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Kielbasa vs. Pork Meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Kielbasa and Pork Meat

  • Pork Meat has less Vitamin C, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Kielbasa covers your daily Sodium needs 50% more than Pork Meat.
  • Pork 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.15
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 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37% 2% 209%
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" charts 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 +∞%
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 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +401.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +290.8%
Contains more Protein +99.8%
Contains more Water +12%
13% 18% 4% 62% 3%
Protein: 13.1 g
Fats: 17.6 g
Carbs: 3.9 g
Water: 62 g
Other: 3.4 g
26% 4% 69%
Protein: 26.17 g
Fats: 3.51 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.45 g
Other: 0.87 g
Contains more Fats +401.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +290.8%
Contains more Protein +99.8%
Contains more Water +12%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +519.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +360.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -80.8%
37% 49% 14%
Saturated Fat: 6.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.27 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.33 g
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.198 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.334 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.506 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +519.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +360.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -80.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Kielbasa Pork 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 Pork Meat Opinion
Net carbs 3.9g 0g Kielbasa
Protein 13.1g 26.17g Pork Meat
Fats 17.6g 3.51g Kielbasa
Carbs 3.9g 0g Kielbasa
Calories 226kcal 143kcal Kielbasa
Calcium 6mg Pork Meat
Iron 1.24mg 1.15mg Kielbasa
Magnesium 29mg Pork Meat
Phosphorus 267mg Pork Meat
Potassium 421mg Pork Meat
Sodium 1200mg 57mg Pork Meat
Zinc 2.42mg Pork Meat
Copper 0.111mg Pork Meat
Manganese 0.013mg Pork Meat
Selenium 38.2µg Pork Meat
Vitamin E 0.08mg Pork Meat
Vitamin D 10IU Pork Meat
Vitamin D 0.2µg Pork Meat
Vitamin C 14.8mg 0mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 0.95mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B2 0.387mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B3 7.432mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B5 1.012mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B6 0.739mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B12 0.57µg Pork Meat
Tryptophan 0.275mg Pork Meat
Threonine 1.175mg Pork Meat
Isoleucine 1.288mg Pork Meat
Leucine 2.229mg Pork Meat
Lysine 2.427mg Pork Meat
Methionine 0.721mg Pork Meat
Phenylalanine 1.1mg Pork Meat
Valine 1.367mg Pork Meat
Histidine 1.13mg Pork Meat
Cholesterol 70mg 73mg Kielbasa
Trans Fat 0.033g Kielbasa
Saturated Fat 6.23g 1.198g Pork Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 8.27g 1.334g Kielbasa
Polyunsaturated fat 2.33g 0.506g Kielbasa
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.013g Pork Meat
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.411g Pork Meat
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g Pork Meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Kielbasa Pork Meat
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
65%
Pork Meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Kielbasa
54%
Pork Meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1143mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.032g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork Meat
Pork 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

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. Pork 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.