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Italian sausage vs. Game — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Italian sausage and Game

  • Italian sausage is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, and Zinc, yet Game is richer in Vitamin B2, Iron, Copper, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Italian sausage is 46% higher.
  • Italian sausage contains 14 times more Sodium than Game. Italian sausage contains 743mg of Sodium, while Game contains 54mg.

Food types used in this article are Sausage, Italian, pork, cooked and Game meat, antelope, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +425%
Contains more Zinc +42.3%
Contains more Selenium +70.5%
Contains more Iron +193.7%
Contains more Magnesium +55.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Contains more Potassium +22.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Copper +166.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 54% 13% 73% 27% 97% 66% 27% 0% 120%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 158% 20% 90% 33% 8% 46% 71% 3% 71%
Contains more Calcium +425%
Contains more Zinc +42.3%
Contains more Selenium +70.5%
Contains more Iron +193.7%
Contains more Magnesium +55.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.5%
Contains more Potassium +22.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Copper +166.3%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Game
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +139.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +213.3%
Contains more Folate +80%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 5% 30% 1% 156% 54% 79% 0% 77% 4% 163% 43% 9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 65% 169% 0% 0% 0% 7% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +139.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +213.3%
Contains more Folate +80%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +922.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +54%
Contains more Water +39.8%
Equal in Other - 1.98
19% 27% 4% 47% 2%
Protein: 19.12 g
Fats: 27.31 g
Carbs: 4.27 g
Water: 47.13 g
Other: 2.17 g
29% 3% 66% 2%
Protein: 29.45 g
Fats: 2.67 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 65.9 g
Other: 1.98 g
Contains more Fats +922.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +54%
Contains more Water +39.8%
Equal in Other - 1.98

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2615.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +506.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -90.5%
33% 56% 11%
Saturated Fat: 10.195 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 17.108 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.518 g
44% 29% 27%
Saturated Fat: 0.97 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.63 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.58 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2615.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +506.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -90.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Italian sausage Game
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Game Opinion
Net carbs 4.17g 0g Italian sausage
Protein 19.12g 29.45g Game
Fats 27.31g 2.67g Italian sausage
Carbs 4.27g 0g Italian sausage
Calories 344kcal 150kcal Italian sausage
Sugar 1.86g Game
Fiber 0.1g 0g Italian sausage
Calcium 21mg 4mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.43mg 4.2mg Game
Magnesium 18mg 28mg Game
Phosphorus 170mg 210mg Game
Potassium 304mg 372mg Game
Sodium 743mg 54mg Game
Zinc 2.39mg 1.68mg Italian sausage
Copper 0.08mg 0.213mg Game
Manganese 0.022mg Game
Selenium 22µg 12.9µg Italian sausage
Vitamin A 16IU 0IU Italian sausage
Vitamin A RAE 10µg Italian sausage
Vitamin E 0.25mg Italian sausage
Vitamin D 41IU Italian sausage
Vitamin D 1µg Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.623mg 0.26mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.73mg Game
Vitamin B3 4.165mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.33mg Italian sausage
Folate 5µg 9µg Game
Vitamin B12 1.3µg Italian sausage
Choline 78.2mg Italian sausage
Vitamin K 3.4µg Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.161mg Italian sausage
Threonine 0.792mg 1.362mg Game
Isoleucine 0.731mg 1.126mg Game
Leucine 1.343mg 2.489mg Game
Lysine 1.522mg 2.462mg Game
Methionine 0.486mg 0.838mg Game
Phenylalanine 0.67mg 1.166mg Game
Valine 0.804mg 1.31mg Game
Histidine 0.577mg 1.401mg Game
Cholesterol 57mg 126mg Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 10.195g 0.97g Game
Monounsaturated Fat 17.108g 0.63g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 3.518g 0.58g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage Game
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Italian sausage
18%
Game
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Italian sausage
50%
Game

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 69mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Game
Game is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Game
Game contains less Sodium (difference - 689mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Game
Game is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.225g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Game
Game is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Game
Game 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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Italian sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174586/nutrients
  2. Game - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173844/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.