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Kielbasa vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Kielbasa and Pork?

  • Pork has less Vitamin C, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat than Kielbasa.
  • Kielbasa's daily need coverage for Sodium is 49% higher.
  • Kielbasa has 25 times more Vitamin C than Pork. Kielbasa has 14.8mg of Vitamin C, while Pork has 0.6mg.
  • Pork contains less Sodium.

We used Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled types in this comparison.

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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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Pork
Contains more Iron +42.5%
Contains less Sodium -94.8%
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% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Contains more Iron +42.5%
Contains less Sodium -94.8%

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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Pork
Contains more Vitamin C +2366.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +2366.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

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 Pork
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 Opinion
Net carbs 3.9g 0g Kielbasa
Protein 13.1g 27.32g Pork
Fats 17.6g 13.92g Kielbasa
Carbs 3.9g 0g Kielbasa
Calories 226kcal 242kcal Pork
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium mg 19mg Pork
Iron 1.24mg 0.87mg Kielbasa
Magnesium mg 28mg Pork
Phosphorus mg 246mg Pork
Potassium mg 423mg Pork
Sodium 1200mg 62mg Pork
Zinc mg 2.39mg Pork
Copper mg 0.073mg Pork
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Pork
Vitamin E mg 0.29mg Pork
Vitamin D IU 53IU Pork
Vitamin D µg 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin C 14.8mg 0.6mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 mg 0.321mg Pork
Vitamin B3 mg 5.037mg Pork
Vitamin B5 mg 0.698mg Pork
Vitamin B6 mg 0.464mg Pork
Folate µg 5µg Pork
Vitamin B12 µg 0.7µg Pork
Vitamin K µg 0µg Pork
Tryptophan mg 0.338mg Pork
Threonine mg 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine mg 1.26mg Pork
Leucine mg 2.177mg Pork
Lysine mg 2.446mg Pork
Methionine mg 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine mg 1.086mg Pork
Valine mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine mg 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 70mg 80mg Kielbasa
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.23g 5.23g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 8.27g 6.19g Kielbasa
Polyunsaturated fat 2.33g 1.2g Kielbasa

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Kielbasa Pork
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
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
25
Kielbasa
37
Pork

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
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
4%
Kielbasa
0%
Pork
Fats
81%
Kielbasa
64%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 1138mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork
Pork is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.