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Bologna sausage vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Bologna sausage and Italian sausage?

  • Bologna sausage has less Selenium, Iron, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat than Italian sausage.
  • Italian sausage's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 22% higher.

We used Bologna, pork and Sausage, Italian, pork, raw types in this comparison.

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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 Potassium +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +13.4%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Iron +53.2%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Phosphorus - 142
Equal in Potassium - 253
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 29% 10% 60% 25% 119% 56% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +13.4%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Iron +53.2%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Phosphorus - 142
Equal in Potassium - 253
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 B3 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Contains more Folate +60%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.568
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.91
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 42% 0% 131% 37% 74% 44% 63% 4% 117% 1%
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 B3 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Contains more Folate +60%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.568
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.91

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.
Bologna sausage Italian sausage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Bologna sausage Italian sausage Opinion
Net carbs 0.73g 0.65g Bologna sausage
Protein 15.3g 14.25g Bologna sausage
Fats 19.87g 31.33g Italian sausage
Carbs 0.73g 0.65g Bologna sausage
Calories 247kcal 346kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 18mg Italian sausage
Iron 0.77mg 1.18mg Italian sausage
Magnesium 14mg 14mg
Phosphorus 139mg 142mg Italian sausage
Potassium 281mg 253mg Bologna sausage
Sodium 907mg 731mg Italian sausage
Zinc 2.03mg 1.79mg Bologna sausage
Copper 0.08mg 0.08mg
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.26mg mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 56IU IU Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 1.4µg µg Bologna sausage
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.523mg 0.568mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.157mg 0.168mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B3 3.9mg 3.25mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B5 0.72mg 0.51mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B6 0.27mg 0.3mg Italian sausage
Folate 5µg 8µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.93µg 0.91µg Bologna sausage
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Bologna sausage
Tryptophan 0.149mg 0.114mg Bologna sausage
Threonine 0.641mg 0.563mg Bologna sausage
Isoleucine 0.663mg 0.52mg Bologna sausage
Leucine 1.168mg 0.956mg Bologna sausage
Lysine 1.204mg 1.083mg Bologna sausage
Methionine 0.412mg 0.346mg Bologna sausage
Phenylalanine 0.585mg 0.477mg Bologna sausage
Valine 0.737mg 0.572mg Bologna sausage
Histidine 0.482mg 0.411mg Bologna sausage
Cholesterol 59mg 76mg Bologna sausage
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.839g 11.27g Bologna sausage
Monounsaturated Fat 9.732g 14.34g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 2.107g 4.03g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bologna sausage 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
43
Bologna sausage
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
41
Bologna sausage
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
92%
Bologna sausage
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
1%
Bologna sausage
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
92%
Bologna sausage
145%
Italian sausage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 176mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.431g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage 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. Bologna sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173856/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.