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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
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Contains more Iron +24%
Contains less Sodium -29.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 47% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 3% 25% 11% 27% 68% 56% 111%
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 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% 0% 0% 96% 50% 59% 42% 47% 334% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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