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Chuck steak vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chuck steak and Italian sausage?

  • Chuck steak is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6, yet Italian sausage is richer in Vitamin B1.
  • Chuck steak's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 88% higher.
  • Chuck steak has 5 times more Zinc than Italian sausage. Chuck steak has 8.68mg of Zinc, while Italian sausage has 1.79mg.
  • Chuck steak contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Beef, chuck eye steak, boneless, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and Sausage, Italian, pork, raw types in this comparison.

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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
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Contains more Iron +107.6%
Contains more Potassium +28.5%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Zinc +384.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.9%
Contains less Sodium -90.3%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 5% 29% 16% 26% 237% 83% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Contains more Iron +107.6%
Contains more Potassium +28.5%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Zinc +384.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.9%
Contains less Sodium -90.3%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +233%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +760.6%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 2% 3% 17% 45% 88% 46% 87% 379% 4% 5%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +233%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +760.6%
Contains more Folate +33.3%

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
56
Chuck steak
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
62
Chuck steak
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
150%
Chuck steak
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Chuck steak
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
91%
Chuck steak
145%
Italian sausage

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.
Chuck steak 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 vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

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Chuck steak Italian sausage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak contains less Sodium (difference - 660mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.61g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chuck steak Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 277 346 Italian sausage
Protein 24.98 14.25 Chuck steak
Fats 19.64 31.33 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0 2 Italian sausage
Carbs 0 0.65 Italian sausage
Cholesterol 87 76 Italian sausage
Vitamin D 5 Chuck steak
Iron 2.45 1.18 Chuck steak
Calcium 16 18 Italian sausage
Potassium 325 253 Chuck steak
Magnesium 22 14 Chuck steak
Sugar 0 Italian sausage
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.077 0.08 Italian sausage
Zinc 8.68 1.79 Chuck steak
Starch
Phosphorus 193 142 Chuck steak
Sodium 71 731 Chuck steak
Vitamin A 25 0 Chuck steak
Vitamin E 0.1 Chuck steak
Vitamin D 0.1 Chuck steak
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.568 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.191 0.168 Chuck steak
Vitamin B3 4.663 3.25 Chuck steak
Vitamin B5 0.752 0.51 Chuck steak
Vitamin B6 0.373 0.3 Chuck steak
Vitamin B12 3.03 0.91 Chuck steak
Vitamin K 1.6 Chuck steak
Folate 6 8 Italian sausage
Trans Fat 1.287 Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 8.66 11.27 Chuck steak
Monounsaturated Fat 9.457 14.34 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.281 0.114 Chuck steak
Threonine 1.099 0.563 Chuck steak
Isoleucine 1.062 0.52 Chuck steak
Leucine 2.009 0.956 Chuck steak
Lysine 2.184 1.083 Chuck steak
Methionine 0.709 0.346 Chuck steak
Phenylalanine 0.951 0.477 Chuck steak
Valine 1.129 0.572 Chuck steak
Histidine 0.809 0.411 Chuck steak
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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. Chuck steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171228/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.