Feta Cheese vs. Sausage

Nutrition comparison of Feta Cheese and Cooked Sausage


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

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

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

  • Both feta cheese and sausage are high in calories, protein and saturated fat.
  • Feta cheese is a great source of Vitamin A.
  • Feta cheese is an excellent source of calcium.
  • For omega-3 fatty acids, sausage has more dpa than feta cheese.
  • Sausage has more thiamin and niacin, however, feta cheese contains more riboflavin and folate.
  • Sausage is an excellent source of potassium.
Detailed nutritional comparison of feta cheese 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: Feta Cheese (Cheese, feta) 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 feta cheese and sausage are high in calories. Sausage has 22% more calories than feta cheese - feta cheese has 265 calories per 100 grams and sausage has 324 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, feta cheese is heavier in carbs and similar to sausage for protein and fat. Feta cheese has a macronutrient ratio of 21:6:73 and for sausage, 23:2:75 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Feta Cheese Sausage
Protein 21% 23%
Carbohydrates 6% 2%
Fat 73% 75%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Both feta cheese and sausage are low in carbohydrates - feta cheese has 3.9g of total carbs per 100 grams and sausage has 1.9g of carbohydrates.

sugar

Feta cheese has less sugar than sausage - sausage has 1.4g of sugar per 100 grams and feta cheese does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

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Both feta cheese and sausage are high in protein. Sausage has 29% more protein than feta cheese - feta cheese has 14.2g of protein per 100 grams and sausage has 18.4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both feta cheese and sausage are high in saturated fat. Feta cheese has 47% more saturated fat than sausage - feta cheese has 13.3g of saturated fat per 100 grams and sausage has 9g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both sausage and feta cheese are low in trans fat - sausage has 0.1g of trans fat per 100 grams and feta cheese does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Feta cheese and sausage contain similar amounts of cholesterol - feta cheese has 89mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and sausage has 81mg of cholesterol.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Feta cheese is a great source of Vitamin A and it has 11 times more Vitamin A than sausage - feta cheese has 125ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and sausage has 10ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Sausage has 156% more Vitamin D than feta cheese - feta cheese has 16iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and sausage has 41iu of Vitamin D.

Vitamin E

Feta cheese and sausage contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - feta cheese has 0.18mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and sausage has 0.25mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Feta cheese and sausage contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - feta cheese has 1.8ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and sausage has 3.4ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

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

Feta Cheese Sausage
Thiamin 0.154 MG 0.346 MG
Riboflavin 0.844 MG 0.263 MG
Niacin 0.991 MG 6.279 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.967 MG 0.838 MG
Vitamin B6 0.424 MG 0.371 MG
Folate 32 UG 4 UG
Vitamin B12 1.69 UG 0.9 UG

Minerals

calcium

Feta cheese is an excellent source of calcium and it has 36 times more calcium than sausage - feta cheese has 493mg of calcium per 100 grams and sausage has 13mg of calcium.

iron

Sausage has 92% more iron than feta cheese - feta cheese has 0.65mg of iron per 100 grams and sausage has 1.3mg of iron.

potassium

Sausage is an excellent source of potassium and it has 447% more potassium than feta cheese - feta cheese has 62mg 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 DPA than feta cheese per 100 grams. Both feta cheese and sausage contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Feta Cheese Sausage
alpha linoleic acid 0.265 G 0.184 G
DHA ~ 0.004 G
EPA ~ 0.007 G
DPA ~ 0.024 G
Total 0.265 G 0.219 G

omega 6s

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

Feta Cheese Sausage
linoleic acid 0.326 G 4.267 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.035 G
Total 0.326 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: Feta Cheese (Cheese, feta) and Sausage (Sausage, Italian, pork, mild, cooked, pan-fried) .

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