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Italian sausage vs. Beef sirloin — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Italian sausage and Beef sirloin

  • Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B1, yet Beef sirloin is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Choline.
  • Italian sausage covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 45% more than Beef sirloin.
  • Italian sausage contains 11 times more Sodium than Beef sirloin. While Italian sausage contains 743mg of Sodium, Beef sirloin contains only 66mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Sausage, Italian, pork, cooked and Beef, top sirloin, steak, separable lean only, trimmed to 0" fat, select, cooked, broiled.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +34.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.8%
Contains more Potassium +34.9%
Contains less Sodium -91.1%
Contains more Zinc +138.5%
Contains more Selenium +76.8%
Equal in Calcium - 22
Equal in Copper - 0.085
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6.3% 54% 13% 73% 27% 97% 65% 27% 0% 120%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6.6% 72% 19% 108% 36% 8.6% 155% 28% 1.4% 212%
Contains more Iron +34.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.8%
Contains more Potassium +34.9%
Contains less Sodium -91.1%
Contains more Zinc +138.5%
Contains more Selenium +76.8%
Equal in Calcium - 22
Equal in Copper - 0.085

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +608%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +56%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +13.1%
Contains more Choline +50%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0.96% 5% 30% 0.33% 156% 54% 78% 0% 76% 3.8% 163% 43% 8.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 7.8% 0% 0% 22% 38% 169% 36% 157% 7.5% 184% 64% 3.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +608%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +56%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +106.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +13.1%
Contains more Choline +50%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +442.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +267.8%
Contains more Protein +61.1%
Contains more Water +34.9%
19% 27% 4% 47% 2%
Protein: 19.12 g
Fats: 27.31 g
Carbs: 4.27 g
Water: 47.13 g
Other: 2.17 g
31% 5% 64%
Protein: 30.8 g
Fats: 5.03 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 63.58 g
Other: 0.59 g
Contains more Fats +442.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +267.8%
Contains more Protein +61.1%
Contains more Water +34.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +752.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1801.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.2%
33% 56% 11%
Saturated Fat: 10.195 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 17.108 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.518 g
47% 49% 5%
Saturated Fat: 1.915 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.006 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.185 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +752.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1801.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Italian sausage Beef sirloin
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 minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Beef sirloin Opinion
Net carbs 4.17g 0g Italian sausage
Protein 19.12g 30.8g Beef sirloin
Fats 27.31g 5.03g Italian sausage
Carbs 4.27g 0g Italian sausage
Calories 344kcal 177kcal Italian sausage
Sugar 1.86g 0g Beef sirloin
Fiber 0.1g 0g Italian sausage
Calcium 21mg 22mg Beef sirloin
Iron 1.43mg 1.92mg Beef sirloin
Magnesium 18mg 27mg Beef sirloin
Phosphorus 170mg 253mg Beef sirloin
Potassium 304mg 410mg Beef sirloin
Sodium 743mg 66mg Beef sirloin
Zinc 2.39mg 5.7mg Beef sirloin
Copper 0.08mg 0.085mg Beef sirloin
Manganese 0.011mg Beef sirloin
Selenium 22µg 38.9µg Beef sirloin
Vitamin A 16IU 0IU Italian sausage
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 0µg Italian sausage
Vitamin E 0.25mg 0.39mg Beef sirloin
Vitamin D 41IU Italian sausage
Vitamin D 1µg Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.623mg 0.088mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 0.163mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B3 4.165mg 9.001mg Beef sirloin
Vitamin B5 0.607mg Beef sirloin
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.681mg Beef sirloin
Folate 5µg 10µg Beef sirloin
Vitamin B12 1.3µg 1.47µg Beef sirloin
Choline 78.2mg 117.3mg Beef sirloin
Vitamin K 3.4µg 1.4µg Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.202mg Beef sirloin
Threonine 0.792mg 1.23mg Beef sirloin
Isoleucine 0.731mg 1.401mg Beef sirloin
Leucine 1.343mg 2.45mg Beef sirloin
Lysine 1.522mg 2.603mg Beef sirloin
Methionine 0.486mg 0.802mg Beef sirloin
Phenylalanine 0.67mg 1.217mg Beef sirloin
Valine 0.804mg 1.528mg Beef sirloin
Histidine 0.577mg 0.983mg Beef sirloin
Cholesterol 57mg 81mg Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 10.195g 1.915g Beef sirloin
Monounsaturated Fat 17.108g 2.006g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 3.518g 0.185g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Italian sausage Beef sirloin
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Italian sausage
53%
Beef sirloin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Italian sausage
65%
Beef sirloin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef sirloin
Beef sirloin is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.86g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef sirloin
Beef sirloin contains less Sodium (difference - 677mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef sirloin
Beef sirloin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.28g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef sirloin
Beef sirloin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef sirloin
Beef sirloin is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef sirloin
Beef sirloin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Italian sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174586/nutrients
  2. Beef sirloin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168636/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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