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Bologna sausage vs. Braunschweiger — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Bologna sausage and Braunschweiger

  • Bologna sausage has more Vitamin B1, however, Braunschweiger has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Choline, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Braunschweiger is 798% higher.
  • Braunschweiger has 2 times less Vitamin B1 than Bologna sausage. Bologna sausage has 0.523mg of Vitamin B1, while Braunschweiger has 0.249mg.
  • Bologna sausage is lower in Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Bologna, pork and Braunschweiger (a liver sausage), pork.

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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.
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Potassium +41.2%
Contains more Iron +1354.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.9%
Contains more Zinc +38.4%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Manganese +330.6%
Contains more Selenium +356.7%
Equal in Sodium - 977
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 29% 10% 60% 25% 119% 56% 27% 5% 70%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 420% 8% 72% 18% 128% 77% 80% 21% 317%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Potassium +41.2%
Contains more Iron +1354.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.9%
Contains more Zinc +38.4%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Manganese +330.6%
Contains more Selenium +356.7%
Equal in Sodium - 977

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.
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Contains more Vitamin D +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +34.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +871.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +369.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.2%
Contains more Folate +780%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2060.2%
Contains more Choline +370.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +433.3%
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% 6% 42% 0% 131% 37% 74% 44% 63% 4% 117% 30% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 844% 7% 36% 0% 63% 352% 157% 203% 77% 33% 2512% 140% 4%
Contains more Vitamin D +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +110%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +34.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +871.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +369.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.2%
Contains more Folate +780%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2060.2%
Contains more Choline +370.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +433.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +19.8%
Contains more Fats +43.4%
Contains more Carbs +324.7%
Equal in Protein - 14.5
Equal in Other - 3.3
15% 20% 61% 4%
Protein: 15.3 g
Fats: 19.87 g
Carbs: 0.73 g
Water: 60.6 g
Other: 3.5 g
15% 29% 3% 51% 3%
Protein: 14.5 g
Fats: 28.5 g
Carbs: 3.1 g
Water: 50.6 g
Other: 3.3 g
Contains more Water +19.8%
Contains more Fats +43.4%
Contains more Carbs +324.7%
Equal in Protein - 14.5
Equal in Other - 3.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -26.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +30.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +51.5%
37% 52% 11%
Saturated Fat: 6.839 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.732 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.107 g
37% 50% 13%
Saturated Fat: 9.307 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.731 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.193 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -26.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +30.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +51.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bologna sausage Braunschweiger Opinion
Net carbs 0.73g 3.1g Braunschweiger
Protein 15.3g 14.5g Bologna sausage
Fats 19.87g 28.5g Braunschweiger
Carbs 0.73g 3.1g Braunschweiger
Calories 247kcal 327kcal Braunschweiger
Calcium 11mg 9mg Bologna sausage
Iron 0.77mg 11.2mg Braunschweiger
Magnesium 14mg 11mg Bologna sausage
Phosphorus 139mg 168mg Braunschweiger
Potassium 281mg 199mg Bologna sausage
Sodium 907mg 977mg Bologna sausage
Zinc 2.03mg 2.81mg Braunschweiger
Copper 0.08mg 0.24mg Braunschweiger
Manganese 0.036mg 0.155mg Braunschweiger
Selenium 12.7µg 58µg Braunschweiger
Vitamin A 0IU 14051IU Braunschweiger
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 4220µg Braunschweiger
Vitamin E 0.26mg 0.35mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin D 56IU 48IU Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 1.4µg 1.2µg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B1 0.523mg 0.249mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B2 0.157mg 1.525mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B3 3.9mg 8.368mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B5 0.72mg 3.38mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B6 0.27mg 0.33mg Braunschweiger
Folate 5µg 44µg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B12 0.93µg 20.09µg Braunschweiger
Choline 54.4mg 255.9mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin K 0.3µg 1.6µg Braunschweiger
Tryptophan 0.149mg 0.145mg Bologna sausage
Threonine 0.641mg 0.534mg Bologna sausage
Isoleucine 0.663mg 0.484mg Bologna sausage
Leucine 1.168mg 1.032mg Bologna sausage
Lysine 1.204mg 0.909mg Bologna sausage
Methionine 0.412mg 0.311mg Bologna sausage
Phenylalanine 0.585mg 0.553mg Bologna sausage
Valine 0.737mg 0.616mg Bologna sausage
Histidine 0.482mg 0.32mg Bologna sausage
Cholesterol 59mg 180mg Bologna sausage
Saturated Fat 6.839g 9.307g Bologna sausage
Monounsaturated Fat 9.732g 12.731g Braunschweiger
Polyunsaturated fat 2.107g 3.193g Braunschweiger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bologna sausage Braunschweiger
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
42%
Bologna sausage
340%
Braunschweiger
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
40%
Bologna sausage
114%
Braunschweiger

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Braunschweiger
Braunschweiger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Braunschweiger
Braunschweiger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Braunschweiger
Braunschweiger is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 70mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 121mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.468g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Bologna sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173856/nutrients
  2. Braunschweiger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171621/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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