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Kielbasa vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Kielbasa and Chorizo

  • Kielbasa has less Vitamin C, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat than Chorizo.
  • Chorizo covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 41% more than Kielbasa.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked and Chorizo, pork and beef.

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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 +28.2%
Equal in Sodium - 1235
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% 60% 13% 65% 36% 162% 93% 27%
Contains more Iron +28.2%
Equal in Sodium - 1235

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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Chorizo
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% 5% 45% 0% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 2% 251% 4%
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 Chorizo
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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 Chorizo Opinion
Net carbs 3.9g 1.86g Kielbasa
Protein 13.1g 24.1g Chorizo
Fats 17.6g 38.27g Chorizo
Carbs 3.9g 1.86g Kielbasa
Calories 226kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium mg 8mg Chorizo
Iron 1.24mg 1.59mg Chorizo
Magnesium mg 18mg Chorizo
Phosphorus mg 150mg Chorizo
Potassium mg 398mg Chorizo
Sodium 1200mg 1235mg Kielbasa
Zinc mg 3.41mg Chorizo
Copper mg 0.08mg Chorizo
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.22mg Chorizo
Vitamin D IU 61IU Chorizo
Vitamin D µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin C 14.8mg 0mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 mg 0.3mg Chorizo
Vitamin B3 mg 5.131mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Folate µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin B12 µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin K µg 1.6µg Chorizo
Tryptophan mg 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine mg 1.708mg Chorizo
Lysine mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine mg 0.47mg Chorizo
Phenylalanine mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine mg 0.914mg Chorizo
Histidine mg 0.721mg Chorizo
Cholesterol 70mg 88mg Kielbasa
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.23g 14.38g Kielbasa
Monounsaturated Fat 8.27g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 2.33g 3.46g Chorizo

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Kielbasa Chorizo
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
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
25
Kielbasa
57
Chorizo

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
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
4%
Kielbasa
2%
Chorizo
Fats
81%
Kielbasa
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa contains less Sodium (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.15g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chorizo
Chorizo is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo 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. Chorizo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173859/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.