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Italian sausage vs. Game — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Italian sausage and Game

  • Italian sausage has more Vitamin B1, and Selenium, however, Game is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Copper, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3.
  • Game covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 209% more than Italian sausage.
  • Italian sausage has 15 times more Sodium than Game. While Italian sausage has 743mg of Sodium, Game has only 51mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Sausage, Italian, pork, cooked and Game meat, deer, raw.

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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 +320%
Contains more Zinc +14.4%
Contains more Selenium +126.8%
Contains more Iron +137.8%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.8%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Copper +216.3%
Equal in Potassium - 318
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% 128% 17% 87% 29% 7% 57% 85% 6% 53%
Contains more Calcium +320%
Contains more Zinc +14.4%
Contains more Selenium +126.8%
Contains more Iron +137.8%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.8%
Contains less Sodium -93.1%
Contains more Copper +216.3%
Equal in Potassium - 318

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 E +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +183.2%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +385.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 5% 30% 1% 156% 54% 79% 0% 77% 4% 163% 9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 56% 111% 120% 0% 86% 3% 789% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +183.2%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin K +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +385.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +1028.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +106.7%
Contains more Protein +20.1%
Contains more Water +56.1%
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
23% 2% 74%
Protein: 22.96 g
Fats: 2.42 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.57 g
Other: 1.05 g
Contains more Fats +1028.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +106.7%
Contains more Protein +20.1%
Contains more Water +56.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2453.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +648.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -90.7%
33% 56% 11%
Saturated Fat: 10.195 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 17.108 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.518 g
45% 32% 22%
Saturated Fat: 0.95 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.67 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.47 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2453.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +648.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -90.7%

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
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
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Game Opinion
Net carbs 4.17g 0g Italian sausage
Protein 19.12g 22.96g Game
Fats 27.31g 2.42g Italian sausage
Carbs 4.27g 0g Italian sausage
Calories 344kcal 120kcal Italian sausage
Sugar 1.86g 0g Game
Fiber 0.1g 0g Italian sausage
Calcium 21mg 5mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.43mg 3.4mg Game
Magnesium 18mg 23mg Game
Phosphorus 170mg 202mg Game
Potassium 304mg 318mg Game
Sodium 743mg 51mg Game
Zinc 2.39mg 2.09mg Italian sausage
Copper 0.08mg 0.253mg Game
Manganese 0.041mg Game
Selenium 22µg 9.7µg Italian sausage
Vitamin A 16IU 0IU Italian sausage
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 0µg Italian sausage
Vitamin E 0.25mg 0.2mg Italian sausage
Vitamin D 41IU Italian sausage
Vitamin D 1µg Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.623mg 0.22mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.48mg Game
Vitamin B3 4.165mg 6.37mg Game
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.37mg Game
Folate 5µg 4µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 1.3µg 6.31µg Game
Vitamin K 3.4µg 1.1µg Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.161mg Italian sausage
Threonine 0.792mg 1.08mg Game
Isoleucine 0.731mg 0.908mg Game
Leucine 1.343mg 1.951mg Game
Lysine 1.522mg 2.006mg Game
Methionine 0.486mg 0.566mg Game
Phenylalanine 0.67mg 0.937mg Game
Valine 0.804mg 1.073mg Game
Histidine 0.577mg 1.135mg Game
Cholesterol 57mg 85mg Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 10.195g 0.95g Game
Monounsaturated Fat 17.108g 0.67g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 3.518g 0.47g 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
48%
Italian sausage
97%
Game
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Italian sausage
47%
Game

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
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 - 692mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Game
Game is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.245g)
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.
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/174586/nutrients
  2. Game - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173855/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.