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Kielbasa vs. Lamb — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Kielbasa and Lamb?

  • Kielbasa is richer in Vitamin C, and Polyunsaturated fat, yet Lamb is richer in Iron.
  • Kielbasa's daily need coverage for Sodium is 49% higher.
  • Lamb contains less Sodium.

We used Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked and Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked types in this comparison.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Lamb
Contains more Iron +51.6%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 71% 17% 81% 28% 10% 122% 40% 3% 144%
Contains more Iron +51.6%
Contains less Sodium -94%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Lamb
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 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 50% 0% 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 Choline Vitamin K 0% 3% 3% 0% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 14% 319% 52% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Lamb
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +15.4%
Contains more Other +314.6%
Contains more Protein +87.2%
Contains more Fats +19%
13% 18% 4% 62% 3%
Protein: 13.1 g
Fats: 17.6 g
Carbs: 3.9 g
Water: 62 g
Other: 3.4 g
25% 21% 54%
Protein: 24.52 g
Fats: 20.94 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 53.72 g
Other: 0.82 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +15.4%
Contains more Other +314.6%
Contains more Protein +87.2%
Contains more Fats +19%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Lamb
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +54.3%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 8.82
37% 49% 14%
Saturated Fat: 6.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.27 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.33 g
46% 46% 8%
Saturated Fat: 8.83 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.82 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.51 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +54.3%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 8.82

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Kielbasa Lamb
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kielbasa Lamb Opinion
Net carbs 3.9g 0g Kielbasa
Protein 13.1g 24.52g Lamb
Fats 17.6g 20.94g Lamb
Carbs 3.9g 0g Kielbasa
Calories 226kcal 294kcal Lamb
Calcium 17mg Lamb
Iron 1.24mg 1.88mg Lamb
Magnesium 23mg Lamb
Phosphorus 188mg Lamb
Potassium 310mg Lamb
Sodium 1200mg 72mg Lamb
Zinc 4.46mg Lamb
Copper 0.119mg Lamb
Manganese 0.022mg Lamb
Selenium 26.4µg Lamb
Vitamin E 0.14mg Lamb
Vitamin D 2IU Lamb
Vitamin D 0.1µg Lamb
Vitamin C 14.8mg 0mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 0.1mg Lamb
Vitamin B2 0.25mg Lamb
Vitamin B3 6.66mg Lamb
Vitamin B5 0.66mg Lamb
Vitamin B6 0.13mg Lamb
Folate 18µg Lamb
Vitamin B12 2.55µg Lamb
Choline 93.7mg Lamb
Vitamin K 4.6µg Lamb
Tryptophan 0.287mg Lamb
Threonine 1.05mg Lamb
Isoleucine 1.183mg Lamb
Leucine 1.908mg Lamb
Lysine 2.166mg Lamb
Methionine 0.629mg Lamb
Phenylalanine 0.998mg Lamb
Valine 1.323mg Lamb
Histidine 0.777mg Lamb
Cholesterol 70mg 97mg Kielbasa
Saturated Fat 6.23g 8.83g Kielbasa
Monounsaturated Fat 8.27g 8.82g Lamb
Polyunsaturated fat 2.33g 1.51g Kielbasa

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Kielbasa Lamb
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
4%
Kielbasa
52%
Lamb
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Kielbasa
52%
Lamb

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb
Lamb contains less Sodium (difference - 1128mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lamb
Lamb is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lamb
Lamb is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lamb
Lamb is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.6g)
Which food is cheaper?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Kielbasa - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174607/nutrients
  2. Lamb - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/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.