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Ground meat vs Kielbasa - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ground meat and Kielbasa different?

  • Ground meat is higher in Iron, however Kielbasa is richer in Vitamin C, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Kielbasa is 49% higher.
  • Ground meat contains 2 times more Iron than Kielbasa. While Ground meat contains 2.27mg of Iron, Kielbasa contains only 1.24mg.
  • Kielbasa has less Cholesterol.

Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +83.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0%
Contains more Iron +83.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%

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 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% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
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.
Ground meat 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 Ground meat Kielbasa Opinion
Net carbs 0g 3.9g Kielbasa
Protein 23.87g 13.1g Ground meat
Fats 15.37g 17.6g Kielbasa
Carbs 0g 3.9g Kielbasa
Calories 241kcal 226kcal Ground meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg mg Ground meat
Iron 2.27mg 1.24mg Ground meat
Magnesium 17mg mg Ground meat
Phosphorus 166mg mg Ground meat
Potassium 241mg mg Ground meat
Sodium 73mg 1200mg Ground meat
Zinc 5.84mg mg Ground meat
Copper 0.079mg mg Ground meat
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12mg mg Ground meat
Vitamin D 2IU IU Ground meat
Vitamin D 0µg µg Ground meat
Vitamin C 0mg 14.8mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 0.051mg mg Ground meat
Vitamin B2 0.171mg mg Ground meat
Vitamin B3 4.026mg mg Ground meat
Vitamin B5 0.512mg mg Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.311mg mg Ground meat
Folate 7µg µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2.49µg µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9µg µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.121mg mg Ground meat
Threonine 0.923mg mg Ground meat
Isoleucine 1.055mg mg Ground meat
Leucine 1.861mg mg Ground meat
Lysine 1.976mg mg Ground meat
Methionine 0.614mg mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931mg mg Ground meat
Valine 1.172mg mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.775mg mg Ground meat
Cholesterol 88mg 70mg Kielbasa
Trans Fat 1.173g g Kielbasa
Saturated Fat 6.073g 6.23g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 8.27g Kielbasa
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 2.33g Kielbasa

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground 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
46
Ground meat
4
Kielbasa
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground 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
143%
Ground meat
79%
Kielbasa
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
4%
Kielbasa
Fats
71%
Ground meat
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?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1127mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.157g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ground meat
Ground meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ground meat
Ground 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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.