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Short ribs vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Short ribs and Italian sausage

  • Short ribs are richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron, yet Italian sausage is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Short ribs is 71% higher.
  • Short ribs contain 3 times more Zinc than Italian sausage. Short ribs contain 4.88mg of Zinc, while Italian sausage contains 1.79mg.
  • Italian sausage contains less Saturated Fat.

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

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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 Iron +95.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Contains more Zinc +172.6%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +12.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 87% 11% 70% 20% 7% 134% 33%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Contains more Iron +95.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Contains more Zinc +172.6%
Contains more Copper +23.8%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +12.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 14

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 B12 +187.9%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 6% 21% 0% 13% 35% 46% 16% 51% 4% 328% 6%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +187.9%
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%

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.
Short ribs Italian sausage
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Short ribs Italian sausage Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.65g Italian sausage
Protein 21.57g 14.25g Short ribs
Fats 41.98g 31.33g Short ribs
Carbs 0g 0.65g Italian sausage
Calories 471kcal 346kcal Short ribs
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 18mg Italian sausage
Iron 2.31mg 1.18mg Short ribs
Magnesium 15mg 14mg Short ribs
Phosphorus 162mg 142mg Short ribs
Potassium 224mg 253mg Italian sausage
Sodium 50mg 731mg Short ribs
Zinc 4.88mg 1.79mg Short ribs
Copper 0.099mg 0.08mg Short ribs
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.29mg mg Short ribs
Vitamin D 27IU IU Short ribs
Vitamin D 0.7µg µg Short ribs
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.568mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.15mg 0.168mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B3 2.452mg 3.25mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B5 0.252mg 0.51mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.22mg 0.3mg Italian sausage
Folate 5µg 8µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 2.62µg 0.91µg Short ribs
Vitamin K 2.4µg µg Short ribs
Tryptophan 0.142mg 0.114mg Short ribs
Threonine 0.862mg 0.563mg Short ribs
Isoleucine 0.981mg 0.52mg Short ribs
Leucine 1.716mg 0.956mg Short ribs
Lysine 1.823mg 1.083mg Short ribs
Methionine 0.562mg 0.346mg Short ribs
Phenylalanine 0.852mg 0.477mg Short ribs
Valine 1.07mg 0.572mg Short ribs
Histidine 0.688mg 0.411mg Short ribs
Cholesterol 94mg 76mg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 17.8g 11.27g Italian sausage
Monounsaturated Fat 18.88g 14.34g Short ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 1.53g 4.03g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Short ribs Italian sausage
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
44
Short ribs
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
45
Short ribs
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
129%
Short ribs
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
0%
Short ribs
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
194%
Short ribs
145%
Italian sausage

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 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 - 18mg)
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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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. Short ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168613/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.