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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
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.5%
Contains less Sodium -54.2%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +24.2%
Equal in Potassium - 253
Equal in Zinc - 1.79
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 36% 15% 94% 23% 44% 49% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.5%
Contains less Sodium -54.2%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +24.2%
Equal in Potassium - 253
Equal in Zinc - 1.79
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
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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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 10% 0% 0% 14% 53% 108% 10% 45% 6% 59% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 7% 142% 39% 61% 31% 70% 6% 114% 0%
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

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 Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 51mg)
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.

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.