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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
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +194.8%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.4%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Contains more Zinc +187.7%
Contains more Potassium +16.6%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 29% 10% 60% 25% 119% 56% 27%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +194.8%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.4%
Contains less Sodium -92%
Contains more Zinc +187.7%
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 Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +866.7%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 42% 0% 131% 37% 74% 44% 63% 4% 117% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.2%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +167.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +866.7%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground meat Bologna sausage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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

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.

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.