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Kielbasa vs. Mortadella — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Kielbasa and Mortadella

  • Kielbasa has more Vitamin C, however, Mortadella has more Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • 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" charts 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 Manganese Selenium 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20% 4% 124%
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" 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% 5% 30% 0% 30% 35308% 51% 27% 30% 3% 185% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +27.9%
Contains more Water +18.5%
Contains more Other +17.6%
Contains more Protein +25%
Contains more Fats +44.3%
13% 18% 4% 62% 3%
Protein: 13.1 g
Fats: 17.6 g
Carbs: 3.9 g
Water: 62 g
Other: 3.4 g
16% 25% 3% 52% 3%
Protein: 16.37 g
Fats: 25.39 g
Carbs: 3.05 g
Water: 52.3 g
Other: 2.89 g
Contains more Carbs +27.9%
Contains more Water +18.5%
Contains more Other +17.6%
Contains more Protein +25%
Contains more Fats +44.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -34.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +37.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +33.9%
37% 49% 14%
Saturated Fat: 6.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.27 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.33 g
40% 47% 13%
Saturated Fat: 9.51 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 11.38 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.12 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -34.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +37.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +33.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the 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
Calcium 18mg Mortadella
Iron 1.24mg 1.4mg Mortadella
Magnesium 11mg Mortadella
Phosphorus 97mg Mortadella
Potassium 163mg Mortadella
Sodium 1200mg 1246mg Kielbasa
Zinc 2.1mg Mortadella
Copper 0.06mg Mortadella
Manganese 0.03mg Mortadella
Selenium 22.6µg Mortadella
Vitamin E 0.22mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 41IU Mortadella
Vitamin D 1µg Mortadella
Vitamin C 14.8mg 0mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 0.119mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 153mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673mg Mortadella
Vitamin B5 0.44mg Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.13mg Mortadella
Folate 3µg Mortadella
Vitamin B12 1.48µg Mortadella
Vitamin K 1.6µg Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152mg Mortadella
Threonine 0.633mg Mortadella
Isoleucine 0.708mg Mortadella
Leucine 1.213mg Mortadella
Lysine 1.262mg Mortadella
Methionine 0.394mg Mortadella
Phenylalanine 0.598mg Mortadella
Valine 0.735mg Mortadella
Histidine 0.52mg Mortadella
Cholesterol 70mg 56mg Mortadella
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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is better in case of low diet
Kielbasa Mortadella
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
2972%
Mortadella
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Kielbasa
49%
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

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. 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.