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Kielbasa vs Meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Kielbasa and Meat

  • Kielbasa has more Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat, however Meat is higher in Vitamin C.
  • Kielbasa covers your daily Sodium needs 50% more than Meat.
  • Meat contains 6 times less Monounsaturated Fat than Kielbasa. Kielbasa contains 8.27g of Monounsaturated Fat, while Meat contains 1.334g.
  • Meat has less Sodium.

Food varieties used in this article are Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, 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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Meat
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.15
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.15

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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Meat
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% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 0%
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 Meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kielbasa Meat Opinion
Net carbs 3.9g 0g Kielbasa
Protein 13.1g 26.17g Meat
Fats 17.6g 3.51g Kielbasa
Carbs 3.9g 0g Kielbasa
Calories 226kcal 143kcal Kielbasa
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium mg 6mg Meat
Iron 1.24mg 1.15mg Kielbasa
Magnesium mg 29mg Meat
Phosphorus mg 267mg Meat
Potassium mg 421mg Meat
Sodium 1200mg 57mg Meat
Zinc mg 2.42mg Meat
Copper mg 0.111mg Meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.08mg Meat
Vitamin D IU 10IU Meat
Vitamin D µg 0.2µg Meat
Vitamin C 14.8mg 0mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 mg 0.95mg Meat
Vitamin B2 mg 0.387mg Meat
Vitamin B3 mg 7.432mg Meat
Vitamin B5 mg 1.012mg Meat
Vitamin B6 mg 0.739mg Meat
Folate µg 0µg Meat
Vitamin B12 µg 0.57µg Meat
Vitamin K µg 0µg Meat
Tryptophan mg 0.275mg Meat
Threonine mg 1.175mg Meat
Isoleucine mg 1.288mg Meat
Leucine mg 2.229mg Meat
Lysine mg 2.427mg Meat
Methionine mg 0.721mg Meat
Phenylalanine mg 1.1mg Meat
Valine mg 1.367mg Meat
Histidine mg 1.13mg Meat
Cholesterol 70mg 73mg Kielbasa
Trans Fat g 0.033g Kielbasa
Saturated Fat 6.23g 1.198g Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 8.27g 1.334g Kielbasa
Polyunsaturated fat 2.33g 0.506g Kielbasa

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Kielbasa Meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
65
Meat
Mineral Summary Score
25
Kielbasa
41
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
157%
Meat
Carbohydrates
4%
Kielbasa
0%
Meat
Fats
81%
Kielbasa
16%
Meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1143mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.032g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Meat
Meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Meat
Meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Meat
Meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.