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Italian sausage vs Rib eye steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Italian sausage and Rib eye steak

  • Italian sausage has more Vitamin B1, however Rib eye steak is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Selenium.
  • Rib eye steak covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 50% more than Italian sausage.
  • Italian sausage has 14 times more Sodium than Rib eye steak. While Italian sausage has 731mg of Sodium, Rib eye steak has only 54mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Sausage, Italian, pork, raw and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip-on, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled.

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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 +63.6%
Contains more Iron +89.8%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Zinc +230.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 152
Equal in Potassium - 260
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 85% 16% 66% 23% 8% 162% 27%
Contains more Calcium +63.6%
Contains more Iron +89.8%
Contains more Magnesium +57.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Zinc +230.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 152
Equal in Potassium - 260
Equal in Copper - 0.08

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 +700%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +130.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.536
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 2% 2% 6% 0% 18% 67% 93% 33% 111% 5% 263% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +700%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +130.8%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.536

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 Rib eye steak
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Rib eye steak Opinion
Net carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Protein 14.25g 23.69g Rib eye steak
Fats 31.33g 21.81g Italian sausage
Carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Calories 346kcal 291kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 11mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.18mg 2.24mg Rib eye steak
Magnesium 14mg 22mg Rib eye steak
Phosphorus 142mg 152mg Rib eye steak
Potassium 253mg 260mg Rib eye steak
Sodium 731mg 54mg Rib eye steak
Zinc 1.79mg 5.91mg Rib eye steak
Copper 0.08mg 0.08mg
Vitamin A 0IU 25IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin E mg 0.1mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin D IU 7IU Rib eye steak
Vitamin D µg 0.2µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.568mg 0.071mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.287mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B3 3.25mg 4.908mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B5 0.51mg 0.536mg Rib eye steak
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.477mg Rib eye steak
Folate 8µg 6µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 2.1µg Rib eye steak
Vitamin K µg 1.6µg Rib eye steak
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.265mg Rib eye steak
Threonine 0.563mg 1.116mg Rib eye steak
Isoleucine 0.52mg 1.103mg Rib eye steak
Leucine 0.956mg 2.041mg Rib eye steak
Lysine 1.083mg 2.269mg Rib eye steak
Methionine 0.346mg 0.641mg Rib eye steak
Phenylalanine 0.477mg 0.95mg Rib eye steak
Valine 0.572mg 1.184mg Rib eye steak
Histidine 0.411mg 0.888mg Rib eye steak
Cholesterol 76mg 80mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g 1.478g Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 11.27g 9.684g Rib eye steak
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34g 10.519g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03g 1.027g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Italian sausage Rib eye steak
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
50
Rib eye steak
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
48
Rib eye 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
142%
Rib eye steak
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
0%
Rib eye steak
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
101%
Rib eye steak

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak contains less Sodium (difference - 677mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.586g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Rib eye steak
Rib eye steak 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 - 4mg)

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. Rib eye steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173392/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.