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

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Significant differences between Pork Meat and Italian sausage

  • Pork Meat has more Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B2, however, Italian sausage is richer in Vitamin B12.
  • Italian sausage covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 45% more than Pork Meat.
  • Italian sausage has 2 times less Vitamin B6 than Pork Meat. Pork Meat has 0.739mg of Vitamin B6, while Italian sausage has 0.33mg.
  • Italian sausage contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted and Sausage, Italian, pork, cooked.

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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 Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +38.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Copper +38.8%
Contains more Selenium +73.6%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Iron +24.3%
Equal in Zinc - 2.39
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37% 2% 209%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 54% 13% 73% 27% 97% 66% 27% 0% 120%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.1%
Contains more Potassium +38.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Copper +38.8%
Contains more Selenium +73.6%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Iron +24.3%
Equal in Zinc - 2.39

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 B1 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +400%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +128.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 5% 30% 1% 156% 54% 79% 0% 77% 4% 163% 9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +52.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +212.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +400%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +128.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +36.9%
Contains more Water +47.4%
Contains more Fats +678.1%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +149.4%
26% 4% 69%
Protein: 26.17 g
Fats: 3.51 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.45 g
Other: 0.87 g
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
Contains more Protein +36.9%
Contains more Water +47.4%
Contains more Fats +678.1%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +149.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1182.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +595.3%
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.198 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.334 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.506 g
33% 56% 11%
Saturated Fat: 10.195 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 17.108 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.518 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1182.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +595.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pork Meat Italian sausage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork Meat Italian sausage Opinion
Net carbs 0g 4.17g Italian sausage
Protein 26.17g 19.12g Pork Meat
Fats 3.51g 27.31g Italian sausage
Carbs 0g 4.27g Italian sausage
Calories 143kcal 344kcal Italian sausage
Sugar 0g 1.86g Pork Meat
Fiber 0g 0.1g Italian sausage
Calcium 6mg 21mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.15mg 1.43mg Italian sausage
Magnesium 29mg 18mg Pork Meat
Phosphorus 267mg 170mg Pork Meat
Potassium 421mg 304mg Pork Meat
Sodium 57mg 743mg Pork Meat
Zinc 2.42mg 2.39mg Pork Meat
Copper 0.111mg 0.08mg Pork Meat
Manganese 0.013mg Pork Meat
Selenium 38.2µg 22µg Pork Meat
Vitamin A 0IU 16IU Italian sausage
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 10µg Italian sausage
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.25mg Italian sausage
Vitamin D 10IU 41IU Italian sausage
Vitamin D 0.2µg 1µg Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0mg 0.1mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.95mg 0.623mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B2 0.387mg 0.233mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B3 7.432mg 4.165mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B5 1.012mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B6 0.739mg 0.33mg Pork Meat
Folate 0µg 5µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.57µg 1.3µg Italian sausage
Vitamin K 0µg 3.4µg Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.275mg 0.161mg Pork Meat
Threonine 1.175mg 0.792mg Pork Meat
Isoleucine 1.288mg 0.731mg Pork Meat
Leucine 2.229mg 1.343mg Pork Meat
Lysine 2.427mg 1.522mg Pork Meat
Methionine 0.721mg 0.486mg Pork Meat
Phenylalanine 1.1mg 0.67mg Pork Meat
Valine 1.367mg 0.804mg Pork Meat
Histidine 1.13mg 0.577mg Pork Meat
Cholesterol 73mg 57mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat 0.033g Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 1.198g 10.195g Pork Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.334g 17.108g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.506g 3.518g Italian sausage
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.013g Pork Meat
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.411g Pork Meat
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g Pork Meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork Meat Italian sausage
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
65%
Pork Meat
48%
Italian sausage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Pork Meat
48%
Italian sausage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 686mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.997g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 16mg)
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. Pork Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/nutrients
  2. Italian sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174586/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.