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Knackwurst vs. Brotwurst — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Knackwurst and Brotwurst

  • Knackwurst has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B5, however, Brotwurst is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Selenium, and Phosphorus.
  • Brotwurst covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 36% more than Knackwurst.
  • Knackwurst has 5 times more Vitamin B5 than Brotwurst. While Knackwurst has 0.32mg of Vitamin B5, Brotwurst has only 0.06mg.
  • Knackwurst has less Sodium.

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

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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 less Sodium -16.4%
Contains more Calcium +336.4%
Contains more Iron +56.1%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.7%
Contains more Potassium +41.2%
Contains more Zinc +26.5%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Manganese +90.5%
Contains more Selenium +25.9%
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 15% 39% 12% 58% 25% 146% 58% 27% 6% 93%
Contains less Sodium -16.4%
Contains more Calcium +336.4%
Contains more Iron +56.1%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.7%
Contains more Potassium +41.2%
Contains more Zinc +26.5%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Manganese +90.5%
Contains more Selenium +25.9%

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 +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.7%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +73.7%
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% 6% 9% 0% 63% 54% 62% 4% 30% 4% 257% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +111.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.7%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +73.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +28.8%
Contains more Other +34.1%
Equal in Fats - 27.8
Equal in Carbs - 2.98
Equal in Water - 51.3
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
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
Contains more Protein +28.8%
Contains more Other +34.1%
Equal in Fats - 27.8
Equal in Carbs - 2.98
Equal in Water - 51.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Equal in Saturated Fat - 9.93
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 13.34
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 2.83
39% 49% 11%
Saturated Fat: 10.21 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.81 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.92 g
38% 51% 11%
Saturated Fat: 9.93 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 13.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.83 g
Equal in Saturated Fat - 9.93
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 13.34
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 2.83

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Knackwurst Brotwurst Opinion
Net carbs 3.2g 2.98g Knackwurst
Protein 11.1g 14.3g Brotwurst
Fats 27.7g 27.8g Brotwurst
Carbs 3.2g 2.98g Knackwurst
Calories 307kcal 323kcal Brotwurst
Sugar 0g 2.98g Knackwurst
Calcium 11mg 48mg Brotwurst
Iron 0.66mg 1.03mg Brotwurst
Magnesium 11mg 16mg Brotwurst
Phosphorus 98mg 134mg Brotwurst
Potassium 199mg 281mg Brotwurst
Sodium 930mg 1112mg Knackwurst
Zinc 1.66mg 2.1mg Brotwurst
Copper 0.06mg 0.08mg Brotwurst
Manganese 0.021mg 0.04mg Brotwurst
Selenium 13.5µg 17µg Brotwurst
Vitamin E 0.57mg 0.27mg Knackwurst
Vitamin D 44IU 11IU Knackwurst
Vitamin D 1.1µg 0.3µg Knackwurst
Vitamin B1 0.342mg 0.25mg Knackwurst
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.23mg Brotwurst
Vitamin B3 2.734mg 3.3mg Brotwurst
Vitamin B5 0.32mg 0.06mg Knackwurst
Vitamin B6 0.17mg 0.13mg Knackwurst
Folate 2µg 5µg Brotwurst
Vitamin B12 1.18µg 2.05µg Brotwurst
Choline 55mg Knackwurst
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0µg Knackwurst
Tryptophan 0.138mg 0.13mg Knackwurst
Threonine 0.432mg 0.6mg Brotwurst
Isoleucine 0.639mg 0.61mg Knackwurst
Leucine 0.874mg 1.08mg Brotwurst
Lysine 1.01mg 1.14mg Brotwurst
Methionine 0.276mg 0.37mg Brotwurst
Phenylalanine 0.501mg 0.54mg Brotwurst
Valine 0.639mg 0.68mg Brotwurst
Histidine 0.314mg 0.44mg Brotwurst
Cholesterol 60mg 63mg Knackwurst
Saturated Fat 10.21g 9.93g Brotwurst
Monounsaturated Fat 12.81g 13.34g Brotwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 2.92g 2.83g Knackwurst

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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
37%
Brotwurst
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Knackwurst
47%
Brotwurst

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is lower in Sugar (difference - 2.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst contains less Sodium (difference - 182mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brotwurst
Brotwurst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.28g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brotwurst
Brotwurst is relatively richer in minerals
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. Brotwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171622/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.