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Italian sausage vs Corned beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Italian sausage and Corned beef

  • Italian sausage has more Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B6, however Corned beef is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, and Copper.
  • Italian sausage covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 45% more than Corned beef.
  • Italian sausage has 2 times more Saturated Fat than Corned beef. While Italian sausage has 11.27g of Saturated Fat, Corned beef has only 6.34g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Sausage, Italian, pork, raw and Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked.

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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 +125%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.6%
Contains more Potassium +74.5%
Contains less Sodium -24.9%
Contains more Iron +57.6%
Contains more Zinc +155.9%
Contains more Copper +92.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.6%
Contains more Potassium +74.5%
Contains less Sodium -24.9%
Contains more Iron +57.6%
Contains more Zinc +155.9%
Contains more Copper +92.5%

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 +2084.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.4%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +79.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.03
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 0% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2084.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30.4%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +79.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.17
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.03

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Corned beef Opinion
Net carbs 0.65g 0.47g Italian sausage
Protein 14.25g 18.17g Corned beef
Fats 31.33g 18.98g Italian sausage
Carbs 0.65g 0.47g Italian sausage
Calories 346kcal 251kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 8mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.18mg 1.86mg Corned beef
Magnesium 14mg 12mg Italian sausage
Phosphorus 142mg 125mg Italian sausage
Potassium 253mg 145mg Italian sausage
Sodium 731mg 973mg Italian sausage
Zinc 1.79mg 4.58mg Corned beef
Copper 0.08mg 0.154mg Corned beef
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.16mg Corned beef
Vitamin D IU 4IU Corned beef
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Corned beef
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.568mg 0.026mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.17mg Corned beef
Vitamin B3 3.25mg 3.03mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B5 0.51mg 0.42mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.23mg Italian sausage
Folate 8µg 6µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 1.63µg Corned beef
Vitamin K µg 1.5µg Corned beef
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.119mg Corned beef
Threonine 0.563mg 0.726mg Corned beef
Isoleucine 0.52mg 0.827mg Corned beef
Leucine 0.956mg 1.445mg Corned beef
Lysine 1.083mg 1.536mg Corned beef
Methionine 0.346mg 0.473mg Corned beef
Phenylalanine 0.477mg 0.718mg Corned beef
Valine 0.572mg 0.901mg Corned beef
Histidine 0.411mg 0.58mg Corned beef
Cholesterol 76mg 98mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 11.27g 6.34g Corned beef
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34g 9.22g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03g 0.67g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Italian sausage Corned beef
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
33
Corned beef
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
56
Corned beef

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
109%
Corned beef
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
0%
Corned beef
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
88%
Corned beef

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 242mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.93g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Corned beef
Corned beef is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.