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Kielbasa vs Pork jowl - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Kielbasa and Pork jowl different?

  • Kielbasa is higher in Iron, however Pork jowl is richer in Vitamin C, Polyunsaturated fat, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Pork jowl is 95% higher.
  • Kielbasa contains 48 times more Sodium than Pork jowl. While Kielbasa contains 1200mg of Sodium, Pork jowl contains only 25mg.

Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked and Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, raw are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +195.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 47% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 2% 14% 3% 14% 23% 37% 4%
Contains more Iron +195.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%

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 +∞%
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 0% 1% 6% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 103% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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
32
Pork jowl
Mineral Summary Score
25
Kielbasa
14
Pork jowl

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
38%
Pork jowl
Carbohydrates
4%
Kielbasa
0%
Pork jowl
Fats
81%
Kielbasa
321%
Pork jowl

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 jowl
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

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Kielbasa Pork jowl
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 jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 1175mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 19.03g)
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 jowl Opinion
Calories 226 655 Pork jowl
Protein 13.1 6.38 Kielbasa
Fats 17.6 69.61 Pork jowl
Vitamin C 14.8 0 Kielbasa
Carbs 3.9 0 Kielbasa
Cholesterol 70 90 Kielbasa
Vitamin D
Iron 1.24 0.42 Kielbasa
Calcium 4 Pork jowl
Potassium 148 Pork jowl
Magnesium 3 Pork jowl
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.04 Pork jowl
Zinc 0.84 Pork jowl
Starch
Phosphorus 86 Pork jowl
Sodium 1200 25 Pork jowl
Vitamin A 0 9 Pork jowl
Vitamin E 0.29 Pork jowl
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.386 Pork jowl
Vitamin B2 0.236 Pork jowl
Vitamin B3 4.535 Pork jowl
Vitamin B5 0.25 Pork jowl
Vitamin B6 0.09 Pork jowl
Vitamin B12 0.82 Pork jowl
Vitamin K
Folate 1 Pork jowl
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.23 25.26 Kielbasa
Monounsaturated Fat 8.27 32.89 Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 2.33 8.11 Pork jowl
Tryptophan 0.021 Pork jowl
Threonine 0.21 Pork jowl
Isoleucine 0.168 Pork jowl
Leucine 0.446 Pork jowl
Lysine 0.528 Pork jowl
Methionine 0.095 Pork jowl
Phenylalanine 0.239 Pork jowl
Valine 0.305 Pork jowl
Histidine 0.072 Pork jowl
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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 jowl - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168269/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.