Sausage is a meat product that is usually made of ground meat, animal fat, salt (and often sugar), spices and / or herbs, which is traditionally stored in a part of an animal intestine mainly consisting of collagen. Nowadays it is also made by other materials; collagen, inedible cellulose or plastic. Some sausages are cooked, other preserved by a given preservation technique , still other types of sausage are dried in the open air, either hot or cold smoked. A sausage is generally elongated, with a diameter of 1-10 cm and a length of 2 to 30 cm. The ends of a sausage can be closed off by making a knot in the intestine and / or with a lead, which can also be a seal or a quality mark . (Source: Wikipedia)