Nutrition for Sausage (cooked)

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More

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Sausage Nutrition Summary

One lb of cooked sausage (453.6 grams) contains 1470 calories and 83.5 grams of protein. Sausage consist of 51% water, 2% carbohydrates, 18% protein, and 26% fat.

Sausage is an excellent source of many nutrients, including protein, Vitamin D, calcium, iron, potassium, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B12. It also contains significant amounts of magnesium, phosphorus, copper, selenium, zinc and choline.

In one lb of cooked sausage:

  • Calories: 1470
  • Protein: 83.5 g
  • Sugar: 6.4 g
  • Fat: 119.8 g, (Saturated: 41 g)
  • Cholesterol: 367.4 mg
  • Sodium: 3633.3 mg
There is no significant amounts of dietary fiber in sausage.

See the Sausage Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Sausage, Italian, pork, mild, cooked, pan-fried.

Calories in Sausage

Sausage has 1470 calories per lb or 324 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat and protein.

75% of calories in sausage are from fat, 23% of calories are from protein and 2% of calories are from carbohydrates.

Calories from Carbs

A small portion, or 2% the calories in cooked sausage are from carbohydrates. The carbs in sausage are mostly in the form of sugar (100%).

  • Sugar: 6.4 g
There is no significant amounts of dietary fiber or starch in sausage.

Calories from Fat

The majority, or 75% of the calories in cooked Sausage are from fat. Sausage is high in total fat, with 119.8 grams or 187% of recommended daily values per lb. Most of the fat in sausage are healthier unsaturated fats but it also contains a very high amount of saturated fat, about 230% of recommended daily values.

Sausage contains 0.435456 grams of trans fat and367.4 mg of cholesterol.

  • Total fat: 119.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 367.4 mg
  • Trans fat: 0.4 g
  • Saturated fat: 41 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 52.7 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 22.4 g

Omega-3 and Omega-6 in Sausage

Sausage is a source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, containing a total of 0.83 grams for every lb. It contains significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid. [2]

  • alpha linoleic acid: 0.83 g
Also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every lb of sausage contains a total of 21.2 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in sausage comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid. [2]

  • other omega 6: 0.95 g
  • linoleic acid: 19.36 g
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in sausage is 25.5: 1.

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Protein in Sausage

An excellent source of protein, a single lb of Sausage contains 167% of recommended daily values or 83.5 grams of protein. However, the protein in sausage is not complete, meaning it does not contain all 9 essential amino acids. Specifically, sausage is low in tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, valine and histidine.

  • Protein: 83.46 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, valine or histidine in sausage.

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Vitamins and Minerals in Sausage

An good source of many nutrients, cooked sausage contains abundant amounts of calcium, iron, potassium, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12. In fact, a single lb of sausage contains 203% of recommended daily values or 28.5 milligrams of niacin. Also an excellent source of thiamin, a single lb of sausage contains 143% of recommended daily values or 1.6 milligrams of thiamin.

Vitamins in sausage (1 lb):
  • Vitamin a: 45.4 ug
  • Thiamin: 1.6 mg
  • Riboflavin: 1.2 mg
  • Niacin: 28.5 mg
  • Vitamin b6: 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin e: 1.1 mg
  • Folate: 18.1 ug
  • Vitamin b12: 4.1 ug
  • Vitamin k: 15.4 ug
Minerals in sausage (1 lb):
  • Calcium: 59 mg
  • Potassium: 1537.7 mg
  • Iron: 5.7 mg
  • Magnesium: 86.2 mg
  • Zinc: 10.9 mg
  • Selenium: 79.4 ug
  • Phosphorus: 689.5 mg
  • Copper: 0.3 mg
  • Manganese: 0.2 mg
  • Choline: 280.3 mg
There is no significant amounts of pantothenic acid or vitamin c in sausage.

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Sausage Nutrition Chart


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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Sausage in Cooking

Sausage is in the top 10% of most popular ingredients for recipes. Most recipes call for one or two pounds of sausage.

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