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Bratwurst vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Bratwurst and Beef

  • Bratwurst has more Vitamin B1, and Monounsaturated Fat, however Beef is richer in Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Selenium, and Phosphorus.
  • Beef covers your daily Zinc needs 35% more than Bratwurst.
  • Beef has 12 times less Sodium than Bratwurst. Bratwurst has 848mg of Sodium, while Beef has 72mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Bratwurst, beef and pork, smoked and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled.

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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 Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Iron +160%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Contains less Sodium -91.5%
Contains more Zinc +155.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.085
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 38% 11% 56% 25% 111% 68% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Iron +160%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +52.3%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Contains less Sodium -91.5%
Contains more Zinc +155.5%
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 B1 +726.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91%
Contains more Folate +125%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.658
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.64
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 96% 50% 59% 42% 47% 3% 334% 0%
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 B1 +726.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91%
Contains more Folate +125%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.658
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.64

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.
Bratwurst Beef
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bratwurst Beef Opinion
Net carbs 2g 0g Bratwurst
Protein 12.2g 25.93g Beef
Fats 26.34g 15.41g Bratwurst
Carbs 2g 0g Bratwurst
Calories 297kcal 250kcal Bratwurst
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 7mg 18mg Beef
Iron 1mg 2.6mg Beef
Magnesium 15mg 21mg Beef
Phosphorus 130mg 198mg Beef
Potassium 283mg 318mg Beef
Sodium 848mg 72mg Beef
Zinc 2.47mg 6.31mg Beef
Copper 0.08mg 0.085mg Beef
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Beef
Vitamin E mg 0.12mg Beef
Vitamin D IU 2IU Beef
Vitamin D µg 0µg Beef
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.38mg 0.046mg Bratwurst
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.176mg Bratwurst
Vitamin B3 3.11mg 5.378mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.69mg 0.658mg Bratwurst
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 0.382mg Beef
Folate 4µg 9µg Beef
Vitamin B12 2.67µg 2.64µg Bratwurst
Vitamin K µg 1.2µg Beef
Tryptophan 0.107mg 0.094mg Bratwurst
Threonine 0.465mg 0.72mg Beef
Isoleucine 0.485mg 0.822mg Beef
Leucine 0.81mg 1.45mg Beef
Lysine 0.903mg 1.54mg Beef
Methionine 0.364mg 0.478mg Beef
Phenylalanine 0.405mg 0.725mg Beef
Valine 0.464mg 0.914mg Beef
Histidine 0.395mg 0.604mg Beef
Cholesterol 78mg 88mg Bratwurst
Trans Fat g 0.572g Bratwurst
Saturated Fat 6.08g 5.895g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 8g 6.668g Bratwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 1.58g 0.484g Bratwurst

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bratwurst Beef
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
52
Bratwurst
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
42
Bratwurst
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
73%
Bratwurst
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
2%
Bratwurst
0%
Beef
Fats
122%
Bratwurst
71%
Beef

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 776mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.185g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef
Beef is cheaper (difference - $1)
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 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. Bratwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172956/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.