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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
Contains more Iron +195.2%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 16% 3% 37% 14% 4% 23% 14%
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 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% 0% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 1% 103% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kielbasa Pork jowl Opinion
Net carbs 3.9g 0g Kielbasa
Protein 13.1g 6.38g Kielbasa
Fats 17.6g 69.61g Pork jowl
Carbs 3.9g 0g Kielbasa
Calories 226kcal 655kcal Pork jowl
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium mg 4mg Pork jowl
Iron 1.24mg 0.42mg Kielbasa
Magnesium mg 3mg Pork jowl
Phosphorus mg 86mg Pork jowl
Potassium mg 148mg Pork jowl
Sodium 1200mg 25mg Pork jowl
Zinc mg 0.84mg Pork jowl
Copper mg 0.04mg Pork jowl
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Pork jowl
Vitamin E mg 0.29mg Pork jowl
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 14.8mg 0mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 mg 0.386mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B2 mg 0.236mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B3 mg 4.535mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B5 mg 0.25mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B6 mg 0.09mg Pork jowl
Folate µg 1µg Pork jowl
Vitamin B12 µg 0.82µg Pork jowl
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan mg 0.021mg Pork jowl
Threonine mg 0.21mg Pork jowl
Isoleucine mg 0.168mg Pork jowl
Leucine mg 0.446mg Pork jowl
Lysine mg 0.528mg Pork jowl
Methionine mg 0.095mg Pork jowl
Phenylalanine mg 0.239mg Pork jowl
Valine mg 0.305mg Pork jowl
Histidine mg 0.072mg Pork jowl
Cholesterol 70mg 90mg Kielbasa
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 6.23g 25.26g Kielbasa
Monounsaturated Fat 8.27g 32.89g Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 2.33g 8.11g Pork jowl

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Kielbasa Pork jowl
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
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

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)

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.