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Beef vs Bologna sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Beef and Bologna sausage different?

  • Beef is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, while Bologna sausage is higher in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin D.
  • Beef covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 71% more than Bologna sausage.
  • Beef contains 3 times more Iron than Bologna sausage. Beef contains 2.6mg of Iron, while Bologna sausage contains 0.77mg.
  • Bologna sausage is lower in Cholesterol.

Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Bologna, pork types were used in this article.

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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 +63.6%
Contains more Iron +237.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.4%
Contains more Potassium +13.2%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Contains more Zinc +210.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 29% 10% 60% 25% 119% 56% 27%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Iron +237.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.4%
Contains more Potassium +13.2%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Contains more Zinc +210.8%
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
Beef
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41.5%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +183.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1037%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.72
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 42% 0% 131% 37% 74% 44% 63% 4% 117% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41.5%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +183.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1037%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.72

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.
Beef Bologna sausage
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Bologna sausage Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.73g Bologna sausage
Protein 25.93g 15.3g Beef
Fats 15.41g 19.87g Bologna sausage
Carbs 0g 0.73g Bologna sausage
Calories 250kcal 247kcal Beef
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 11mg Beef
Iron 2.6mg 0.77mg Beef
Magnesium 21mg 14mg Beef
Phosphorus 198mg 139mg Beef
Potassium 318mg 281mg Beef
Sodium 72mg 907mg Beef
Zinc 6.31mg 2.03mg Beef
Copper 0.085mg 0.08mg Beef
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Beef
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.26mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 2IU 56IU Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 0µg 1.4µg Bologna sausage
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.523mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B2 0.176mg 0.157mg Beef
Vitamin B3 5.378mg 3.9mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658mg 0.72mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.27mg Beef
Folate 9µg 5µg Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64µg 0.93µg Beef
Vitamin K 1.2µg 0.3µg Beef
Tryptophan 0.094mg 0.149mg Bologna sausage
Threonine 0.72mg 0.641mg Beef
Isoleucine 0.822mg 0.663mg Beef
Leucine 1.45mg 1.168mg Beef
Lysine 1.54mg 1.204mg Beef
Methionine 0.478mg 0.412mg Beef
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 0.585mg Beef
Valine 0.914mg 0.737mg Beef
Histidine 0.604mg 0.482mg Beef
Cholesterol 88mg 59mg Bologna sausage
Trans Fat 0.572g g Bologna sausage
Saturated Fat 5.895g 6.839g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 9.732g Bologna sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 2.107g Bologna sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Beef Bologna sausage
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
52
Beef
43
Bologna sausage
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
41
Bologna sausage

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
156%
Beef
92%
Bologna sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
1%
Bologna sausage
Fats
71%
Beef
92%
Bologna sausage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 835mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.944g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
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 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.

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. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/nutrients
  2. Bologna sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173856/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.