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Roast beef vs. Canadian bacon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Roast beef and Canadian bacon

  • Roast beef has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Zinc, while Canadian bacon has more Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Choline, Potassium, and Phosphorus.
  • Roast beef's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 67% higher.
  • Canadian bacon contains 4 times less Iron than Roast beef. Roast beef contains 2.05mg of Iron, while Canadian bacon contains 0.56mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Roast beef, deli style, prepackaged, sliced and Canadian bacon, cooked, pan-fried.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +266.1%
Contains less Sodium -14.1%
Contains more Zinc +85%
Contains more Copper +36.5%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.7%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains more Selenium +242.9%
Equal in Manganese - 0.016
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 77% 15% 104% 58% 112% 88% 29% 2% 81%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 22% 20% 133% 89% 130% 48% 21% 3% 275%
Contains more Iron +266.1%
Contains less Sodium -14.1%
Contains more Zinc +85%
Contains more Copper +36.5%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Magnesium +35%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.7%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains more Selenium +242.9%
Equal in Manganese - 0.016

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 E +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +64.3%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +374.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1455.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.2%
Contains more Choline +138.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 10% 0% 0% 11% 50% 105% 34% 107% 4% 256% 24% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 9% 6% 0% 168% 43% 188% 44% 65% 3% 54% 58% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +19.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +64.3%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +374.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1455.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +79%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27.2%
Contains more Choline +138.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +32.7%
Contains more Water +18%
Contains more Protein +52%
Contains more Carbs +181.3%
Contains more Other +38.4%
19% 4% 74% 3%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 3.69 g
Carbs: 0.64 g
Water: 73.72 g
Other: 3.33 g
28% 3% 2% 63% 5%
Protein: 28.31 g
Fats: 2.78 g
Carbs: 1.8 g
Water: 62.5 g
Other: 4.61 g
Contains more Fats +32.7%
Contains more Water +18%
Contains more Protein +52%
Contains more Carbs +181.3%
Contains more Other +38.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +21.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -21.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +79.6%
42% 49% 9%
Saturated Fat: 1.318 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.521 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.27 g
37% 45% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.039 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.255 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.485 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +21.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -21.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +79.6%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Equal in Glucose - 0.3
100%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 0.29 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
75% 25%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.9 g
Glucose: 0.3 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Equal in Glucose - 0.3

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Roast beef Canadian bacon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Roast beef Canadian bacon Opinion
Net carbs 0.64g 1.8g Canadian bacon
Protein 18.62g 28.31g Canadian bacon
Fats 3.69g 2.78g Roast beef
Carbs 0.64g 1.8g Canadian bacon
Calories 115kcal 146kcal Canadian bacon
Sugar 0.29g 1.2g Roast beef
Calcium 5mg 7mg Canadian bacon
Iron 2.05mg 0.56mg Roast beef
Magnesium 20mg 27mg Canadian bacon
Phosphorus 242mg 309mg Canadian bacon
Potassium 647mg 999mg Canadian bacon
Sodium 853mg 993mg Roast beef
Zinc 3.2mg 1.73mg Roast beef
Copper 0.086mg 0.063mg Roast beef
Manganese 0.015mg 0.016mg Canadian bacon
Selenium 14.7µg 50.4µg Canadian bacon
Vitamin A 11IU 0IU Roast beef
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Roast beef
Vitamin E 0.49mg 0.41mg Roast beef
Vitamin D 1IU 9IU Canadian bacon
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Canadian bacon
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.669mg Canadian bacon
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.185mg Roast beef
Vitamin B3 5.581mg 9.988mg Canadian bacon
Vitamin B5 0.566mg 0.72mg Canadian bacon
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0.28mg Roast beef
Folate 5µg 4µg Roast beef
Vitamin B12 2.04µg 0.43µg Roast beef
Choline 43.9mg 104.8mg Canadian bacon
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0.2µg Roast beef
Tryptophan 0.332mg Canadian bacon
Threonine 1.226mg Canadian bacon
Isoleucine 1.32mg Canadian bacon
Leucine 2.294mg Canadian bacon
Lysine 2.479mg Canadian bacon
Methionine 0.764mg Canadian bacon
Phenylalanine 1.158mg Canadian bacon
Valine 1.41mg Canadian bacon
Histidine 1.134mg Canadian bacon
Cholesterol 51mg 67mg Roast beef
Trans Fat 0.148g 0.008g Canadian bacon
Saturated Fat 1.318g 1.039g Canadian bacon
Omega-3 - DHA 0.001g 0.001g
Omega-3 - EPA 0.007g 0g Roast beef
Omega-3 - DPA 0.012g 0.006g Roast beef
Monounsaturated Fat 1.521g 1.255g Roast beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.27g 0.485g Canadian bacon
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g 0.014g Canadian bacon
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.14g 0.36g Canadian bacon
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g 0.001g
Omega-3 - ALA 0.017g 0.011g Roast beef
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0g 0.003g Canadian bacon
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g 0.008g Roast beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Roast beef Canadian bacon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
46%
Roast beef
49%
Canadian bacon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Roast beef
74%
Canadian bacon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Roast beef
Roast beef is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.91g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Roast beef
Roast beef contains less Sodium (difference - 140mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Roast beef
Roast beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Canadian bacon
Canadian bacon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.279g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Canadian bacon
Canadian bacon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Canadian bacon
Canadian bacon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Roast beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174570/nutrients
  2. Canadian bacon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168383/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.