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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
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Contains more Iron +12.9%
Equal in Sodium - 1246
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 47% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 50% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 5% 30% 30% 35308% 51% 27% 30% 185% 4% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
79%
Kielbasa
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
4%
Kielbasa
3%
Mortadella
Fats
81%
Kielbasa
117%
Mortadella

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Kielbasa Mortadella
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Kielbasa Mortadella Opinion
Calories 226 311 Mortadella
Protein 13.1 16.37 Mortadella
Fats 17.6 25.39 Mortadella
Vitamin C 14.8 0 Kielbasa
Carbs 3.9 3.05 Kielbasa
Cholesterol 70 56 Mortadella
Vitamin D 41 Mortadella
Iron 1.24 1.4 Mortadella
Calcium 18 Mortadella
Potassium 163 Mortadella
Magnesium 11 Mortadella
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.06 Mortadella
Zinc 2.1 Mortadella
Starch
Phosphorus 97 Mortadella
Sodium 1200 1246 Kielbasa
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 Mortadella
Vitamin D 1 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.119 Mortadella
Vitamin B2 153 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673 Mortadella
Vitamin B5 0.44 Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.13 Mortadella
Vitamin B12 1.48 Mortadella
Vitamin K 1.6 Mortadella
Folate 3 Mortadella
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.23 9.51 Kielbasa
Monounsaturated Fat 8.27 11.38 Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 2.33 3.12 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152 Mortadella
Threonine 0.633 Mortadella
Isoleucine 0.708 Mortadella
Leucine 1.213 Mortadella
Lysine 1.262 Mortadella
Methionine 0.394 Mortadella
Phenylalanine 0.598 Mortadella
Valine 0.735 Mortadella
Histidine 0.52 Mortadella
Fructose

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 of 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.