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Headcheese vs. Bologna sausage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Headcheese and Bologna sausage

  • Headcheese has more Iron, and Choline, however, Bologna sausage has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Zinc, Potassium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Bologna sausage is 42% higher.
  • Bologna sausage has 2 times less Iron than Headcheese. Headcheese has 1.5mg of Iron, while Bologna sausage has 0.77mg.
  • Headcheese is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Headcheese, pork 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +45.5%
Contains more Iron +94.8%
Contains more Copper +52.5%
Contains more Magnesium +55.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +148.2%
Contains more Potassium +806.5%
Contains more Zinc +109.3%
Contains more Selenium +12600%
Equal in Sodium - 907
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 57% 7% 24% 3% 123% 27% 41% 0% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 29% 10% 60% 25% 119% 56% 27% 5% 70%
Contains more Calcium +45.5%
Contains more Iron +94.8%
Contains more Copper +52.5%
Contains more Magnesium +55.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +148.2%
Contains more Potassium +806.5%
Contains more Zinc +109.3%
Contains more Selenium +12600%
Equal in Sodium - 907

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 B12 +12.9%
Contains more Choline +91.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1033.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2173.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +786.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.1%
Contains more Folate +150%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.26
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% 6% 27% 9% 0% 44% 2% 132% 57% 9%
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% 42% 0% 131% 37% 74% 44% 63% 4% 117% 30% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +12.9%
Contains more Choline +91.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +1033.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2173.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +786.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +42.1%
Contains more Folate +150%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.26

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +21.8%
Contains more Protein +10.6%
Contains more Fats +82.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +144.8%
14% 11% 74%
Protein: 13.83 g
Fats: 10.9 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.84 g
Other: 1.43 g
15% 20% 61% 4%
Protein: 15.3 g
Fats: 19.87 g
Carbs: 0.73 g
Water: 60.6 g
Other: 3.5 g
Contains more Water +21.8%
Contains more Protein +10.6%
Contains more Fats +82.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +144.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -50.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +73.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +85.8%
34% 55% 11%
Saturated Fat: 3.402 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.601 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.134 g
37% 52% 11%
Saturated Fat: 6.839 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.732 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.107 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -50.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +73.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +85.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Headcheese Bologna sausage Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.73g Bologna sausage
Protein 13.83g 15.3g Bologna sausage
Fats 10.9g 19.87g Bologna sausage
Carbs 0g 0.73g Bologna sausage
Calories 157kcal 247kcal Bologna sausage
Calcium 16mg 11mg Headcheese
Iron 1.5mg 0.77mg Headcheese
Magnesium 9mg 14mg Bologna sausage
Phosphorus 56mg 139mg Bologna sausage
Potassium 31mg 281mg Bologna sausage
Sodium 941mg 907mg Bologna sausage
Zinc 0.97mg 2.03mg Bologna sausage
Copper 0.122mg 0.08mg Headcheese
Manganese 0.036mg Bologna sausage
Selenium 0.1µg 12.7µg Bologna sausage
Vitamin E 0.25mg 0.26mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 37IU 56IU Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 0.9µg 1.4µg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.523mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.157mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B3 0.44mg 3.9mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B5 0.72mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B6 0.19mg 0.27mg Bologna sausage
Folate 2µg 5µg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B12 1.05µg 0.93µg Headcheese
Choline 104.1mg 54.4mg Headcheese
Vitamin K 3.4µg 0.3µg Headcheese
Tryptophan 0.149mg Bologna sausage
Threonine 0.641mg Bologna sausage
Isoleucine 0.663mg Bologna sausage
Leucine 1.168mg Bologna sausage
Lysine 1.204mg Bologna sausage
Methionine 0.412mg Bologna sausage
Phenylalanine 0.585mg Bologna sausage
Valine 0.737mg Bologna sausage
Histidine 0.482mg Bologna sausage
Cholesterol 69mg 59mg Bologna sausage
Saturated Fat 3.402g 6.839g Headcheese
Monounsaturated Fat 5.601g 9.732g Bologna sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 1.134g 2.107g Bologna sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Headcheese Bologna sausage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
24%
Headcheese
42%
Bologna sausage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
28%
Headcheese
40%
Bologna sausage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Headcheese
Headcheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.437g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage 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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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. Headcheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171630/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.