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Italian sausage vs Turkey meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Italian sausage and Turkey meat

  • Italian sausage has more Vitamin B1, however Turkey meat has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2.
  • Italian sausage's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 46% more.
  • Italian sausage has 13 times more Vitamin B1 than Turkey meat. Italian sausage has 0.568mg of Vitamin B1, while Turkey meat has 0.045mg.
  • Turkey meat is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Sausage, Italian, pork, raw and Turkey, whole, meat and skin, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +57%
Contains less Sodium -85.9%
Contains more Zinc +38.5%
Contains more Copper +16.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.09
Equal in Potassium - 239
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +57%
Contains less Sodium -85.9%
Contains more Zinc +38.5%
Contains more Copper +16.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.09
Equal in Potassium - 239

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 +1162.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +194.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105.3%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +12.1%
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 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1162.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +194.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105.3%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +12.1%

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 Turkey meat
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
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Turkey meat Opinion
Net carbs 0.65g 0.06g Italian sausage
Protein 14.25g 28.55g Turkey meat
Fats 31.33g 7.39g Italian sausage
Carbs 0.65g 0.06g Italian sausage
Calories 346kcal 189kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 14mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.18mg 1.09mg Italian sausage
Magnesium 14mg 30mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 142mg 223mg Turkey meat
Potassium 253mg 239mg Italian sausage
Sodium 731mg 103mg Turkey meat
Zinc 1.79mg 2.48mg Turkey meat
Copper 0.08mg 0.093mg Turkey meat
Vitamin A 0IU 39IU Turkey meat
Vitamin E mg 0.07mg Turkey meat
Vitamin D IU 15IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D µg 0.4µg Turkey meat
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.568mg 0.045mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.281mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 3.25mg 9.573mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.51mg 0.948mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.616mg Turkey meat
Folate 8µg 9µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 1.02µg Turkey meat
Vitamin K µg 0µg Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.291mg Turkey meat
Threonine 0.563mg 1.004mg Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.52mg 0.796mg Turkey meat
Leucine 0.956mg 1.925mg Turkey meat
Lysine 1.083mg 2.282mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.346mg 0.724mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.477mg 0.903mg Turkey meat
Valine 0.572mg 0.902mg Turkey meat
Histidine 0.411mg 0.749mg Turkey meat
Cholesterol 76mg 109mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g 0.101g Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 11.27g 2.155g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34g 2.647g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03g 2.119g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage Turkey 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
50
Turkey meat
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
37
Turkey 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
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
34%
Turkey meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 628mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.115g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turkey meat
Turkey 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 lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.