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Meat vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 674mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.072g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Meat
Meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Meat
Meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Meat 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
46
Meat
26
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
29
Meat
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
Meat
6
:
Contains more Potassium +66.4%
Contains more Magnesium +107.1%
Contains more Copper +38.8%
Contains more Zinc +35.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +88%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Equal in Iron - 1.18
Contains more Potassium +66.4%
Contains more Magnesium +107.1%
Contains more Copper +38.8%
Contains more Zinc +35.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +88%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Equal in Iron - 1.18

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
Meat
8
:
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +59.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +98.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +59.6%

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
157%
Meat
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Meat
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
16%
Meat
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 Meat Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 143 346 Italian sausage
Protein 26.17 14.25 Meat
Fats 3.51 31.33 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0 2 Italian sausage
Carbs 0 0.65 Italian sausage
Cholesterol 73 76 Meat
Vitamin D 10 Meat
Iron 1.15 1.18 Italian sausage
Calcium 6 18 Italian sausage
Potassium 421 253 Meat
Magnesium 29 14 Meat
Sugars 0 Meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.111 0.08 Meat
Zinc 2.42 1.79 Meat
Starch
Phosphorus 267 142 Meat
Sodium 57 731 Meat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.08 Meat
Vitamin D 0.2 Meat
Vitamin B1 0.95 0.568 Meat
Vitamin B2 0.387 0.168 Meat
Vitamin B3 7.432 3.25 Meat
Vitamin B5 1.012 0.51 Meat
Vitamin B6 0.739 0.3 Meat
Vitamin B12 0.57 0.91 Italian sausage
Vitamin K 0 Meat
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.033 Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 1.198 11.27 Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.334 14.34 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.506 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.275 0.114 Meat
Threonine 1.175 0.563 Meat
Isoleucine 1.288 0.52 Meat
Leucine 2.229 0.956 Meat
Lysine 2.427 1.083 Meat
Methionine 0.721 0.346 Meat
Phenylalanine 1.1 0.477 Meat
Valine 1.367 0.572 Meat
Histidine 1.13 0.411 Meat
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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