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Kielbasa vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Kielbasa and Mortadella

  • Kielbasa contains less Vitamin C, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat than Mortadella.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Kielbasa is 16% higher.
  • Kielbasa is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked and Mortadella, beef, pork.

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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 more Iron +12.9%
Equal in Sodium - 1246
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% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Contains more Iron +12.9%
Equal in Sodium - 1246

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 +∞%
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% 5% 30% 0% 30% 35308% 51% 27% 30% 3% 185% 4%
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 Mortadella
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kielbasa Mortadella Opinion
Net carbs 3.9g 3.05g Kielbasa
Protein 13.1g 16.37g Mortadella
Fats 17.6g 25.39g Mortadella
Carbs 3.9g 3.05g Kielbasa
Calories 226kcal 311kcal Mortadella
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium mg 18mg Mortadella
Iron 1.24mg 1.4mg Mortadella
Magnesium mg 11mg Mortadella
Phosphorus mg 97mg Mortadella
Potassium mg 163mg Mortadella
Sodium 1200mg 1246mg Kielbasa
Zinc mg 2.1mg Mortadella
Copper mg 0.06mg Mortadella
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.22mg Mortadella
Vitamin D IU 41IU Mortadella
Vitamin D µg 1µg Mortadella
Vitamin C 14.8mg 0mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 mg 0.119mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 mg 153mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 mg 2.673mg Mortadella
Vitamin B5 mg 0.44mg Mortadella
Vitamin B6 mg 0.13mg Mortadella
Folate µg 3µg Mortadella
Vitamin B12 µg 1.48µg Mortadella
Vitamin K µg 1.6µg Mortadella
Tryptophan mg 0.152mg Mortadella
Threonine mg 0.633mg Mortadella
Isoleucine mg 0.708mg Mortadella
Leucine mg 1.213mg Mortadella
Lysine mg 1.262mg Mortadella
Methionine mg 0.394mg Mortadella
Phenylalanine mg 0.598mg Mortadella
Valine mg 0.735mg Mortadella
Histidine mg 0.52mg Mortadella
Cholesterol 70mg 56mg Mortadella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.23g 9.51g Kielbasa
Monounsaturated Fat 8.27g 11.38g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 2.33g 3.12g Mortadella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Kielbasa Mortadella
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
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
25
Kielbasa
45
Mortadella

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
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
4%
Kielbasa
3%
Mortadella
Fats
81%
Kielbasa
117%
Mortadella

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 14mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mortadella
Mortadella is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mortadella
Mortadella is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa contains less Sodium (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.28g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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. Mortadella - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174573/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.