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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
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%

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 Chuck steak
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 vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Chuck steak Opinion
Calories 346kcal 277kcal Italian sausage
Protein 14.25g 24.98g Chuck steak
Fats 31.33g 19.64g Italian sausage
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Italian sausage
Net carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Cholesterol 76mg 87mg Italian sausage
Vitamin D IU 5IU Chuck steak
Iron 1.18mg 2.45mg Chuck steak
Calcium 18mg 16mg Italian sausage
Potassium 253mg 325mg Chuck steak
Magnesium 14mg 22mg Chuck steak
Sugar g 0g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.08mg 0.077mg Italian sausage
Zinc 1.79mg 8.68mg Chuck steak
Starch g g
Phosphorus 142mg 193mg Chuck steak
Sodium 731mg 71mg Chuck steak
Vitamin A 0IU 25IU Chuck steak
Vitamin E mg 0.1mg Chuck steak
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Chuck steak
Vitamin B1 0.568mg 0.066mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.191mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B3 3.25mg 4.663mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B5 0.51mg 0.752mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.373mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 3.03µg Chuck steak
Vitamin K µg 1.6µg Chuck steak
Folate 8µg 6µg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g 1.287g Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 11.27g 8.66g Chuck steak
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34g 9.457g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03g 0.81g Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.281mg Chuck steak
Threonine 0.563mg 1.099mg Chuck steak
Isoleucine 0.52mg 1.062mg Chuck steak
Leucine 0.956mg 2.009mg Chuck steak
Lysine 1.083mg 2.184mg Chuck steak
Methionine 0.346mg 0.709mg Chuck steak
Phenylalanine 0.477mg 0.951mg Chuck steak
Valine 0.572mg 1.129mg Chuck steak
Histidine 0.411mg 0.809mg Chuck steak
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.