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Liver vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Liver and Italian sausage?

  • Liver is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Selenium, Copper, and Zinc, yet Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin A RAE.
  • Liver's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 740% more.
  • Liver has 15 times more Iron than Italian sausage. While Liver has 17.92mg of Iron, Italian sausage has only 1.18mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Italian sausage is lower.

We used Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised 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 Iron +1418.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.7%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Zinc +275.4%
Contains more Copper +692.5%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Potassium +68.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 673% 10% 104% 14% 7% 184% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Contains more Iron +1418.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.7%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Zinc +275.4%
Contains more Copper +692.5%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Potassium +68.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 14

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
Liver
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +1080%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1207.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +836.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90%
Contains more Folate +1937.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1951.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1080% 0% 0% 79% 65% 507% 159% 287% 132% 123% 2334% 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 +1080%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1207.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +159.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +836.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +90%
Contains more Folate +1937.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1951.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Liver Italian sausage Opinion
Net carbs 3.76g 0.65g Liver
Protein 26.02g 14.25g Liver
Fats 4.4g 31.33g Italian sausage
Carbs 3.76g 0.65g Liver
Calories 165kcal 346kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 10mg 18mg Italian sausage
Iron 17.92mg 1.18mg Liver
Magnesium 14mg 14mg
Phosphorus 241mg 142mg Liver
Potassium 150mg 253mg Italian sausage
Sodium 49mg 731mg Liver
Zinc 6.72mg 1.79mg Liver
Copper 0.634mg 0.08mg Liver
Vitamin A 17997IU 0IU Liver
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 23.6mg 2mg Liver
Vitamin B1 0.258mg 0.568mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 2.196mg 0.168mg Liver
Vitamin B3 8.435mg 3.25mg Liver
Vitamin B5 4.774mg 0.51mg Liver
Vitamin B6 0.57mg 0.3mg Liver
Folate 163µg 8µg Liver
Vitamin B12 18.67µg 0.91µg Liver
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.366mg 0.114mg Liver
Threonine 1.107mg 0.563mg Liver
Isoleucine 1.32mg 0.52mg Liver
Leucine 2.319mg 0.956mg Liver
Lysine 2.007mg 1.083mg Liver
Methionine 0.645mg 0.346mg Liver
Phenylalanine 1.274mg 0.477mg Liver
Valine 1.607mg 0.572mg Liver
Histidine 0.708mg 0.411mg Liver
Cholesterol 355mg 76mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.41g 11.27g Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63g 14.34g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 1.05g 4.03g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Liver 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
397
Liver
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
150
Liver
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
156%
Liver
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
4%
Liver
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
20%
Liver
145%
Italian sausage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Liver
Liver contains less Sodium (difference - 682mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.86g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Liver
Liver is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Liver
Liver is cheaper (difference - $1.9)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liver
Liver is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 279mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Liver - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167863/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.