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What is sausage?

About the ingredient sausage. Including 893 recipes with sausage, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.



Sausage  is a food made from ground meat, usually pork, salt, herbs, and spices.

Typically the sausage is formed in a casing traditionally made from intestine, but sometimessynthetic. Some sausages are cooked during processing and the casing may be removed afterwards.

Sausage making is a traditional food preservation technique. Sausages may be preserved bycuring, drying, or smoking.

The most basic sausage consists of meat, cut into pieces or ground, and filled into a casing. The meat may be from any animal, but traditionally is pork, beef or veal. The meat to fat ratio is dependent upon the style and producer, but in the United States, fat content is legally limited to a maximum of 30%, 35% or 50%, by weight, depending on the style.

Sausages may be served as hors d'œuvres, in a sandwich, in a bread roll as a hot dog, wrapped in atortilla, or as an ingredient in dishes such as stews and casseroles. It can be served on a stick (like thecorn dog) or on a bone as well. Sausage without casing is called  sausage meat  and can be fried or used as stuffing for poultry, or for wrapping foods like Scotch eggs. Similarly, sausage meat encased inpuff pastry is called a sausage roll.

Vegetarian  and  vegan sausages  are also available in some countries, or can be made from scratch. These may be made from tofu, seitan, nuts, pulses, mycoprotein, soya protein, vegetables or any combination of similar ingredients that will hold together during cooking.



Nutrition Facts

Serving Size unknown (100g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 339Calories from Fat 255
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 28.4g 44%
Saturated Fat 9.1g 46%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 749mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 19.4g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1% Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Sausage is usually found in the meats section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Sausage is a member of the Sausages and Luncheon Meats US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

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In Chinese:香肠
British (UK) term: Sausage
en français:la saucisson
en español:la salchicha

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