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Duck meat vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Duck meat and Italian sausage?

  • Duck meat is richer in Iron, Copper, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B3, yet Italian sausage is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6 and Selenium.
  • Italian sausage's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 33% higher.
  • Duck meat has 3 times more Copper than Italian sausage. Duck meat has 0.227mg of Copper, while Italian sausage has 0.08mg.
  • Duck meat contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted 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 Iron +128.8%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Copper +183.8%
Contains less Sodium -91.9%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +24%
Equal in Zinc - 1.79
Equal in Phosphorus - 142
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 4% 18% 12% 76% 51% 67% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Contains more Iron +128.8%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Copper +183.8%
Contains less Sodium -91.9%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +24%
Equal in Zinc - 1.79
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +203.3%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 13% 14% 3% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 38% 13% 5%
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 B2 +60.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +203.3%
Contains more Folate +33.3%

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
32
Duck meat
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
42
Duck 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 the food
Protein
114%
Duck meat
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Duck meat
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
131%
Duck meat
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.
Duck meat Italian sausage
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Duck 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 - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Duck meat
Duck meat contains less Sodium (difference - 672mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.6g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Duck meat
Duck meat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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 Duck meat Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 337 346 Italian sausage
Protein 18.99 14.25 Duck meat
Fats 28.35 31.33 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0 2 Italian sausage
Carbs 0 0.65 Italian sausage
Cholesterol 84 76 Italian sausage
Vitamin D 3 Duck meat
Iron 2.7 1.18 Duck meat
Calcium 11 18 Italian sausage
Potassium 204 253 Italian sausage
Magnesium 16 14 Duck meat
Sugars 0 Italian sausage
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.227 0.08 Duck meat
Zinc 1.86 1.79 Duck meat
Starch
Phosphorus 156 142 Duck meat
Sodium 59 731 Duck meat
Vitamin A 210 0 Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.7 Duck meat
Vitamin D 0.1 Duck meat
Vitamin B1 0.174 0.568 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.269 0.168 Duck meat
Vitamin B3 4.825 3.25 Duck meat
Vitamin B5 1.098 0.51 Duck meat
Vitamin B6 0.18 0.3 Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.3 0.91 Italian sausage
Vitamin K 5.1 Duck meat
Folate 6 8 Italian sausage
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 9.67 11.27 Duck meat
Monounsaturated Fat 12.9 14.34 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 3.65 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.232 0.114 Duck meat
Threonine 0.773 0.563 Duck meat
Isoleucine 0.872 0.52 Duck meat
Leucine 1.465 0.956 Duck meat
Lysine 1.486 1.083 Duck meat
Methionine 0.475 0.346 Duck meat
Phenylalanine 0.752 0.477 Duck meat
Valine 0.938 0.572 Duck meat
Histidine 0.462 0.411 Duck 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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Duck meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172409/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.