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Bratwurst vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Bratwurst and Ground meat?

  • Bratwurst is higher in Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B12, yet Ground meat is higher in Zinc, Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3 and Phosphorus.
  • Bratwurst's daily need coverage for Sodium is 34% more.
  • Bratwurst has 7 times more Vitamin B1 than Ground meat. While Bratwurst has 0.38mg of Vitamin B1, Ground meat has only 0.051mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Ground meat is lower.

We used Bratwurst, beef and pork, smoked and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked types 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
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Contains more Potassium +17.4%
Contains more Iron +127%
Contains more Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Magnesium +13.3%
Contains more Zinc +136.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 3% 25% 11% 27% 68% 56% 111%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Contains more Potassium +17.4%
Contains more Iron +127%
Contains more Calcium +371.4%
Contains more Magnesium +13.3%
Contains more Zinc +136.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.4%
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 B1 +645.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.5%
Contains more Folate +75%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.49
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% 0% 0% 96% 50% 59% 42% 47% 334% 0% 3%
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 B1 +645.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +55.5%
Contains more Folate +75%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.49

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
52
Bratwurst
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
42
Bratwurst
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 the food
Protein
73%
Bratwurst
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
2%
Bratwurst
0%
Ground meat
Fats
122%
Bratwurst
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Bratwurst Ground meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 775mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.0069999999999997g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground meat
Ground meat is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Bratwurst Ground meat Opinion
Calories 297 241 Bratwurst
Protein 12.2 23.87 Ground meat
Fats 26.34 15.37 Bratwurst
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 2 0 Bratwurst
Cholesterol 78 88 Bratwurst
Vitamin D 2 Ground meat
Iron 1 2.27 Ground meat
Calcium 7 33 Ground meat
Potassium 283 241 Bratwurst
Magnesium 15 17 Ground meat
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.079 Bratwurst
Zinc 2.47 5.84 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 130 166 Ground meat
Sodium 848 73 Ground meat
Vitamin A 0 9 Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12 Ground meat
Vitamin D 0 Ground meat
Vitamin B1 0.38 0.051 Bratwurst
Vitamin B2 0.213 0.171 Bratwurst
Vitamin B3 3.11 4.026 Ground meat
Vitamin B5 0.69 0.512 Bratwurst
Vitamin B6 0.2 0.311 Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2.67 2.49 Bratwurst
Vitamin K 2.9 Ground meat
Folate 4 7 Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173 Bratwurst
Saturated Fat 6.08 6.073 Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 8 7.322 Bratwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 1.58 0.408 Bratwurst
Tryptophan 0.107 0.121 Ground meat
Threonine 0.465 0.923 Ground meat
Isoleucine 0.485 1.055 Ground meat
Leucine 0.81 1.861 Ground meat
Lysine 0.903 1.976 Ground meat
Methionine 0.364 0.614 Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.405 0.931 Ground meat
Valine 0.464 1.172 Ground meat
Histidine 0.395 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 of 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. 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.