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Pork vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pork and Italian sausage different?

  • Pork is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Zinc, while Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B12.
  • Pork covers your daily need of Selenium 37% more than Italian sausage.
  • Pork contains 2 times more Vitamin B2 than Italian sausage. Pork contains 0.321mg of Vitamin B2, while Italian sausage contains 0.168mg.
  • Pork is lower in Saturated Fat.

Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Sausage, Italian, pork, raw types were used 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 Potassium +67.2%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +33.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.2%
Contains less Sodium -91.5%
Contains more Iron +35.6%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Contains more Potassium +67.2%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Zinc +33.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.2%
Contains less Sodium -91.5%
Contains more Iron +35.6%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.08

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
Pork
9
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +30%
Contains more Folate +60%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 6% 39% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 88% 0% 4%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +30%
Contains more Folate +60%

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 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 ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 242kcal 346kcal Italian sausage
Protein 27.32g 14.25g Pork
Fats 13.92g 31.33g Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0.6mg 2mg Italian sausage
Net carbs 0g 0.65g Italian sausage
Carbs 0g 0.65g Italian sausage
Cholesterol 80mg 76mg Italian sausage
Vitamin D 53IU IU Pork
Iron 0.87mg 1.18mg Italian sausage
Calcium 19mg 18mg Pork
Potassium 423mg 253mg Pork
Magnesium 28mg 14mg Pork
Sugar 0g g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.073mg 0.08mg Italian sausage
Zinc 2.39mg 1.79mg Pork
Starch g g
Phosphorus 246mg 142mg Pork
Sodium 62mg 731mg Pork
Vitamin A 7IU 0IU Pork
Vitamin E 0.29mg mg Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg µg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877mg 0.568mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321mg 0.168mg Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037mg 3.25mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698mg 0.51mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464mg 0.3mg Pork
Vitamin B12 0.7µg 0.91µg Italian sausage
Vitamin K 0µg µg Pork
Folate 5µg 8µg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 5.23g 11.27g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19g 14.34g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2g 4.03g Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.338mg 0.114mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg 0.563mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg 0.52mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg 0.956mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg 1.083mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg 0.346mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 0.477mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg 0.572mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg 0.411mg Pork
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pork Italian sausage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
56
Pork
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
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
164%
Pork
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
64%
Pork
145%
Italian sausage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 669mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.04g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork
Pork is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.