0.322 0.23 Flank steak
Tryptophan 0.182 0.232 Brisket
Threonine 1.105 0.905 Flank steak
Isoleucine 1.259 0.931 Flank steak
Leucine 2.201 1.637 Flank steak
Lysine 2.338 1.724 Flank steak
Methionine 0.72 0.53 Flank steak
Phenylalanine 1.093 0.809 Flank steak
Valine 1.372 1.008 Flank steak
Histidine 0.883 0.709 Flank steak
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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. Flank steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168733/nutrients
  2. Brisket - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168607/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.