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Italian sausage vs Cervelat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Italian sausage and Cervelat

  • Italian sausage is richer in Vitamin B1, and Selenium, yet Cervelat is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Iron, Copper, Zinc, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Cervelat is 191% higher.
  • Italian sausage contains 4 times more Vitamin B1 than Cervelat. Italian sausage contains 0.568mg of Vitamin B1, while Cervelat contains 0.15mg.
  • Italian sausage contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Sausage, Italian, pork, raw and Thuringer, cervelat, summer sausage, beef, pork.

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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 +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.9%
Contains less Sodium -43.8%
Contains more Iron +72.9%
Contains more Zinc +43%
Contains more Copper +87.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Potassium - 260
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 77% 10% 48% 23% 170% 70% 50%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.9%
Contains less Sodium -43.8%
Contains more Iron +72.9%
Contains more Zinc +43%
Contains more Copper +87.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Potassium - 260

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 B1 +278.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.4%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +730%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +504.4%
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% 5% 34% 56% 38% 77% 81% 0% 60% 2% 688% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +278.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.4%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin C +730%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +504.4%

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 Cervelat
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Cervelat Opinion
Net carbs 0.65g 3.33g Cervelat
Protein 14.25g 17.45g Cervelat
Fats 31.33g 30.43g Italian sausage
Carbs 0.65g 3.33g Cervelat
Calories 346kcal 362kcal Cervelat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.85g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 9mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.18mg 2.04mg Cervelat
Magnesium 14mg 14mg
Phosphorus 142mg 111mg Italian sausage
Potassium 253mg 260mg Cervelat
Sodium 731mg 1300mg Italian sausage
Zinc 1.79mg 2.56mg Cervelat
Copper 0.08mg 0.15mg Cervelat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.22mg Cervelat
Vitamin D IU 44IU Cervelat
Vitamin D µg 1.1µg Cervelat
Vitamin C 2mg 16.6mg Cervelat
Vitamin B1 0.568mg 0.15mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.33mg Cervelat
Vitamin B3 3.25mg 4.31mg Cervelat
Vitamin B5 0.51mg mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.26mg Italian sausage
Folate 8µg 2µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 5.5µg Cervelat
Vitamin K µg 1.3µg Cervelat
Tryptophan 0.114mg mg Italian sausage
Threonine 0.563mg mg Italian sausage
Isoleucine 0.52mg mg Italian sausage
Leucine 0.956mg mg Italian sausage
Lysine 1.083mg mg Italian sausage
Methionine 0.346mg mg Italian sausage
Phenylalanine 0.477mg mg Italian sausage
Valine 0.572mg mg Italian sausage
Histidine 0.411mg mg Italian sausage
Cholesterol 76mg 74mg Cervelat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 11.27g 11.51g Italian sausage
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34g 12.97g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03g 1.2g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage Cervelat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
87
Cervelat
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
56
Cervelat

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
105%
Cervelat
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
3%
Cervelat
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
140%
Cervelat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.85g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 569mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.24g)
Which food is cheaper?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cervelat
Cervelat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cervelat
Cervelat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
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. Cervelat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172940/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.