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Pork jowl vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Pork jowl and Italian sausage

  • Pork jowl has more Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2, while Italian sausage has more Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Iron, Zinc, and Phosphorus.
  • Pork jowl's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 70% higher.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Italian sausage is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, raw and Sausage, Italian, pork, raw.

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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 less Sodium -96.6%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +181%
Contains more Magnesium +366.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.1%
Contains more Potassium +70.9%
Contains more Zinc +113.1%
Contains more Copper +100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 16% 3% 37% 14% 4% 23% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Contains less Sodium -96.6%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +181%
Contains more Magnesium +366.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +65.1%
Contains more Potassium +70.9%
Contains more Zinc +113.1%
Contains more Copper +100%

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 B2 +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.3%
Contains more Folate +700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +11%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 0% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 1% 103% 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 B2 +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +47.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.3%
Contains more Folate +700%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +11%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork jowl Italian sausage Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.65g Italian sausage
Protein 6.38g 14.25g Italian sausage
Fats 69.61g 31.33g Pork jowl
Carbs 0g 0.65g Italian sausage
Calories 655kcal 346kcal Pork jowl
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 4mg 18mg Italian sausage
Iron 0.42mg 1.18mg Italian sausage
Magnesium 3mg 14mg Italian sausage
Phosphorus 86mg 142mg Italian sausage
Potassium 148mg 253mg Italian sausage
Sodium 25mg 731mg Pork jowl
Zinc 0.84mg 1.79mg Italian sausage
Copper 0.04mg 0.08mg Italian sausage
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Pork jowl
Vitamin E 0.29mg mg Pork jowl
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.386mg 0.568mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.236mg 0.168mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B3 4.535mg 3.25mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.51mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.3mg Italian sausage
Folate 1µg 8µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.82µg 0.91µg Italian sausage
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.021mg 0.114mg Italian sausage
Threonine 0.21mg 0.563mg Italian sausage
Isoleucine 0.168mg 0.52mg Italian sausage
Leucine 0.446mg 0.956mg Italian sausage
Lysine 0.528mg 1.083mg Italian sausage
Methionine 0.095mg 0.346mg Italian sausage
Phenylalanine 0.239mg 0.477mg Italian sausage
Valine 0.305mg 0.572mg Italian sausage
Histidine 0.072mg 0.411mg Italian sausage
Cholesterol 90mg 76mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 25.26g 11.27g Italian sausage
Monounsaturated Fat 32.89g 14.34g Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 8.11g 4.03g Pork jowl

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pork jowl 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
32
Pork jowl
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
14
Pork jowl
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
38%
Pork jowl
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork jowl
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
321%
Pork jowl
145%
Italian sausage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 706mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.99g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is relatively richer in minerals
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

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. Pork jowl - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168269/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.