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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
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Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +13.4%
Contains more Iron +53.2%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Equal in Potassium - 253
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Phosphorus - 142
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 4% 25% 10% 27% 56% 60% 119%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +13.4%
Contains more Iron +53.2%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Equal in Potassium - 253
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Phosphorus - 142

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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 6% 42% 131% 37% 74% 44% 63% 117% 1% 4%
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 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 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
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 the food
Protein
92%
Bologna sausage
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
1%
Bologna sausage
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
92%
Bologna sausage
145%
Italian sausage

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.
Bologna sausage Italian sausage
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Bologna sausage 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 contains less Sugars?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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