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Pork vs Brisket - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pork and Brisket

  • Pork has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus, however Brisket is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Brisket covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 72% more than Pork.
  • Brisket contains 9 times less Vitamin B1 than Pork. Pork contains 0.877mg of Vitamin B1, while Brisket contains 0.1mg.
  • Brisket has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Beef, brisket, whole, separable lean only, all grades, raw.

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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
Pork
5
:
Contains more Calcium +280%
Contains more Potassium +28.2%
Contains more Magnesium +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.4%
Contains less Sodium -21.5%
Contains more Iron +120.7%
Contains more Zinc +80.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 72% 2% 30% 17% 27% 118% 87% 11%
Contains more Calcium +280%
Contains more Potassium +28.2%
Contains more Magnesium +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.4%
Contains less Sodium -21.5%
Contains more Iron +120.7%
Contains more Zinc +80.3%
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
Pork
8
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +777%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +88.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +99.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +247.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +40%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.42
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 6% 39% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 88% 0% 4%
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 B1 +777%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +88.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +99.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +10.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +247.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +40%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.42

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
56
Pork
48
Brisket
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
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
164%
Pork
124%
Brisket
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
0%
Brisket
Fats
64%
Pork
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.
Pork Brisket
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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Pork 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?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.64g)
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 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 Pork Brisket Opinion
Calories 242 155 Pork
Protein 27.32 20.72 Pork
Fats 13.92 7.37 Pork
Vitamin C 0.6 0 Pork
Net carbs 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 80 62 Brisket
Vitamin D 53 Pork
Iron 0.87 1.92 Brisket
Calcium 19 5 Pork
Potassium 423 330 Pork
Magnesium 28 23 Pork
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.073 0.08 Brisket
Zinc 2.39 4.31 Brisket
Starch
Phosphorus 246 201 Pork
Sodium 62 79 Pork
Vitamin A 7 0 Pork
Vitamin E 0.29 0.32 Brisket
Vitamin D 1.3 Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877 0.1 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321 0.17 Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037 3.94 Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698 0.35 Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464 0.42 Pork
Vitamin B12 0.7 2.43 Brisket
Vitamin K 0 1.3 Brisket
Folate 5 7 Brisket
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 5.23 2.59 Brisket
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19 3.46 Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 0.23 Pork
Tryptophan 0.338 0.232 Pork
Threonine 1.234 0.905 Pork
Isoleucine 1.26 0.931 Pork
Leucine 2.177 1.637 Pork
Lysine 2.446 1.724 Pork
Methionine 0.712 0.53 Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086 0.809 Pork
Valine 1.473 1.008 Pork
Histidine 1.067 0.709 Pork
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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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.