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Blood sausage vs. Beef shank — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Blood sausage and Beef shank

  • Blood sausage has more Iron, however, Beef shank is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Copper.
  • Beef shank covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 116% more than Blood sausage.
  • Blood sausage has 11 times more Sodium than Beef shank. While Blood sausage has 680mg of Sodium, Beef shank has only 64mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Blood sausage and Beef, shank crosscuts, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked, simmered.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +65.8%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +1095.5%
Contains more Potassium +1076.3%
Contains less Sodium -90.6%
Contains more Zinc +706.9%
Contains more Copper +330%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Contains more Selenium +93.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 240% 6% 10% 4% 89% 36% 14% 2% 85%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 145% 22% 113% 40% 9% 287% 58% 3% 164%
Contains more Iron +65.8%
Contains more Calcium +433.3%
Contains more Magnesium +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +1095.5%
Contains more Potassium +1076.3%
Contains less Sodium -90.6%
Contains more Zinc +706.9%
Contains more Copper +330%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Contains more Selenium +93.5%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +390.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +825%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +279%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 3% 39% 0% 18% 30% 23% 36% 10% 4% 126% 40% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 35% 49% 111% 25% 86% 8% 474% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +390.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +825%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +279%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +442.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +32%
Contains more Protein +130.7%
Contains more Water +23.1%
15% 35% 47% 2%
Protein: 14.6 g
Fats: 34.5 g
Carbs: 1.29 g
Water: 47.3 g
Other: 2.31 g
34% 6% 58% 2%
Protein: 33.68 g
Fats: 6.36 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 58.21 g
Other: 1.75 g
Contains more Fats +442.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +32%
Contains more Protein +130.7%
Contains more Water +23.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +455.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1547.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -82.9%
41% 49% 11%
Saturated Fat: 13.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 15.9 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.46 g
43% 53% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.86 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.21 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +455.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1547.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -82.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Blood sausage Beef shank
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Blood sausage Beef shank Opinion
Net carbs 1.29g 0g Blood sausage
Protein 14.6g 33.68g Beef shank
Fats 34.5g 6.36g Blood sausage
Carbs 1.29g 0g Blood sausage
Calories 379kcal 201kcal Blood sausage
Sugar 1.29g Beef shank
Calcium 6mg 32mg Beef shank
Iron 6.4mg 3.86mg Blood sausage
Magnesium 8mg 30mg Beef shank
Phosphorus 22mg 263mg Beef shank
Potassium 38mg 447mg Beef shank
Sodium 680mg 64mg Beef shank
Zinc 1.3mg 10.49mg Beef shank
Copper 0.04mg 0.172mg Beef shank
Manganese 0.01mg 0.02mg Beef shank
Selenium 15.5µg 30µg Beef shank
Vitamin E 0.13mg Blood sausage
Vitamin D 52IU Blood sausage
Vitamin D 1.3µg Blood sausage
Vitamin B1 0.07mg 0.14mg Beef shank
Vitamin B2 0.13mg 0.21mg Beef shank
Vitamin B3 1.2mg 5.89mg Beef shank
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 0.41mg Blood sausage
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.37mg Beef shank
Folate 5µg 10µg Beef shank
Vitamin B12 1µg 3.79µg Beef shank
Choline 72.8mg Blood sausage
Tryptophan 0.18mg 0.377mg Beef shank
Threonine 0.57mg 1.471mg Beef shank
Isoleucine 0.32mg 1.514mg Beef shank
Leucine 1.39mg 2.662mg Beef shank
Lysine 1.05mg 2.802mg Beef shank
Methionine 0.2mg 0.862mg Beef shank
Phenylalanine 0.82mg 1.315mg Beef shank
Valine 1.02mg 1.638mg Beef shank
Histidine 0.71mg 1.153mg Beef shank
Cholesterol 120mg 78mg Beef shank
Saturated Fat 13.4g 2.29g Beef shank
Monounsaturated Fat 15.9g 2.86g Blood sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 0.21g Blood sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Blood sausage Beef shank
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
25%
Blood sausage
60%
Beef shank
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Blood sausage
85%
Beef shank

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Blood sausage
Blood sausage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef shank
Beef shank is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.29g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef shank
Beef shank contains less Sodium (difference - 616mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef shank
Beef shank is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef shank
Beef shank is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.11g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef shank
Beef shank is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Blood sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171618/nutrients
  2. Beef shank - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169442/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.