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Beef vs Bratwurst - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Beef and Bratwurst

  • Beef has more Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Selenium, and Phosphorus, however Bratwurst is richer in Vitamin B1, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Beef covers your daily Zinc needs 35% more than Bratwurst.
  • Bratwurst has 3 times less Iron than Beef. Beef has 2.6mg of Iron, while Bratwurst has 1mg.
  • Beef contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Bratwurst, beef and pork, smoked.

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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
Beef
8
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Contains more Iron +160%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Zinc +155.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.3%
Contains less Sodium -91.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 3% 25% 11% 27% 68% 56% 111%
Contains more Iron +160%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Zinc +155.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.3%
Contains less Sodium -91.5%
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 B3 +72.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91%
Contains more Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +726.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.69
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.67
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 331% 3% 7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 96% 50% 59% 42% 47% 334% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91%
Contains more Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +726.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.69
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.67

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
52
Bratwurst
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
42
Bratwurst

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
73%
Bratwurst
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
2%
Bratwurst
Fats
71%
Beef
122%
Bratwurst

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 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
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Beef Bratwurst
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 776mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.185g)
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 - $1)
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Bratwurst Opinion
Calories 250 297 Bratwurst
Protein 25.93 12.2 Beef
Fats 15.41 26.34 Bratwurst
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 2 Bratwurst
Cholesterol 88 78 Bratwurst
Vitamin D 2 Beef
Iron 2.6 1 Beef
Calcium 18 7 Beef
Potassium 318 283 Beef
Magnesium 21 15 Beef
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.085 0.08 Beef
Zinc 6.31 2.47 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 198 130 Beef
Sodium 72 848 Beef
Vitamin A 9 0 Beef
Vitamin E 0.12 Beef
Vitamin D 0 Beef
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.38 Bratwurst
Vitamin B2 0.176 0.213 Bratwurst
Vitamin B3 5.378 3.11 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658 0.69 Bratwurst
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.2 Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64 2.67 Bratwurst
Vitamin K 1.2 Beef
Folate 9 4 Beef
Trans Fat 0.572 Bratwurst
Saturated Fat 5.895 6.08 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668 8 Bratwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484 1.58 Bratwurst
Tryptophan 0.094 0.107 Bratwurst
Threonine 0.72 0.465 Beef
Isoleucine 0.822 0.485 Beef
Leucine 1.45 0.81 Beef
Lysine 1.54 0.903 Beef
Methionine 0.478 0.364 Beef
Phenylalanine 0.725 0.405 Beef
Valine 0.914 0.464 Beef
Histidine 0.604 0.395 Beef
Fructose

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. 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.