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Steak vs Brisket - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Steak and Brisket

  • Steak has more Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Iron, however Brisket is richer in Vitamin B12, and Phosphorus.
  • Steak covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 29% more than Brisket.
  • Brisket has 2 times less Selenium than Steak. Steak has 31.8µg 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 off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" 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
Steak
5
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Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Calcium +140%
Contains more Zinc +47.1%
Contains less Sodium -26.6%
Contains more Potassium +18.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 4% 25% 17% 29% 173% 70% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 72% 2% 30% 17% 27% 118% 87% 11%
Contains more Iron +25%
Contains more Calcium +140%
Contains more Zinc +47.1%
Contains less Sodium -26.6%
Contains more Potassium +18.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.3%
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
Steak
6
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19%
Contains more Vitamin K +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.5%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 0% 3% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 275% 4% 5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 7% 0% 25% 40% 74% 21% 97% 304% 4% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19%
Contains more Vitamin K +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.5%
Contains more Folate +16.7%

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
49
Steak
48
Brisket
Mineral Summary Score
52
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
149%
Steak
124%
Brisket
Carbohydrates
0%
Steak
0%
Brisket
Fats
88%
Steak
34%
Brisket

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

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Steak Brisket
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.853g)
Which food is cheaper?
Brisket
Brisket is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Steak Brisket Opinion
Calories 271 155 Steak
Protein 24.85 20.72 Steak
Fats 19.02 7.37 Steak
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 78 62 Brisket
Vitamin D 6 Steak
Iron 2.4 1.92 Steak
Calcium 12 5 Steak
Potassium 279 330 Brisket
Magnesium 23 23
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.085 0.08 Steak
Zinc 6.34 4.31 Steak
Starch
Phosphorus 163 201 Brisket
Sodium 58 79 Steak
Vitamin A 25 0 Steak
Vitamin E 0.32 Brisket
Vitamin D 0.1 Steak
Vitamin B1 0.074 0.1 Brisket
Vitamin B2 0.301 0.17 Steak
Vitamin B3 5.149 3.94 Steak
Vitamin B5 0.35 Brisket
Vitamin B6 0.5 0.42 Steak
Vitamin B12 2.2 2.43 Brisket
Vitamin K 1.6 1.3 Steak
Folate 6 7 Brisket
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 8.443 2.59 Brisket
Monounsaturated Fat 9.171 3.46 Steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.896 0.23 Steak
Tryptophan 0.278 0.232 Steak
Threonine 1.171 0.905 Steak
Isoleucine 1.157 0.931 Steak
Leucine 2.142 1.637 Steak
Lysine 2.38 1.724 Steak
Methionine 0.672 0.53 Steak
Phenylalanine 0.997 0.809 Steak
Valine 1.242 1.008 Steak
Histidine 0.931 0.709 Steak
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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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.