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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 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
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Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Zinc +28.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +62%
Contains more Potassium +48.8%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Equal in Sodium - 731
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 332% 7% 15% 9% 80% 63% 99% 92%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Contains more Iron +650%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Copper +200%
Contains more Zinc +28.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +62%
Contains more Potassium +48.8%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
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 C +75%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +513.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +478.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1379.1%
Contains more Folate +275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 12% 819% 0% 0% 68% 238% 81% 178% 44% 1683% 0% 23%
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 C +75%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +513.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +478.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1379.1%
Contains more Folate +275%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
74%
Liverwurst
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
6%
Liverwurst
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
117%
Liverwurst
145%
Italian sausage

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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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 Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sugars (difference - 1.65g)
Which food is cheaper?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Liverwurst Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 305 346 Italian sausage
Protein 12.38 14.25 Italian sausage
Fats 25.45 31.33 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 3.5 2 Liverwurst
Carbs 5.89 0.65 Liverwurst
Cholesterol 118 76 Italian sausage
Vitamin D
Iron 8.85 1.18 Liverwurst
Calcium 22 18 Liverwurst
Potassium 170 253 Italian sausage
Magnesium 12 14 Italian sausage
Sugars 1.65 Italian sausage
Fiber 2.5 0 Liverwurst
Copper 0.24 0.08 Liverwurst
Zinc 2.3 1.79 Liverwurst
Starch
Phosphorus 230 142 Liverwurst
Sodium 700 731 Liverwurst
Vitamin A 13636 0 Liverwurst
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.272 0.568 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 1.03 0.168 Liverwurst
Vitamin B3 4.3 3.25 Liverwurst
Vitamin B5 2.95 0.51 Liverwurst
Vitamin B6 0.19 0.3 Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 13.46 0.91 Liverwurst
Vitamin K
Folate 30 8 Liverwurst
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 9.925 11.27 Liverwurst
Monounsaturated Fat 12.286 14.34 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 2.427 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.151 0.114 Liverwurst
Threonine 0.671 0.563 Liverwurst
Isoleucine 0.653 0.52 Liverwurst
Leucine 1.139 0.956 Liverwurst
Lysine 1.155 1.083 Liverwurst
Methionine 0.285 0.346 Italian sausage
Phenylalanine 0.617 0.477 Liverwurst
Valine 0.857 0.572 Liverwurst
Histidine 0.448 0.411 Liverwurst
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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 of 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.