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Italian sausage vs Beefsteak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Italian sausage and Beefsteak

  • Italian sausage has more Vitamin B1, however Beefsteak is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Iron, and Selenium.
  • Beefsteak covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 74% more than Italian sausage.
  • Beefsteak has 13 times less Sodium than Italian sausage. Italian sausage has 731mg of Sodium, while Beefsteak has 55mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Sausage, Italian, pork, raw and Beef, loin, top sirloin cap steak, boneless, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, 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 Calcium +260%
Contains more Iron +69.5%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.9%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Contains more Zinc +196.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 75% 18% 95% 34% 8% 145% 27%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Iron +69.5%
Contains more Magnesium +78.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.9%
Contains more Potassium +48.2%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Contains more Zinc +196.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.079

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 +657.3%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +195.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.182
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 3% 0% 19% 42% 95% 0% 126% 3% 337% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +657.3%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +195.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.182

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Beefsteak Opinion
Net carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Protein 14.25g 21.38g Beefsteak
Fats 31.33g 5.36g Italian sausage
Carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Calories 346kcal 134kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 5mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.18mg 2mg Beefsteak
Magnesium 14mg 25mg Beefsteak
Phosphorus 142mg 220mg Beefsteak
Potassium 253mg 375mg Beefsteak
Sodium 731mg 55mg Beefsteak
Zinc 1.79mg 5.3mg Beefsteak
Copper 0.08mg 0.079mg Italian sausage
Vitamin A 0IU 6IU Beefsteak
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU 3IU Beefsteak
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Beefsteak
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.568mg 0.075mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.182mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B3 3.25mg 5.048mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B5 0.51mg mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.543mg Beefsteak
Folate 8µg 3µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 2.69µg Beefsteak
Vitamin K µg 1.5µg Beefsteak
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.262mg Beefsteak
Threonine 0.563mg 1.099mg Beefsteak
Isoleucine 0.52mg 1.09mg Beefsteak
Leucine 0.956mg 2.011mg Beefsteak
Lysine 1.083mg 2.247mg Beefsteak
Methionine 0.346mg 0.621mg Beefsteak
Phenylalanine 0.477mg 0.931mg Beefsteak
Valine 0.572mg 1.152mg Beefsteak
Histidine 0.411mg 0.868mg Beefsteak
Cholesterol 76mg 67mg Beefsteak
Trans Fat g 0.253g Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 11.27g 1.875g Beefsteak
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34g 2.354g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03g 0.189g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Italian sausage Beefsteak
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
39
Italian sausage
52
Beefsteak
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
50
Beefsteak

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
128%
Beefsteak
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
0%
Beefsteak
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
25%
Beefsteak

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is cheaper?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak contains less Sodium (difference - 676mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.395g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Beefsteak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172173/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.