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Italian sausage vs Chuck steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Italian sausage and Chuck steak?

  • Italian sausage is richer in Vitamin B1, yet Chuck steak is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus and Vitamin B6.
  • Chuck steak's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 88% higher.
  • Italian sausage has 10 times more Sodium than Chuck steak. Italian sausage has 731mg of Sodium, while Chuck steak has 71mg.

We used Sausage, Italian, pork, raw and Beef, chuck eye steak, boneless, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled types in this comparison.

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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
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Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +107.6%
Contains more Potassium +28.5%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Zinc +384.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.9%
Contains less Sodium -90.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.077
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 5% 29% 16% 26% 237% 83% 10%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +107.6%
Contains more Potassium +28.5%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains more Zinc +384.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.9%
Contains less Sodium -90.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.077

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 +760.6%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +233%
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% 2% 2% 3% 17% 45% 88% 46% 87% 379% 4% 5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +760.6%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +43.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +233%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
56
Chuck steak
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
62
Chuck steak

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 the food
Protein
86%
Italian sausage
150%
Chuck steak
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
0%
Chuck steak
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
91%
Chuck steak

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Italian sausage Chuck steak
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage Chuck steak
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 - 11mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak contains less Sodium (difference - 660mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.61g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Italian sausage Chuck steak Opinion
Calories 346 277 Italian sausage
Protein 14.25 24.98 Chuck steak
Fats 31.33 19.64 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 2 0 Italian sausage
Carbs 0.65 0 Italian sausage
Cholesterol 76 87 Italian sausage
Vitamin D 5 Chuck steak
Iron 1.18 2.45 Chuck steak
Calcium 18 16 Italian sausage
Potassium 253 325 Chuck steak
Magnesium 14 22 Chuck steak
Sugars 0 Italian sausage
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.077 Italian sausage
Zinc 1.79 8.68 Chuck steak
Starch
Phosphorus 142 193 Chuck steak
Sodium 731 71 Chuck steak
Vitamin A 0 25 Chuck steak
Vitamin E 0.1 Chuck steak
Vitamin D 0.1 Chuck steak
Vitamin B1 0.568 0.066 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168 0.191 Chuck steak
Vitamin B3 3.25 4.663 Chuck steak
Vitamin B5 0.51 0.752 Chuck steak
Vitamin B6 0.3 0.373 Chuck steak
Vitamin B12 0.91 3.03 Chuck steak
Vitamin K 1.6 Chuck steak
Folate 8 6 Italian sausage
Trans Fat 1.287 Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 11.27 8.66 Chuck steak
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34 9.457 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03 0.81 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.114 0.281 Chuck steak
Threonine 0.563 1.099 Chuck steak
Isoleucine 0.52 1.062 Chuck steak
Leucine 0.956 2.009 Chuck steak
Lysine 1.083 2.184 Chuck steak
Methionine 0.346 0.709 Chuck steak
Phenylalanine 0.477 0.951 Chuck steak
Valine 0.572 1.129 Chuck steak
Histidine 0.411 0.809 Chuck steak
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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 of 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. Chuck steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171228/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.