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Liverwurst vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Liverwurst and Italian sausage?

  • Liverwurst is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Copper, and Phosphorus, yet Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B1.
  • Liverwurst's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 523% more.
  • Liverwurst has 8 times more Iron than Italian sausage. While Liverwurst has 8.85mg of Iron, Italian sausage has only 1.18mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Italian sausage is lower.

We used Liverwurst spread and Sausage, Italian, pork, raw 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 +22.2%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Phosphorus +62%
Contains more Zinc +28.5%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +48.8%
Equal in Sodium - 731
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 332% 9% 99% 15% 92% 63% 80%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Phosphorus +62%
Contains more Zinc +28.5%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Potassium +48.8%
Equal in Sodium - 731

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +75%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +513.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +478.4%
Contains more Folate +275%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1379.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 819% 0% 0% 12% 68% 238% 81% 178% 44% 23% 1683% 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% 0% 0% 7% 142% 39% 61% 31% 70% 6% 114% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +75%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +513.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +478.4%
Contains more Folate +275%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1379.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%

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.
Liverwurst Italian sausage
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Liverwurst Italian sausage Opinion
Net carbs 3.39g 0.65g Liverwurst
Protein 12.38g 14.25g Italian sausage
Fats 25.45g 31.33g Italian sausage
Carbs 5.89g 0.65g Liverwurst
Calories 305kcal 346kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.65g g Italian sausage
Fiber 2.5g 0g Liverwurst
Calcium 22mg 18mg Liverwurst
Iron 8.85mg 1.18mg Liverwurst
Magnesium 12mg 14mg Italian sausage
Phosphorus 230mg 142mg Liverwurst
Potassium 170mg 253mg Italian sausage
Sodium 700mg 731mg Liverwurst
Zinc 2.3mg 1.79mg Liverwurst
Copper 0.24mg 0.08mg Liverwurst
Vitamin A 13636IU 0IU Liverwurst
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 3.5mg 2mg Liverwurst
Vitamin B1 0.272mg 0.568mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 1.03mg 0.168mg Liverwurst
Vitamin B3 4.3mg 3.25mg Liverwurst
Vitamin B5 2.95mg 0.51mg Liverwurst
Vitamin B6 0.19mg 0.3mg Italian sausage
Folate 30µg 8µg Liverwurst
Vitamin B12 13.46µg 0.91µg Liverwurst
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.151mg 0.114mg Liverwurst
Threonine 0.671mg 0.563mg Liverwurst
Isoleucine 0.653mg 0.52mg Liverwurst
Leucine 1.139mg 0.956mg Liverwurst
Lysine 1.155mg 1.083mg Liverwurst
Methionine 0.285mg 0.346mg Italian sausage
Phenylalanine 0.617mg 0.477mg Liverwurst
Valine 0.857mg 0.572mg Liverwurst
Histidine 0.448mg 0.411mg Liverwurst
Cholesterol 118mg 76mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.925g 11.27g Liverwurst
Monounsaturated Fat 12.286g 14.34g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 2.427g 4.03g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Liverwurst Italian sausage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
262
Liverwurst
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
87
Liverwurst
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
74%
Liverwurst
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
6%
Liverwurst
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
117%
Liverwurst
145%
Italian sausage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Liverwurst
Liverwurst contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liverwurst
Liverwurst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.345g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liverwurst
Liverwurst is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.65g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
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. Liverwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174596/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.