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Italian sausage vs Meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Italian sausage and Meat?

  • Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B12, yet Meat is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5.
  • Italian sausage's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 50% more.
  • Italian sausage has 13 times more Sodium than Meat. While Italian sausage has 731mg of Sodium, Meat has only 57mg.

We used Sausage, Italian, pork, raw and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted types in this article.

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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
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Meat
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +66.4%
Contains more Magnesium +107.1%
Contains more Copper +38.8%
Contains more Zinc +35.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +88%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.15
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 44% 2% 38% 21% 37% 66% 115% 8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Potassium +66.4%
Contains more Magnesium +107.1%
Contains more Copper +38.8%
Contains more Zinc +35.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +88%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.15

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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Meat
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +59.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +146.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 0% 0% 0% 142% 39% 61% 31% 70% 114% 0% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 2% 6% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 72% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +59.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +146.3%

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
65
Meat
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
41
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
157%
Meat
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
0%
Meat
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
16%
Meat

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 Meat
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
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage Meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 674mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.072g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Meat
Meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Meat
Meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Meat Opinion
Calories 346 143 Italian sausage
Protein 14.25 26.17 Meat
Fats 31.33 3.51 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 2 0 Italian sausage
Carbs 0.65 0 Italian sausage
Cholesterol 76 73 Meat
Vitamin D 10 Meat
Iron 1.18 1.15 Italian sausage
Calcium 18 6 Italian sausage
Potassium 253 421 Meat
Magnesium 14 29 Meat
Sugar 0 Italian sausage
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.111 Meat
Zinc 1.79 2.42 Meat
Starch
Phosphorus 142 267 Meat
Sodium 731 57 Meat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.08 Meat
Vitamin D 0.2 Meat
Vitamin B1 0.568 0.95 Meat
Vitamin B2 0.168 0.387 Meat
Vitamin B3 3.25 7.432 Meat
Vitamin B5 0.51 1.012 Meat
Vitamin B6 0.3 0.739 Meat
Vitamin B12 0.91 0.57 Italian sausage
Vitamin K 0 Meat
Folate 8 0 Italian sausage
Trans Fat 0.033 Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 11.27 1.198 Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34 1.334 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03 0.506 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.114 0.275 Meat
Threonine 0.563 1.175 Meat
Isoleucine 0.52 1.288 Meat
Leucine 0.956 2.229 Meat
Lysine 1.083 2.427 Meat
Methionine 0.346 0.721 Meat
Phenylalanine 0.477 1.1 Meat
Valine 0.572 1.367 Meat
Histidine 0.411 1.13 Meat
Fructose

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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.