Thursday, 6 June 2013

14 Healthy Sausages Nutrition and Calories

Good old British bangers. They're the staple of toad in the hole and sausage& mash. But they don't have a healthy reputation. However, these days where shoppers are looking for healthier choices, it is possible to find sausages which are almost approaching a 'healthy' status.

It has to be said that the tastiest, juiciest sausages are often those with the highest levels of fat. But these aren't waistline or artery friendly, so you may prefer choosing a healthier sausage. This isn't easy as the majority on sale in UK supermarkets are high in fat or saturated fat. The good news is there are some healthier sausages out there, and they taste pretty good too.

After doing some research in several supermarkets, I've produced a list of 14 sausages, none of which has a red traffic light or high (unhealthy) levels of fat, saturates, sugar and salt.

The 14 sausages shown below includes vegetarian varieties, a chicken sausage and the more common pork sausages.

14 of the Healthiest Sausages 
(in calorie order)


1. Weight Watchers Premium Pork Sausages

Weight Watchers low fat sausages
60 calories each


Nutrition per 100g: Sugar: 0.4g, Fat: 3.2g, Saturates: 1.2g, Salt: 0.8g



2. Morrisons NuMe Reduced Fat Pork Sausages

Morrisons NuMe reduced fat sausages
62 calories

 
Nutrition per 100g: Sugar: 1.7g, Fat: 4.3g, Saturates: 1.3g, Salt: 0.8g



3. Quorn Low Fat Sausages

Quorn low fat sausages
70 calories


Nutrition per 100g: Sugar: 0.3g, Fat: 6.8g, Saturates: 0.6g, Salt: 1.0g.



4. Sainsbury's Be Good To Yourself Cumberland Sausages

Sainsbury be good to yourself sausages
72 calories

Nutrition per 100g: Sugar: 0.3g, Fat: 2.6g, Saturates: 0.9g, Salt: 1.0g
 

5. Tesco Light Choices Cumberland Pork Sausages

72.5 calories


Nutrition per 100g: Sugar: 1.3g, Fat: 3.2g, Saturates: 1.2g, Salt: 1.3g
  

6. Cauldron Cumberland Vegetarian Sausages

Cauldron vegetarian sausages
75 calories

Nutrition per 100g: Sugar: 1.0g, Fat: 8.6g, Saturates: 0.8g, Salt: 1.25g
 

7. M&S British Reduced Fat Pork Sausages

M&S reduced fat sausages
75 calories

Nutrition per 100g: Sugar: 1.8g, Fat: 6.4g, Saturates: 2.3g, Salt: 1.15g



8. Cauldron Lincolnshire Vegetarian Sausages

Cauldron vegetarian Lincolnshire sausages
76 calories

Nutrition per 100g: Sugar: 1.0g, Fat: 8.8g, Saturates: 0.6g, Salt: 1.25g




9. Quorn Cumberland Sausages

Quorn Cumberland sausages
86 calories

Nutrition per 100g: Sugar: 0.6g, Fat: 7.0g, Saturates: 0.6g, Salt: 1.0g
 

10. Tesco Butchers Choice British Pork Half Fat Sausages

Tesco Butchers choice half fat sausages
92.5 calories

Nutrition per 100g: Sugar: 4.4g, Fat: 7.6g, Saturates: 2.7g, Salt: 1.3g


11. The Co-Operative Reduced Fat Pork Sausages

Co-op good life reduced fat sausages
92.5 calories

Nutrition per 100g: Sugar: 1.3g, Fat: 8.1g, Saturates: 3.0g, Salt: 1.0g
 

12. M&S British Chicken Sausages

M&S chicken sausages
95 calories

Nutrition per 100g: Sugar: 1.5g, Fat: 8.7g, Saturates: 2.8g, Salt: 1.2g
 

13. Sainsbury's British Beef Sausages Black Pepper
 
Sainsbury British beef and pepper sausages
96 Calories
  

Nutrition per 100g: Sugar: 4.3g, Fat: 7.4g, Saturates: 2.9g, Salt: 1.4g


14. Linda McCartney Vegetarian Sausages

Linda McCartney vegetarian sausages
101 calories

Nutrition per 100g: Sugar: 1.3g, Fat: 4.4g, Saturates: 1.8g, Salt: 0.9g





Quick nutrition comparisons:

All of the above sausages are low in sugar.

Most green traffic lights:

Quorn Low Fat Sausages
Sainsbury Be Good to Yourself Sausages
Both have low levels of sugar, fat and saturates.

Lowest Fat:

Sainsbury Be good to yourself
Weight Watchers
Tesco light choices.

Highest Fat:

M&S British Chicken
Cauldron Lincolnshire.

Lowest Saturated fat:

Quorn Low Fat
Quorn Cumberland
Cauldron Lincolnshire.

Highest Saturated Fat:

The Co-Op Reduced Fat
Sainsbury's British Beef Sausages with Cracked Black Pepper
M&S Chicken sausages.

Lowest salt:

Weight Watchers
Linda McCartney
Sainsbury's Butcher's Choice

Highest Salt:

Sainsbury's British Beef Sausages with Cracked Black Pepper
Tesco Butchers Choice
Tesco Light Choices.

All the above sausages can be found in UK supermarkets.

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