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Kielbasa vs Bratwurst - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Kielbasa and Bratwurst?

  • Kielbasa is richer in Polyunsaturated fat, yet Bratwurst is richer in Vitamin C.
  • Kielbasa's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 16% higher.
  • Bratwurst contains less Sodium.

We used Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked and Bratwurst, beef and pork, smoked types in this comparison.

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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 +24%
Contains less Sodium -29.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 38% 11% 56% 25% 111% 68% 27%
Contains more Iron +24%
Contains less Sodium -29.3%

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% 0% 0% 0% 96% 50% 59% 42% 47% 3% 334% 0%
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 Bratwurst
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kielbasa Bratwurst Opinion
Net carbs 3.9g 2g Kielbasa
Protein 13.1g 12.2g Kielbasa
Fats 17.6g 26.34g Bratwurst
Carbs 3.9g 2g Kielbasa
Calories 226kcal 297kcal Bratwurst
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium mg 7mg Bratwurst
Iron 1.24mg 1mg Kielbasa
Magnesium mg 15mg Bratwurst
Phosphorus mg 130mg Bratwurst
Potassium mg 283mg Bratwurst
Sodium 1200mg 848mg Bratwurst
Zinc mg 2.47mg Bratwurst
Copper mg 0.08mg Bratwurst
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 14.8mg 0mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 mg 0.38mg Bratwurst
Vitamin B2 mg 0.213mg Bratwurst
Vitamin B3 mg 3.11mg Bratwurst
Vitamin B5 mg 0.69mg Bratwurst
Vitamin B6 mg 0.2mg Bratwurst
Folate µg 4µg Bratwurst
Vitamin B12 µg 2.67µg Bratwurst
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.107mg Bratwurst
Threonine mg 0.465mg Bratwurst
Isoleucine mg 0.485mg Bratwurst
Leucine mg 0.81mg Bratwurst
Lysine mg 0.903mg Bratwurst
Methionine mg 0.364mg Bratwurst
Phenylalanine mg 0.405mg Bratwurst
Valine mg 0.464mg Bratwurst
Histidine mg 0.395mg Bratwurst
Cholesterol 70mg 78mg Kielbasa
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.23g 6.08g Bratwurst
Monounsaturated Fat 8.27g 8g Kielbasa
Polyunsaturated fat 2.33g 1.58g Kielbasa

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Kielbasa Bratwurst
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
52
Bratwurst
Mineral Summary Score
25
Kielbasa
42
Bratwurst

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
73%
Bratwurst
Carbohydrates
4%
Kielbasa
2%
Bratwurst
Fats
81%
Kielbasa
122%
Bratwurst

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst contains less Sodium (difference - 352mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.15g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)

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. Bratwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172956/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.