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Salami vs. Beef — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Salami and Beef?

  • Salami is richer in Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, and Selenium, while Beef is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, and Vitamin B6.
  • Beef's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 112% higher.
  • Beef has 109 times less Manganese than Salami. Salami has 0.978mg of Manganese, while Beef has 0.009mg.
  • Beef is lower in Sodium.

We used Salami, cooked, beef and pork and Beef, loin, tenderloin roast, separable lean only, boneless, trimmed to 0" fat, select, cooked, roasted 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Salami
5
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5
Beef
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Copper +268%
Contains more Manganese +10766.7%
Contains more Selenium +23.2%
Contains more Iron +94.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.6%
Contains more Potassium +11.4%
Contains less Sodium -96.9%
Contains more Zinc +26.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 59% 14% 82% 28% 227% 80% 119% 128% 171%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 114% 10% 111% 32% 8% 101% 33% 2% 139%
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Copper +268%
Contains more Manganese +10766.7%
Contains more Selenium +23.2%
Contains more Iron +94.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.6%
Contains more Potassium +11.4%
Contains less Sodium -96.9%
Contains more Zinc +26.3%

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.
Salami
6
:
6
Beef
Contains more Vitamin D +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +395.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149.7%
Contains more Choline +23.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.8%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +177%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.76
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% 5% 30% 0% 92% 83% 114% 73% 106% 3% 191% 51% 8%
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% 5% 3% 0% 19% 93% 108% 29% 155% 6% 527% 42% 4%
Contains more Vitamin D +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +395.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149.7%
Contains more Choline +23.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.8%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +177%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.76

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Salami
3
:
2
Beef
Contains more Fats +296%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +2230%
Contains more Protein +26.1%
Contains more Water +45.4%
22% 26% 2% 45% 5%
Protein: 21.85 g
Fats: 25.9 g
Carbs: 2.4 g
Water: 45.19 g
Other: 4.66 g
28% 7% 66%
Protein: 27.55 g
Fats: 6.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 65.71 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Fats +296%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +2230%
Contains more Protein +26.1%
Contains more Water +45.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Salami
2
:
1
Beef
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +307%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +375.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.1%
41% 48% 11%
Saturated Fat: 9.316 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 11.127 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.529 g
44% 47% 9%
Saturated Fat: 2.595 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.734 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.532 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +307%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +375.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Salami Beef Opinion
Net carbs 2.4g 0g Salami
Protein 21.85g 27.55g Beef
Fats 25.9g 6.54g Salami
Carbs 2.4g 0g Salami
Calories 336kcal 169kcal Salami
Sugar 0.96g 0g Beef
Calcium 15mg 13mg Salami
Iron 1.56mg 3.04mg Beef
Magnesium 19mg 14mg Salami
Phosphorus 191mg 259mg Beef
Potassium 316mg 352mg Beef
Sodium 1740mg 54mg Beef
Zinc 2.93mg 3.7mg Beef
Copper 0.357mg 0.097mg Salami
Manganese 0.978mg 0.009mg Salami
Selenium 31.3µg 25.4µg Salami
Vitamin A 0IU 6IU Beef
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Beef
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.25mg Beef
Vitamin D 41IU 3IU Salami
Vitamin D 1µg 0.1µg Salami
Vitamin B1 0.367mg 0.074mg Salami
Vitamin B2 0.357mg 0.4mg Beef
Vitamin B3 6.053mg 5.76mg Salami
Vitamin B5 1.201mg 0.481mg Salami
Vitamin B6 0.459mg 0.669mg Beef
Folate 3µg 7µg Beef
Vitamin B12 1.52µg 4.21µg Beef
Choline 93.5mg 75.6mg Salami
Vitamin K 3.2µg 1.6µg Salami
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.359mg Beef
Threonine 0.521mg 1.534mg Beef
Isoleucine 0.675mg 1.52mg Beef
Leucine 0.929mg 2.833mg Beef
Lysine 1.107mg 3.178mg Beef
Methionine 0.301mg 0.871mg Beef
Phenylalanine 0.481mg 1.299mg Beef
Valine 0.668mg 1.603mg Beef
Histidine 0.359mg 1.244mg Beef
Cholesterol 89mg 85mg Beef
Trans Fat 0.586g 0.375g Beef
Saturated Fat 9.316g 2.595g Beef
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.002g Beef
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.002g Beef
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.011g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 11.127g 2.734g Salami
Polyunsaturated fat 2.529g 0.532g Salami
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.084g 0.002g Salami
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.104g 0.349g Salami
Omega-3 - ALA 0.126g 0.013g Salami
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.017g Beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Salami Beef
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
58%
Salami
76%
Beef
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
91%
Salami
55%
Beef

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef
Beef is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 1686mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.721g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef
Beef is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
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

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. Salami - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172936/nutrients
  2. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174006/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.