How Many Calories Are in Corned Beef?

Corned beef is a cut of meat, usually brisket, that is pickled in a seasoned salt brine and sliced for sandwiches or served as a main course. High in proteins and fats, corn beef is also high in calories.

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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrient Database, a 3-oz. serving of corned beef contains approximately 200 calories. Approximately 144 calories come from fats, while protein provides 60 calories per serving. There are no carbohydrates in corned beef.

Daily Intake

A 3-oz. serving of corned beef can provide 10 percent of the daily recommended intake of calories for the average person. This percentage is determined on a typical diet of 2000 calories per day.


The USDA also indicates that a serving of corned beef weighs 85g. Of that amount, the serving contains 16g of fat and 15g of protein. Indigestible matter, other nutrients and water make up the remaining portion.


Corned beef also contains several important vitamins, such as vitamin B12, niacin, vitamin B6 and riboflavin. Dietary minerals within corned beef include phosphorus, zinc, selenium and sodium.

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