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Italian sausage vs Pot roast - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Italian sausage and Pot roast different?

  • Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B1, and Polyunsaturated fat, however Pot roast is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Pot roast is 51% higher.
  • Italian sausage contains 16 times more Sodium than Pot roast. While Italian sausage contains 731mg of Sodium, Pot roast contains only 47mg.

Sausage, Italian, pork, raw and Beef, chuck, arm pot roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, braised are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +105.1%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.5%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Contains more Zinc +272.1%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Equal in Potassium - 231
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 91% 14% 75% 21% 7% 182% 33%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +105.1%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.5%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Contains more Zinc +272.1%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Equal in Potassium - 231

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 +862.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +134.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283
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% 11% 6% 0% 15% 40% 77% 35% 66% 7% 267% 5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +862.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +134.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Pot roast Opinion
Net carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Protein 14.25g 28.94g Pot roast
Fats 31.33g 19.17g Italian sausage
Carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Calories 346kcal 297kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 16mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.18mg 2.42mg Pot roast
Magnesium 14mg 19mg Pot roast
Phosphorus 142mg 174mg Pot roast
Potassium 253mg 231mg Italian sausage
Sodium 731mg 47mg Pot roast
Zinc 1.79mg 6.66mg Pot roast
Copper 0.08mg 0.099mg Pot roast
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.51mg Pot roast
Vitamin D IU 8IU Pot roast
Vitamin D µg 0.2µg Pot roast
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.568mg 0.059mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.171mg Pot roast
Vitamin B3 3.25mg 4.105mg Pot roast
Vitamin B5 0.51mg 0.571mg Pot roast
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.283mg Italian sausage
Folate 8µg 9µg Pot roast
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 2.13µg Pot roast
Vitamin K µg 1.8µg Pot roast
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.19mg Pot roast
Threonine 0.563mg 1.156mg Pot roast
Isoleucine 0.52mg 1.317mg Pot roast
Leucine 0.956mg 2.302mg Pot roast
Lysine 1.083mg 2.446mg Pot roast
Methionine 0.346mg 0.754mg Pot roast
Phenylalanine 0.477mg 1.143mg Pot roast
Valine 0.572mg 1.436mg Pot roast
Histidine 0.411mg 0.924mg Pot roast
Cholesterol 76mg 116mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 11.27g 7.548g Pot roast
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34g 8.175g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03g 0.708g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Italian sausage Pot roast
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
44
Pot roast
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
53
Pot roast

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
174%
Pot roast
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
0%
Pot roast
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
88%
Pot roast

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pot roast
Pot roast contains less Sodium (difference - 684mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pot roast
Pot roast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.722g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pot roast
Pot roast is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Pot roast
Pot roast is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pot roast
Pot roast is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 40mg)
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. Pot roast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170213/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.