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Pot roast vs Brisket - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pot roast and Brisket?

  • Pot roast is richer in Zinc, Selenium, and Iron, yet Brisket is richer in Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B6.
  • Pot roast's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 25% higher.
  • Pot roast has 2 times more Cholesterol than Brisket. Pot roast has 116mg of Cholesterol, while Brisket has 62mg.
  • Brisket contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Beef, chuck, arm pot roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, braised and Beef, brisket, whole, separable lean only, all grades, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +220%
Contains more Iron +26%
Contains less Sodium -40.5%
Contains more Zinc +54.5%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Magnesium +21.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.5%
Contains more Potassium +42.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 91% 14% 75% 21% 7% 182% 33%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 72% 17% 87% 30% 11% 118% 27%
Contains more Calcium +220%
Contains more Iron +26%
Contains less Sodium -40.5%
Contains more Zinc +54.5%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Magnesium +21.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.5%
Contains more Potassium +42.9%

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 E +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.1%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +69.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +14.1%
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 0% 11% 6% 0% 15% 40% 77% 35% 66% 7% 267% 5%
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 E +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +63.1%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +69.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +48.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +14.1%
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.
Pot roast 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 Pot roast Brisket Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.94g 20.72g Pot roast
Fats 19.17g 7.37g Pot roast
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 297kcal 155kcal Pot roast
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 16mg 5mg Pot roast
Iron 2.42mg 1.92mg Pot roast
Magnesium 19mg 23mg Brisket
Phosphorus 174mg 201mg Brisket
Potassium 231mg 330mg Brisket
Sodium 47mg 79mg Pot roast
Zinc 6.66mg 4.31mg Pot roast
Copper 0.099mg 0.08mg Pot roast
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.32mg Pot roast
Vitamin D 8IU IU Pot roast
Vitamin D 0.2µg µg Pot roast
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.059mg 0.1mg Brisket
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.17mg Pot roast
Vitamin B3 4.105mg 3.94mg Pot roast
Vitamin B5 0.571mg 0.35mg Pot roast
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.42mg Brisket
Folate 9µg 7µg Pot roast
Vitamin B12 2.13µg 2.43µg Brisket
Vitamin K 1.8µg 1.3µg Pot roast
Tryptophan 0.19mg 0.232mg Brisket
Threonine 1.156mg 0.905mg Pot roast
Isoleucine 1.317mg 0.931mg Pot roast
Leucine 2.302mg 1.637mg Pot roast
Lysine 2.446mg 1.724mg Pot roast
Methionine 0.754mg 0.53mg Pot roast
Phenylalanine 1.143mg 0.809mg Pot roast
Valine 1.436mg 1.008mg Pot roast
Histidine 0.924mg 0.709mg Pot roast
Cholesterol 116mg 62mg Brisket
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 7.548g 2.59g Brisket
Monounsaturated Fat 8.175g 3.46g Pot roast
Polyunsaturated fat 0.708g 0.23g Pot roast

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pot roast 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
44
Pot roast
48
Brisket
Mineral Summary Score
53
Pot roast
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
174%
Pot roast
124%
Brisket
Carbohydrates
0%
Pot roast
0%
Brisket
Fats
88%
Pot roast
34%
Brisket

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pot roast
Pot roast contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pot roast
Pot roast is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pot roast
Pot roast is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 54mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.958g)
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. Pot roast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170213/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.