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Kielbasa vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Kielbasa and Italian sausage

  • Kielbasa has more Vitamin C, however Italian sausage is richer in Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Italian sausage covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 25% more than Kielbasa.
  • Italian sausage has 7 times less Vitamin C than Kielbasa. Kielbasa has 14.8mg of Vitamin C, while Italian sausage has 2mg.
  • Italian sausage contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked and Sausage, Italian, pork, raw.

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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 -39.1%
Equal in Iron - 1.18
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Contains less Sodium -39.1%
Equal in Iron - 1.18

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 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% 0% 0% 7% 142% 39% 61% 31% 70% 6% 114% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +640%

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 Italian sausage
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kielbasa Italian sausage Opinion
Net carbs 3.9g 0.65g Kielbasa
Protein 13.1g 14.25g Italian sausage
Fats 17.6g 31.33g Italian sausage
Carbs 3.9g 0.65g Kielbasa
Calories 226kcal 346kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium mg 18mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.24mg 1.18mg Kielbasa
Magnesium mg 14mg Italian sausage
Phosphorus mg 142mg Italian sausage
Potassium mg 253mg Italian sausage
Sodium 1200mg 731mg Italian sausage
Zinc mg 1.79mg Italian sausage
Copper mg 0.08mg Italian sausage
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 14.8mg 2mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 mg 0.568mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 mg 0.168mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B3 mg 3.25mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B5 mg 0.51mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 mg 0.3mg Italian sausage
Folate µg 8µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 µg 0.91µg Italian sausage
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.114mg Italian sausage
Threonine mg 0.563mg Italian sausage
Isoleucine mg 0.52mg Italian sausage
Leucine mg 0.956mg Italian sausage
Lysine mg 1.083mg Italian sausage
Methionine mg 0.346mg Italian sausage
Phenylalanine mg 0.477mg Italian sausage
Valine mg 0.572mg Italian sausage
Histidine mg 0.411mg Italian sausage
Cholesterol 70mg 76mg Kielbasa
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.23g 11.27g Kielbasa
Monounsaturated Fat 8.27g 14.34g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 2.33g 4.03g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Kielbasa Italian sausage
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
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
25
Kielbasa
39
Italian sausage

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
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
4%
Kielbasa
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
81%
Kielbasa
145%
Italian sausage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.04g)
Which food is cheaper?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 469mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Italian sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171631/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.