Published by PETA.

The following article was written by Keegan Baur.

The other day, my boyfriend got a sudden craving for a bologna sandwich. He reminisced about packed lunches from his elementary school days, featuring a bologna sandwich complete with white bread, mayo, and a slice of American cheese (homeboy was not healthy before he met me). I’ve never been a fan of that particular style of lunch meat, but he was pumped to pick up a vegan version of it during our weekly trip to the grocery store, so who was I to stop him? Watching him happily munch away on it made me wonder how the vegan style compared, nutritionally, to the nonvegan version. Here’s what I found:

Bologna Style Tofurky Slices

  • Serving Size: 52 g
  • Calories: 100
  • Total Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 5 g
  • Sodium: 320 mg
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg


Oscar Mayer Beef Bologna

  • Serving Size: 28 g
  • Calories: 88
  • Total Fat: 8.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.6 g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 0.7 g
  • Sodium: 330 mg
  • Protein: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 18 mg


Ew, GROSS! With only little more than half the amount of food, the nonvegan bologna slices have way more fat and cholesterol but significantly less protein! Staring at these abysmal statistics, all I can do is shake my head. Veganism and I saved my boyfriend’s health. True story.

P.S. Yves Veggie Cuisine and Field Roast also make delectable meatless deli slices!

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