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Italian sausage vs Duck meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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

  • Italian sausage is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, and Selenium, yet Duck meat is richer in Iron, Copper, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B3.
  • Italian sausage's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 33% higher.
  • Italian sausage has 12 times more Sodium than Duck meat. Italian sausage has 731mg of Sodium, while Duck meat has 59mg.

We used Sausage, Italian, pork, raw and Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted 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 Potassium +24%
Contains more Iron +128.8%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -91.9%
Contains more Copper +183.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 156
Equal in Zinc - 1.86
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% 102% 12% 67% 18% 8% 51% 76%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Potassium +24%
Contains more Iron +128.8%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains less Sodium -91.9%
Contains more Copper +183.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 156
Equal in Zinc - 1.86

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 +226.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.7%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +203.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.3%
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 13% 14% 3% 0% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 5% 38% 13%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.7%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +203.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.3%

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 Duck 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 Duck meat Opinion
Net carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Protein 14.25g 18.99g Duck meat
Fats 31.33g 28.35g Italian sausage
Carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Calories 346kcal 337kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 11mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.18mg 2.7mg Duck meat
Magnesium 14mg 16mg Duck meat
Phosphorus 142mg 156mg Duck meat
Potassium 253mg 204mg Italian sausage
Sodium 731mg 59mg Duck meat
Zinc 1.79mg 1.86mg Duck meat
Copper 0.08mg 0.227mg Duck meat
Vitamin A 0IU 210IU Duck meat
Vitamin E mg 0.7mg Duck meat
Vitamin D IU 3IU Duck meat
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Duck meat
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.568mg 0.174mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.269mg Duck meat
Vitamin B3 3.25mg 4.825mg Duck meat
Vitamin B5 0.51mg 1.098mg Duck meat
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.18mg Italian sausage
Folate 8µg 6µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 0.3µg Italian sausage
Vitamin K µg 5.1µg Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.232mg Duck meat
Threonine 0.563mg 0.773mg Duck meat
Isoleucine 0.52mg 0.872mg Duck meat
Leucine 0.956mg 1.465mg Duck meat
Lysine 1.083mg 1.486mg Duck meat
Methionine 0.346mg 0.475mg Duck meat
Phenylalanine 0.477mg 0.752mg Duck meat
Valine 0.572mg 0.938mg Duck meat
Histidine 0.411mg 0.462mg Duck meat
Cholesterol 76mg 84mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 11.27g 9.67g Duck meat
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34g 12.9g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03g 3.65g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage Duck 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
32
Duck meat
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
42
Duck 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
114%
Duck meat
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
0%
Duck meat
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
131%
Duck 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 - 8mg)
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 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. Duck meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172409/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.