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

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 Folate - 7
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.43
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 7% 0% 0% 25% 40% 74% 21% 97% 6% 304% 4%
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 Folate - 7
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.43

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground meat Brisket
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
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

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.

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.