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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
Fajita
3
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Contains more Potassium +12.3%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.1%
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains more Zinc +30.7%
Equal in Sodium - 731
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 4% 26% 16% 10% 38% 119% 105%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Contains more Potassium +12.3%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +95.1%
Contains more Iron +19.2%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Copper +166.7%
Contains more Zinc +30.7%
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
6
:
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 Vitamin B12 +68.5%
Contains more Folate +100%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 5% 0% 25% 50% 90% 44% 90% 68% 1% 3%
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 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 Vitamin B12 +68.5%
Contains more Folate +100%

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Fajita 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 - 12mg)
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 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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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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