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Steak vs Corned beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Steak and Corned beef

  • Steak is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Iron, yet Corned beef is richer in Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Corned beef is 40% higher.
  • Steak contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Corned beef. Steak contains 0.5mg of Vitamin B6, while Corned beef contains 0.23mg.
  • Corned beef contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked.

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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 +50%
Contains more Iron +29%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.4%
Contains more Potassium +92.4%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Zinc +38.4%
Contains more Copper +81.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +29%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.4%
Contains more Potassium +92.4%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Contains more Zinc +38.4%
Contains more Copper +81.2%

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +184.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Folate - 6
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.5
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 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% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +184.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +117.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Folate - 6
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.5

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 Corned beef
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Steak Corned beef Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.47g Corned beef
Protein 24.85g 18.17g Steak
Fats 19.02g 18.98g Steak
Carbs 0g 0.47g Corned beef
Calories 271kcal 251kcal Steak
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 8mg Steak
Iron 2.4mg 1.86mg Steak
Magnesium 23mg 12mg Steak
Phosphorus 163mg 125mg Steak
Potassium 279mg 145mg Steak
Sodium 58mg 973mg Steak
Zinc 6.34mg 4.58mg Steak
Copper 0.085mg 0.154mg Corned beef
Vitamin A 25IU 0IU Steak
Vitamin E mg 0.16mg Corned beef
Vitamin D 6IU 4IU Steak
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.1µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.074mg 0.026mg Steak
Vitamin B2 0.301mg 0.17mg Steak
Vitamin B3 5.149mg 3.03mg Steak
Vitamin B5 mg 0.42mg Corned beef
Vitamin B6 0.5mg 0.23mg Steak
Folate 6µg 6µg
Vitamin B12 2.2µg 1.63µg Steak
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.5µg Steak
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.119mg Steak
Threonine 1.171mg 0.726mg Steak
Isoleucine 1.157mg 0.827mg Steak
Leucine 2.142mg 1.445mg Steak
Lysine 2.38mg 1.536mg Steak
Methionine 0.672mg 0.473mg Steak
Phenylalanine 0.997mg 0.718mg Steak
Valine 1.242mg 0.901mg Steak
Histidine 0.931mg 0.58mg Steak
Cholesterol 78mg 98mg Steak
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 8.443g 6.34g Corned beef
Monounsaturated Fat 9.171g 9.22g Corned beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.896g 0.67g Steak

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Steak Corned beef
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
49
Steak
33
Corned beef
Mineral Summary Score
52
Steak
56
Corned beef

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
109%
Corned beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Steak
0%
Corned beef
Fats
88%
Steak
88%
Corned beef

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 915mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Steak
Steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Steak
Steak is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.103g)
Which food is cheaper?
Corned beef
Corned beef is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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)

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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.