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Kielbasa vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Kielbasa and Ground meat different?

  • Kielbasa is higher in Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat, however Ground meat is richer in Vitamin C, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Kielbasa is 49% higher.
  • Kielbasa contains 6 times more Polyunsaturated fat than Ground meat. While Kielbasa contains 2.33g of Polyunsaturated fat, Ground meat contains only 0.408g.
  • Ground meat has less Sodium.

Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +83.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 47% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Contains more Iron +83.1%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%

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 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% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 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 Ground meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kielbasa Ground meat Opinion
Calories 226kcal 241kcal Ground meat
Protein 13.1g 23.87g Ground meat
Fats 17.6g 15.37g Kielbasa
Vitamin C 14.8mg 0mg Kielbasa
Net carbs 3.9g 0g Kielbasa
Carbs 3.9g 0g Kielbasa
Cholesterol 70mg 88mg Kielbasa
Vitamin D IU 2IU Ground meat
Iron 1.24mg 2.27mg Ground meat
Calcium mg 33mg Ground meat
Potassium mg 241mg Ground meat
Magnesium mg 17mg Ground meat
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper mg 0.079mg Ground meat
Zinc mg 5.84mg Ground meat
Starch g g
Phosphorus mg 166mg Ground meat
Sodium 1200mg 73mg Ground meat
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Ground meat
Vitamin E mg 0.12mg Ground meat
Vitamin D µg 0µg Ground meat
Vitamin B1 mg 0.051mg Ground meat
Vitamin B2 mg 0.171mg Ground meat
Vitamin B3 mg 4.026mg Ground meat
Vitamin B5 mg 0.512mg Ground meat
Vitamin B6 mg 0.311mg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 µg 2.49µg Ground meat
Vitamin K µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Folate µg 7µg Ground meat
Trans Fat g 1.173g Kielbasa
Saturated Fat 6.23g 6.073g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 8.27g 7.322g Kielbasa
Polyunsaturated fat 2.33g 0.408g Kielbasa
Tryptophan mg 0.121mg Ground meat
Threonine mg 0.923mg Ground meat
Isoleucine mg 1.055mg Ground meat
Leucine mg 1.861mg Ground meat
Lysine mg 1.976mg Ground meat
Methionine mg 0.614mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine mg 0.931mg Ground meat
Valine mg 1.172mg Ground meat
Histidine mg 0.775mg Ground meat
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Kielbasa Ground meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
25
Kielbasa
49
Ground 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
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
4%
Kielbasa
0%
Ground meat
Fats
81%
Kielbasa
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1127mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.157g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ground meat
Ground meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ground meat
Ground 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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.