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Is all sausage made from pork?

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Sausages come in a large assortment of types and flavors made with a wide variety of meats, not only pork. For example, Lebanon bologna is a type of American dry salami made with beef.

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According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council’s Sausage Glossary, pork and beef sausages are the most prevalent traditional sausage types. German frankfurters and Polish kielbasa combine pork and beef. Liverwurst and liver cheese sausages contain pork, beef or veal livers. Many sausage manufacturers make chicken-based sausages for healthier alternatives to pork or beef. EatingWell.com reports that chicken sausages are overall lower in calories and fat than their pork counterparts.

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