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Barbecue chicken vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Barbecue chicken and Italian sausage?

  • Barbecue chicken is higher in Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus, yet Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, and Selenium.
  • Italian sausage's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 43% more.
  • Barbecue chicken has 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Italian sausage. While Barbecue chicken has 5.732mg of Vitamin B3, Italian sausage has only 3.25mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Italian sausage is lower.

We used Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin and Sausage, Italian, pork, raw types in this article.

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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 +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.5%
Contains less Sodium -54.2%
Contains more Iron +24.2%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Equal in Potassium - 253
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Zinc - 1.79
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 36% 5% 23% 15% 26% 49% 94% 44%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.5%
Contains less Sodium -54.2%
Contains more Iron +24.2%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Equal in Potassium - 253
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Zinc - 1.79

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +932.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +235.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +93.6%
Equal in Folate - 8
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 5% 10% 0% 14% 53% 108% 10% 45% 59% 0% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 0% 0% 0% 142% 39% 61% 31% 70% 114% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +932.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +235.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +93.6%
Equal in Folate - 8

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
25
Barbecue chicken
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
36
Barbecue chicken
39
Italian sausage

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 food.
Protein
135%
Barbecue chicken
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Barbecue chicken
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
70%
Barbecue chicken
145%
Italian sausage

Comparison summary table

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

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Barbecue chicken Italian sausage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 396mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.343g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barbecue chicken Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 226 346 Italian sausage
Protein 22.51 14.25 Barbecue chicken
Fats 15.08 31.33 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0 2 Italian sausage
Carbs 0.12 0.65 Italian sausage
Cholesterol 127 76 Italian sausage
Vitamin D 0 Barbecue chicken
Iron 0.95 1.18 Italian sausage
Calcium 16 18 Italian sausage
Potassium 255 253 Barbecue chicken
Magnesium 21 14 Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0.12 Italian sausage
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.077 0.08 Italian sausage
Zinc 1.78 1.79 Italian sausage
Starch 0 Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 218 142 Barbecue chicken
Sodium 335 731 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin A 67 0 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.46 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 0 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B1 0.055 0.568 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.227 0.168 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B3 5.732 3.25 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.152 0.51 Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.191 0.3 Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.47 0.91 Italian sausage
Vitamin K 0 Barbecue chicken
Folate 8 8
Trans Fat 0.078 Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 3.927 11.27 Barbecue chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 6.446 14.34 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 2.038 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.173 0.114 Barbecue chicken
Threonine 0.657 0.563 Barbecue chicken
Isoleucine 0.853 0.52 Barbecue chicken
Leucine 1.549 0.956 Barbecue chicken
Lysine 1.75 1.083 Barbecue chicken
Methionine 0.565 0.346 Barbecue chicken
Phenylalanine 0.69 0.477 Barbecue chicken
Valine 0.935 0.572 Barbecue chicken
Histidine 0.592 0.411 Barbecue chicken
Fructose 0.04 Barbecue chicken

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Barbecue chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171127/nutrients
  2. Italian sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171631/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.