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Lamb and mutton vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Lamb and mutton and Italian sausage different?

  • Lamb and mutton is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Iron, and Phosphorus, while Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B6.
  • Lamb and mutton covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 68% more than Italian sausage.
  • Lamb and mutton contains 2 times more Zinc than Italian sausage. Lamb and mutton contains 4.46mg of Zinc, while Italian sausage contains 1.79mg.
  • Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol.

Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked and Sausage, Italian, pork, raw types were 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +59.3%
Contains more Potassium +22.5%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Copper +48.8%
Contains more Zinc +149.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.2%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 6% 28% 17% 40% 122% 81% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Contains more Iron +59.3%
Contains more Potassium +22.5%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Copper +48.8%
Contains more Zinc +149.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.2%
Equal in Calcium - 18

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 B2 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +180.2%
Contains more Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +468%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.8%
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% 3% 3% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 319% 12% 14%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +104.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +180.2%
Contains more Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +468%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.8%

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
52
Lamb and mutton
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
46
Lamb and mutton
39
Italian sausage

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
147%
Lamb and mutton
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Lamb and mutton
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
97%
Lamb and mutton
145%
Italian sausage

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.
Lamb and mutton Italian sausage
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in price ok

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Lamb and mutton Italian sausage
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 contains less Sodium?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton contains less Sodium (difference - 659mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.44g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is cheaper?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is cheaper (difference - $0.1)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lamb and mutton Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 294 346 Italian sausage
Protein 24.52 14.25 Lamb and mutton
Fats 20.94 31.33 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0 2 Italian sausage
Carbs 0 0.65 Italian sausage
Cholesterol 97 76 Italian sausage
Vitamin D 2 Lamb and mutton
Iron 1.88 1.18 Lamb and mutton
Calcium 17 18 Italian sausage
Potassium 310 253 Lamb and mutton
Magnesium 23 14 Lamb and mutton
Sugar 0 Italian sausage
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.119 0.08 Lamb and mutton
Zinc 4.46 1.79 Lamb and mutton
Starch
Phosphorus 188 142 Lamb and mutton
Sodium 72 731 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.14 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin D 0.1 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.568 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.25 0.168 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B3 6.66 3.25 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B5 0.66 0.51 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.3 Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 2.55 0.91 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin K 4.6 Lamb and mutton
Folate 18 8 Lamb and mutton
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 8.83 11.27 Lamb and mutton
Monounsaturated Fat 8.82 14.34 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 1.51 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.287 0.114 Lamb and mutton
Threonine 1.05 0.563 Lamb and mutton
Isoleucine 1.183 0.52 Lamb and mutton
Leucine 1.908 0.956 Lamb and mutton
Lysine 2.166 1.083 Lamb and mutton
Methionine 0.629 0.346 Lamb and mutton
Phenylalanine 0.998 0.477 Lamb and mutton
Valine 1.323 0.572 Lamb and mutton
Histidine 0.777 0.411 Lamb and mutton
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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. Lamb and mutton - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/nutrients
  2. Italian sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171631/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.