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Corned beef vs Kielbasa - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Corned beef and Kielbasa

  • Corned beef has more Iron, and Monounsaturated Fat, while Kielbasa has more Vitamin C, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Kielbasa's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 16% higher.
  • Kielbasa contains 2 times less Iron than Corned beef. Corned beef contains 1.86mg of Iron, while Kielbasa contains 1.24mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Kielbasa is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked 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 +50%
Contains less Sodium -18.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0%
Contains more Iron +50%
Contains less Sodium -18.9%

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 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% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 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.
Corned beef Kielbasa
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Corned beef Kielbasa Opinion
Net carbs 0.47g 3.9g Kielbasa
Protein 18.17g 13.1g Corned beef
Fats 18.98g 17.6g Corned beef
Carbs 0.47g 3.9g Kielbasa
Calories 251kcal 226kcal Corned beef
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg mg Corned beef
Iron 1.86mg 1.24mg Corned beef
Magnesium 12mg mg Corned beef
Phosphorus 125mg mg Corned beef
Potassium 145mg mg Corned beef
Sodium 973mg 1200mg Corned beef
Zinc 4.58mg mg Corned beef
Copper 0.154mg mg Corned beef
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.16mg mg Corned beef
Vitamin D 4IU IU Corned beef
Vitamin D 0.1µg µg Corned beef
Vitamin C 0mg 14.8mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 0.026mg mg Corned beef
Vitamin B2 0.17mg mg Corned beef
Vitamin B3 3.03mg mg Corned beef
Vitamin B5 0.42mg mg Corned beef
Vitamin B6 0.23mg mg Corned beef
Folate 6µg µg Corned beef
Vitamin B12 1.63µg µg Corned beef
Vitamin K 1.5µg µg Corned beef
Tryptophan 0.119mg mg Corned beef
Threonine 0.726mg mg Corned beef
Isoleucine 0.827mg mg Corned beef
Leucine 1.445mg mg Corned beef
Lysine 1.536mg mg Corned beef
Methionine 0.473mg mg Corned beef
Phenylalanine 0.718mg mg Corned beef
Valine 0.901mg mg Corned beef
Histidine 0.58mg mg Corned beef
Cholesterol 98mg 70mg Kielbasa
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.34g 6.23g Kielbasa
Monounsaturated Fat 9.22g 8.27g Corned beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.67g 2.33g Kielbasa

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Corned 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
33
Corned beef
4
Kielbasa
Mineral Summary Score
56
Corned 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
109%
Corned beef
79%
Kielbasa
Carbohydrates
0%
Corned beef
4%
Kielbasa
Fats
88%
Corned beef
81%
Kielbasa

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.11g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Corned beef
Corned beef contains less Sodium (difference - 227mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Corned beef
Corned beef is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Corned beef
Corned beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Corned beef
Corned 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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.