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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork Brisket Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 27.32g 20.72g Pork
Fats 13.92g 7.37g Pork
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 242kcal 155kcal Pork
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 5mg Pork
Iron 0.87mg 1.92mg Brisket
Magnesium 28mg 23mg Pork
Phosphorus 246mg 201mg Pork
Potassium 423mg 330mg Pork
Sodium 62mg 79mg Pork
Zinc 2.39mg 4.31mg Brisket
Copper 0.073mg 0.08mg Brisket
Vitamin A 7IU 0IU Pork
Vitamin E 0.29mg 0.32mg Brisket
Vitamin D 53IU IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg µg Pork
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877mg 0.1mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321mg 0.17mg Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037mg 3.94mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698mg 0.35mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464mg 0.42mg Pork
Folate 5µg 7µg Brisket
Vitamin B12 0.7µg 2.43µg Brisket
Vitamin K 0µg 1.3µg Brisket
Tryptophan 0.338mg 0.232mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg 0.905mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg 0.931mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg 1.637mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg 1.724mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg 0.53mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 0.809mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg 1.008mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg 0.709mg Pork
Cholesterol 80mg 62mg Brisket
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 5.23g 2.59g Brisket
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19g 3.46g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2g 0.23g Pork

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork 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
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

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.

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.