Corned Beef


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Corned beef is a salt-cured beef product. The term comes from the treatment of the meat with large grained rock salt, also called “corns” of salt (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

Hives, or urticaria, are a common allergic response to beef. Skin itchiness in response to the histamines your body release during an allergic reaction is the first sign of the condition. Hives sit on the skin’s surface as red, clearly defined welts. They often spread into large, inflamed area (Wolfe, 2013).

Common Uses:

Corned beef is often purchased ready to eat in delicatessens. It is the key ingredient in the grilled Reuben sandwich, consisting of corned beef, Swiss cheesesauerkraut, and Thousand Island or Russian dressing on rye bread (Wikipedia, nd).

Amount Per 3 oz (85 g)
Calories 213
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16 g 24%
Saturated fat 5 g 25%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.6 g
Monounsaturated fat 8 g
Cholesterol 83 mg 27%
Sodium 827 mg 34%
Potassium 123 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 0.4 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 15 g 30%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 8%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 10%
Vitamin B-12 23% Magnesium 2%

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Check out the interesting history of corned beef.