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Brotwurst vs. Headcheese — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Brotwurst and Headcheese different?

  • Brotwurst has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B2, and Potassium than Headcheese.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Brotwurst is 42% higher.
  • Brotwurst contains 170 times more Selenium than Headcheese. While Brotwurst contains 17µg of Selenium, Headcheese contains only 0.1µg.
  • Headcheese has less Saturated Fat.

Brotwurst, pork, beef, link and Headcheese, pork 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 +200%
Contains more Magnesium +77.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +139.3%
Contains more Potassium +806.5%
Contains more Zinc +116.5%
Contains more Selenium +16900%
Contains more Iron +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -15.4%
Contains more Copper +52.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 14% 39% 11% 57% 25% 145% 57% 27% 5.2% 93%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4.8% 56% 6.4% 24% 2.7% 123% 26% 41% 0% 0.55%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +77.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +139.3%
Contains more Potassium +806.5%
Contains more Zinc +116.5%
Contains more Selenium +16900%
Contains more Iron +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -15.4%
Contains more Copper +52.5%

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 B1 +987%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +650%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +95.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 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 0% 5.4% 9% 0% 63% 53% 62% 3.6% 30% 3.8% 256% 0% 0%
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% 5% 27% 0% 5.8% 27% 8.3% 0% 44% 1.5% 131% 57% 8.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +987%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +650%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +95.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +200%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.25

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +155%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +153.1%
Contains more Water +43.9%
Equal in Protein - 13.83
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
14% 11% 74%
Protein: 13.83 g
Fats: 10.9 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.84 g
Other: 1.43 g
Contains more Fats +155%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +153.1%
Contains more Water +43.9%
Equal in Protein - 13.83

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +138.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +149.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.7%
38% 51% 11%
Saturated Fat: 9.93 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 13.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.83 g
34% 55% 11%
Saturated Fat: 3.402 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.601 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.134 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +138.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +149.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brotwurst Headcheese Opinion
Net carbs 2.98g 0g Brotwurst
Protein 14.3g 13.83g Brotwurst
Fats 27.8g 10.9g Brotwurst
Carbs 2.98g 0g Brotwurst
Calories 323kcal 157kcal Brotwurst
Sugar 2.98g 0g Headcheese
Calcium 48mg 16mg Brotwurst
Iron 1.03mg 1.5mg Headcheese
Magnesium 16mg 9mg Brotwurst
Phosphorus 134mg 56mg Brotwurst
Potassium 281mg 31mg Brotwurst
Sodium 1112mg 941mg Headcheese
Zinc 2.1mg 0.97mg Brotwurst
Copper 0.08mg 0.122mg Headcheese
Manganese 0.04mg Brotwurst
Selenium 17µg 0.1µg Brotwurst
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.25mg Brotwurst
Vitamin D 11IU 37IU Headcheese
Vitamin D 0.3µg 0.9µg Headcheese
Vitamin B1 0.25mg 0.023mg Brotwurst
Vitamin B2 0.23mg 0.115mg Brotwurst
Vitamin B3 3.3mg 0.44mg Brotwurst
Vitamin B5 0.06mg Brotwurst
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.19mg Headcheese
Folate 5µg 2µg Brotwurst
Vitamin B12 2.05µg 1.05µg Brotwurst
Choline 104.1mg Headcheese
Vitamin K 0µg 3.4µg Headcheese
Tryptophan 0.13mg Brotwurst
Threonine 0.6mg Brotwurst
Isoleucine 0.61mg Brotwurst
Leucine 1.08mg Brotwurst
Lysine 1.14mg Brotwurst
Methionine 0.37mg Brotwurst
Phenylalanine 0.54mg Brotwurst
Valine 0.68mg Brotwurst
Histidine 0.44mg Brotwurst
Cholesterol 63mg 69mg Brotwurst
Saturated Fat 9.93g 3.402g Headcheese
Monounsaturated Fat 13.34g 5.601g Brotwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 2.83g 1.134g Brotwurst

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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
37%
Brotwurst
24%
Headcheese
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Brotwurst
28%
Headcheese

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Headcheese
Headcheese is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Headcheese
Headcheese contains less Sodium (difference - 171mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Headcheese
Headcheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.528g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brotwurst
Brotwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brotwurst
Brotwurst is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brotwurst
Brotwurst is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Brotwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171622/nutrients
  2. Headcheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171630/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.