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Italian sausage vs Beef - 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 contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 659mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.375g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef
Beef is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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

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.
Italian sausage Beef
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage Beef
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
26
Italian sausage
28
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
30
Italian sausage
37
Beef

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
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Beef
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 - 0.085
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 - 0.085

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
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Beef
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1134.8%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.176
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1134.8%
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%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.176

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
86%
Italian sausage
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
0%
Beef
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
71%
Beef

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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 Italian sausage Beef Opinion
Calories 346 250 Italian sausage
Protein 14.25 25.93 Beef
Fats 31.33 15.41 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 2 0 Italian sausage
Carbs 0.65 0 Italian sausage
Cholesterol 76 88 Italian sausage
Vitamin D 2 Beef
Iron 1.18 2.6 Beef
Calcium 18 18
Potassium 253 318 Beef
Magnesium 14 21 Beef
Sugars 0 Beef
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.085 Beef
Zinc 1.79 6.31 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 142 198 Beef
Sodium 731 72 Beef
Vitamin A 0 9 Beef
Vitamin E 0.12 Beef
Vitamin D 0 Beef
Vitamin B1 0.568 0.046 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168 0.176 Beef
Vitamin B3 3.25 5.378 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.51 0.658 Beef
Vitamin B6 0.3 0.382 Beef
Vitamin B12 0.91 2.64 Beef
Vitamin K 1.2 Beef
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.572 Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 11.27 5.895 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34 6.668 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03 0.484 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.114 0.094 Italian sausage
Threonine 0.563 0.72 Beef
Isoleucine 0.52 0.822 Beef
Leucine 0.956 1.45 Beef
Lysine 1.083 1.54 Beef
Methionine 0.346 0.478 Beef
Phenylalanine 0.477 0.725 Beef
Valine 0.572 0.914 Beef
Histidine 0.411 0.604 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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