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Turkey meat vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.115g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 628mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
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.
Turkey meat 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
Turkey meat 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
32
Turkey meat
26
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
26
Turkey meat
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
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Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Copper +16.3%
Contains more Zinc +38.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +57%
Contains less Sodium -85.9%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Equal in Iron - 1.18
Equal in Potassium - 253
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Copper +16.3%
Contains more Zinc +38.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +57%
Contains less Sodium -85.9%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Equal in Iron - 1.18
Equal in Potassium - 253

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +194.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1162.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +194.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1162.2%

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
171%
Turkey meat
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
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 Turkey meat Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 189 346 Italian sausage
Protein 28.55 14.25 Turkey meat
Fats 7.39 31.33 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0 2 Italian sausage
Carbs 0.06 0.65 Italian sausage
Cholesterol 109 76 Italian sausage
Vitamin D 15 Turkey meat
Iron 1.09 1.18 Italian sausage
Calcium 14 18 Italian sausage
Potassium 239 253 Italian sausage
Magnesium 30 14 Turkey meat
Sugars 0 Turkey meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.093 0.08 Turkey meat
Zinc 2.48 1.79 Turkey meat
Starch
Phosphorus 223 142 Turkey meat
Sodium 103 731 Turkey meat
Vitamin A 39 0 Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07 Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4 Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.568 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.281 0.168 Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 9.573 3.25 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948 0.51 Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616 0.3 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02 0.91 Turkey meat
Vitamin K 0 Turkey meat
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.101 Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 2.155 11.27 Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647 14.34 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.291 0.114 Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004 0.563 Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.796 0.52 Turkey meat
Leucine 1.925 0.956 Turkey meat
Lysine 2.282 1.083 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724 0.346 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903 0.477 Turkey meat
Valine 0.902 0.572 Turkey meat
Histidine 0.749 0.411 Turkey meat
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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