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Beef vs. Bratwurst — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Beef and Bratwurst different?

  • Beef is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Iron, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2, however, Bratwurst is richer in Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Beef is 64% higher.
  • Beef contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Bratwurst. While Beef contains 0.669mg of Vitamin B6, Bratwurst contains only 0.2mg.
  • Beef has less Saturated Fat.

Beef, loin, tenderloin roast, separable lean only, boneless, trimmed to 0" fat, select, cooked, roasted and Bratwurst, beef and pork, smoked are the varieties 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Beef
8
:
Contains more Calcium +85.7%
Contains more Iron +204%
Contains more Phosphorus +99.2%
Contains more Potassium +24.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Contains more Zinc +49.8%
Contains more Copper +21.3%
Contains more Selenium +80.1%
Contains more Manganese +355.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 15
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 114% 10% 111% 32% 8% 101% 33% 2% 139%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 38% 11% 56% 25% 111% 68% 27% 6% 77%
Contains more Calcium +85.7%
Contains more Iron +204%
Contains more Phosphorus +99.2%
Contains more Potassium +24.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Contains more Zinc +49.8%
Contains more Copper +21.3%
Contains more Selenium +80.1%
Contains more Manganese +355.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 15

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Beef
10
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +234.5%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +413.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 5% 3% 0% 19% 93% 108% 29% 155% 6% 527% 42% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 96% 50% 59% 42% 47% 3% 334% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +234.5%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +413.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Beef
2
:
Contains more Protein +125.8%
Contains more Water +16%
Contains more Fats +302.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +1305%
28% 7% 66%
Protein: 27.55 g
Fats: 6.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 65.71 g
Other: 0.2 g
12% 26% 2% 57% 3%
Protein: 12.2 g
Fats: 26.34 g
Carbs: 2 g
Water: 56.65 g
Other: 2.81 g
Contains more Protein +125.8%
Contains more Water +16%
Contains more Fats +302.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +1305%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Beef
1
:
Contains less Saturated Fat -57.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +192.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +197%
44% 47% 9%
Saturated Fat: 2.595 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.734 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.532 g
39% 51% 10%
Saturated Fat: 6.08 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.58 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -57.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +192.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +197%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Beef Bratwurst
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Bratwurst Opinion
Net carbs 0g 2g Bratwurst
Protein 27.55g 12.2g Beef
Fats 6.54g 26.34g Bratwurst
Carbs 0g 2g Bratwurst
Calories 169kcal 297kcal Bratwurst
Calcium 13mg 7mg Beef
Iron 3.04mg 1mg Beef
Magnesium 14mg 15mg Bratwurst
Phosphorus 259mg 130mg Beef
Potassium 352mg 283mg Beef
Sodium 54mg 848mg Beef
Zinc 3.7mg 2.47mg Beef
Copper 0.097mg 0.08mg Beef
Manganese 0.009mg 0.041mg Bratwurst
Selenium 25.4µg 14.1µg Beef
Vitamin A 6IU 0IU Beef
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 0µg Beef
Vitamin E 0.25mg Beef
Vitamin D 3IU Beef
Vitamin D 0.1µg Beef
Vitamin B1 0.074mg 0.38mg Bratwurst
Vitamin B2 0.4mg 0.213mg Beef
Vitamin B3 5.76mg 3.11mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.481mg 0.69mg Bratwurst
Vitamin B6 0.669mg 0.2mg Beef
Folate 7µg 4µg Beef
Vitamin B12 4.21µg 2.67µg Beef
Choline 75.6mg Beef
Vitamin K 1.6µg Beef
Tryptophan 0.359mg 0.107mg Beef
Threonine 1.534mg 0.465mg Beef
Isoleucine 1.52mg 0.485mg Beef
Leucine 2.833mg 0.81mg Beef
Lysine 3.178mg 0.903mg Beef
Methionine 0.871mg 0.364mg Beef
Phenylalanine 1.299mg 0.405mg Beef
Valine 1.603mg 0.464mg Beef
Histidine 1.244mg 0.395mg Beef
Cholesterol 85mg 78mg Bratwurst
Trans Fat 0.375g Bratwurst
Saturated Fat 2.595g 6.08g Beef
Omega-3 - DHA 0.002g 0g Beef
Omega-3 - EPA 0.002g 0g Beef
Omega-3 - DPA 0.011g 0g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 2.734g 8g Bratwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 0.532g 1.58g Bratwurst
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Beef
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.349g Beef
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g Beef
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.017g Beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Beef Bratwurst
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
76%
Beef
48%
Bratwurst
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Beef
42%
Bratwurst

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 794mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.485g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef
Beef is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174006/nutrients
  2. Bratwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172956/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.