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Braunschweiger vs. Ground beef — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Braunschweiger and Ground beef different?

  • Braunschweiger is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Choline, however, Ground beef is richer in Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Braunschweiger is 733% higher.
  • Braunschweiger contains 1407 times more Vitamin A RAE than Ground beef. While Braunschweiger contains 4220µg of Vitamin A RAE, Ground beef contains only 3µg.
  • Ground beef has less Sodium.

Braunschweiger (a liver sausage), pork and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked 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 +393.4%
Contains more Copper +203.8%
Contains more Manganese +1622.2%
Contains more Selenium +203.7%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Potassium +21.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Contains more Zinc +107.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 166
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.7% 420% 7.9% 72% 18% 127% 77% 80% 20% 316%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9.9% 85% 12% 71% 21% 9.5% 159% 26% 1.2% 104%
Contains more Iron +393.4%
Contains more Copper +203.8%
Contains more Manganese +1622.2%
Contains more Selenium +203.7%
Contains more Calcium +266.7%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Potassium +21.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Contains more Zinc +107.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 166

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 +156022.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +191.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +388.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +791.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +107.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +560.2%
Contains more Folate +528.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +706.8%
Contains more Choline +249.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.311
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 843% 7% 36% 0% 62% 352% 157% 203% 76% 33% 2511% 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 0.54% 2.4% 0% 0% 13% 39% 75% 31% 72% 5.3% 311% 40% 7.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +156022.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +191.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +388.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +791.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +107.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +560.2%
Contains more Folate +528.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +706.8%
Contains more Choline +249.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.311

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +85.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +38.1%
Contains more Protein +64.6%
Contains more Water +15.4%
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
24% 15% 58% 2%
Protein: 23.87 g
Fats: 15.37 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 58.37 g
Other: 2.39 g
Contains more Fats +85.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +38.1%
Contains more Protein +64.6%
Contains more Water +15.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +73.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +682.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -34.7%
37% 50% 13%
Saturated Fat: 9.307 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.731 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.193 g
44% 53% 3%
Saturated Fat: 6.073 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7.322 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.408 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +73.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +682.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -34.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Braunschweiger Ground beef Opinion
Net carbs 3.1g 0g Braunschweiger
Protein 14.5g 23.87g Ground beef
Fats 28.5g 15.37g Braunschweiger
Carbs 3.1g 0g Braunschweiger
Calories 327kcal 241kcal Braunschweiger
Calcium 9mg 33mg Ground beef
Iron 11.2mg 2.27mg Braunschweiger
Magnesium 11mg 17mg Ground beef
Phosphorus 168mg 166mg Braunschweiger
Potassium 199mg 241mg Ground beef
Sodium 977mg 73mg Ground beef
Zinc 2.81mg 5.84mg Ground beef
Copper 0.24mg 0.079mg Braunschweiger
Manganese 0.155mg 0.009mg Braunschweiger
Selenium 58µg 19.1µg Braunschweiger
Vitamin A 14051IU 9IU Braunschweiger
Vitamin A RAE 4220µg 3µg Braunschweiger
Vitamin E 0.35mg 0.12mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin D 48IU 2IU Braunschweiger
Vitamin D 1.2µg 0µg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B1 0.249mg 0.051mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B2 1.525mg 0.171mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B3 8.368mg 4.026mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B5 3.38mg 0.512mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.311mg Braunschweiger
Folate 44µg 7µg Braunschweiger
Vitamin B12 20.09µg 2.49µg Braunschweiger
Choline 255.9mg 73.2mg Braunschweiger
Vitamin K 1.6µg 2.9µg Ground beef
Tryptophan 0.145mg 0.121mg Braunschweiger
Threonine 0.534mg 0.923mg Ground beef
Isoleucine 0.484mg 1.055mg Ground beef
Leucine 1.032mg 1.861mg Ground beef
Lysine 0.909mg 1.976mg Ground beef
Methionine 0.311mg 0.614mg Ground beef
Phenylalanine 0.553mg 0.931mg Ground beef
Valine 0.616mg 1.172mg Ground beef
Histidine 0.32mg 0.775mg Ground beef
Cholesterol 180mg 88mg Ground beef
Trans Fat 1.173g Braunschweiger
Saturated Fat 9.307g 6.073g Ground beef
Monounsaturated Fat 12.731g 7.322g Braunschweiger
Polyunsaturated fat 3.193g 0.408g Braunschweiger
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.008g Ground beef

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Braunschweiger Ground beef
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
46%
Ground beef
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
114%
Braunschweiger
50%
Ground beef

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground beef
Ground beef contains less Sodium (difference - 904mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground beef
Ground beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 92mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground beef
Ground beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.234g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Braunschweiger
Braunschweiger is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Braunschweiger
Braunschweiger is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Braunschweiger
Braunschweiger is relatively richer in vitamins
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

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. Ground beef - 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.