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Salami vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Salami and Italian sausage

  • Salami is higher in Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Selenium, yet Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B1.
  • Salami covers your daily Sodium needs 44% more than Italian sausage.
  • Salami contains 17 times more Manganese than Italian sausage. While Salami contains 0.978mg of Manganese, Italian sausage contains only 0.058mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Italian sausage is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Salami, cooked, beef and pork 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 more Iron +32.2%
Contains more Potassium +24.9%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Copper +346.3%
Contains more Zinc +63.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.5%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains less Sodium -58%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 5% 28% 14% 119% 80% 82% 227%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Contains more Iron +32.2%
Contains more Potassium +24.9%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Copper +346.3%
Contains more Zinc +63.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.5%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains less Sodium -58%

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
Salami
8
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +67%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.8%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 5% 30% 92% 83% 114% 73% 106% 191% 8% 3%
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 B2 +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +86.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +135.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +67%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.8%
Contains more Folate +166.7%

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
58
Salami
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
77
Salami
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
131%
Salami
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
2%
Salami
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
120%
Salami
145%
Italian sausage

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

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Salami Italian sausage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Salami
Salami is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Salami
Salami is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.954g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Salami
Salami is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 1009mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Salami Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 336 346 Italian sausage
Protein 21.85 14.25 Salami
Fats 25.9 31.33 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0 2 Italian sausage
Carbs 2.4 0.65 Salami
Cholesterol 89 76 Italian sausage
Vitamin D 41 Salami
Iron 1.56 1.18 Salami
Calcium 15 18 Italian sausage
Potassium 316 253 Salami
Magnesium 19 14 Salami
Sugar 0.96 Italian sausage
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.357 0.08 Salami
Zinc 2.93 1.79 Salami
Starch
Phosphorus 191 142 Salami
Sodium 1740 731 Italian sausage
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 Salami
Vitamin D 1 Salami
Vitamin B1 0.367 0.568 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.357 0.168 Salami
Vitamin B3 6.053 3.25 Salami
Vitamin B5 1.201 0.51 Salami
Vitamin B6 0.459 0.3 Salami
Vitamin B12 1.52 0.91 Salami
Vitamin K 3.2 Salami
Folate 3 8 Italian sausage
Trans Fat 0.586 Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 9.316 11.27 Salami
Monounsaturated Fat 11.127 14.34 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 2.529 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.114 0.114
Threonine 0.521 0.563 Italian sausage
Isoleucine 0.675 0.52 Salami
Leucine 0.929 0.956 Italian sausage
Lysine 1.107 1.083 Salami
Methionine 0.301 0.346 Italian sausage
Phenylalanine 0.481 0.477 Salami
Valine 0.668 0.572 Salami
Histidine 0.359 0.411 Italian sausage
Fructose 0 Salami

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. Salami - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172936/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.