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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
8
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Contains more Iron +109.7%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 47% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 157%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 331% 3% 7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 50% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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 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

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Beef Kielbasa
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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