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Beef tenderloin vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Beef tenderloin and Italian sausage

  • Beef tenderloin is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B2, yet Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5.
  • Beef tenderloin covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 65% more than Italian sausage.
  • Beef tenderloin contains 3 times more Iron than Italian sausage. While Beef tenderloin contains 3.11mg of Iron, Italian sausage contains only 1.18mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Beef tenderloin is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted and Sausage, Italian, pork, raw.

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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
Contains more Iron +163.6%
Contains more Potassium +30.8%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Copper +53.8%
Contains more Zinc +125.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +43%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 117% 3% 30% 16% 41% 110% 87% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Contains more Iron +163.6%
Contains more Potassium +30.8%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Copper +53.8%
Contains more Zinc +125.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +43%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Contains more Calcium +100%

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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Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +170.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +531.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.25
Equal in Folate - 8
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 0% 0% 23% 60% 57% 15% 58% 308% 0% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 0% 0% 0% 142% 39% 61% 31% 70% 114% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +170.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +531.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.25
Equal in Folate - 8

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beef tenderloin Italian sausage
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef tenderloin Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 324kcal 346kcal Italian sausage
Protein 23.9g 14.25g Beef tenderloin
Fats 24.6g 31.33g Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Italian sausage
Net carbs 0g 0.65g Italian sausage
Carbs 0g 0.65g Italian sausage
Cholesterol 85mg 76mg Italian sausage
Vitamin D IU IU
Iron 3.11mg 1.18mg Beef tenderloin
Calcium 9mg 18mg Italian sausage
Potassium 331mg 253mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 22mg 14mg Beef tenderloin
Sugar 0g g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.123mg 0.08mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 4.03mg 1.79mg Beef tenderloin
Starch g g
Phosphorus 203mg 142mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 57mg 731mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin B1 0.09mg 0.568mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.26mg 0.168mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 3mg 3.25mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.51mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.25mg 0.3mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 2.46µg 0.91µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K µg µg
Folate 8µg 8µg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.72g 11.27g Beef tenderloin
Monounsaturated Fat 10.27g 14.34g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 1g 4.03g Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.268mg 0.114mg Beef tenderloin
Threonine 1.044mg 0.563mg Beef tenderloin
Isoleucine 1.075mg 0.52mg Beef tenderloin
Leucine 1.889mg 0.956mg Beef tenderloin
Lysine 1.989mg 1.083mg Beef tenderloin
Methionine 0.612mg 0.346mg Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 0.933mg 0.477mg Beef tenderloin
Valine 1.163mg 0.572mg Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.818mg 0.411mg Beef tenderloin
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beef tenderloin Italian sausage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
44
Beef tenderloin
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
51
Beef tenderloin
39
Italian sausage

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 food.
Protein
143%
Beef tenderloin
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef tenderloin
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
114%
Beef tenderloin
145%
Italian sausage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 674mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.55g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Beef tenderloin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169544/nutrients
  2. Italian sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171631/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.