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Bologna sausage vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bologna sausage and Beef different?

  • Bologna sausage is richer in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin D, while Beef is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Beef covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 71% more than Bologna sausage.
  • Bologna sausage contains 28 times more Vitamin D than Beef. Bologna sausage contains 56IU of Vitamin D, while Beef contains 2IU.
  • Beef is lower in Sodium.

Bologna, pork and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled 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
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Beef
Contains more Iron +237.7%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +13.2%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Zinc +210.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.085
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 4% 25% 10% 27% 56% 60% 119%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Contains more Iron +237.7%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +13.2%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Zinc +210.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.085

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
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Beef
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1037%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +183.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Folate +80%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.658
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% 6% 42% 131% 37% 74% 44% 63% 117% 1% 4%
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%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1037%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +41.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +183.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Folate +80%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.658

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
43
Bologna sausage
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
41
Bologna sausage
55
Beef

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

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.
Bologna sausage Beef
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

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Bologna sausage Beef
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bologna sausage Beef Opinion
Calories 247 250 Beef
Protein 15.3 25.93 Beef
Fats 19.87 15.41 Bologna sausage
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.73 0 Bologna sausage
Cholesterol 59 88 Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 56 2 Bologna sausage
Iron 0.77 2.6 Beef
Calcium 11 18 Beef
Potassium 281 318 Beef
Magnesium 14 21 Beef
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.085 Beef
Zinc 2.03 6.31 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 139 198 Beef
Sodium 907 72 Beef
Vitamin A 0 9 Beef
Vitamin E 0.26 0.12 Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 1.4 0 Bologna sausage
Vitamin B1 0.523 0.046 Bologna sausage
Vitamin B2 0.157 0.176 Beef
Vitamin B3 3.9 5.378 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.72 0.658 Bologna sausage
Vitamin B6 0.27 0.382 Beef
Vitamin B12 0.93 2.64 Beef
Vitamin K 0.3 1.2 Beef
Folate 5 9 Beef
Trans Fat 0.572 Bologna sausage
Saturated Fat 6.839 5.895 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 9.732 6.668 Bologna sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 2.107 0.484 Bologna sausage
Tryptophan 0.149 0.094 Bologna sausage
Threonine 0.641 0.72 Beef
Isoleucine 0.663 0.822 Beef
Leucine 1.168 1.45 Beef
Lysine 1.204 1.54 Beef
Methionine 0.412 0.478 Beef
Phenylalanine 0.585 0.725 Beef
Valine 0.737 0.914 Beef
Histidine 0.482 0.604 Beef
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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. Bologna sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173856/nutrients
  2. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.