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Kielbasa vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Kielbasa and Chicken meat

  • Kielbasa has more Monounsaturated Fat, however Chicken meat is higher in Vitamin C, Vitamin A RAE, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Kielbasa covers your daily need of Sodium 49% more than Chicken meat.
  • Kielbasa has 2 times more Saturated Fat than Chicken meat. While Kielbasa has 6.23g of Saturated Fat, Chicken meat has only 3.79g.
  • Chicken meat has less Sodium.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked and Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted.

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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 less Sodium -93.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.26
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.26

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

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 Chicken meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Chicken meat Opinion
Net carbs 3.9g 0g Kielbasa
Protein 13.1g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 17.6g 13.6g Kielbasa
Carbs 3.9g 0g Kielbasa
Calories 226kcal 239kcal Chicken meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium mg 15mg Chicken meat
Iron 1.24mg 1.26mg Chicken meat
Magnesium mg 23mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus mg 182mg Chicken meat
Potassium mg 223mg Chicken meat
Sodium 1200mg 82mg Chicken meat
Zinc mg 1.94mg Chicken meat
Copper mg 0.066mg Chicken meat
Vitamin A 0IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E mg 0.27mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D IU 2IU Chicken meat
Vitamin D µg 0µg Chicken meat
Vitamin C 14.8mg 0mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 mg 0.063mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B2 mg 0.168mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B3 mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 mg 1.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 mg 0.4mg Chicken meat
Folate µg 5µg Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 µg 0.3µg Chicken meat
Vitamin K µg 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine mg 1.128mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine mg 1.986mg Chicken meat
Lysine mg 2.223mg Chicken meat
Methionine mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine mg 1.061mg Chicken meat
Valine mg 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine mg 0.802mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 70mg 88mg Kielbasa
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.23g 3.79g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 8.27g 5.34g Kielbasa
Polyunsaturated fat 2.33g 2.97g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Kielbasa Chicken meat
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
36
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
25
Kielbasa
31
Chicken meat

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
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
4%
Kielbasa
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
81%
Kielbasa
63%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1118mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.44g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat 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. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.