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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" charts 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 Manganese Selenium 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25% 2% 248%
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" charts 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 +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Pork
Contains more Fats +26.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +282%
Contains more Protein +108.5%
Equal in Water - 57.87
13% 18% 4% 62% 3%
Protein: 13.1 g
Fats: 17.6 g
Carbs: 3.9 g
Water: 62 g
Other: 3.4 g
27% 14% 58%
Protein: 27.32 g
Fats: 13.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 57.87 g
Other: 0.89 g
Contains more Fats +26.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +282%
Contains more Protein +108.5%
Equal in Water - 57.87

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Pork
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +33.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +94.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -16.1%
37% 49% 14%
Saturated Fat: 6.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.27 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.33 g
41% 49% 10%
Saturated Fat: 5.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.19 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +33.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +94.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -16.1%

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
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
Calcium 19mg Pork
Iron 1.24mg 0.87mg Kielbasa
Magnesium 28mg Pork
Phosphorus 246mg Pork
Potassium 423mg Pork
Sodium 1200mg 62mg Pork
Zinc 2.39mg Pork
Copper 0.073mg Pork
Manganese 0.009mg Pork
Selenium 45.3µg Pork
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Pork
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Pork
Vitamin E 0.29mg Pork
Vitamin D 53IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin C 14.8mg 0.6mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321mg Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464mg Pork
Folate 5µg Pork
Vitamin B12 0.7µg Pork
Tryptophan 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 70mg 80mg Kielbasa
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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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
56%
Pork
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Kielbasa
55%
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.