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Knackwurst vs. Blood sausage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Knackwurst and Blood sausage

  • Knackwurst has more Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B12, however, Blood sausage is higher in Iron, and Vitamin B5.
  • Blood sausage covers your daily need of Iron 72% more than Knackwurst.
  • Knackwurst has 5 times more Vitamin B1 than Blood sausage. While Knackwurst has 0.342mg of Vitamin B1, Blood sausage has only 0.07mg.
  • Blood sausage has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Knackwurst, knockwurst, pork, beef and Blood sausage.

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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 +83.3%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +345.5%
Contains more Potassium +423.7%
Contains more Zinc +27.7%
Contains more Copper +50%
Contains more Manganese +110%
Contains more Iron +869.7%
Contains less Sodium -26.9%
Contains more Selenium +14.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 25% 8% 43% 18% 122% 46% 20% 3% 74%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 240% 6% 10% 4% 89% 36% 14% 2% 85%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +345.5%
Contains more Potassium +423.7%
Contains more Zinc +27.7%
Contains more Copper +50%
Contains more Manganese +110%
Contains more Iron +869.7%
Contains less Sodium -26.9%
Contains more Selenium +14.8%

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 E +338.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +388.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +127.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +325%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +18%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.5%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Choline +32.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.13
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% 12% 34% 0% 86% 33% 52% 20% 40% 2% 148% 30% 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% 3% 39% 0% 18% 30% 23% 36% 10% 4% 126% 40% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +338.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +388.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +127.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +325%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +18%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.5%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Choline +32.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.13

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +148.1%
Contains more Water +16.9%
Contains more Other +16.9%
Contains more Protein +31.5%
Contains more Fats +24.5%
11% 28% 3% 55% 3%
Protein: 11.1 g
Fats: 27.7 g
Carbs: 3.2 g
Water: 55.3 g
Other: 2.7 g
15% 35% 47% 2%
Protein: 14.6 g
Fats: 34.5 g
Carbs: 1.29 g
Water: 47.3 g
Other: 2.31 g
Contains more Carbs +148.1%
Contains more Water +16.9%
Contains more Other +16.9%
Contains more Protein +31.5%
Contains more Fats +24.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -23.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +24.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +18.5%
39% 49% 11%
Saturated Fat: 10.21 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.81 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.92 g
41% 49% 11%
Saturated Fat: 13.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 15.9 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.46 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -23.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +24.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +18.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Knackwurst Blood sausage Opinion
Net carbs 3.2g 1.29g Knackwurst
Protein 11.1g 14.6g Blood sausage
Fats 27.7g 34.5g Blood sausage
Carbs 3.2g 1.29g Knackwurst
Calories 307kcal 379kcal Blood sausage
Sugar 0g 1.29g Knackwurst
Calcium 11mg 6mg Knackwurst
Iron 0.66mg 6.4mg Blood sausage
Magnesium 11mg 8mg Knackwurst
Phosphorus 98mg 22mg Knackwurst
Potassium 199mg 38mg Knackwurst
Sodium 930mg 680mg Blood sausage
Zinc 1.66mg 1.3mg Knackwurst
Copper 0.06mg 0.04mg Knackwurst
Manganese 0.021mg 0.01mg Knackwurst
Selenium 13.5µg 15.5µg Blood sausage
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.13mg Knackwurst
Vitamin D 44IU 52IU Blood sausage
Vitamin D 1.1µg 1.3µg Blood sausage
Vitamin B1 0.342mg 0.07mg Knackwurst
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.13mg Knackwurst
Vitamin B3 2.734mg 1.2mg Knackwurst
Vitamin B5 0.32mg 0.6mg Blood sausage
Vitamin B6 0.17mg 0.04mg Knackwurst
Folate 2µg 5µg Blood sausage
Vitamin B12 1.18µg 1µg Knackwurst
Choline 55mg 72.8mg Blood sausage
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0µg Knackwurst
Tryptophan 0.138mg 0.18mg Blood sausage
Threonine 0.432mg 0.57mg Blood sausage
Isoleucine 0.639mg 0.32mg Knackwurst
Leucine 0.874mg 1.39mg Blood sausage
Lysine 1.01mg 1.05mg Blood sausage
Methionine 0.276mg 0.2mg Knackwurst
Phenylalanine 0.501mg 0.82mg Blood sausage
Valine 0.639mg 1.02mg Blood sausage
Histidine 0.314mg 0.71mg Blood sausage
Cholesterol 60mg 120mg Knackwurst
Saturated Fat 10.21g 13.4g Knackwurst
Monounsaturated Fat 12.81g 15.9g Blood sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 2.92g 3.46g Blood sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Knackwurst Blood 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
35%
Knackwurst
25%
Blood sausage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Knackwurst
48%
Blood sausage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.29g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 60mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.19g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Blood sausage
Blood sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 250mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
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. Knackwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173867/nutrients
  2. Blood sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171618/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.