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Beef vs Kielbasa - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Beef and Kielbasa

  • Beef has more Iron, however Kielbasa has more Vitamin C, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Kielbasa's daily need coverage for Sodium is 49% more.
  • Beef has 2 times more Iron than Kielbasa. Beef has 2.6mg of Iron, while Kielbasa has 1.24mg.
  • Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked.

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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
Beef
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Contains more Iron +109.7%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0%
Contains more Iron +109.7%
Contains less Sodium -94%

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
Beef
11
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
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% 50% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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.
Beef Kielbasa
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Kielbasa Opinion
Net carbs 0g 3.9g Kielbasa
Protein 25.93g 13.1g Beef
Fats 15.41g 17.6g Kielbasa
Carbs 0g 3.9g Kielbasa
Calories 250kcal 226kcal Beef
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg mg Beef
Iron 2.6mg 1.24mg Beef
Magnesium 21mg mg Beef
Phosphorus 198mg mg Beef
Potassium 318mg mg Beef
Sodium 72mg 1200mg Beef
Zinc 6.31mg mg Beef
Copper 0.085mg mg Beef
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Beef
Vitamin E 0.12mg mg Beef
Vitamin D 2IU IU Beef
Vitamin D 0µg µg Beef
Vitamin C 0mg 14.8mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 0.046mg mg Beef
Vitamin B2 0.176mg mg Beef
Vitamin B3 5.378mg mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658mg mg Beef
Vitamin B6 0.382mg mg Beef
Folate 9µg µg Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64µg µg Beef
Vitamin K 1.2µg µg Beef
Tryptophan 0.094mg mg Beef
Threonine 0.72mg mg Beef
Isoleucine 0.822mg mg Beef
Leucine 1.45mg mg Beef
Lysine 1.54mg mg Beef
Methionine 0.478mg mg Beef
Phenylalanine 0.725mg mg Beef
Valine 0.914mg mg Beef
Histidine 0.604mg mg Beef
Cholesterol 88mg 70mg Kielbasa
Trans Fat 0.572g g Kielbasa
Saturated Fat 5.895g 6.23g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 8.27g Kielbasa
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 2.33g Kielbasa

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beef Kielbasa
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
52
Beef
4
Kielbasa
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
25
Kielbasa

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
156%
Beef
79%
Kielbasa
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
4%
Kielbasa
Fats
71%
Beef
81%
Kielbasa

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 1128mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.335g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)

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. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/nutrients
  2. Kielbasa - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174607/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.