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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 Monounsaturated 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
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Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +105.1%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Zinc +272.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.5%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Equal in Potassium - 231
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 91% 5% 21% 14% 33% 182% 75% 7%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +105.1%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Zinc +272.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.5%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
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 Vitamin B12 +134.1%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283
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% 0% 11% 6% 15% 40% 77% 35% 66% 267% 5% 7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +862.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +134.1%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.283

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Rich in minerals Equal

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Italian sausage Pot roast
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 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 Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 40mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.