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Ground meat vs Bologna sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Ground meat and Bologna sausage

  • Ground meat has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, and Selenium, however Bologna sausage is higher in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin D.
  • Ground meat covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 65% more than Bologna sausage.
  • Bologna sausage contains 3 times less Iron than Ground meat. Ground meat contains 2.27mg of Iron, while Bologna sausage contains 0.77mg.
  • Bologna sausage has less Cholesterol.

Food varieties used in this article are Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Bologna, pork.

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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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Contains more Iron +194.8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Zinc +187.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.4%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Contains more Potassium +16.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 4% 25% 10% 27% 56% 60% 119%
Contains more Iron +194.8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Zinc +187.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.4%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Contains more Potassium +16.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.08

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +866.7%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +925.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.157
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.9
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 6% 42% 131% 37% 74% 44% 63% 117% 1% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +866.7%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin E +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +925.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.157
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.9

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
46
Ground meat
43
Bologna sausage
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
41
Bologna sausage

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
143%
Ground meat
92%
Bologna sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
1%
Bologna sausage
Fats
71%
Ground meat
92%
Bologna sausage

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.
Ground meat Bologna sausage
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Ground meat Bologna sausage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 834mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.766g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground meat Bologna sausage Opinion
Calories 241 247 Bologna sausage
Protein 23.87 15.3 Ground meat
Fats 15.37 19.87 Bologna sausage
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0.73 Bologna sausage
Cholesterol 88 59 Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 2 56 Bologna sausage
Iron 2.27 0.77 Ground meat
Calcium 33 11 Ground meat
Potassium 241 281 Bologna sausage
Magnesium 17 14 Ground meat
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.08 Bologna sausage
Zinc 5.84 2.03 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 166 139 Ground meat
Sodium 73 907 Ground meat
Vitamin A 9 0 Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12 0.26 Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 0 1.4 Bologna sausage
Vitamin B1 0.051 0.523 Bologna sausage
Vitamin B2 0.171 0.157 Ground meat
Vitamin B3 4.026 3.9 Ground meat
Vitamin B5 0.512 0.72 Bologna sausage
Vitamin B6 0.311 0.27 Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2.49 0.93 Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9 0.3 Ground meat
Folate 7 5 Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173 Bologna sausage
Saturated Fat 6.073 6.839 Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322 9.732 Bologna sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408 2.107 Bologna sausage
Tryptophan 0.121 0.149 Bologna sausage
Threonine 0.923 0.641 Ground meat
Isoleucine 1.055 0.663 Ground meat
Leucine 1.861 1.168 Ground meat
Lysine 1.976 1.204 Ground meat
Methionine 0.614 0.412 Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931 0.585 Ground meat
Valine 1.172 0.737 Ground meat
Histidine 0.775 0.482 Ground meat
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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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/nutrients
  2. Bologna sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173856/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.