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Bratwurst vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Bratwurst and Pork

  • Bratwurst has more Vitamin B12, however Pork has more Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Bratwurst is 82% higher.
  • Pork has 14 times less Sodium than Bratwurst. Bratwurst has 848mg of Sodium, while Pork has 62mg.

Food types used in this article are Bratwurst, beef and pork, smoked and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, 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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Pork
Contains more Iron +14.9%
Contains more Calcium +171.4%
Contains more Magnesium +86.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.2%
Contains more Potassium +49.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Equal in Zinc - 2.39
Equal in Copper - 0.073
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% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Contains more Iron +14.9%
Contains more Calcium +171.4%
Contains more Magnesium +86.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.2%
Contains more Potassium +49.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Equal in Zinc - 2.39
Equal in Copper - 0.073

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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Pork
Contains more Vitamin B12 +281.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132%
Contains more Folate +25%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.698
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% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +281.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132%
Contains more Folate +25%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.698

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bratwurst Pork Opinion
Net carbs 2g 0g Bratwurst
Protein 12.2g 27.32g Pork
Fats 26.34g 13.92g Bratwurst
Carbs 2g 0g Bratwurst
Calories 297kcal 242kcal Bratwurst
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 7mg 19mg Pork
Iron 1mg 0.87mg Bratwurst
Magnesium 15mg 28mg Pork
Phosphorus 130mg 246mg Pork
Potassium 283mg 423mg Pork
Sodium 848mg 62mg Pork
Zinc 2.47mg 2.39mg Bratwurst
Copper 0.08mg 0.073mg Bratwurst
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Pork
Vitamin E mg 0.29mg Pork
Vitamin D IU 53IU Pork
Vitamin D µg 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.38mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.321mg Pork
Vitamin B3 3.11mg 5.037mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.69mg 0.698mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 0.464mg Pork
Folate 4µg 5µg Pork
Vitamin B12 2.67µg 0.7µg Bratwurst
Vitamin K µg 0µg Pork
Tryptophan 0.107mg 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 0.465mg 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine 0.485mg 1.26mg Pork
Leucine 0.81mg 2.177mg Pork
Lysine 0.903mg 2.446mg Pork
Methionine 0.364mg 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine 0.405mg 1.086mg Pork
Valine 0.464mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 0.395mg 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 78mg 80mg Bratwurst
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.08g 5.23g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 8g 6.19g Bratwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 1.58g 1.2g Bratwurst

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bratwurst Pork
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
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
42
Bratwurst
37
Pork

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
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
2%
Bratwurst
0%
Pork
Fats
122%
Bratwurst
64%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 786mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.85g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork
Pork is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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.

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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.