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Flank steak vs Cervelat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Flank steak and Cervelat?

  • Flank steak is richer in Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Selenium and Phosphorus, while Cervelat is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin C and Vitamin B2.
  • Cervelat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 161% higher.
  • Cervelat has 2 times less Vitamin B6 than Flank steak. Flank steak has 0.579mg of Vitamin B6, while Cervelat has 0.26mg.
  • Flank steak is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Beef, flank, steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, broiled and Thuringer, cervelat, summer sausage, beef, pork types in this comparison.

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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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Contains more Calcium +122.2%
Contains more Potassium +30.4%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Zinc +91.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Contains more Iron +17.2%
Contains more Copper +82.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 66% 6% 30% 17% 28% 134% 90% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 77% 3% 23% 10% 50% 70% 48% 170%
Contains more Calcium +122.2%
Contains more Potassium +30.4%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Zinc +91.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.7%
Contains more Iron +17.2%
Contains more Copper +82.9%

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 +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.7%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +148.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +237.4%
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 56% 0% 5% 34% 38% 77% 81% 0% 60% 688% 4% 2%
Contains more Vitamin E +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +70.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.7%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +148.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +237.4%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.3

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
48
Flank steak
87
Cervelat
Mineral Summary Score
47
Flank steak
56
Cervelat

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 the food
Protein
166%
Flank steak
105%
Cervelat
Carbohydrates
0%
Flank steak
3%
Cervelat
Fats
38%
Flank steak
140%
Cervelat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Flank steak Cervelat
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Flank steak Cervelat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Flank steak
Flank steak contains less Sugars (difference - 0.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flank steak
Flank steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1244mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.115g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Flank steak
Flank steak is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cervelat
Cervelat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Flank steak Cervelat Opinion
Calories 192 362 Cervelat
Protein 27.66 17.45 Flank steak
Fats 8.23 30.43 Cervelat
Vitamin C 0 16.6 Cervelat
Carbs 0 3.33 Cervelat
Cholesterol 79 74 Cervelat
Vitamin D 44 Cervelat
Iron 1.74 2.04 Cervelat
Calcium 20 9 Flank steak
Potassium 339 260 Flank steak
Magnesium 23 14 Flank steak
Sugars 0 0.85 Flank steak
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.082 0.15 Cervelat
Zinc 4.9 2.56 Flank steak
Starch
Phosphorus 210 111 Flank steak
Sodium 56 1300 Flank steak
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.38 0.22 Flank steak
Vitamin D 1.1 Cervelat
Vitamin B1 0.075 0.15 Cervelat
Vitamin B2 0.133 0.33 Cervelat
Vitamin B3 7.363 4.31 Flank steak
Vitamin B5 0.545 Flank steak
Vitamin B6 0.579 0.26 Flank steak
Vitamin B12 1.63 5.5 Cervelat
Vitamin K 1.4 1.3 Flank steak
Folate 9 2 Flank steak
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.395 11.51 Flank steak
Monounsaturated Fat 3.317 12.97 Cervelat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.322 1.2 Cervelat
Tryptophan 0.182 Flank steak
Threonine 1.105 Flank steak
Isoleucine 1.259 Flank steak
Leucine 2.201 Flank steak
Lysine 2.338 Flank steak
Methionine 0.72 Flank steak
Phenylalanine 1.093 Flank steak
Valine 1.372 Flank steak
Histidine 0.883 Flank steak
Fructose

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 of 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. Cervelat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172940/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.