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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
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +15.6%
Contains more Zinc +15.5%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.9%
Contains more Potassium +57.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 84% 13% 75% 19% 141% 136% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 72% 17% 87% 30% 11% 118% 27%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +15.6%
Contains more Zinc +15.5%
Contains more Copper +13.8%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.9%
Contains more Potassium +57.1%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +29.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +85.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.94
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 3% 3% 1% 14% 38% 80% 16% 51% 5% 234% 2%
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 C +∞%
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 Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +29.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +85.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.94

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pastrami Brisket
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
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

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 Cholesterol?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
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.

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.