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Turkey breast vs. Italian sausage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Turkey breast and Italian sausage

  • Turkey breast has more Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3, however, Italian sausage is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Zinc, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Italian sausage covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 47% more than Turkey breast.
  • Turkey breast contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Turkey, all classes, breast, meat and skin, raw and Sausage, Italian, pork, cooked.

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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 Magnesium +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Contains more Calcium +61.5%
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains more Potassium +10.5%
Contains more Zinc +52.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 170
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Selenium - 22
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 45% 18% 80% 25% 8% 43% 25% 3% 123%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 54% 13% 73% 27% 97% 66% 27% 0% 120%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Contains more Calcium +61.5%
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains more Potassium +10.5%
Contains more Zinc +52.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 170
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Selenium - 22

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 B3 +24.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.5%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin A +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +974.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +209.5%
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% 0% 0% 0% 15% 27% 98% 38% 111% 6% 53% 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 B3 +24.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +45.5%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin A +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +974.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +102.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +209.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +14.5%
Contains more Water +48.6%
Contains more Fats +289%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +108.7%
22% 7% 70%
Protein: 21.89 g
Fats: 7.02 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.05 g
Other: 1.04 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 Protein +14.5%
Contains more Water +48.6%
Contains more Fats +289%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +108.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +543.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +111.9%
31% 43% 27%
Saturated Fat: 1.91 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.66 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.66 g
33% 56% 11%
Saturated Fat: 10.195 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 17.108 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.518 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +543.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +111.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey breast Italian sausage Opinion
Net carbs 0g 4.17g Italian sausage
Protein 21.89g 19.12g Turkey breast
Fats 7.02g 27.31g Italian sausage
Carbs 0g 4.27g Italian sausage
Calories 157kcal 344kcal Italian sausage
Sugar 1.86g Turkey breast
Fiber 0g 0.1g Italian sausage
Calcium 13mg 21mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.2mg 1.43mg Italian sausage
Magnesium 24mg 18mg Turkey breast
Phosphorus 186mg 170mg Turkey breast
Potassium 275mg 304mg Italian sausage
Sodium 59mg 743mg Turkey breast
Zinc 1.57mg 2.39mg Italian sausage
Copper 0.074mg 0.08mg Italian sausage
Manganese 0.018mg Turkey breast
Selenium 22.4µg 22µg Turkey breast
Vitamin A 6IU 16IU Italian sausage
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 10µg Italian sausage
Vitamin E 0.25mg Italian sausage
Vitamin D 41IU Italian sausage
Vitamin D 1µg Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0mg 0.1mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.623mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.233mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B3 5.2mg 4.165mg Turkey breast
Vitamin B5 0.621mg Turkey breast
Vitamin B6 0.48mg 0.33mg Turkey breast
Folate 7µg 5µg Turkey breast
Vitamin B12 0.42µg 1.3µg Italian sausage
Choline 78.2mg Italian sausage
Vitamin K 3.4µg Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.242mg 0.161mg Turkey breast
Threonine 0.957mg 0.792mg Turkey breast
Isoleucine 1.099mg 0.731mg Turkey breast
Leucine 1.704mg 1.343mg Turkey breast
Lysine 1.996mg 1.522mg Turkey breast
Methionine 0.616mg 0.486mg Turkey breast
Phenylalanine 0.857mg 0.67mg Turkey breast
Valine 1.141mg 0.804mg Turkey breast
Histidine 0.66mg 0.577mg Turkey breast
Cholesterol 65mg 57mg Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 1.91g 10.195g Turkey breast
Omega-3 - DHA 0.01g 0g Turkey breast
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g 0g Turkey breast
Monounsaturated Fat 2.66g 17.108g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 1.66g 3.518g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Turkey breast 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
27%
Turkey breast
47%
Italian sausage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
37%
Turkey breast
48%
Italian sausage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast contains less Sodium (difference - 684mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.285g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is relatively richer in vitamins
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

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. Turkey breast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171093/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.