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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
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Contains more Potassium +16.6%
Contains more Iron +194.8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Zinc +187.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.4%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 4% 25% 10% 27% 56% 60% 119%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Contains more Potassium +16.6%
Contains more Iron +194.8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Zinc +187.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.4%
Contains less Sodium -92%
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 Vitamin B12 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +866.7%
Contains more Folate +40%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.026
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% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
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 Vitamin B12 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +866.7%
Contains more Folate +40%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.026

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 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

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Bologna sausage Ground meat
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bologna sausage Ground meat Opinion
Calories 247 241 Bologna sausage
Protein 15.3 23.87 Ground meat
Fats 19.87 15.37 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 2.27 Ground meat
Calcium 11 33 Ground meat
Potassium 281 241 Bologna sausage
Magnesium 14 17 Ground meat
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.079 Bologna sausage
Zinc 2.03 5.84 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 139 166 Ground meat
Sodium 907 73 Ground meat
Vitamin A 0 9 Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.26 0.12 Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 1.4 0 Bologna sausage
Vitamin B1 0.523 0.051 Bologna sausage
Vitamin B2 0.157 0.171 Ground meat
Vitamin B3 3.9 4.026 Ground meat
Vitamin B5 0.72 0.512 Bologna sausage
Vitamin B6 0.27 0.311 Ground meat
Vitamin B12 0.93 2.49 Ground meat
Vitamin K 0.3 2.9 Ground meat
Folate 5 7 Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173 Bologna sausage
Saturated Fat 6.839 6.073 Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 9.732 7.322 Bologna sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 2.107 0.408 Bologna sausage
Tryptophan 0.149 0.121 Bologna sausage
Threonine 0.641 0.923 Ground meat
Isoleucine 0.663 1.055 Ground meat
Leucine 1.168 1.861 Ground meat
Lysine 1.204 1.976 Ground meat
Methionine 0.412 0.614 Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.585 0.931 Ground meat
Valine 0.737 1.172 Ground meat
Histidine 0.482 0.775 Ground meat
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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. 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.