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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
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +107.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +88%
Contains more Potassium +66.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Contains more Zinc +35.2%
Contains more Copper +38.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.15
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +107.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +88%
Contains more Potassium +66.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Contains more Zinc +35.2%
Contains more Copper +38.8%
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 Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +59.6%
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 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 0% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +59.6%
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%

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage 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
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

Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 674mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
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.

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.