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Russian dressing vs. Italian dressing — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Russian dressing and Italian dressing?

  • Russian dressing is richer in Vitamin K, Vitamin B5, Vitamin C, and Monounsaturated Fat, yet Italian dressing is richer in Vitamin E .
  • Russian dressing's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 34% higher.
  • Italian dressing contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Salad dressing, russian dressing and Salad dressing, italian dressing, commercial, reduced fat 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +92.2%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Copper +205.3%
Contains more Manganese +117.2%
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -21.4%
Equal in Selenium - 1.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3.9% 23% 7.1% 8.6% 15% 148% 6% 19% 8.2% 8.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4.5% 9.4% 2.9% 5.1% 7.9% 116% 1.6% 6.3% 3.8% 8.7%
Contains more Iron +140%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +92.2%
Contains more Zinc +266.7%
Contains more Copper +205.3%
Contains more Manganese +117.2%
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -21.4%
Equal in Selenium - 1.6

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +4708.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +475%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +531.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.4%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Choline +39.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +329.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +28.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 35% 66% 0% 20% 7.3% 11% 11% 24% 22% 3.8% 0% 2.5% 134%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0.72% 86% 0% 0% 3% 1.8% 1.8% 0% 13% 2.3% 0% 1.8% 31%
Contains more Vitamin A +4708.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +475%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +531.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.4%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Choline +39.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +329.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +28.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +76.9%
Contains more Fats +291.9%
Contains more Carbs +219.3%
Contains more Water +107.9%
Equal in Other - 2.83
26% 32% 39% 3%
Protein: 0.69 g
Fats: 26.18 g
Carbs: 31.9 g
Water: 38.53 g
Other: 2.7 g
7% 10% 80% 3%
Protein: 0.39 g
Fats: 6.68 g
Carbs: 9.99 g
Water: 80.11 g
Other: 2.83 g
Contains more Protein +76.9%
Contains more Fats +291.9%
Contains more Carbs +219.3%
Contains more Water +107.9%
Equal in Other - 2.83

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +243.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +358.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.1%
10% 26% 64%
Saturated Fat: 2.39 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.928 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 14.83 g
14% 30% 56%
Saturated Fat: 0.833 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.725 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.236 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +243.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +358.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Russian dressing Italian dressing
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Russian dressing Italian dressing Opinion
Net carbs 31.2g 9.99g Russian dressing
Protein 0.69g 0.39g Russian dressing
Fats 26.18g 6.68g Russian dressing
Carbs 31.9g 9.99g Russian dressing
Calories 355kcal 102kcal Russian dressing
Fructose 5.05g Italian dressing
Sugar 17.68g 9.16g Italian dressing
Fiber 0.7g 0g Russian dressing
Calcium 13mg 15mg Italian dressing
Iron 0.6mg 0.25mg Russian dressing
Magnesium 10mg 4mg Russian dressing
Phosphorus 20mg 12mg Russian dressing
Potassium 173mg 90mg Russian dressing
Sodium 1133mg 891mg Italian dressing
Zinc 0.22mg 0.06mg Russian dressing
Copper 0.058mg 0.019mg Russian dressing
Manganese 0.063mg 0.029mg Russian dressing
Selenium 1.6µg 1.6µg
Vitamin A 577IU 12IU Russian dressing
Vitamin A RAE 29µg 1µg Russian dressing
Vitamin E 3.32mg 4.28mg Italian dressing
Vitamin C 6mg 0mg Russian dressing
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.012mg Russian dressing
Vitamin B2 0.046mg 0.008mg Russian dressing
Vitamin B3 0.594mg 0.094mg Russian dressing
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0mg Russian dressing
Vitamin B6 0.097mg 0.055mg Russian dressing
Folate 5µg 3µg Russian dressing
Choline 4.6mg 3.3mg Russian dressing
Vitamin K 53.7µg 12.5µg Russian dressing
Tryptophan 0.006mg Italian dressing
Threonine 0.012mg Italian dressing
Isoleucine 0.016mg Italian dressing
Leucine 0.024mg Italian dressing
Lysine 0.018mg Italian dressing
Methionine 0.008mg Italian dressing
Phenylalanine 0.013mg Italian dressing
Valine 0.017mg Italian dressing
Histidine 0.008mg Italian dressing
Trans Fat 0.17g 0.017g Italian dressing
Saturated Fat 2.39g 0.833g Italian dressing
Monounsaturated Fat 5.928g 1.725g Russian dressing
Polyunsaturated fat 14.83g 3.236g Russian dressing
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Italian dressing
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.758g Italian dressing
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.017g Italian dressing
Omega-3 - ALA 0.441g Italian dressing

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Russian dressing Italian dressing
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
26%
Russian dressing
11%
Italian dressing
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
25%
Russian dressing
17%
Italian dressing

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Russian dressing
Russian dressing is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Russian dressing
Russian dressing is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian dressing
Italian dressing is lower in Sugar (difference - 8.52g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Italian dressing
Italian dressing contains less Sodium (difference - 242mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Italian dressing
Italian dressing is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.557g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Russian dressing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171005/nutrients
  2. Italian dressing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171405/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.