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Italian sausage vs Chicken meat - 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 - 12mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 649mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.48g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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.
Italian sausage Chicken meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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
26
Italian sausage
25
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
30
Italian sausage
22
Chicken meat

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
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Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +13.5%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.2%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.26
Equal in Zinc - 1.94
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +13.5%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.2%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.26
Equal in Zinc - 1.94

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +801.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +203.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +161.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +801.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +203.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +161.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168

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
86%
Italian sausage
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
63%
Chicken meat

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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 Italian sausage Chicken meat Opinion
Calories 346 239 Italian sausage
Protein 14.25 27.3 Chicken meat
Fats 31.33 13.6 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 2 0 Italian sausage
Carbs 0.65 0 Italian sausage
Cholesterol 76 88 Italian sausage
Vitamin D 2 Chicken meat
Iron 1.18 1.26 Chicken meat
Calcium 18 15 Italian sausage
Potassium 253 223 Italian sausage
Magnesium 14 23 Chicken meat
Sugars 0 Chicken meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.066 Italian sausage
Zinc 1.79 1.94 Chicken meat
Starch
Phosphorus 142 182 Chicken meat
Sodium 731 82 Chicken meat
Vitamin A 0 161 Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0 Chicken meat
Vitamin B1 0.568 0.063 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168 0.168
Vitamin B3 3.25 8.487 Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 0.51 1.03 Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.3 0.4 Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.91 0.3 Italian sausage
Vitamin K 2.4 Chicken meat
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 11.27 3.79 Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34 5.34 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03 2.97 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.114 0.305 Chicken meat
Threonine 0.563 1.128 Chicken meat
Isoleucine 0.52 1.362 Chicken meat
Leucine 0.956 1.986 Chicken meat
Lysine 1.083 2.223 Chicken meat
Methionine 0.346 0.726 Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.477 1.061 Chicken meat
Valine 0.572 1.325 Chicken meat
Histidine 0.411 0.802 Chicken meat
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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