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

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How are Italian sausage and Pork shoulder different?

  • Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B12, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat, however, Pork shoulder is richer in Vitamin B1, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Italian sausage is 29% higher.

Sausage, Italian, pork, cooked and Pork, fresh, shoulder, whole, separable lean and fat, raw are the varieties used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Iron +36.2%
Contains less Sodium -91.3%
Contains more Zinc +13%
Contains more Selenium +15.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Phosphorus - 182
Equal in Potassium - 302
Equal in Copper - 0.084
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 5% 40% 13% 78% 27% 9% 74% 28% 2% 140%
Contains more Calcium +40%
Contains more Iron +36.2%
Contains less Sodium -91.3%
Contains more Zinc +13%
Contains more Selenium +15.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 18
Equal in Phosphorus - 182
Equal in Potassium - 302
Equal in Copper - 0.084

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 +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +75.7%
Contains more Choline +29%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +70%
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.833
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.348
Equal in Folate - 5
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 1% 4% 51% 3% 192% 64% 72% 44% 81% 4% 93% 34% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +75.7%
Contains more Choline +29%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +70%
Contains more Vitamin C +600%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.833
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.348
Equal in Folate - 5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +11.3%
Contains more Fats +51.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +167.9%
Contains more Water +35.8%
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
17% 18% 64%
Protein: 17.18 g
Fats: 17.99 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.02 g
Other: 0.81 g
Contains more Protein +11.3%
Contains more Fats +51.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +167.9%
Contains more Water +35.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +113.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +83.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -38.8%
33% 56% 11%
Saturated Fat: 10.195 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 17.108 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.518 g
39% 50% 12%
Saturated Fat: 6.24 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.01 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.92 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +113.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +83.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -38.8%

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 Pork shoulder
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Pork shoulder Opinion
Net carbs 4.17g 0g Italian sausage
Protein 19.12g 17.18g Italian sausage
Fats 27.31g 17.99g Italian sausage
Carbs 4.27g 0g Italian sausage
Calories 344kcal 236kcal Italian sausage
Sugar 1.86g 0g Pork shoulder
Fiber 0.1g 0g Italian sausage
Calcium 21mg 15mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.43mg 1.05mg Italian sausage
Magnesium 18mg 18mg
Phosphorus 170mg 182mg Pork shoulder
Potassium 304mg 302mg Italian sausage
Sodium 743mg 65mg Pork shoulder
Zinc 2.39mg 2.7mg Pork shoulder
Copper 0.08mg 0.084mg Pork shoulder
Manganese 0.011mg Pork shoulder
Selenium 22µg 25.5µg Pork shoulder
Vitamin A 16IU 7IU Italian sausage
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 2µg Italian sausage
Vitamin E 0.25mg 0.19mg Italian sausage
Vitamin D 41IU 70IU Pork shoulder
Vitamin D 1µg 1.7µg Pork shoulder
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0.7mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B1 0.623mg 0.767mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.275mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B3 4.165mg 3.833mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B5 0.719mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.348mg Pork shoulder
Folate 5µg 5µg
Vitamin B12 1.3µg 0.74µg Italian sausage
Choline 78.2mg 60.6mg Italian sausage
Vitamin K 3.4µg 0µg Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.208mg Pork shoulder
Threonine 0.792mg 0.768mg Italian sausage
Isoleucine 0.731mg 0.781mg Pork shoulder
Leucine 1.343mg 1.36mg Pork shoulder
Lysine 1.522mg 1.531mg Pork shoulder
Methionine 0.486mg 0.441mg Italian sausage
Phenylalanine 0.67mg 0.681mg Pork shoulder
Valine 0.804mg 0.921mg Pork shoulder
Histidine 0.577mg 0.656mg Pork shoulder
Cholesterol 57mg 71mg Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 10.195g 6.24g Pork shoulder
Monounsaturated Fat 17.108g 8.01g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 3.518g 1.92g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage Pork 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
49%
Pork shoulder
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Italian sausage
41%
Pork shoulder

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder contains less Sodium (difference - 678mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.955g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 14mg)
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.
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. Pork shoulder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167843/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.