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Quail meat vs. Italian sausage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Quail meat and Italian sausage?

  • Quail meat is richer in Copper, Iron, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus, while Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, and Selenium.
  • Quail meat's daily need coverage for Copper is 47% higher.
  • Italian sausage has 3 times less Iron than Quail meat. Quail meat has 3.97mg of Iron, while Italian sausage has 1.43mg.
  • Quail meat is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Quail, meat and skin, raw and Sausage, Italian, pork, cooked types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +177.6%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.8%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Copper +533.8%
Contains more Calcium +61.5%
Contains more Potassium +40.7%
Contains more Selenium +32.5%
Equal in Zinc - 2.39
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 149% 17% 118% 20% 7% 66% 169% 3% 91%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 54% 13% 73% 27% 97% 66% 27% 0% 120%
Contains more Iron +177.6%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +61.8%
Contains less Sodium -92.9%
Contains more Copper +533.8%
Contains more Calcium +61.5%
Contains more Potassium +40.7%
Contains more Selenium +32.5%
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 A +1418.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +6000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.8%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +155.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +202.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 15% 0% 0% 21% 61% 60% 142% 47% 139% 6% 54% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 5% 30% 1% 156% 54% 79% 0% 77% 4% 163% 43% 9%
Contains more Vitamin A +1418.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +6000%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81.8%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +155.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +202.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +47.8%
Contains more Fats +126.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Protein - 19.12
Equal in Other - 2.17
20% 12% 70%
Protein: 19.63 g
Fats: 12.05 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.65 g
Other: 0 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 Water +47.8%
Contains more Fats +126.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Protein - 19.12
Equal in Other - 2.17

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -66.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +309.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +18.1%
32% 40% 28%
Saturated Fat: 3.38 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.18 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.98 g
33% 56% 11%
Saturated Fat: 10.195 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 17.108 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.518 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -66.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +309.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +18.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Quail 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
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Quail meat Italian sausage Opinion
Net carbs 0g 4.17g Italian sausage
Protein 19.63g 19.12g Quail meat
Fats 12.05g 27.31g Italian sausage
Carbs 0g 4.27g Italian sausage
Calories 192kcal 344kcal Italian sausage
Sugar 1.86g Quail meat
Fiber 0g 0.1g Italian sausage
Calcium 13mg 21mg Italian sausage
Iron 3.97mg 1.43mg Quail meat
Magnesium 23mg 18mg Quail meat
Phosphorus 275mg 170mg Quail meat
Potassium 216mg 304mg Italian sausage
Sodium 53mg 743mg Quail meat
Zinc 2.42mg 2.39mg Quail meat
Copper 0.507mg 0.08mg Quail meat
Manganese 0.019mg Quail meat
Selenium 16.6µg 22µg Italian sausage
Vitamin A 243IU 16IU Quail meat
Vitamin A RAE 73µg 10µg Quail meat
Vitamin E 0.25mg Italian sausage
Vitamin D 41IU Italian sausage
Vitamin D 1µg Italian sausage
Vitamin C 6.1mg 0.1mg Quail meat
Vitamin B1 0.244mg 0.623mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.26mg 0.233mg Quail meat
Vitamin B3 7.538mg 4.165mg Quail meat
Vitamin B5 0.772mg Quail meat
Vitamin B6 0.6mg 0.33mg Quail meat
Folate 8µg 5µg Quail meat
Vitamin B12 0.43µg 1.3µg Italian sausage
Choline 78.2mg Italian sausage
Vitamin K 3.4µg Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.288mg 0.161mg Quail meat
Threonine 0.945mg 0.792mg Quail meat
Isoleucine 1.013mg 0.731mg Quail meat
Leucine 1.613mg 1.343mg Quail meat
Lysine 1.645mg 1.522mg Quail meat
Methionine 0.591mg 0.486mg Quail meat
Phenylalanine 0.826mg 0.67mg Quail meat
Valine 1.033mg 0.804mg Quail meat
Histidine 0.696mg 0.577mg Quail meat
Cholesterol 76mg 57mg Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 3.38g 10.195g Quail meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0g Quail meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.03g 0g Quail meat
Monounsaturated Fat 4.18g 17.108g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 2.98g 3.518g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Quail 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
42%
Quail meat
47%
Italian sausage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
64%
Quail meat
48%
Italian sausage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quail meat
Quail meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Quail meat
Quail meat contains less Sodium (difference - 690mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Quail meat
Quail meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.815g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Quail meat
Quail meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Quail meat
Quail meat is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
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.
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. Quail meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172418/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.