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Italian sausage vs Steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Italian sausage and Steak

  • Italian sausage has more Vitamin B1, however Steak is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2.
  • Steak covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 54% more than Italian sausage.
  • Italian sausage has 13 times more Sodium than Steak. While Italian sausage has 731mg of Sodium, Steak has only 58mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Sausage, Italian, pork, raw and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" 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 +50%
Contains more Iron +103.4%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.8%
Contains more Potassium +10.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Contains more Zinc +254.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.085
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% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +103.4%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.8%
Contains more Potassium +10.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.1%
Contains more Zinc +254.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.085

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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Steak
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +667.6%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +79.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +141.8%
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% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +667.6%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +79.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +141.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Steak Opinion
Net carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Protein 14.25g 24.85g Steak
Fats 31.33g 19.02g Italian sausage
Carbs 0.65g 0g Italian sausage
Calories 346kcal 271kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 12mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.18mg 2.4mg Steak
Magnesium 14mg 23mg Steak
Phosphorus 142mg 163mg Steak
Potassium 253mg 279mg Steak
Sodium 731mg 58mg Steak
Zinc 1.79mg 6.34mg Steak
Copper 0.08mg 0.085mg Steak
Vitamin A 0IU 25IU Steak
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU 6IU Steak
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Steak
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.568mg 0.074mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.301mg Steak
Vitamin B3 3.25mg 5.149mg Steak
Vitamin B5 0.51mg mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.5mg Steak
Folate 8µg 6µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 2.2µg Steak
Vitamin K µg 1.6µg Steak
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.278mg Steak
Threonine 0.563mg 1.171mg Steak
Isoleucine 0.52mg 1.157mg Steak
Leucine 0.956mg 2.142mg Steak
Lysine 1.083mg 2.38mg Steak
Methionine 0.346mg 0.672mg Steak
Phenylalanine 0.477mg 0.997mg Steak
Valine 0.572mg 1.242mg Steak
Histidine 0.411mg 0.931mg Steak
Cholesterol 76mg 78mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 11.27g 8.443g Steak
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34g 9.171g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03g 0.896g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage 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
49
Steak
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
52
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
149%
Steak
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
0%
Steak
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
88%
Steak

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 673mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Steak
Steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.827g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Steak
Steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Steak
Steak is relatively richer in minerals
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 - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.