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Luncheon meat vs. Bratwurst — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Luncheon meat and Bratwurst?

  • Luncheon meat is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6, yet Bratwurst is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Copper, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Bratwurst's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 73% higher.
  • Luncheon meat has 3 times more Selenium than Bratwurst. Luncheon meat has 38.3µg of Selenium, while Bratwurst has 14.1µg.
  • Luncheon meat contains less Saturated Fat.

We used USDA Commodity, luncheon meat, canned and Bratwurst, beef and pork, smoked types in this comparison.

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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 Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.8%
Contains more Selenium +171.6%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Zinc +14.9%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains more Manganese +10.8%
Equal in Iron - 1
Equal in Potassium - 283
Equal in Sodium - 848
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 37% 13% 73% 27% 107% 59% 10% 5% 209%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 38% 11% 56% 25% 111% 68% 27% 6% 77%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.8%
Contains more Selenium +171.6%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Zinc +14.9%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains more Manganese +10.8%
Equal in Iron - 1
Equal in Potassium - 283
Equal in Sodium - 848

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 B3 +68%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +196.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +190.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.213
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% 4% 0% 0% 32% 50% 98% 37% 63% 0% 115% 35% 0%
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% 0% 0% 0% 96% 50% 59% 42% 47% 3% 334% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +196.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +190.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.213

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +43.4%
Contains more Water +16.3%
Contains more Fats +106.3%
Contains more Carbs +92.3%
Equal in Other - 2.81
18% 13% 66% 3%
Protein: 17.5 g
Fats: 12.77 g
Carbs: 1.04 g
Water: 65.87 g
Other: 2.82 g
12% 26% 2% 57% 3%
Protein: 12.2 g
Fats: 26.34 g
Carbs: 2 g
Water: 56.65 g
Other: 2.81 g
Contains more Protein +43.4%
Contains more Water +16.3%
Contains more Fats +106.3%
Contains more Carbs +92.3%
Equal in Other - 2.81

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -35.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +40.7%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 1.58
35% 51% 14%
Saturated Fat: 3.944 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.685 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.565 g
39% 51% 10%
Saturated Fat: 6.08 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.58 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -35.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +40.7%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 1.58

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Luncheon meat Bratwurst Opinion
Net carbs 1.04g 2g Bratwurst
Protein 17.5g 12.2g Luncheon meat
Fats 12.77g 26.34g Bratwurst
Carbs 1.04g 2g Bratwurst
Calories 189kcal 297kcal Bratwurst
Calcium 5mg 7mg Bratwurst
Iron 0.97mg 1mg Bratwurst
Magnesium 18mg 15mg Luncheon meat
Phosphorus 170mg 130mg Luncheon meat
Potassium 300mg 283mg Luncheon meat
Sodium 820mg 848mg Luncheon meat
Zinc 2.15mg 2.47mg Bratwurst
Copper 0.03mg 0.08mg Bratwurst
Manganese 0.037mg 0.041mg Bratwurst
Selenium 38.3µg 14.1µg Luncheon meat
Vitamin E 0.16mg Luncheon meat
Vitamin B1 0.128mg 0.38mg Bratwurst
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.213mg
Vitamin B3 5.225mg 3.11mg Luncheon meat
Vitamin B5 0.613mg 0.69mg Bratwurst
Vitamin B6 0.272mg 0.2mg Luncheon meat
Folate 0µg 4µg Bratwurst
Vitamin B12 0.92µg 2.67µg Bratwurst
Choline 63.9mg Luncheon meat
Tryptophan 0.107mg Bratwurst
Threonine 0.465mg Bratwurst
Isoleucine 0.485mg Bratwurst
Leucine 0.81mg Bratwurst
Lysine 0.903mg Bratwurst
Methionine 0.364mg Bratwurst
Phenylalanine 0.405mg Bratwurst
Valine 0.464mg Bratwurst
Histidine 0.395mg Bratwurst
Cholesterol 78mg 78mg
Saturated Fat 3.944g 6.08g Luncheon meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.685g 8g Bratwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 1.565g 1.58g Bratwurst
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.055g Luncheon meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Luncheon meat Bratwurst
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
33%
Luncheon meat
48%
Bratwurst
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Luncheon meat
42%
Bratwurst

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat contains less Sodium (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.136g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (78 mg)
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

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. Bratwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172956/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.