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Horse meat vs Kielbasa - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Horse meat and Kielbasa

  • Horse meat has more Iron, however Kielbasa is higher in Vitamin C, Polyunsaturated fat, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Kielbasa covers your daily Sodium needs 50% more than Horse meat.
  • Kielbasa contains 4 times less Iron than Horse meat. Horse meat contains 5.03mg of Iron, while Kielbasa contains 1.24mg.
  • Horse meat has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Game meat, horse, 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
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Contains more Iron +305.6%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 47% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 157%
Contains more Iron +305.6%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%

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 +640%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 0% 0% 0% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 396% 0% 0%
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 C +640%

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
Horse meat
4
Kielbasa
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse 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
169%
Horse meat
79%
Kielbasa
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
4%
Kielbasa
Fats
28%
Horse meat
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.
Horse meat Kielbasa
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

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Horse meat 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 cheaper?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1145mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.33g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in vitamins

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Kielbasa Opinion
Calories 175 226 Kielbasa
Protein 28.14 13.1 Horse meat
Fats 6.05 17.6 Kielbasa
Vitamin C 2 14.8 Kielbasa
Carbs 0 3.9 Kielbasa
Cholesterol 68 70 Horse meat
Vitamin D
Iron 5.03 1.24 Horse meat
Calcium 8 Horse meat
Potassium 379 Horse meat
Magnesium 25 Horse meat
Sugar 0 Horse meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.171 Horse meat
Zinc 3.82 Horse meat
Starch
Phosphorus 247 Horse meat
Sodium 55 1200 Horse meat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.1 Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.12 Horse meat
Vitamin B3 4.84 Horse meat
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 0.33 Horse meat
Vitamin B12 3.16 Horse meat
Vitamin K
Folate
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.9 6.23 Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12 8.27 Kielbasa
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85 2.33 Kielbasa
Tryptophan 0.349 Horse meat
Threonine 1.262 Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334 Horse meat
Leucine 2.232 Horse meat
Lysine 2.398 Horse meat
Methionine 0.623 Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157 Horse meat
Valine 1.458 Horse meat
Histidine 1.081 Horse meat
Fructose

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. Horse meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175087/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.