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Meat vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Meat and Italian sausage?

  • Meat is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B5, yet Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B12.
  • Italian sausage's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 50% more.
  • Meat has 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Italian sausage. While Meat has 0.739mg of Vitamin B6, Italian sausage has only 0.3mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Meat is lower.

We used Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted 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 Magnesium +107.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +88%
Contains more Potassium +66.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Contains more Zinc +35.2%
Contains more Copper +38.8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Equal in Iron - 1.18
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Contains more Magnesium +107.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +88%
Contains more Potassium +66.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Contains more Zinc +35.2%
Contains more Copper +38.8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Equal in Iron - 1.18

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
Meat
8
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +59.6%
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 0% 0% 0% 7% 142% 39% 61% 31% 70% 6% 114% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +59.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Meat Italian sausage Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.65g Italian sausage
Protein 26.17g 14.25g Meat
Fats 3.51g 31.33g Italian sausage
Carbs 0g 0.65g Italian sausage
Calories 143kcal 346kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 6mg 18mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.15mg 1.18mg Italian sausage
Magnesium 29mg 14mg Meat
Phosphorus 267mg 142mg Meat
Potassium 421mg 253mg Meat
Sodium 57mg 731mg Meat
Zinc 2.42mg 1.79mg Meat
Copper 0.111mg 0.08mg Meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.08mg mg Meat
Vitamin D 10IU IU Meat
Vitamin D 0.2µg µg Meat
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.95mg 0.568mg Meat
Vitamin B2 0.387mg 0.168mg Meat
Vitamin B3 7.432mg 3.25mg Meat
Vitamin B5 1.012mg 0.51mg Meat
Vitamin B6 0.739mg 0.3mg Meat
Folate 0µg 8µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.57µg 0.91µg Italian sausage
Vitamin K 0µg µg Meat
Tryptophan 0.275mg 0.114mg Meat
Threonine 1.175mg 0.563mg Meat
Isoleucine 1.288mg 0.52mg Meat
Leucine 2.229mg 0.956mg Meat
Lysine 2.427mg 1.083mg Meat
Methionine 0.721mg 0.346mg Meat
Phenylalanine 1.1mg 0.477mg Meat
Valine 1.367mg 0.572mg Meat
Histidine 1.13mg 0.411mg Meat
Cholesterol 73mg 76mg Meat
Trans Fat 0.033g g Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 1.198g 11.27g Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.334g 14.34g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.506g 4.03g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Meat Italian sausage
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
65
Meat
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
41
Meat
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
157%
Meat
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Meat
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
16%
Meat
145%
Italian sausage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 674mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.072g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Meat
Meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Meat
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 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. 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/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.