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Pastrami vs Brisket - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pastrami and Brisket different?

  • Pastrami is richer in Zinc, while Brisket is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Pastrami covers your daily need of Sodium 43% more than Brisket.
  • Brisket is lower in Sodium.

Beef, cured, pastrami 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
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Contains more Iron +15.6%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Zinc +15.5%
Contains more Potassium +57.1%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.9%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 3% 19% 13% 31% 136% 75% 141%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 72% 2% 30% 17% 27% 118% 87% 11%
Contains more Iron +15.6%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Zinc +15.5%
Contains more Potassium +57.1%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.9%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +29.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +85.7%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.94
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1% 3% 3% 3% 14% 38% 80% 16% 51% 234% 2% 5%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +32.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +29.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +85.7%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.94

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
37
Pastrami
48
Brisket
Mineral Summary Score
62
Pastrami
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
131%
Pastrami
124%
Brisket
Carbohydrates
0%
Pastrami
0%
Brisket
Fats
27%
Pastrami
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.
Pastrami Brisket
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

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Pastrami Brisket
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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brisket
Brisket contains less Sodium (difference - 999mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.091g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Brisket
Brisket is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Brisket
Brisket is relatively richer in vitamins
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 Pastrami Brisket Opinion
Calories 147 155 Brisket
Protein 21.8 20.72 Pastrami
Fats 5.82 7.37 Brisket
Vitamin C 0.3 0 Pastrami
Carbs 0.36 0 Pastrami
Cholesterol 68 62 Brisket
Vitamin D 4 Pastrami
Iron 2.22 1.92 Pastrami
Calcium 10 5 Pastrami
Potassium 210 330 Brisket
Magnesium 17 23 Brisket
Sugar 0.1 0 Brisket
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.091 0.08 Pastrami
Zinc 4.98 4.31 Pastrami
Starch
Phosphorus 175 201 Brisket
Sodium 1078 79 Brisket
Vitamin A 42 0 Pastrami
Vitamin E 0.12 0.32 Brisket
Vitamin D 0.1 Pastrami
Vitamin B1 0.052 0.1 Brisket
Vitamin B2 0.161 0.17 Brisket
Vitamin B3 4.26 3.94 Pastrami
Vitamin B5 0.265 0.35 Brisket
Vitamin B6 0.221 0.42 Brisket
Vitamin B12 1.87 2.43 Brisket
Vitamin K 0.7 1.3 Brisket
Folate 6 7 Brisket
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 2.681 2.59 Brisket
Monounsaturated Fat 2.118 3.46 Brisket
Polyunsaturated fat 0.145 0.23 Brisket
Tryptophan 0.141 0.232 Brisket
Threonine 0.857 0.905 Brisket
Isoleucine 0.976 0.931 Pastrami
Leucine 1.706 1.637 Pastrami
Lysine 1.812 1.724 Pastrami
Methionine 0.558 0.53 Pastrami
Phenylalanine 0.847 0.809 Pastrami
Valine 1.065 1.008 Pastrami
Histidine 0.684 0.709 Brisket
Fructose 0.01 Pastrami

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. Pastrami - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170204/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.