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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%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 47% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
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 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 2% 1% 6% 39% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 88% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin C +2366.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

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 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

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Kielbasa Pork
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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