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Pork chop vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pork chop and Italian sausage?

  • Pork chop is richer in Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B2, yet Italian sausage is richer in Vitamin B12.
  • Italian sausage's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 35% higher.
  • Pork chop has 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Italian sausage. Pork chop has 7.927mg of Vitamin B3, while Italian sausage has 3.25mg.
  • Pork chop contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Sausage, Italian, pork, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +211.1%
Contains more Potassium +24.5%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Contains more Zinc +76%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.7%
Contains less Sodium -89.9%
Contains more Iron +35.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 17% 28% 15% 35% 86% 104% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Contains more Calcium +211.1%
Contains more Potassium +24.5%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +31.3%
Contains more Zinc +76%
Contains more Phosphorus +69.7%
Contains less Sodium -89.9%
Contains more Iron +35.6%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +116.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +37.9%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 5% 30% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 83% 0% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +116.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +63%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +37.9%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
53
Pork chop
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
41
Pork chop
39
Italian sausage

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
142%
Pork chop
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork chop
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
66%
Pork chop
145%
Italian sausage

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.
Pork chop Italian sausage
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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pork chop Italian sausage
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?
Pork chop
Pork chop contains less Sodium (difference - 657mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.931g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork chop
Pork chop is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork chop
Pork chop is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork chop
Pork chop is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)

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 Pork chop Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 231 346 Italian sausage
Protein 23.72 14.25 Pork chop
Fats 14.35 31.33 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0 2 Italian sausage
Carbs 0 0.65 Italian sausage
Cholesterol 78 76 Italian sausage
Vitamin D 40 Pork chop
Iron 0.87 1.18 Italian sausage
Calcium 56 18 Pork chop
Potassium 315 253 Pork chop
Magnesium 20 14 Pork chop
Sugars 0 Italian sausage
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.105 0.08 Pork chop
Zinc 3.15 1.79 Pork chop
Starch
Phosphorus 241 142 Pork chop
Sodium 74 731 Pork chop
Vitamin A 15 0 Pork chop
Vitamin E 0.21 Pork chop
Vitamin D 1 Pork chop
Vitamin B1 0.49 0.568 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.313 0.168 Pork chop
Vitamin B3 7.927 3.25 Pork chop
Vitamin B5 1.104 0.51 Pork chop
Vitamin B6 0.489 0.3 Pork chop
Vitamin B12 0.66 0.91 Italian sausage
Vitamin K 0 Pork chop
Folate 0 8 Italian sausage
Trans Fat 0.066 Italian sausage
Saturated Fat 4.339 11.27 Pork chop
Monounsaturated Fat 4.887 14.34 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 1.894 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.282 0.114 Pork chop
Threonine 1.043 0.563 Pork chop
Isoleucine 1.123 0.52 Pork chop
Leucine 1.952 0.956 Pork chop
Lysine 2.109 1.083 Pork chop
Methionine 0.65 0.346 Pork chop
Phenylalanine 0.985 0.477 Pork chop
Valine 1.2 0.572 Pork chop
Histidine 0.965 0.411 Pork chop
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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. Pork chop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167824/nutrients
  2. Italian sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171631/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.