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Chicken meat vs Kielbasa - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chicken meat and Kielbasa

  • Chicken meat has more Polyunsaturated fat, however Kielbasa is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Kielbasa covers your daily need of Sodium 49% more than Chicken meat.
  • Kielbasa has less Cholesterol.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted 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
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.24
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.24

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 C +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 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% 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.
Chicken meat Kielbasa
Lower in Cholesterol ok
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 Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Kielbasa Opinion
Net carbs 0g 3.9g Kielbasa
Protein 27.3g 13.1g Chicken meat
Fats 13.6g 17.6g Kielbasa
Carbs 0g 3.9g Kielbasa
Calories 239kcal 226kcal Chicken meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg mg Chicken meat
Iron 1.26mg 1.24mg Chicken meat
Magnesium 23mg mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 182mg mg Chicken meat
Potassium 223mg mg Chicken meat
Sodium 82mg 1200mg Chicken meat
Zinc 1.94mg mg Chicken meat
Copper 0.066mg mg Chicken meat
Vitamin A 161IU 0IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2IU IU Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0µg µg Chicken meat
Vitamin C 0mg 14.8mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 0.063mg mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B2 0.168mg mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B3 8.487mg mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4mg mg Chicken meat
Folate 5µg µg Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.3µg µg Chicken meat
Vitamin K 2.4µg µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305mg mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362mg mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223mg mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726mg mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.325mg mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802mg mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 88mg 70mg Kielbasa
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.79g 6.23g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34g 8.27g Kielbasa
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 2.33g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chicken meat 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
36
Chicken meat
4
Kielbasa
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
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
164%
Chicken meat
79%
Kielbasa
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
4%
Kielbasa
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
81%
Kielbasa

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1118mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.44g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat 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. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.