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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
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Contains more Iron +61%
Contains less Sodium -24.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 47% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 4% 25% 10% 27% 56% 60% 119%
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 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% 0% 6% 42% 131% 37% 74% 44% 63% 117% 1% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
79%
Kielbasa
92%
Bologna sausage
Carbohydrates
4%
Kielbasa
1%
Bologna sausage
Fats
81%
Kielbasa
92%
Bologna sausage

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Kielbasa Bologna sausage
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 Saturated Fat?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.609g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bologna sausage
Bologna sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 293mg)
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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Kielbasa Bologna sausage Opinion
Calories 226 247 Bologna sausage
Protein 13.1 15.3 Bologna sausage
Fats 17.6 19.87 Bologna sausage
Vitamin C 14.8 0 Kielbasa
Carbs 3.9 0.73 Kielbasa
Cholesterol 70 59 Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 56 Bologna sausage
Iron 1.24 0.77 Kielbasa
Calcium 11 Bologna sausage
Potassium 281 Bologna sausage
Magnesium 14 Bologna sausage
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 Bologna sausage
Zinc 2.03 Bologna sausage
Starch
Phosphorus 139 Bologna sausage
Sodium 1200 907 Bologna sausage
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.26 Bologna sausage
Vitamin D 1.4 Bologna sausage
Vitamin B1 0.523 Bologna sausage
Vitamin B2 0.157 Bologna sausage
Vitamin B3 3.9 Bologna sausage
Vitamin B5 0.72 Bologna sausage
Vitamin B6 0.27 Bologna sausage
Vitamin B12 0.93 Bologna sausage
Vitamin K 0.3 Bologna sausage
Folate 5 Bologna sausage
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.23 6.839 Kielbasa
Monounsaturated Fat 8.27 9.732 Bologna sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 2.33 2.107 Kielbasa
Tryptophan 0.149 Bologna sausage
Threonine 0.641 Bologna sausage
Isoleucine 0.663 Bologna sausage
Leucine 1.168 Bologna sausage
Lysine 1.204 Bologna sausage
Methionine 0.412 Bologna sausage
Phenylalanine 0.585 Bologna sausage
Valine 0.737 Bologna sausage
Histidine 0.482 Bologna sausage
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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 of 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.