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Italian sausage vs Barbecue chicken - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Italian sausage and Barbecue chicken?

  • Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, and Selenium, yet Barbecue chicken is higher in Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus.
  • Italian sausage's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 43% more.
  • Italian sausage has 3 times more Vitamin B5 than Barbecue chicken. While Italian sausage has 0.51mg of Vitamin B5, Barbecue chicken has only 0.152mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Barbecue chicken is lower.

We used Sausage, Italian, pork, raw and Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin types 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
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +24.2%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.5%
Contains less Sodium -54.2%
Equal in Potassium - 255
Equal in Zinc - 1.78
Equal in Copper - 0.077
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 36% 15% 94% 23% 44% 49% 26%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +24.2%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.5%
Contains less Sodium -54.2%
Equal in Potassium - 255
Equal in Zinc - 1.78
Equal in Copper - 0.077

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +932.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +235.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +93.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.4%
Equal in Folate - 8
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 10% 0% 0% 14% 53% 108% 10% 45% 6% 59% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +932.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +235.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +93.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +76.4%
Equal in Folate - 8

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.
Italian sausage Barbecue chicken
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Barbecue chicken Opinion
Net carbs 0.65g 0.12g Italian sausage
Protein 14.25g 22.51g Barbecue chicken
Fats 31.33g 15.08g Italian sausage
Carbs 0.65g 0.12g Italian sausage
Calories 346kcal 226kcal Italian sausage
Starch g 0g Barbecue chicken
Fructose g 0.04g Barbecue chicken
Sugar g 0.12g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 16mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.18mg 0.95mg Italian sausage
Magnesium 14mg 21mg Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 142mg 218mg Barbecue chicken
Potassium 253mg 255mg Barbecue chicken
Sodium 731mg 335mg Barbecue chicken
Zinc 1.79mg 1.78mg Italian sausage
Copper 0.08mg 0.077mg Italian sausage
Vitamin A 0IU 67IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E mg 0.46mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D IU 0IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D µg 0µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.568mg 0.055mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.227mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B3 3.25mg 5.732mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.51mg 0.152mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.191mg Italian sausage
Folate 8µg 8µg
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 0.47µg Italian sausage
Vitamin K µg 0µg Barbecue chicken
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.173mg Barbecue chicken
Threonine 0.563mg 0.657mg Barbecue chicken
Isoleucine 0.52mg 0.853mg Barbecue chicken
Leucine 0.956mg 1.549mg Barbecue chicken
Lysine 1.083mg 1.75mg Barbecue chicken
Methionine 0.346mg 0.565mg Barbecue chicken
Phenylalanine 0.477mg 0.69mg Barbecue chicken
Valine 0.572mg 0.935mg Barbecue chicken
Histidine 0.411mg 0.592mg Barbecue chicken
Cholesterol 76mg 127mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g 0.078g Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 11.27g 3.927g Barbecue chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34g 6.446g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03g 2.038g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Italian sausage Barbecue chicken
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
39
Italian sausage
25
Barbecue chicken
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
36
Barbecue chicken

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
86%
Italian sausage
135%
Barbecue chicken
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
0%
Barbecue chicken
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
70%
Barbecue chicken

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 51mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 396mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.343g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken 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. Italian sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171631/nutrients
  2. Barbecue chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171127/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.