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Pork vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork
Pork is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.04g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 669mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
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.
Pork Italian sausage
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pork Italian sausage
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
40
Pork
26
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
27
Pork
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
Pork
6
:
Contains more Potassium +67.2%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +33.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.2%
Contains less Sodium -91.5%
Contains more Iron +35.6%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Contains more Potassium +67.2%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +33.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.2%
Contains less Sodium -91.5%
Contains more Iron +35.6%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.08

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
Pork
9
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +30%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +30%

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
164%
Pork
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
64%
Pork
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 Pork Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 242 346 Italian sausage
Protein 27.32 14.25 Pork
Fats 13.92 31.33 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0.6 2 Italian sausage
Carbs 0 0.65 Italian sausage
Cholesterol 80 76 Italian sausage
Vitamin D 53 Pork
Iron 0.87 1.18 Italian sausage
Calcium 19 18 Pork
Potassium 423 253 Pork
Magnesium 28 14 Pork
Sugars 0 Pork
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.073 0.08 Italian sausage
Zinc 2.39 1.79 Pork
Starch
Phosphorus 246 142 Pork
Sodium 62 731 Pork
Vitamin A 7 0 Pork
Vitamin E 0.29 Pork
Vitamin D 1.3 Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877 0.568 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321 0.168 Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037 3.25 Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698 0.51 Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464 0.3 Pork
Vitamin B12 0.7 0.91 Italian sausage
Vitamin K 0 Pork
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 5.23 11.27 Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19 14.34 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.338 0.114 Pork
Threonine 1.234 0.563 Pork
Isoleucine 1.26 0.52 Pork
Leucine 2.177 0.956 Pork
Lysine 2.446 1.083 Pork
Methionine 0.712 0.346 Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086 0.477 Pork
Valine 1.473 0.572 Pork
Histidine 1.067 0.411 Pork
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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