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Fajita vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Fajita and Italian sausage different?

  • Fajita is higher in Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, however Italian sausage is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Selenium, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Italian sausage is 48% higher.
  • Fajita contains 2 times more Phosphorus than Italian sausage. While Fajita contains 277mg of Phosphorus, Italian sausage contains only 142mg.
  • Fajita has less Saturated Fat.

USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen 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 Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.1%
Contains more Potassium +12.3%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains more Zinc +30.7%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Equal in Sodium - 731
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 38% 16% 119% 26% 105% 38% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.1%
Contains more Potassium +12.3%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains more Zinc +30.7%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Equal in Sodium - 731

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
Fajita
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +468%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +68.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 0% 25% 50% 90% 44% 90% 3% 68% 1%
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 B2 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +29%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +468%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +68.5%

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.
Fajita Italian sausage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fajita Italian sausage Opinion
Net carbs 2.23g 0.65g Fajita
Protein 18.56g 14.25g Fajita
Fats 5.73g 31.33g Italian sausage
Carbs 2.23g 0.65g Fajita
Calories 135kcal 346kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 13mg 18mg Italian sausage
Iron 0.99mg 1.18mg Italian sausage
Magnesium 22mg 14mg Fajita
Phosphorus 277mg 142mg Fajita
Potassium 284mg 253mg Fajita
Sodium 799mg 731mg Italian sausage
Zinc 1.37mg 1.79mg Italian sausage
Copper 0.03mg 0.08mg Italian sausage
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg mg Fajita
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.568mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.168mg Fajita
Vitamin B3 4.779mg 3.25mg Fajita
Vitamin B5 0.726mg 0.51mg Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.387mg 0.3mg Fajita
Folate 4µg 8µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.54µg 0.91µg Italian sausage
Vitamin K 0.2µg µg Fajita
Tryptophan 0.2mg 0.114mg Fajita
Threonine 0.452mg 0.563mg Italian sausage
Isoleucine 0.813mg 0.52mg Fajita
Leucine 1.56mg 0.956mg Fajita
Lysine 1.857mg 1.083mg Fajita
Methionine 0.552mg 0.346mg Fajita
Phenylalanine 0.763mg 0.477mg Fajita
Valine 0.847mg 0.572mg Fajita
Histidine 0.68mg 0.411mg Fajita
Cholesterol 88mg 76mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.596g 11.27g Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 2.333g 14.34g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 1.089g 4.03g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Fajita 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
31
Fajita
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
44
Fajita
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
111%
Fajita
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
2%
Fajita
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
26%
Fajita
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 - 68mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 14)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.674g)
Which food is cheaper?
Fajita
Fajita is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. 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.