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Braunschweiger vs. Blood sausage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Braunschweiger and Blood sausage different?

  • Braunschweiger has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, Choline, Vitamin B6, and Copper than Blood sausage.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Braunschweiger is 795% higher.

Braunschweiger (a liver sausage), pork and Blood sausage are the varieties used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +663.6%
Contains more Potassium +423.7%
Contains more Zinc +116.2%
Contains more Copper +500%
Contains more Manganese +1450%
Contains more Selenium +274.2%
Contains less Sodium -30.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 420% 8% 72% 18% 128% 77% 80% 21% 317%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 240% 6% 10% 4% 89% 36% 14% 2% 85%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +663.6%
Contains more Potassium +423.7%
Contains more Zinc +116.2%
Contains more Copper +500%
Contains more Manganese +1450%
Contains more Selenium +274.2%
Contains less Sodium -30.4%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +169.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +255.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1073.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +597.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +463.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +725%
Contains more Folate +780%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1909%
Contains more Choline +251.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.3
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 844% 7% 36% 0% 63% 352% 157% 203% 77% 33% 2512% 140% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 3% 39% 0% 18% 30% 23% 36% 10% 4% 126% 40% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +169.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +255.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1073.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +597.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +463.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +725%
Contains more Folate +780%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1909%
Contains more Choline +251.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.3

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +140.3%
Contains more Other +42.9%
Contains more Fats +21.1%
Equal in Protein - 14.6
Equal in Water - 47.3
15% 29% 3% 51% 3%
Protein: 14.5 g
Fats: 28.5 g
Carbs: 3.1 g
Water: 50.6 g
Other: 3.3 g
15% 35% 47% 2%
Protein: 14.6 g
Fats: 34.5 g
Carbs: 1.29 g
Water: 47.3 g
Other: 2.31 g
Contains more Carbs +140.3%
Contains more Other +42.9%
Contains more Fats +21.1%
Equal in Protein - 14.6
Equal in Water - 47.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -30.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +24.9%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 3.46
37% 50% 13%
Saturated Fat: 9.307 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.731 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.193 g
41% 49% 11%
Saturated Fat: 13.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 15.9 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.46 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -30.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +24.9%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 3.46

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Braunschweiger Blood sausage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Braunschweiger Blood sausage Opinion
Net carbs 3.1g 1.29g Braunschweiger
Protein 14.5g 14.6g Blood sausage
Fats 28.5g 34.5g Blood sausage
Carbs 3.1g 1.29g Braunschweiger
Calories 327kcal 379kcal Blood sausage
Sugar 0g 1.29g Braunschweiger
Calcium 9mg 6mg Braunschweiger
Iron 11.2mg 6.4mg Braunschweiger
Magnesium 11mg 8mg Braunschweiger
Phosphorus 168mg 22mg Braunschweiger
Potassium 199mg 38mg Braunschweiger
Sodium 977mg 680mg Blood sausage
Zinc 2.81mg 1.3mg Braunschweiger
Copper 0.24mg 0.04mg Braunschweiger
Manganese 0.155mg 0.01mg Braunschweiger
Selenium 58µg 15.5µg Braunschweiger
Vitamin A 14051IU 0IU Braunschweiger
Vitamin A RAE 4220µg 0µg Braunschweiger
Vitamin E 0.35mg 0.13mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin D 48IU 52IU Blood sausage
Vitamin D 1.2µg 1.3µg Blood sausage
Vitamin B1 0.249mg 0.07mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B2 1.525mg 0.13mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B3 8.368mg 1.2mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B5 3.38mg 0.6mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.04mg Braunschweiger
Folate 44µg 5µg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B12 20.09µg 1µg Braunschweiger
Choline 255.9mg 72.8mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0µg Braunschweiger
Tryptophan 0.145mg 0.18mg Blood sausage
Threonine 0.534mg 0.57mg Blood sausage
Isoleucine 0.484mg 0.32mg Braunschweiger
Leucine 1.032mg 1.39mg Blood sausage
Lysine 0.909mg 1.05mg Blood sausage
Methionine 0.311mg 0.2mg Braunschweiger
Phenylalanine 0.553mg 0.82mg Blood sausage
Valine 0.616mg 1.02mg Blood sausage
Histidine 0.32mg 0.71mg Blood sausage
Cholesterol 180mg 120mg Blood sausage
Saturated Fat 9.307g 13.4g Braunschweiger
Monounsaturated Fat 12.731g 15.9g Blood sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 3.193g 3.46g Blood sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Braunschweiger Blood sausage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
340%
Braunschweiger
25%
Blood sausage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
114%
Braunschweiger
48%
Blood sausage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Braunschweiger
Braunschweiger is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.29g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Braunschweiger
Braunschweiger is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.093g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Braunschweiger
Braunschweiger is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Braunschweiger
Braunschweiger is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Blood sausage
Blood sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 297mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Blood sausage
Blood sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 60mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Braunschweiger - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171621/nutrients
  2. Blood sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171618/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.