Cylindrical meat product

  • 24 Mar - 30 Mar, 2018
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Nutritional Profile

Sausages provide 317 calories per 100gm; 4g of carbohydrates, 500mg of sodium, 20g of protein and 25g of fat.

Interesting facts

· Although sausage was first thought to be invented about 2,000 years ago, they are actually even older than that! People living in ancient Sumer, which is modern day Iraq, made sausages 5,000 years ago.

· One of the first recognisable mentions of sausage is found in a Greek comedy, titled “The Sausage,” written by the dramatist and philosopher Epicharmus around 500 B.C.

· The modern English word for “sausage” comes from the Old French word, “saussiche,” which is derived from the Latin word “salsus” meaning “salted.” The salt was an important component in preserving meats before refrigeration.

· The record for longest sausage ever made was 36.75 miles long and is held by an English man named J.J. Tranfield.

Health benefits

· Sausage contains several grams of complete protein per serving, and each provides all nine amino acids you need in your diet. Your body uses protein to maintain lean muscle mass and hormone balance, aid in brain function and keep your other tissues healthy and functional.

· Sausages provide vitamin B-12, a nutrient important for healthy red blood cells. It also allows you to make hemoglobin, the protein your blood needs to transport oxygen.

· Consuming enough B-12 also helps you metabolise fats and protein, plays a role in brain function and protects you from the nerve damage that can result from vitamin B-12 deficiency.