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Italian sausage vs Beef tenderloin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Italian sausage and Beef tenderloin

  • Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5, yet Beef tenderloin is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B2.
  • Beef tenderloin covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 65% more than Italian sausage.
  • Italian sausage contains 13 times more Sodium than Beef tenderloin. While Italian sausage contains 731mg of Sodium, Beef tenderloin contains only 57mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Sausage, Italian, pork, raw and Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted.

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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 Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +163.6%
Contains more Potassium +30.8%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Copper +53.8%
Contains more Zinc +125.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +43%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 117% 3% 30% 16% 41% 110% 87% 8%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +163.6%
Contains more Potassium +30.8%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Copper +53.8%
Contains more Zinc +125.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +43%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +531.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +170.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3
Equal in Folate - 8
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%
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% 0% 0% 23% 60% 57% 15% 58% 308% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +531.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +170.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3
Equal in Folate - 8

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.
Italian sausage Beef tenderloin
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 tenderloin Opinion
Calories 346kcal 324kcal Italian sausage
Protein 14.25g 23.9g Beef tenderloin
Fats 31.33g 24.6g Italian sausage
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Italian sausage
Net carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Cholesterol 76mg 85mg Italian sausage
Vitamin D IU IU
Iron 1.18mg 3.11mg Beef tenderloin
Calcium 18mg 9mg Italian sausage
Potassium 253mg 331mg Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 14mg 22mg Beef tenderloin
Sugar g 0g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.08mg 0.123mg Beef tenderloin
Zinc 1.79mg 4.03mg Beef tenderloin
Starch g g
Phosphorus 142mg 203mg Beef tenderloin
Sodium 731mg 57mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin B1 0.568mg 0.09mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.26mg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B3 3.25mg 3mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B5 0.51mg 0.25mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.25mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 2.46µg Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K µg µg
Folate 8µg 8µg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 11.27g 9.72g Beef tenderloin
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34g 10.27g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03g 1g Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.268mg Beef tenderloin
Threonine 0.563mg 1.044mg Beef tenderloin
Isoleucine 0.52mg 1.075mg Beef tenderloin
Leucine 0.956mg 1.889mg Beef tenderloin
Lysine 1.083mg 1.989mg Beef tenderloin
Methionine 0.346mg 0.612mg Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 0.477mg 0.933mg Beef tenderloin
Valine 0.572mg 1.163mg Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.411mg 0.818mg Beef tenderloin
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage Beef tenderloin
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
39
Italian sausage
44
Beef tenderloin
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
51
Beef tenderloin

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
86%
Italian sausage
143%
Beef tenderloin
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
0%
Beef tenderloin
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
114%
Beef tenderloin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 674mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.55g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin 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

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
  2. Beef tenderloin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169544/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.