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Italian sausage vs. Ground turkey — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Italian sausage and Ground turkey

  • Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B1, yet Ground turkey is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Phosphorus, Copper, and Zinc.
  • Italian sausage covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 46% more than Ground turkey.
  • Italian sausage contains 10 times more Sodium than Ground turkey. While Italian sausage contains 743mg of Sodium, Ground turkey contains only 78mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Sausage, Italian, pork, cooked and Ground turkey, cooked.

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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 +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.5%
Contains more Zinc +30.1%
Contains more Copper +88.8%
Contains more Selenium +41.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.52
Equal in Potassium - 294
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 9% 57% 22% 109% 26% 11% 85% 51% 2% 170%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.5%
Contains more Zinc +30.1%
Contains more Copper +88.8%
Contains more Selenium +41.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.52
Equal in Potassium - 294

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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Contains more Vitamin E +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +400%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +709.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +393.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.8%
Contains more Folate +40%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.211
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.34
Equal in Choline - 78.2
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 5% 3% 6% 0% 20% 49% 164% 72% 147% 6% 168% 43% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +400%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +709.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +393.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +109.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +91.8%
Contains more Folate +40%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.211
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.34
Equal in Choline - 78.2

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +162.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +1256.3%
Contains more Protein +43.1%
Contains more Water +31.7%
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
27% 10% 62%
Protein: 27.37 g
Fats: 10.4 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.07 g
Other: 0.16 g
Contains more Fats +162.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +1256.3%
Contains more Protein +43.1%
Contains more Water +31.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +394.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +20.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.8%
33% 56% 11%
Saturated Fat: 10.195 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 17.108 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.518 g
30% 38% 32%
Saturated Fat: 2.669 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.458 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.917 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +394.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +20.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.8%

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 Ground turkey
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 ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Ground turkey Opinion
Net carbs 4.17g 0g Italian sausage
Protein 19.12g 27.37g Ground turkey
Fats 27.31g 10.4g Italian sausage
Carbs 4.27g 0g Italian sausage
Calories 344kcal 203kcal Italian sausage
Sugar 1.86g 0g Ground turkey
Fiber 0.1g 0g Italian sausage
Calcium 21mg 28mg Ground turkey
Iron 1.43mg 1.52mg Ground turkey
Magnesium 18mg 30mg Ground turkey
Phosphorus 170mg 254mg Ground turkey
Potassium 304mg 294mg Italian sausage
Sodium 743mg 78mg Ground turkey
Zinc 2.39mg 3.11mg Ground turkey
Copper 0.08mg 0.151mg Ground turkey
Manganese 0.011mg Ground turkey
Selenium 22µg 31.1µg Ground turkey
Vitamin A 16IU 79IU Ground turkey
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 24µg Ground turkey
Vitamin E 0.25mg 0.11mg Italian sausage
Vitamin D 41IU 8IU Italian sausage
Vitamin D 1µg 0.2µg Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.623mg 0.077mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.211mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B3 4.165mg 8.724mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B5 1.193mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.633mg Ground turkey
Folate 5µg 7µg Ground turkey
Vitamin B12 1.3µg 1.34µg Ground turkey
Choline 78.2mg 78.2mg
Vitamin K 3.4µg 0µg Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.312mg Ground turkey
Threonine 0.792mg 1.258mg Ground turkey
Isoleucine 0.731mg 1.227mg Ground turkey
Leucine 1.343mg 2.262mg Ground turkey
Lysine 1.522mg 2.452mg Ground turkey
Methionine 0.486mg 0.806mg Ground turkey
Phenylalanine 0.67mg 1.068mg Ground turkey
Valine 0.804mg 1.27mg Ground turkey
Histidine 0.577mg 0.811mg Ground turkey
Cholesterol 57mg 93mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat 0.134g Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 10.195g 2.669g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.009g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.01g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.012g Ground turkey
Monounsaturated Fat 17.108g 3.458g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 3.518g 2.917g Italian sausage
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.019g Ground turkey
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.508g Ground turkey
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.008g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - ALA 0.136g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Ground turkey
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Ground turkey

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage Ground turkey
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
52%
Ground turkey
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Italian sausage
54%
Ground turkey

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey contains less Sodium (difference - 665mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.526g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is relatively richer in minerals
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

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. Ground turkey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171506/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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