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Brisket vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Brisket and Italian sausage different?

  • Brisket is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus, however Italian sausage is richer in Vitamin B1, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Brisket is 63% higher.
  • Brisket contains 2 times more Zinc than Italian sausage. While Brisket contains 4.31mg of Zinc, Italian sausage contains only 1.79mg.
  • Brisket has less Saturated Fat.

Beef, brisket, whole, separable lean only, all grades, raw and Sausage, Italian, pork, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +62.7%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.5%
Contains more Potassium +30.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.2%
Contains more Zinc +140.8%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 72% 17% 87% 30% 11% 118% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Contains more Iron +62.7%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.5%
Contains more Potassium +30.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.2%
Contains more Zinc +140.8%
Contains more Calcium +260%
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
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Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +167%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +468%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45.7%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 7% 0% 0% 25% 40% 74% 21% 97% 6% 304% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 7% 142% 39% 61% 31% 70% 6% 114% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +167%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +468%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45.7%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168

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.
Brisket Italian sausage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Brisket Italian sausage Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.65g Italian sausage
Protein 20.72g 14.25g Brisket
Fats 7.37g 31.33g Italian sausage
Carbs 0g 0.65g Italian sausage
Calories 155kcal 346kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 5mg 18mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.92mg 1.18mg Brisket
Magnesium 23mg 14mg Brisket
Phosphorus 201mg 142mg Brisket
Potassium 330mg 253mg Brisket
Sodium 79mg 731mg Brisket
Zinc 4.31mg 1.79mg Brisket
Copper 0.08mg 0.08mg
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.32mg mg Brisket
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.568mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.168mg Brisket
Vitamin B3 3.94mg 3.25mg Brisket
Vitamin B5 0.35mg 0.51mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.42mg 0.3mg Brisket
Folate 7µg 8µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 2.43µg 0.91µg Brisket
Vitamin K 1.3µg µg Brisket
Tryptophan 0.232mg 0.114mg Brisket
Threonine 0.905mg 0.563mg Brisket
Isoleucine 0.931mg 0.52mg Brisket
Leucine 1.637mg 0.956mg Brisket
Lysine 1.724mg 1.083mg Brisket
Methionine 0.53mg 0.346mg Brisket
Phenylalanine 0.809mg 0.477mg Brisket
Valine 1.008mg 0.572mg Brisket
Histidine 0.709mg 0.411mg Brisket
Cholesterol 62mg 76mg Brisket
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 2.59g 11.27g Brisket
Monounsaturated Fat 3.46g 14.34g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.23g 4.03g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Brisket Italian sausage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
48
Brisket
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
45
Brisket
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
124%
Brisket
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Brisket
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
34%
Brisket
145%
Italian sausage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brisket
Brisket contains less Sodium (difference - 652mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.68g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Brisket
Brisket is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Brisket
Brisket 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. Brisket - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168607/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.