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Kielbasa vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Kielbasa and Beef

  • Kielbasa has more Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat, however Beef has more Iron, and Vitamin C.
  • Kielbasa's daily need coverage for Sodium is 49% more.
  • Kielbasa has 5 times more Polyunsaturated fat than Beef. Kielbasa has 2.33g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Beef has 0.484g.
  • Beef is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled.

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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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Beef
Contains more Iron +109.7%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Contains more Iron +109.7%
Contains less Sodium -94%

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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Beef
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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%
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% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

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.
Kielbasa Beef
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 Kielbasa Beef Opinion
Net carbs 3.9g 0g Kielbasa
Protein 13.1g 25.93g Beef
Fats 17.6g 15.41g Kielbasa
Carbs 3.9g 0g Kielbasa
Calories 226kcal 250kcal Beef
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium mg 18mg Beef
Iron 1.24mg 2.6mg Beef
Magnesium mg 21mg Beef
Phosphorus mg 198mg Beef
Potassium mg 318mg Beef
Sodium 1200mg 72mg Beef
Zinc mg 6.31mg Beef
Copper mg 0.085mg Beef
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Beef
Vitamin E mg 0.12mg Beef
Vitamin D IU 2IU Beef
Vitamin D µg 0µg Beef
Vitamin C 14.8mg 0mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 mg 0.046mg Beef
Vitamin B2 mg 0.176mg Beef
Vitamin B3 mg 5.378mg Beef
Vitamin B5 mg 0.658mg Beef
Vitamin B6 mg 0.382mg Beef
Folate µg 9µg Beef
Vitamin B12 µg 2.64µg Beef
Vitamin K µg 1.2µg Beef
Tryptophan mg 0.094mg Beef
Threonine mg 0.72mg Beef
Isoleucine mg 0.822mg Beef
Leucine mg 1.45mg Beef
Lysine mg 1.54mg Beef
Methionine mg 0.478mg Beef
Phenylalanine mg 0.725mg Beef
Valine mg 0.914mg Beef
Histidine mg 0.604mg Beef
Cholesterol 70mg 88mg Kielbasa
Trans Fat g 0.572g Kielbasa
Saturated Fat 6.23g 5.895g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 8.27g 6.668g Kielbasa
Polyunsaturated fat 2.33g 0.484g Kielbasa

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Kielbasa Beef
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
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Kielbasa
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
25
Kielbasa
55
Beef

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
79%
Kielbasa
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
4%
Kielbasa
0%
Beef
Fats
81%
Kielbasa
71%
Beef

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?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 1128mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.335g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beef
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. Kielbasa - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174607/nutrients
  2. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.