Chicken vs. Sausage

Nutrition comparison of Cooked Chicken and Cooked Sausage


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of cooked chicken versus cooked sausage (100g each) below using 2019 USDA and NIH data[1].

You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Both chicken and sausage are high in calories - chicken has 189kcal of calories per 100 grams and sausage has 324kcal of calories.

sugar

Chicken has less sugar than sausage - sausage has 1.4g of sugar per 100 grams and chicken does not contain significant amounts.

Protein

protein

Both chicken and sausage are high in protein - chicken has 23.3g of protein per 100 grams and sausage has 18.4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Sausage is high in saturated fat and chicken has less saturated fat than sausage - chicken has 3.1g of saturated fat per 100 grams and sausage has 9g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Chicken and sausage contain similar amounts of trans fat - chicken has 0.09g of trans fat per 100 grams and sausage has 0.1g of trans fat.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Sausage has more Vitamin A than chicken - sausage has 10ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and chicken does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin D

Sausage has more Vitamin D than chicken - sausage has 41iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and chicken does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Chicken and sausage contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - chicken has 0.39mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and sausage has 0.25mg of Vitamin E.

The B Vitamins

Sausage has more thiamin. Both chicken and sausage contain significant amounts of riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6, folate and vitamin b12.

Chicken Sausage
Thiamin 0.121 MG 0.346 MG
Riboflavin 0.302 MG 0.263 MG
Niacin 7.107 MG 6.279 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.327 MG 0.838 MG
Vitamin B6 0.538 MG 0.371 MG
Folate 2 UG 4 UG
Vitamin B12 0.51 UG 0.9 UG

Minerals

calcium

Chicken and sausage contain similar amounts of calcium - chicken has 8mg of calcium per 100 grams and sausage has 13mg of calcium.

iron

Chicken and sausage contain similar amounts of iron - chicken has 0.93mg of iron per 100 grams and sausage has 1.3mg of iron.

potassium

Both chicken and sausage are high in potassium - chicken has 677mg of potassium per 100 grams and sausage has 339mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, chicken has more DHA than sausage per 100 grams. Both chicken and sausage contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA) and DPA.

Chicken Sausage
alpha linoleic acid 0.1 G 0.184 G
DHA 0.031 G 0.004 G
EPA 0.008 G 0.007 G
DPA 0.016 G 0.024 G
Total 0.155 G 0.219 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, sausage has more linoleic acid than chicken per 100 grams.

Chicken Sausage
other omega 6 ~ 0.035 G
linoleic acid 1.818 G 4.267 G
Total 1.818 G 4.302 G

Customize your serving size


The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Chicken (Chicken, ground, crumbles, cooked, pan-browned) and Sausage (Sausage, Italian, pork, mild, cooked, pan-fried) .

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