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Turkey meat vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Turkey meat and Italian sausage

  • Turkey meat has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2, however Italian sausage has more Vitamin B1.
  • Italian sausage's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 46% more.
  • Turkey meat has 3 times more Vitamin B3 than Italian sausage. Turkey meat has 9.573mg of Vitamin B3, while Italian sausage has 3.25mg.
  • Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted 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 Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +57%
Contains less Sodium -85.9%
Contains more Zinc +38.5%
Contains more Copper +16.3%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Equal in Iron - 1.18
Equal in Potassium - 253
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Contains more Magnesium +114.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +57%
Contains less Sodium -85.9%
Contains more Zinc +38.5%
Contains more Copper +16.3%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Equal in Iron - 1.18
Equal in Potassium - 253

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 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +194.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105.3%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1162.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 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 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +194.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +105.3%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1162.2%

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.
Turkey meat 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 Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey meat Italian sausage Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 0.65g Italian sausage
Protein 28.55g 14.25g Turkey meat
Fats 7.39g 31.33g Italian sausage
Carbs 0.06g 0.65g Italian sausage
Calories 189kcal 346kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 14mg 18mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.09mg 1.18mg Italian sausage
Magnesium 30mg 14mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 223mg 142mg Turkey meat
Potassium 239mg 253mg Italian sausage
Sodium 103mg 731mg Turkey meat
Zinc 2.48mg 1.79mg Turkey meat
Copper 0.093mg 0.08mg Turkey meat
Vitamin A 39IU 0IU Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07mg mg Turkey meat
Vitamin D 15IU IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4µg µg Turkey meat
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.568mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 0.168mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 3.25mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg 0.51mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.3mg Turkey meat
Folate 9µg 8µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 0.91µg Turkey meat
Vitamin K 0µg µg Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.114mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004mg 0.563mg Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.796mg 0.52mg Turkey meat
Leucine 1.925mg 0.956mg Turkey meat
Lysine 2.282mg 1.083mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724mg 0.346mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903mg 0.477mg Turkey meat
Valine 0.902mg 0.572mg Turkey meat
Histidine 0.749mg 0.411mg Turkey meat
Cholesterol 109mg 76mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat 0.101g g Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 2.155g 11.27g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647g 14.34g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 4.03g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Turkey meat 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
50
Turkey meat
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
37
Turkey meat
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
171%
Turkey meat
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
145%
Italian sausage

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 628mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.115g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is relatively richer in vitamins
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 - 33mg)
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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.