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

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 Sugar ok
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
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chuck steak 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
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

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
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.

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.