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Corned beef vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Corned beef and Italian sausage

  • Corned beef has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, and Copper, however Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B6.
  • Italian sausage covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 45% more than Corned beef.
  • Corned beef has 3 times more Zinc than Italian sausage. While Corned beef has 4.58mg of Zinc, Italian sausage has only 1.79mg.
  • Italian sausage has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked 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 +57.6%
Contains more Zinc +155.9%
Contains more Copper +92.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.6%
Contains more Potassium +74.5%
Contains less Sodium -24.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Contains more Iron +57.6%
Contains more Zinc +155.9%
Contains more Copper +92.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.6%
Contains more Potassium +74.5%
Contains less Sodium -24.9%

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 B12 +79.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2084.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.4%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.25
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 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 B12 +79.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2084.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.4%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.25

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.
Corned beef 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 Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corned beef Italian sausage Opinion
Net carbs 0.47g 0.65g Italian sausage
Protein 18.17g 14.25g Corned beef
Fats 18.98g 31.33g Italian sausage
Carbs 0.47g 0.65g Italian sausage
Calories 251kcal 346kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 18mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.86mg 1.18mg Corned beef
Magnesium 12mg 14mg Italian sausage
Phosphorus 125mg 142mg Italian sausage
Potassium 145mg 253mg Italian sausage
Sodium 973mg 731mg Italian sausage
Zinc 4.58mg 1.79mg Corned beef
Copper 0.154mg 0.08mg Corned beef
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.16mg mg Corned beef
Vitamin D 4IU IU Corned beef
Vitamin D 0.1µg µg Corned beef
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.026mg 0.568mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.168mg Corned beef
Vitamin B3 3.03mg 3.25mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B5 0.42mg 0.51mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 0.3mg Italian sausage
Folate 6µg 8µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 1.63µg 0.91µg Corned beef
Vitamin K 1.5µg µg Corned beef
Tryptophan 0.119mg 0.114mg Corned beef
Threonine 0.726mg 0.563mg Corned beef
Isoleucine 0.827mg 0.52mg Corned beef
Leucine 1.445mg 0.956mg Corned beef
Lysine 1.536mg 1.083mg Corned beef
Methionine 0.473mg 0.346mg Corned beef
Phenylalanine 0.718mg 0.477mg Corned beef
Valine 0.901mg 0.572mg Corned beef
Histidine 0.58mg 0.411mg Corned beef
Cholesterol 98mg 76mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.34g 11.27g Corned beef
Monounsaturated Fat 9.22g 14.34g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 0.67g 4.03g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Corned beef 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
33
Corned beef
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
56
Corned beef
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
109%
Corned beef
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Corned beef
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
88%
Corned beef
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?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 242mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.93g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Corned beef
Corned beef is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.