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Kielbasa vs Bologna sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Kielbasa and Bologna sausage

  • Kielbasa has more Iron, however Bologna sausage has more Vitamin C, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Kielbasa is 16% higher.
  • Bologna sausage has 2 times less Iron than Kielbasa. Kielbasa has 1.24mg of Iron, while Bologna sausage has 0.77mg.
  • Bologna sausage is lower in Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked and Bologna, pork.

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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 +61%
Contains less Sodium -24.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 29% 10% 60% 25% 119% 56% 27%
Contains more Iron +61%
Contains less Sodium -24.4%

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 +∞%
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 0% 6% 42% 0% 131% 37% 74% 44% 63% 4% 117% 1%
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.
Kielbasa Bologna sausage
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Kielbasa Bologna sausage Opinion
Net carbs 3.9g 0.73g Kielbasa
Protein 13.1g 15.3g Bologna sausage
Fats 17.6g 19.87g Bologna sausage
Carbs 3.9g 0.73g Kielbasa
Calories 226kcal 247kcal Bologna sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium mg 11mg Bologna sausage
Iron 1.24mg 0.77mg Kielbasa
Magnesium mg 14mg Bologna sausage
Phosphorus mg 139mg Bologna sausage
Potassium mg 281mg Bologna sausage
Sodium 1200mg 907mg Bologna sausage
Zinc mg 2.03mg Bologna sausage
Copper mg 0.08mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.26mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin D IU 56IU Bologna sausage
Vitamin D µg 1.4µg Bologna sausage
Vitamin C 14.8mg 0mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 mg 0.523mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B2 mg 0.157mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B3 mg 3.9mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B5 mg 0.72mg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B6 mg 0.27mg Bologna sausage
Folate µg 5µg Bologna sausage
Vitamin B12 µg 0.93µg Bologna sausage
Vitamin K µg 0.3µg Bologna sausage
Tryptophan mg 0.149mg Bologna sausage
Threonine mg 0.641mg Bologna sausage
Isoleucine mg 0.663mg Bologna sausage
Leucine mg 1.168mg Bologna sausage
Lysine mg 1.204mg Bologna sausage
Methionine mg 0.412mg Bologna sausage
Phenylalanine mg 0.585mg Bologna sausage
Valine mg 0.737mg Bologna sausage
Histidine mg 0.482mg Bologna sausage
Cholesterol 70mg 59mg Bologna sausage
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.23g 6.839g Kielbasa
Monounsaturated Fat 8.27g 9.732g Bologna sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 2.33g 2.107g Kielbasa

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Kielbasa Bologna sausage
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
4
Kielbasa
43
Bologna sausage
Mineral Summary Score
25
Kielbasa
41
Bologna sausage

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
92%
Bologna sausage
Carbohydrates
4%
Kielbasa
1%
Bologna sausage
Fats
81%
Kielbasa
92%
Bologna sausage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.609g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 293mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage 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. Bologna sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173856/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.