Egg vs. Sausage

Nutrition comparison of Egg and Cooked Sausage


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

We compared the nutritional contents of egg versus cooked sausage (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in egg and sausage:

  • Both egg and sausage are high in calories and protein.
  • Egg is a great source of Vitamin D and calcium.
  • Egg is an excellent source of Vitamin A.
  • Sausage has more thiamin, niacin and Vitamin B6, however, egg contains more folate.
  • Sausage is an excellent source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of egg and sausage is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Egg (Egg, whole, raw, fresh) and Sausage (Sausage, Italian, pork, mild, cooked, pan-fried) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both egg and sausage are high in calories. Sausage has 127% more calories than egg - egg has 143 calories per 100 grams and sausage has 324 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, egg is heavier in protein, lighter in fat and similar to sausage for carbs. Egg has a macronutrient ratio of 36:2:62 and for sausage, 23:2:75 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Egg Sausage
Protein 36% 23%
Carbohydrates 2% 2%
Fat 62% 75%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Both egg and sausage are low in carbohydrates - egg has 0.72g of total carbs per 100 grams and sausage has 1.9g of carbohydrates.

The carbs in egg and sausage are both made of 100% sugar.

sugar

Egg and sausage contain similar amounts of sugar - egg has 0.37g of sugar per 100 grams and sausage has 1.4g of sugar.



Protein

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Both egg and sausage are high in protein. Sausage has 46% more protein than egg - egg has 12.6g of protein per 100 grams and sausage has 18.4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Sausage is high in saturated fat and egg has 65% less saturated fat than sausage - egg has 3.1g of saturated fat per 100 grams and sausage has 9g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both egg and sausage are low in trans fat - egg has 0.04g of trans fat per 100 grams and sausage has 0.1g of trans fat.

cholesterol

Egg is high in cholesterol and sausage has 78% less cholesterol than egg - egg has 372mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and sausage has 81mg of cholesterol.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Egg is an excellent source of Vitamin A and it has 15 times more Vitamin A than sausage - egg has 160ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and sausage has 10ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Egg is a great source of Vitamin D and it has 100% more Vitamin D than sausage - egg has 82iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and sausage has 41iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Egg and sausage contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - egg has 1.1mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and sausage has 0.25mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Egg and sausage contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - egg has 0.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and sausage has 3.4ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Sausage has more thiamin, niacin and Vitamin B6, however, egg contains more folate. Both egg and sausage contain significant amounts of riboflavin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B12.

Egg Sausage
Thiamin 0.04 MG 0.346 MG
Riboflavin 0.457 MG 0.263 MG
Niacin 0.075 MG 6.279 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.533 MG 0.838 MG
Vitamin B6 0.17 MG 0.371 MG
Folate 47 UG 4 UG
Vitamin B12 0.89 UG 0.9 UG

Minerals

calcium

Egg is a great source of calcium and it has 331% more calcium than sausage - egg has 56mg of calcium per 100 grams and sausage has 13mg of calcium.

iron

Egg has 40% more iron than sausage - egg has 1.8mg of iron per 100 grams and sausage has 1.3mg of iron.

potassium

Sausage is an excellent source of potassium and it has 146% more potassium than egg - egg has 138mg of potassium per 100 grams and sausage has 339mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, sausage has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) and dpa than egg per 100 grams, however, egg contains more dha than sausage per 100 grams.

Egg Sausage
alpha linoleic acid 0.048 G 0.184 G
DHA 0.058 G 0.004 G
DPA 0.007 G 0.024 G
EPA ~ 0.007 G
Total 0.113 G 0.219 G

omega 6s

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

Egg Sausage
other omega 6 0.022 G 0.035 G
linoleic acid 1.555 G 4.267 G
Total 1.577 G 4.302 G



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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: Egg (Egg, whole, raw, fresh) and Sausage (Sausage, Italian, pork, mild, cooked, pan-fried) .

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