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Bratwurst vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bratwurst and Italian sausage different?

  • Bratwurst is richer in Vitamin B12, and Zinc, while Italian sausage is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Bratwurst covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 73% more than Italian sausage.
  • Italian sausage is lower in Sodium.

Bratwurst, beef and pork, smoked and Sausage, Italian, pork, raw types were used 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 Potassium +11.9%
Contains more Zinc +38%
Contains more Iron +18%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains less Sodium -13.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Phosphorus - 142
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 3% 25% 11% 27% 68% 56% 111%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Contains more Potassium +11.9%
Contains more Zinc +38%
Contains more Iron +18%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains less Sodium -13.8%
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 B2 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +193.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.25
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% 0% 0% 96% 50% 59% 42% 47% 334% 0% 3%
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 B2 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +193.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.25

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
52
Bratwurst
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
42
Bratwurst
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
73%
Bratwurst
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
2%
Bratwurst
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
122%
Bratwurst
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.
Bratwurst Italian sausage
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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ok
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Bratwurst Italian sausage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
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 - 117mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.19g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
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 Bratwurst Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 297 346 Italian sausage
Protein 12.2 14.25 Italian sausage
Fats 26.34 31.33 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0 2 Italian sausage
Carbs 2 0.65 Bratwurst
Cholesterol 78 76 Italian sausage
Vitamin D
Iron 1 1.18 Italian sausage
Calcium 7 18 Italian sausage
Potassium 283 253 Bratwurst
Magnesium 15 14 Bratwurst
Sugar 0 Italian sausage
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.08
Zinc 2.47 1.79 Bratwurst
Starch
Phosphorus 130 142 Italian sausage
Sodium 848 731 Italian sausage
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.38 0.568 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.213 0.168 Bratwurst
Vitamin B3 3.11 3.25 Italian sausage
Vitamin B5 0.69 0.51 Bratwurst
Vitamin B6 0.2 0.3 Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 2.67 0.91 Bratwurst
Vitamin K
Folate 4 8 Italian sausage
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.08 11.27 Bratwurst
Monounsaturated Fat 8 14.34 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 1.58 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.107 0.114 Italian sausage
Threonine 0.465 0.563 Italian sausage
Isoleucine 0.485 0.52 Italian sausage
Leucine 0.81 0.956 Italian sausage
Lysine 0.903 1.083 Italian sausage
Methionine 0.364 0.346 Bratwurst
Phenylalanine 0.405 0.477 Italian sausage
Valine 0.464 0.572 Italian sausage
Histidine 0.395 0.411 Italian sausage
Fructose

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. Bratwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172956/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.