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Italian sausage vs Pork jowl - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Italian sausage and Pork jowl

  • Italian sausage has more Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Iron, Zinc, and Phosphorus, while Pork jowl has more Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2.
  • Pork jowl's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 70% higher.
  • Pork jowl contains 29 times less Sodium than Italian sausage. Italian sausage contains 731mg of Sodium, while Pork jowl contains 25mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Sausage, Italian, pork, raw and Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, raw.

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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 +350%
Contains more Iron +181%
Contains more Magnesium +366.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.1%
Contains more Potassium +70.9%
Contains more Zinc +113.1%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains less Sodium -96.6%
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% 16% 3% 37% 14% 4% 23% 14%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +181%
Contains more Magnesium +366.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.1%
Contains more Potassium +70.9%
Contains more Zinc +113.1%
Contains more Copper +100%
Contains less Sodium -96.6%

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 +47.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.3%
Contains more Folate +700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.5%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.82
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% 6% 0% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 1% 103% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.3%
Contains more Folate +700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +11%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.5%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.82

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 Pork jowl
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Pork jowl Opinion
Net carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Protein 14.25g 6.38g Italian sausage
Fats 31.33g 69.61g Pork jowl
Carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Calories 346kcal 655kcal Pork jowl
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 4mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.18mg 0.42mg Italian sausage
Magnesium 14mg 3mg Italian sausage
Phosphorus 142mg 86mg Italian sausage
Potassium 253mg 148mg Italian sausage
Sodium 731mg 25mg Pork jowl
Zinc 1.79mg 0.84mg Italian sausage
Copper 0.08mg 0.04mg Italian sausage
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Pork jowl
Vitamin E mg 0.29mg Pork jowl
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.568mg 0.386mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.236mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B3 3.25mg 4.535mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B5 0.51mg 0.25mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.09mg Italian sausage
Folate 8µg 1µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 0.82µg Italian sausage
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.021mg Italian sausage
Threonine 0.563mg 0.21mg Italian sausage
Isoleucine 0.52mg 0.168mg Italian sausage
Leucine 0.956mg 0.446mg Italian sausage
Lysine 1.083mg 0.528mg Italian sausage
Methionine 0.346mg 0.095mg Italian sausage
Phenylalanine 0.477mg 0.239mg Italian sausage
Valine 0.572mg 0.305mg Italian sausage
Histidine 0.411mg 0.072mg Italian sausage
Cholesterol 76mg 90mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 11.27g 25.26g Italian sausage
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34g 32.89g Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03g 8.11g Pork jowl

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Italian sausage Pork jowl
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
32
Pork jowl
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
14
Pork jowl

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
38%
Pork jowl
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
0%
Pork jowl
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
321%
Pork jowl

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 706mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
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 - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.99g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage 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

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. Pork jowl - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168269/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.