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Kielbasa vs Horse meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Kielbasa and Horse meat

  • Kielbasa has more Vitamin C, Polyunsaturated fat and Monounsaturated Fat, however Horse meat is higher in Iron.
  • Kielbasa covers your daily Sodium needs 50% more than Horse meat.
  • Horse meat contains 7 times less Vitamin C than Kielbasa. Kielbasa contains 14.8mg of Vitamin C, while Horse meat contains 2mg.
  • Horse meat has less Sodium.

Food varieties used in this article are Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked and Game meat, horse, 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
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Contains more Iron +305.6%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 47% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 189% 3% 34% 18% 57% 105% 106% 8%
Contains more Iron +305.6%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%

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 +640%
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 7% 0% 0% 0% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 396% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +640%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
4
Kielbasa
52
Horse meat
Mineral Summary Score
25
Kielbasa
65
Horse 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 the food
Protein
79%
Kielbasa
169%
Horse meat
Carbohydrates
4%
Kielbasa
0%
Horse meat
Fats
81%
Kielbasa
28%
Horse meat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Kielbasa Horse meat
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Kielbasa Horse meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1145mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.33g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in vitamins

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Kielbasa Horse meat Opinion
Calories 226 175 Kielbasa
Protein 13.1 28.14 Horse meat
Fats 17.6 6.05 Kielbasa
Vitamin C 14.8 2 Kielbasa
Carbs 3.9 0 Kielbasa
Cholesterol 70 68 Horse meat
Vitamin D
Iron 1.24 5.03 Horse meat
Calcium 8 Horse meat
Potassium 379 Horse meat
Magnesium 25 Horse meat
Sugars 0 Horse meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.171 Horse meat
Zinc 3.82 Horse meat
Starch
Phosphorus 247 Horse meat
Sodium 1200 55 Horse meat
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.1 Horse meat
Vitamin B2 0.12 Horse meat
Vitamin B3 4.84 Horse meat
Vitamin B5
Vitamin B6 0.33 Horse meat
Vitamin B12 3.16 Horse meat
Vitamin K
Folate
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.23 1.9 Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 8.27 2.12 Kielbasa
Polyunsaturated fat 2.33 0.85 Kielbasa
Tryptophan 0.349 Horse meat
Threonine 1.262 Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334 Horse meat
Leucine 2.232 Horse meat
Lysine 2.398 Horse meat
Methionine 0.623 Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157 Horse meat
Valine 1.458 Horse meat
Histidine 1.081 Horse meat
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Horse meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175087/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.