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Rib eye steak vs Brisket - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Rib eye steak and Brisket

  • Rib eye steak has more Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3, however Brisket is richer in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, and Choline.
  • Rib eye steak covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 35% more than Brisket.
  • Brisket has 2 times less Selenium than Rib eye steak. Rib eye steak has 29.7µg of Selenium, while Brisket has 16.4µg.
  • Brisket contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip-on, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled 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
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -31.6%
Contains more Zinc +37.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.2%
Contains more Potassium +26.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 85% 16% 66% 23% 8% 162% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 72% 17% 87% 30% 11% 118% 27%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Iron +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -31.6%
Contains more Zinc +37.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.2%
Contains more Potassium +26.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +220%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.8%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 2% 6% 0% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 5% 263% 4%
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 B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +220%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40.8%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.7%

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.
Rib eye steak Brisket
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Rib eye steak Brisket Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.69g 20.72g Rib eye steak
Fats 21.81g 7.37g Rib eye steak
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 291kcal 155kcal Rib eye steak
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 5mg Rib eye steak
Iron 2.24mg 1.92mg Rib eye steak
Magnesium 22mg 23mg Brisket
Phosphorus 152mg 201mg Brisket
Potassium 260mg 330mg Brisket
Sodium 54mg 79mg Rib eye steak
Zinc 5.91mg 4.31mg Rib eye steak
Copper 0.08mg 0.08mg
Vitamin A 25IU 0IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.32mg Brisket
Vitamin D 7IU IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin D 0.2µg µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.071mg 0.1mg Brisket
Vitamin B2 0.287mg 0.17mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B3 4.908mg 3.94mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B5 0.536mg 0.35mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B6 0.477mg 0.42mg Rib eye steak
Folate 6µg 7µg Brisket
Vitamin B12 2.1µg 2.43µg Brisket
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.3µg Rib eye steak
Tryptophan 0.265mg 0.232mg Rib eye steak
Threonine 1.116mg 0.905mg Rib eye steak
Isoleucine 1.103mg 0.931mg Rib eye steak
Leucine 2.041mg 1.637mg Rib eye steak
Lysine 2.269mg 1.724mg Rib eye steak
Methionine 0.641mg 0.53mg Rib eye steak
Phenylalanine 0.95mg 0.809mg Rib eye steak
Valine 1.184mg 1.008mg Rib eye steak
Histidine 0.888mg 0.709mg Rib eye steak
Cholesterol 80mg 62mg Brisket
Trans Fat 1.478g g Brisket
Saturated Fat 9.684g 2.59g Brisket
Monounsaturated Fat 10.519g 3.46g Rib eye steak
Polyunsaturated fat 1.027g 0.23g Rib eye steak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Rib eye steak 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
50
Rib eye steak
48
Brisket
Mineral Summary Score
48
Rib eye steak
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
142%
Rib eye steak
124%
Brisket
Carbohydrates
0%
Rib eye steak
0%
Brisket
Fats
101%
Rib eye steak
34%
Brisket

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
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 - 7.094g)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Rib eye steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173392/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.