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Italian sausage vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Italian sausage and Chicken meat

  • Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B12, yet Chicken meat is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Italian sausage covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 42% more than Chicken meat.
  • Italian sausage contains 9 times more Sodium than Chicken meat. While Italian sausage contains 731mg of Sodium, Chicken meat contains only 82mg.

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

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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 +20%
Contains more Potassium +13.5%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.2%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.26
Equal in Zinc - 1.94
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% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +13.5%
Contains more Copper +21.2%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.2%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.26
Equal in Zinc - 1.94

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 +801.6%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +203.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +161.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168
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 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +801.6%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +203.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +161.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168

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 Chicken meat
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 Chicken meat Opinion
Net carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Protein 14.25g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 31.33g 13.6g Italian sausage
Carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Calories 346kcal 239kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 15mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.18mg 1.26mg Chicken meat
Magnesium 14mg 23mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 142mg 182mg Chicken meat
Potassium 253mg 223mg Italian sausage
Sodium 731mg 82mg Chicken meat
Zinc 1.79mg 1.94mg Chicken meat
Copper 0.08mg 0.066mg Italian sausage
Vitamin A 0IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E mg 0.27mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D IU 2IU Chicken meat
Vitamin D µg 0µg Chicken meat
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.568mg 0.063mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.168mg
Vitamin B3 3.25mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 0.51mg 1.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.4mg Chicken meat
Folate 8µg 5µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 0.3µg Italian sausage
Vitamin K µg 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 0.563mg 1.128mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 0.52mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 0.956mg 1.986mg Chicken meat
Lysine 1.083mg 2.223mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.346mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.477mg 1.061mg Chicken meat
Valine 0.572mg 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.411mg 0.802mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 76mg 88mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 11.27g 3.79g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34g 5.34g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03g 2.97g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage Chicken meat
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
36
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
31
Chicken meat

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
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
63%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
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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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.