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Chicken meat vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chicken meat and Italian sausage

  • Chicken meat is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus, yet Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin A.
  • Italian sausage covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 42% more than Chicken meat.
  • Chicken meat contains 3 times more Vitamin B3 than Italian sausage. While Chicken meat contains 8.487mg of Vitamin B3, Italian sausage contains only 3.25mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Chicken meat is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Sausage, Italian, pork, raw.

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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 +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.2%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +13.5%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.18
Equal in Zinc - 1.79
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 5% 20% 17% 22% 53% 78% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.2%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +13.5%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.18
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 B3 +161.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +801.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +203.3%
Contains more Folate +60%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 10% 6% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 38% 6% 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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +161.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +801.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +203.3%
Contains more Folate +60%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168

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
36
Chicken meat
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
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
164%
Chicken meat
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
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.
Chicken meat 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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Chicken meat 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 - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 649mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.48g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
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 Chicken meat Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 239 346 Italian sausage
Protein 27.3 14.25 Chicken meat
Fats 13.6 31.33 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0 2 Italian sausage
Carbs 0 0.65 Italian sausage
Cholesterol 88 76 Italian sausage
Vitamin D 2 Chicken meat
Iron 1.26 1.18 Chicken meat
Calcium 15 18 Italian sausage
Potassium 223 253 Italian sausage
Magnesium 23 14 Chicken meat
Sugar 0 Italian sausage
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.066 0.08 Italian sausage
Zinc 1.94 1.79 Chicken meat
Starch
Phosphorus 182 142 Chicken meat
Sodium 82 731 Chicken meat
Vitamin A 161 0 Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0 Chicken meat
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.568 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168 0.168
Vitamin B3 8.487 3.25 Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03 0.51 Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.3 Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.3 0.91 Italian sausage
Vitamin K 2.4 Chicken meat
Folate 5 8 Italian sausage
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.79 11.27 Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34 14.34 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.305 0.114 Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128 0.563 Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362 0.52 Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986 0.956 Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223 1.083 Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726 0.346 Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061 0.477 Chicken meat
Valine 1.325 0.572 Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802 0.411 Chicken meat
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. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.