Full of nutrients like iron, protein, and calcium, sausage and luncheon meats play an important part in many people's daily meals. People eat these meats for breakfast and lunch sometimes on a daily basis. While processed and containing fillers like water, these meats still can be a vital part of a balanced daily diet. Along with iron and protein, sausage and lunch meats also contain calcium, Vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, and manganese, among other nutrients.
Some of the companies that make these meats available for shoppers include Tyson, Oscar Meyer, Hormel, and Louis Rich. Carl Buddig also is a company that specializes in making thin-sliced lunch meats. Some of the varieties of meats made by these companies include sausage patties and links, sliced turkey, ham, roast beef, pastrami, and bologna. Stores also sell more exotic choices like blood sausage, bratwurst, and braunschweiger, or pureed pork liver.
Other meat varieties that fit this category include hot dogs, franks, and links. Turkey dogs are now an addition to this food category.