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Kielbasa vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Kielbasa and Beef

  • Kielbasa has more Polyunsaturated fat, and Monounsaturated 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%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 47% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
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 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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 331% 3% 7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

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
4
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 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

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Kielbasa Beef
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 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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