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Italian sausage vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Italian sausage and Ground meat

  • Italian sausage has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, and Monounsaturated Fat, while Ground meat has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Ground meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 66% higher.
  • Ground meat contains 11 times less Vitamin B1 than Italian sausage. Italian sausage contains 0.568mg of Vitamin B1, while Ground meat contains 0.051mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Ground meat is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Sausage, Italian, pork, raw and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked.

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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 +83.3%
Contains more Iron +92.4%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Zinc +226.3%
Equal in Potassium - 241
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +92.4%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -90%
Contains more Zinc +226.3%
Equal in Potassium - 241
Equal in Copper - 0.079

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 +1013.7%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +173.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.512
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.311
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 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1013.7%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +173.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.512
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.311

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 Ground 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 vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Ground meat Opinion
Net carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Protein 14.25g 23.87g Ground meat
Fats 31.33g 15.37g Italian sausage
Carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Calories 346kcal 241kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 33mg Ground meat
Iron 1.18mg 2.27mg Ground meat
Magnesium 14mg 17mg Ground meat
Phosphorus 142mg 166mg Ground meat
Potassium 253mg 241mg Italian sausage
Sodium 731mg 73mg Ground meat
Zinc 1.79mg 5.84mg Ground meat
Copper 0.08mg 0.079mg Italian sausage
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Ground meat
Vitamin E mg 0.12mg Ground meat
Vitamin D IU 2IU Ground meat
Vitamin D µg 0µg Ground meat
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.568mg 0.051mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.171mg Ground meat
Vitamin B3 3.25mg 4.026mg Ground meat
Vitamin B5 0.51mg 0.512mg Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.311mg Ground meat
Folate 8µg 7µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 2.49µg Ground meat
Vitamin K µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.121mg Ground meat
Threonine 0.563mg 0.923mg Ground meat
Isoleucine 0.52mg 1.055mg Ground meat
Leucine 0.956mg 1.861mg Ground meat
Lysine 1.083mg 1.976mg Ground meat
Methionine 0.346mg 0.614mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.477mg 0.931mg Ground meat
Valine 0.572mg 1.172mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.411mg 0.775mg Ground meat
Cholesterol 76mg 88mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g 1.173g Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 11.27g 6.073g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34g 7.322g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03g 0.408g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage Ground 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
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
49
Ground 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
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
0%
Ground meat
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
71%
Ground 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?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 658mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.197g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground meat
Ground meat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ground meat
Ground meat is relatively richer in vitamins
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

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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.