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Italian sausage vs Short ribs - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Italian sausage and Short ribs

  • Italian sausage is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B5, yet Short ribs are richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Short ribs is 71% higher.
  • Italian sausage contains 15 times more Sodium than Short ribs. Italian sausage contains 731mg of Sodium, while Short ribs contain 50mg.

Food types used in this article are Sausage, Italian, pork, raw and Beef, rib, shortribs, separable lean and fat, choice, cooked, braised.

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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 +50%
Contains more Potassium +12.9%
Contains more Iron +95.8%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Zinc +172.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 15
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 87% 4% 20% 11% 33% 134% 70% 7%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +12.9%
Contains more Iron +95.8%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Zinc +172.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 15

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 +1036%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.4%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +187.9%
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% 6% 21% 13% 35% 46% 16% 51% 328% 6% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1036%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.4%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +187.9%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
44
Short ribs
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
45
Short ribs

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 the food
Protein
86%
Italian sausage
129%
Short ribs
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
0%
Short ribs
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
194%
Short ribs

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Italian sausage Short ribs
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage Short ribs
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?
Short ribs
Short ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 681mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Short ribs
Short ribs is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.53g)
Which food is cheaper?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Italian sausage Short ribs Opinion
Calories 346 471 Short ribs
Protein 14.25 21.57 Short ribs
Fats 31.33 41.98 Short ribs
Vitamin C 2 0 Italian sausage
Carbs 0.65 0 Italian sausage
Cholesterol 76 94 Italian sausage
Vitamin D 27 Short ribs
Iron 1.18 2.31 Short ribs
Calcium 18 12 Italian sausage
Potassium 253 224 Italian sausage
Magnesium 14 15 Short ribs
Sugars 0 Italian sausage
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.099 Short ribs
Zinc 1.79 4.88 Short ribs
Starch
Phosphorus 142 162 Short ribs
Sodium 731 50 Short ribs
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.29 Short ribs
Vitamin D 0.7 Short ribs
Vitamin B1 0.568 0.05 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168 0.15 Italian sausage
Vitamin B3 3.25 2.452 Italian sausage
Vitamin B5 0.51 0.252 Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.3 0.22 Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.91 2.62 Short ribs
Vitamin K 2.4 Short ribs
Folate 8 5 Italian sausage
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 11.27 17.8 Italian sausage
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34 18.88 Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03 1.53 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.114 0.142 Short ribs
Threonine 0.563 0.862 Short ribs
Isoleucine 0.52 0.981 Short ribs
Leucine 0.956 1.716 Short ribs
Lysine 1.083 1.823 Short ribs
Methionine 0.346 0.562 Short ribs
Phenylalanine 0.477 0.852 Short ribs
Valine 0.572 1.07 Short ribs
Histidine 0.411 0.688 Short ribs
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 of 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. Short ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168613/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.