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Italian sausage vs Bologna sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Italian sausage and Bologna 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.
  • Italian sausage has 2 times more Selenium than Bologna sausage. Italian sausage has 24.8µg of Selenium, while Bologna sausage has 12.7µg.
  • Bologna sausage contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Sausage, Italian, pork, raw and Bologna, pork 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
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Iron +53.2%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +13.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Phosphorus - 139
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 29% 10% 60% 25% 119% 56% 27%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Iron +53.2%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Contains more Potassium +11.1%
Contains more Zinc +13.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Phosphorus - 139
Equal in Copper - 0.08

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 B6 +11.1%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.523
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.157
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.27
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.93
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 0% 6% 42% 0% 131% 37% 74% 44% 63% 4% 117% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.1%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +41.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.523
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.157
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.27
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.93

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 Bologna sausage
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage Bologna sausage
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
43
Bologna sausage
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
41
Bologna 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
86%
Italian sausage
92%
Bologna sausage
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
1%
Bologna sausage
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
92%
Bologna sausage

Comparison summary

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 - 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 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. Bologna sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173856/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.