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Braunschweiger vs. Brotwurst — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Braunschweiger and Brotwurst different?

  • Braunschweiger has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, Copper, and Vitamin B6 than Brotwurst.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Braunschweiger is 752% higher.
  • Brotwurst has less Cholesterol.

Braunschweiger (a liver sausage), pork and Brotwurst, pork, beef, link 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 Iron +987.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.4%
Contains less Sodium -12.1%
Contains more Zinc +33.8%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Manganese +287.5%
Contains more Selenium +241.2%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Potassium +41.2%
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 15% 39% 12% 58% 25% 146% 58% 27% 6% 93%
Contains more Iron +987.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.4%
Contains less Sodium -12.1%
Contains more Zinc +33.8%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Manganese +287.5%
Contains more Selenium +241.2%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Potassium +41.2%

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 +29.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +563%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +153.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +5533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +153.8%
Contains more Folate +780%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +880%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.25
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% 6% 9% 0% 63% 54% 62% 4% 30% 4% 257% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +29.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +563%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +153.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +5533.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +153.8%
Contains more Folate +780%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +880%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.25

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Equal in Protein - 14.3
Equal in Fats - 27.8
Equal in Carbs - 2.98
Equal in Water - 51.3
Equal in Other - 3.62
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
14% 28% 3% 51% 4%
Protein: 14.3 g
Fats: 27.8 g
Carbs: 2.98 g
Water: 51.3 g
Other: 3.62 g
Equal in Protein - 14.3
Equal in Fats - 27.8
Equal in Carbs - 2.98
Equal in Water - 51.3
Equal in Other - 3.62

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +12.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 9.93
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 13.34
37% 50% 13%
Saturated Fat: 9.307 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.731 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.193 g
38% 51% 11%
Saturated Fat: 9.93 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 13.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.83 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +12.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 9.93
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 13.34

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Braunschweiger Brotwurst Opinion
Net carbs 3.1g 2.98g Braunschweiger
Protein 14.5g 14.3g Braunschweiger
Fats 28.5g 27.8g Braunschweiger
Carbs 3.1g 2.98g Braunschweiger
Calories 327kcal 323kcal Braunschweiger
Sugar 0g 2.98g Braunschweiger
Calcium 9mg 48mg Brotwurst
Iron 11.2mg 1.03mg Braunschweiger
Magnesium 11mg 16mg Brotwurst
Phosphorus 168mg 134mg Braunschweiger
Potassium 199mg 281mg Brotwurst
Sodium 977mg 1112mg Braunschweiger
Zinc 2.81mg 2.1mg Braunschweiger
Copper 0.24mg 0.08mg Braunschweiger
Manganese 0.155mg 0.04mg Braunschweiger
Selenium 58µg 17µg Braunschweiger
Vitamin A 14051IU 0IU Braunschweiger
Vitamin A RAE 4220µg 0µg Braunschweiger
Vitamin E 0.35mg 0.27mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin D 48IU 11IU Braunschweiger
Vitamin D 1.2µg 0.3µg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B1 0.249mg 0.25mg Brotwurst
Vitamin B2 1.525mg 0.23mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B3 8.368mg 3.3mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B5 3.38mg 0.06mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.13mg Braunschweiger
Folate 44µg 5µg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B12 20.09µg 2.05µg Braunschweiger
Choline 255.9mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0µg Braunschweiger
Tryptophan 0.145mg 0.13mg Braunschweiger
Threonine 0.534mg 0.6mg Brotwurst
Isoleucine 0.484mg 0.61mg Brotwurst
Leucine 1.032mg 1.08mg Brotwurst
Lysine 0.909mg 1.14mg Brotwurst
Methionine 0.311mg 0.37mg Brotwurst
Phenylalanine 0.553mg 0.54mg Braunschweiger
Valine 0.616mg 0.68mg Brotwurst
Histidine 0.32mg 0.44mg Brotwurst
Cholesterol 180mg 63mg Brotwurst
Saturated Fat 9.307g 9.93g Braunschweiger
Monounsaturated Fat 12.731g 13.34g Brotwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 3.193g 2.83g Braunschweiger

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Braunschweiger Brotwurst
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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
37%
Brotwurst
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
114%
Braunschweiger
47%
Brotwurst

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brotwurst
Brotwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 117mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Braunschweiger
Braunschweiger is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Braunschweiger
Braunschweiger contains less Sodium (difference - 135mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Braunschweiger
Braunschweiger is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.623g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Braunschweiger
Braunschweiger is relatively richer in vitamins
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 ($)
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

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. Brotwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171622/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.