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Beef vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Beef
Beef is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.375g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 659mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beef Italian sausage
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Beef Italian sausage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
28
Beef
26
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
37
Beef
30
Italian sausage

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Beef
7
:
Contains more Iron +120.3%
Contains more Potassium +25.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Zinc +252.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.2%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Contains more Iron +120.3%
Contains more Potassium +25.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Zinc +252.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.4%
Contains less Sodium -90.2%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Copper - 0.08

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Beef
9
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +190.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1134.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +190.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1134.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
156%
Beef
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
71%
Beef
145%
Italian sausage

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Beef Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 250 346 Italian sausage
Protein 25.93 14.25 Beef
Fats 15.41 31.33 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0 2 Italian sausage
Carbs 0 0.65 Italian sausage
Cholesterol 88 76 Italian sausage
Vitamin D 2 Beef
Iron 2.6 1.18 Beef
Calcium 18 18
Potassium 318 253 Beef
Magnesium 21 14 Beef
Sugars 0 Beef
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.085 0.08 Beef
Zinc 6.31 1.79 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 198 142 Beef
Sodium 72 731 Beef
Vitamin A 9 0 Beef
Vitamin E 0.12 Beef
Vitamin D 0 Beef
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.568 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.176 0.168 Beef
Vitamin B3 5.378 3.25 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658 0.51 Beef
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.3 Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64 0.91 Beef
Vitamin K 1.2 Beef
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.572 Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 5.895 11.27 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668 14.34 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.094 0.114 Italian sausage
Threonine 0.72 0.563 Beef
Isoleucine 0.822 0.52 Beef
Leucine 1.45 0.956 Beef
Lysine 1.54 1.083 Beef
Methionine 0.478 0.346 Beef
Phenylalanine 0.725 0.477 Beef
Valine 0.914 0.572 Beef
Histidine 0.604 0.411 Beef
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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