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Bratwurst vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 117mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.19g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Bratwurst Italian sausage
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Bratwurst Italian sausage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
29
Bratwurst
26
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
33
Bratwurst
30
Italian sausage

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
:
Contains more Potassium +11.9%
Contains more Zinc +38%
Contains more Iron +18%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains less Sodium -13.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Phosphorus - 142
Contains more Potassium +11.9%
Contains more Zinc +38%
Contains more Iron +18%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains less Sodium -13.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Phosphorus - 142

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
:
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +193.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.25
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +193.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.25

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
73%
Bratwurst
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
2%
Bratwurst
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
122%
Bratwurst
145%
Italian sausage

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Bratwurst Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 297 346 Italian sausage
Protein 12.2 14.25 Italian sausage
Fats 26.34 31.33 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0 2 Italian sausage
Carbs 2 0.65 Bratwurst
Cholesterol 78 76 Italian sausage
Vitamin D
Iron 1 1.18 Italian sausage
Calcium 7 18 Italian sausage
Potassium 283 253 Bratwurst
Magnesium 15 14 Bratwurst
Sugars 0 Bratwurst
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.08
Zinc 2.47 1.79 Bratwurst
Starch
Phosphorus 130 142 Italian sausage
Sodium 848 731 Italian sausage
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.38 0.568 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.213 0.168 Bratwurst
Vitamin B3 3.11 3.25 Italian sausage
Vitamin B5 0.69 0.51 Bratwurst
Vitamin B6 0.2 0.3 Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 2.67 0.91 Bratwurst
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.08 11.27 Bratwurst
Monounsaturated Fat 8 14.34 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 1.58 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.107 0.114 Italian sausage
Threonine 0.465 0.563 Italian sausage
Isoleucine 0.485 0.52 Italian sausage
Leucine 0.81 0.956 Italian sausage
Lysine 0.903 1.083 Italian sausage
Methionine 0.364 0.346 Bratwurst
Phenylalanine 0.405 0.477 Italian sausage
Valine 0.464 0.572 Italian sausage
Histidine 0.395 0.411 Italian sausage
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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