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Ground meat vs Brisket - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ground meat and Brisket different?

  • Ground meat is richer in Zinc, and Monounsaturated Fat, while Brisket is higher in Vitamin B6.
  • Ground meat covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 17% more than Brisket.
  • Ground meat contains 7 times more Calcium than Brisket. Ground meat contains 33mg of Calcium, while Brisket contains 5mg.
  • Brisket is lower in Saturated Fat.

Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Beef, brisket, whole, separable lean only, all grades, raw types were used in this article.

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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 Iron +18.2%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Zinc +35.5%
Contains more Potassium +36.9%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Sodium - 79
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 72% 2% 30% 17% 27% 118% 87% 11%
Contains more Iron +18.2%
Contains more Calcium +560%
Contains more Zinc +35.5%
Contains more Potassium +36.9%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Sodium - 79

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.94
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.43
Equal in Folate - 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% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +123.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +96.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +35%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.94
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.43
Equal in Folate - 7

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
46
Ground meat
48
Brisket
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
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
143%
Ground meat
124%
Brisket
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Brisket
Fats
71%
Ground meat
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.
Ground meat Brisket
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Ground meat 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?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ground meat
Ground meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.483g)
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 ($2)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground meat Brisket Opinion
Calories 241 155 Ground meat
Protein 23.87 20.72 Ground meat
Fats 15.37 7.37 Ground meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 88 62 Brisket
Vitamin D 2 Ground meat
Iron 2.27 1.92 Ground meat
Calcium 33 5 Ground meat
Potassium 241 330 Brisket
Magnesium 17 23 Brisket
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.08 Brisket
Zinc 5.84 4.31 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 166 201 Brisket
Sodium 73 79 Ground meat
Vitamin A 9 0 Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12 0.32 Brisket
Vitamin D 0 Ground meat
Vitamin B1 0.051 0.1 Brisket
Vitamin B2 0.171 0.17 Ground meat
Vitamin B3 4.026 3.94 Ground meat
Vitamin B5 0.512 0.35 Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.311 0.42 Brisket
Vitamin B12 2.49 2.43 Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9 1.3 Ground meat
Folate 7 7
Trans Fat 1.173 Brisket
Saturated Fat 6.073 2.59 Brisket
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322 3.46 Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408 0.23 Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.121 0.232 Brisket
Threonine 0.923 0.905 Ground meat
Isoleucine 1.055 0.931 Ground meat
Leucine 1.861 1.637 Ground meat
Lysine 1.976 1.724 Ground meat
Methionine 0.614 0.53 Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931 0.809 Ground meat
Valine 1.172 1.008 Ground meat
Histidine 0.775 0.709 Ground meat
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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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.