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Bologna sausage vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Bologna sausage and Ground meat

  • Bologna sausage has more Vitamin B1, and Vitamin D, however Ground meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, and Selenium.
  • Ground meat covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 65% more than Bologna sausage.
  • Ground meat contains 28 times less Vitamin D than Bologna sausage. Bologna sausage contains 56IU of Vitamin D, while Ground meat contains 2IU.
  • Ground meat has less Sodium.

Food varieties used in this article are Bologna, pork and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked.

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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 Potassium +16.6%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +194.8%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.4%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Contains more Zinc +187.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 29% 10% 60% 25% 119% 56% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Contains more Potassium +16.6%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +194.8%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.4%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Contains more Zinc +187.7%
Equal in Copper - 0.079

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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Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +925.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.2%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +866.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.026
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% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +925.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.2%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +866.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.026

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 Ground meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bologna sausage Ground meat Opinion
Net carbs 0.73g 0g Bologna sausage
Protein 15.3g 23.87g Ground meat
Fats 19.87g 15.37g Bologna sausage
Carbs 0.73g 0g Bologna sausage
Calories 247kcal 241kcal Bologna sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 33mg Ground meat
Iron 0.77mg 2.27mg Ground meat
Magnesium 14mg 17mg Ground meat
Phosphorus 139mg 166mg Ground meat
Potassium 281mg 241mg Bologna sausage
Sodium 907mg 73mg Ground meat
Zinc 2.03mg 5.84mg Ground meat
Copper 0.08mg 0.079mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Ground meat
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 0.051mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B2 0.157mg 0.171mg Ground meat
Vitamin B3 3.9mg 4.026mg Ground meat
Vitamin B5 0.72mg 0.512mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B6 0.27mg 0.311mg Ground meat
Folate 5µg 7µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 0.93µg 2.49µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 0.3µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.149mg 0.121mg Bologna sausage
Threonine 0.641mg 0.923mg Ground meat
Isoleucine 0.663mg 1.055mg Ground meat
Leucine 1.168mg 1.861mg Ground meat
Lysine 1.204mg 1.976mg Ground meat
Methionine 0.412mg 0.614mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.585mg 0.931mg Ground meat
Valine 0.737mg 1.172mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.482mg 0.775mg Ground meat
Cholesterol 59mg 88mg Bologna sausage
Trans Fat g 1.173g Bologna sausage
Saturated Fat 6.839g 6.073g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 9.732g 7.322g Bologna sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 2.107g 0.408g Bologna sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bologna sausage Ground meat
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
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
41
Bologna sausage
49
Ground meat

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
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
1%
Bologna sausage
0%
Ground meat
Fats
92%
Bologna sausage
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 834mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.766g)
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 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 minerals?
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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.
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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.