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Corned Beef Nutrition

author image Carolyn Robbins
Carolyn Robbins began writing in 2006. Her work appears on various websites and covers various topics including neuroscience, physiology, nutrition and fitness. Robbins graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology and theology from Saint Vincent College.
Corned Beef Nutrition
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Corned beef, a salt-cured, seasoned beef brisket, is a favorite in Irish-American culture. Thinly sliced corned beef makes an excellent sandwich filling. It also works well in a potato hash. Corned beef is extremely high in fat and sodium, so save it for special occasions.

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Calories and Fat

Corned beef is relatively low-calorie but very high in fat. A 100-gram serving has 251 calories. The total fat content is 18.98 grams, which is more than a quarter of your recommended daily value.

Sodium Content

Because of the way in which it is prepared, corned beef is necessarily high in sodium. A 100-gram serving contains a whopping 973 milligrams, which constitutes 41 percent of your daily recommended value.

A Boost in Protein

At 18.2 grams per 100-gram serving, corned beef is a good source of protein. It also contains 10 percent of your daily recommended value for iron. The quantities of other nutrients in corned beef are negligible.

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