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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
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 - 0.085
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 29% 10% 60% 25% 119% 56% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
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 - 0.085

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 Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +183.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.658
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%
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%
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 Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +183.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.658

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bologna sausage Beef
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
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

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. 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.