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Italian sausage vs. Lamb shoulder — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Italian sausage and Lamb shoulder

  • Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B6, yet Lamb shoulder is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Iron, and Selenium.
  • Lamb shoulder covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 52% more than Italian sausage.
  • Italian sausage contains 11 times more Sodium than Lamb shoulder. While Italian sausage contains 743mg of Sodium, Lamb shoulder contains only 65mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Sausage, Italian, pork, cooked and Lamb, domestic, shoulder, arm, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, 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 +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +17.4%
Contains more Iron +42%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains less Sodium -91.3%
Contains more Zinc +87.4%
Contains more Copper +41.3%
Contains more Selenium +15.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 183
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 6% 77% 17% 79% 23% 9% 123% 38% 3% 139%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +17.4%
Contains more Iron +42%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains less Sodium -91.3%
Contains more Zinc +87.4%
Contains more Copper +41.3%
Contains more Selenium +15.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 183

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +592.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.9%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +96.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.25
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% 3% 0% 0% 23% 58% 125% 43% 28% 15% 319% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +78.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +592.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +175%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.9%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +96.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.25

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +34.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +65.6%
Contains more Protein +17.8%
Contains more Water +18.7%
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
23% 20% 56%
Protein: 22.53 g
Fats: 20.24 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 55.92 g
Other: 1.31 g
Contains more Fats +34.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +65.6%
Contains more Protein +17.8%
Contains more Water +18.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +106.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +118.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -14.3%
33% 56% 11%
Saturated Fat: 10.195 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 17.108 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.518 g
47% 45% 9%
Saturated Fat: 8.74 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.3 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.61 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +106.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +118.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -14.3%

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 Lamb shoulder
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
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Lamb shoulder Opinion
Net carbs 4.17g 0g Italian sausage
Protein 19.12g 22.53g Lamb shoulder
Fats 27.31g 20.24g Italian sausage
Carbs 4.27g 0g Italian sausage
Calories 344kcal 279kcal Italian sausage
Sugar 1.86g Lamb shoulder
Fiber 0.1g 0g Italian sausage
Calcium 21mg 18mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.43mg 2.03mg Lamb shoulder
Magnesium 18mg 23mg Lamb shoulder
Phosphorus 170mg 183mg Lamb shoulder
Potassium 304mg 259mg Italian sausage
Sodium 743mg 65mg Lamb shoulder
Zinc 2.39mg 4.48mg Lamb shoulder
Copper 0.08mg 0.113mg Lamb shoulder
Manganese 0.021mg Lamb shoulder
Selenium 22µg 25.4µg Lamb shoulder
Vitamin A 16IU 0IU Italian sausage
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 0µg Italian sausage
Vitamin E 0.25mg 0.14mg Italian sausage
Vitamin D 41IU Italian sausage
Vitamin D 1µg Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.623mg 0.09mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.25mg Lamb shoulder
Vitamin B3 4.165mg 6.66mg Lamb shoulder
Vitamin B5 0.71mg Lamb shoulder
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.12mg Italian sausage
Folate 5µg 20µg Lamb shoulder
Vitamin B12 1.3µg 2.55µg Lamb shoulder
Choline 78.2mg Italian sausage
Vitamin K 3.4µg Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.263mg Lamb shoulder
Threonine 0.792mg 0.964mg Lamb shoulder
Isoleucine 0.731mg 1.087mg Lamb shoulder
Leucine 1.343mg 1.753mg Lamb shoulder
Lysine 1.522mg 1.99mg Lamb shoulder
Methionine 0.486mg 0.578mg Lamb shoulder
Phenylalanine 0.67mg 0.917mg Lamb shoulder
Valine 0.804mg 1.216mg Lamb shoulder
Histidine 0.577mg 0.714mg Lamb shoulder
Cholesterol 57mg 92mg Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 10.195g 8.74g Lamb shoulder
Monounsaturated Fat 17.108g 8.3g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 3.518g 1.61g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage Lamb shoulder
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
47%
Lamb shoulder
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Italian sausage
51%
Lamb shoulder

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lamb shoulder
Lamb shoulder is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb shoulder
Lamb shoulder contains less Sodium (difference - 678mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lamb shoulder
Lamb shoulder is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.455g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lamb shoulder
Lamb shoulder is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Lamb shoulder
Lamb shoulder is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lamb shoulder
Lamb shoulder is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 35mg)
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. Lamb shoulder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174329/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.