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Chorizo vs Kielbasa - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chorizo and Kielbasa

  • Chorizo has more Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat, however Kielbasa is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Chorizo covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 41% more than Kielbasa.
  • Chorizo has 2 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Kielbasa. While Chorizo has 18.4g of Monounsaturated Fat, Kielbasa has only 8.27g.
  • Kielbasa has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chorizo, pork and beef 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 more Iron +28.2%
Equal in Sodium - 1200
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0%
Contains more Iron +28.2%
Equal in Sodium - 1200

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
Chorizo
10
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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 0% 5% 45% 0% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 2% 251% 4%
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 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.
Chorizo Kielbasa
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Kielbasa Opinion
Net carbs 1.86g 3.9g Kielbasa
Protein 24.1g 13.1g Chorizo
Fats 38.27g 17.6g Chorizo
Carbs 1.86g 3.9g Kielbasa
Calories 455kcal 226kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg mg Chorizo
Iron 1.59mg 1.24mg Chorizo
Magnesium 18mg mg Chorizo
Phosphorus 150mg mg Chorizo
Potassium 398mg mg Chorizo
Sodium 1235mg 1200mg Kielbasa
Zinc 3.41mg mg Chorizo
Copper 0.08mg mg Chorizo
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg mg Chorizo
Vitamin D 61IU IU Chorizo
Vitamin D 1.5µg µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 14.8mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 0.63mg mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3mg mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 5.131mg mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12mg mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53mg mg Chorizo
Folate 2µg µg Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2µg µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg µg Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278mg mg Chorizo
Threonine 1.473mg mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206mg mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.708mg mg Chorizo
Lysine 2.414mg mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.47mg mg Chorizo
Phenylalanine 1.149mg mg Chorizo
Valine 0.914mg mg Chorizo
Histidine 0.721mg mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 88mg 70mg Kielbasa
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.38g 6.23g Kielbasa
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4g 8.27g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 2.33g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chorizo Kielbasa
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
68
Chorizo
4
Kielbasa
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
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
145%
Chorizo
79%
Kielbasa
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
4%
Kielbasa
Fats
177%
Chorizo
81%
Kielbasa

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa contains less Sodium (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.15g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)

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. Chorizo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173859/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.