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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
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 +∞%

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.
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 Sugar ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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 is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)

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. 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.