We know the sizzle in sausages comes from the fat content, but which bangers might be better for you?
Saturated fat is mainly found in animal products. The amount of saturated fat in processed meat, such as sausages, is influenced by the type of meat used. Sausages may also have extra fat added during production. If you’re thinking it’d be healthier to choose a vegetarian sausage, again, it will depend on the ingredients.
It’s recommended we eat no more than 24g saturated fat each day (based on an average 8700kJ daily energy intake). In real terms, that’s about 5 teaspoons of saturated fat.
We’ve looked at the amount of saturated fat per two sausages (or four sausages for smaller breakfast sausages/chipolatas), as this is what we might sit down to eat.
NOTE: the weight of our serve size (two standard or four breakfast sausages) varies.
(Products listed in order of lowest to highest saturated fat content)
Tonzu Organic Vegetarian Sausages Natural Herb
1.9g saturated fat in two sausages (100g)
L’authentique Breakfast Toulouse Sausages
3.8g saturated fat in two sausages (93g)
Beehive Tasty Cheese Sausages
4.4g saturated fat in two sausages (125g)
Bean Supreme Rosemary, Sage & Parsley Vegetarian Sausages
5.3g saturated fat in two sausages (125g)
Bangerritos Free-range Pork Sausages
5.8g saturated fat in two sausages (160g)
Hellers Super Savoury Precooked Sausage
5.8g saturated fat in two sausages (125g)
Boss Butchery Breakfast Sausages Free Range Chicken
6.8g saturated fat in four sausages (150g)
Babicka’s Table Beef, Beetroot, Feta and Mint Sausages
7.4 saturated fat in two sausages (160g)
First light Wagyu Beef Sausages
9.6g saturated fat in two sausages (140g)
Freedom Farms Pork & Fennel Sausages
11.2g saturated fat in two sausages (150g)
Hellers Lamb & Thyme Sausages
15.5g saturated fat in two sausages (160g)
Frank’s Sausages Veal Bratwurst Sausages
16.2g saturated fat in two sausages (185g)