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Flank steak vs Corned beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Flank steak and Corned beef

  • Flank steak is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Choline, and Potassium, yet Corned beef is higher in Copper, and Selenium.
  • Corned beef covers your daily Sodium needs 40% more than Flank steak.
  • Flank steak contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Corned beef. While Flank steak contains 0.579mg of Vitamin B6, Corned beef contains only 0.23mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Flank steak is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Beef, flank, steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, broiled and Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked.

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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 +150%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains more Potassium +133.8%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Copper +87.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.86
Equal in Zinc - 4.58
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 66% 17% 90% 30% 8% 134% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains more Potassium +133.8%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Copper +87.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.86
Equal in Zinc - 4.58

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 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.8%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.63
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.5
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 8% 0% 0% 19% 31% 139% 33% 134% 7% 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 0% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +151.7%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.8%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.63
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.5

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flank steak Corned beef Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.47g Corned beef
Protein 27.66g 18.17g Flank steak
Fats 8.23g 18.98g Corned beef
Carbs 0g 0.47g Corned beef
Calories 192kcal 251kcal Corned beef
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 20mg 8mg Flank steak
Iron 1.74mg 1.86mg Corned beef
Magnesium 23mg 12mg Flank steak
Phosphorus 210mg 125mg Flank steak
Potassium 339mg 145mg Flank steak
Sodium 56mg 973mg Flank steak
Zinc 4.9mg 4.58mg Flank steak
Copper 0.082mg 0.154mg Corned beef
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.16mg Flank steak
Vitamin D IU 4IU Corned beef
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Corned beef
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.075mg 0.026mg Flank steak
Vitamin B2 0.133mg 0.17mg Corned beef
Vitamin B3 7.363mg 3.03mg Flank steak
Vitamin B5 0.545mg 0.42mg Flank steak
Vitamin B6 0.579mg 0.23mg Flank steak
Folate 9µg 6µg Flank steak
Vitamin B12 1.63µg 1.63µg
Vitamin K 1.4µg 1.5µg Corned beef
Tryptophan 0.182mg 0.119mg Flank steak
Threonine 1.105mg 0.726mg Flank steak
Isoleucine 1.259mg 0.827mg Flank steak
Leucine 2.201mg 1.445mg Flank steak
Lysine 2.338mg 1.536mg Flank steak
Methionine 0.72mg 0.473mg Flank steak
Phenylalanine 1.093mg 0.718mg Flank steak
Valine 1.372mg 0.901mg Flank steak
Histidine 0.883mg 0.58mg Flank steak
Cholesterol 79mg 98mg Flank steak
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.395g 6.34g Flank steak
Monounsaturated Fat 3.317g 9.22g Corned beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.322g 0.67g Corned beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Flank steak Corned beef
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
48
Flank steak
33
Corned beef
Mineral Summary Score
47
Flank steak
56
Corned beef

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
109%
Corned beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Flank steak
0%
Corned beef
Fats
38%
Flank steak
88%
Corned beef

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Flank steak
Flank steak contains less Sodium (difference - 917mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.945g)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.