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Italian sausage nutrition, glycemic index, calories, and serving size

Sausage, Italian, pork, raw
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams

Important nutritional characteristics for Italian sausage

Italian sausage
Glycemic index ⓘ Gi values are taken from various scientific sources. GI values less than 55 are considered as low. Values above 70 are considered as high.
28 (low)
Serving Size ⓘ Serving sizes are taken from FDA's Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs)
1 link, 5/lb (91 grams)
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral.
6.3 (acidic )
Calories
346
94% Fats
90% Saturated Fat
89% Sodium
88% Monounsaturated Fat
84% Vitamin B1
Explanation: The given food contains more Fats than 94% of foods. Note that this food itself is richer in Fats than it is in any other nutrient. Similarly, it is relatively rich in Saturated Fat, Sodium, Monounsaturated Fat, and Vitamin B1.

Italian sausage Glycemic index (GI)

Gi values are taken from various scientific sources. GI values less than 55 are considered as low. Values above 70 are considered as high.

28

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Macronutrients chart

15% 32% 52% 3%
Protein:
Daily Value: 29%
14.25 g of 50 g
29%
Fats:
Daily Value: 48%
31.33 g of 65 g
48%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 0%
0.65 g of 300 g
0%
Water:
Daily Value: 3%
51.08 g of 2,000 g
3%
Other:
2.69 g

NEW NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 346
% Daily Value*
48%
Total Fat 31g
50%
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat g
25%
Cholesterol 76mg
32%
Sodium 731mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 14g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 18mg 2%

Iron 1mg 13%

Potassium 253mg 7%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Health checks

Low in Cholesterol
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Dietary cholesterol is not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in healthy individuals. However, dietary cholesterol is common in foods that are high in harmful saturated fats.
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No Trans Fats
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Trans fat consumption increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality by negatively affecting blood lipid levels.
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Low in Saturated Fats
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Saturated fat intake can raise total cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels, leading to an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting saturated fats to under 10% of calories a day.
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Low in Sodium
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Increased sodium consumption leads to elevated blood pressure.
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Low in Sugars
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While the consumption of moderate amounts of added sugars is not detrimental to health, an excessive intake can increase the risk of obesity, and therefore, diabetes.
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Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27% 8% 136% 0%
Calcium: 18 mg of 1,000 mg 2%
Iron: 1.18 mg of 8 mg 15%
Magnesium: 14 mg of 420 mg 3%
Phosphorus: 142 mg of 700 mg 20%
Potassium: 253 mg of 3,400 mg 7%
Sodium: 731 mg of 2,300 mg 32%
Zinc: 1.79 mg of 11 mg 16%
Copper: 0.08 mg of 1 mg 9%
Manganese: 0.058 mg of 2 mg 3%
Selenium: 24.8 µg of 55 µg 45%
Choline: mg of 550 mg 0%

Mineral chart - relative view

Sodium
731 mg
TOP 11%
Selenium
24.8 µg
TOP 39%
Zinc
1.79 mg
TOP 42%
Potassium
253 mg
TOP 47%
Phosphorus
142 mg
TOP 54%
Iron
1.18 mg
TOP 55%
Calcium
18 mg
TOP 57%
Copper
0.08 mg
TOP 63%
Manganese
0.058 mg
TOP 65%
Magnesium
14 mg
TOP 75%

Vitamin coverage chart

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%
Vitamin A: 0 IU of 5,000 IU 0%
Vitamin E : mg of 15 mg 0%
Vitamin D: µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 2 mg of 90 mg 2%
Vitamin B1: 0.568 mg of 1 mg 47%
Vitamin B2: 0.168 mg of 1 mg 13%
Vitamin B3: 3.25 mg of 16 mg 20%
Vitamin B5: 0.51 mg of 5 mg 10%
Vitamin B6: 0.3 mg of 1 mg 23%
Folate: 8 µg of 400 µg 2%
Vitamin B12: 0.91 µg of 2 µg 38%
Vitamin K: µg of 120 µg 0%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin B1
0.568 mg
TOP 16%
Vitamin C
2 mg
TOP 36%
Vitamin B6
0.3 mg
TOP 40%
Vitamin B12
0.91 µg
TOP 42%
Vitamin B3
3.25 mg
TOP 49%
Vitamin B2
0.168 mg
TOP 54%
Vitamin B5
0.51 mg
TOP 58%
Folate
8 µg
TOP 68%
Vitamin A
0 IU
TOP 100%

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 123% 161% 112% 106% 155% 99% 82% 95% 177%
Tryptophan: 114 mg of 280 mg 41%
Threonine: 563 mg of 1,050 mg 54%
Isoleucine: 520 mg of 1,400 mg 37%
Leucine: 956 mg of 2,730 mg 35%
Lysine: 1083 mg of 2,100 mg 52%
Methionine: 346 mg of 1,050 mg 33%
Phenylalanine: 477 mg of 1,750 mg 27%
Valine: 572 mg of 1,820 mg 31%
Histidine: 411 mg of 700 mg 59%

Fat type information

11.27% 14.34% 4.03%
Saturated Fat: 11.27 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 14.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.03 g

All nutrients for Italian sausage per 100g

Nutrient DV% In TOP % of foods Value Comparison
Protein 34% 35% 14.25g 5.1 times more than Broccoli
Fats 48% 6% 31.33g 1.1 times less than Cheese
Carbs 0% 72% 0.65g 43.3 times less than Rice
Calories 17% 24% 346kcal 7.4 times more than Orange
Fiber 0% 100% 0g N/A
Calcium 2% 57% 18mg 6.9 times less than Milk
Iron 15% 55% 1.18mg 2.2 times less than Beef
Magnesium 3% 75% 14mg 10 times less than Almond
Phosphorus 20% 54% 142mg 1.3 times less than Chicken meat
Potassium 7% 47% 253mg 1.7 times more than Cucumber
Sodium 32% 11% 731mg 1.5 times more than White Bread
Zinc 16% 42% 1.79mg 3.5 times less than Beef
Copper 9% 63% 0.08mg 1.8 times less than Shiitake
Vitamin C 2% 36% 2mg 26.5 times less than Lemon
Vitamin B1 47% 16% 0.57mg 2.1 times more than Pea
Vitamin B2 13% 54% 0.17mg 1.3 times more than Avocado
Vitamin B3 20% 49% 3.25mg 2.9 times less than Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 10% 58% 0.51mg 2.2 times less than Sunflower seed
Vitamin B6 23% 40% 0.3mg 2.5 times more than Oat
Folate 2% 68% 8µg 7.6 times less than Brussels sprout
Vitamin B12 38% 42% 0.91µg 1.3 times more than Pork
Tryptophan 0% 76% 0.11mg 2.7 times less than Chicken meat
Threonine 0% 72% 0.56mg 1.3 times less than Beef
Isoleucine 0% 73% 0.52mg 1.8 times less than Salmon
Leucine 0% 74% 0.96mg 2.5 times less than Tuna
Lysine 0% 70% 1.08mg 2.4 times more than Tofu
Methionine 0% 70% 0.35mg 3.6 times more than Quinoa
Phenylalanine 0% 76% 0.48mg 1.4 times less than Egg
Valine 0% 74% 0.57mg 3.5 times less than Soybean
Histidine 0% 71% 0.41mg 1.8 times less than Turkey meat
Cholesterol 25% 24% 76mg 4.9 times less than Egg
Saturated Fat 56% 10% 11.27g 1.9 times more than Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 0% 12% 14.34g 1.5 times more than Avocado
Polyunsaturated fat 0% 20% 4.03g 11.7 times less than Walnut

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article and glycemic index text the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171631/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.
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