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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 Vitamin C, and Iron, however, Pork jowl is richer in Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Pork jowl is 95% higher.
  • Pork jowl has less Sodium.

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" charts 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 Manganese Selenium 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 16% 3% 37% 14% 4% 23% 14% 1% 9%
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" charts 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 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 50% 0% 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 Choline Vitamin K 1% 6% 0% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 1% 103% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +105.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +179.4%
Contains more Other +86.8%
Contains more Fats +295.5%
13% 18% 4% 62% 3%
Protein: 13.1 g
Fats: 17.6 g
Carbs: 3.9 g
Water: 62 g
Other: 3.4 g
6% 70% 22% 2%
Protein: 6.38 g
Fats: 69.61 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 22.19 g
Other: 1.82 g
Contains more Protein +105.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +179.4%
Contains more Other +86.8%
Contains more Fats +295.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +297.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +248.1%
37% 49% 14%
Saturated Fat: 6.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.27 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.33 g
38% 50% 12%
Saturated Fat: 25.26 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 32.89 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 8.11 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +297.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +248.1%

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 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
Calcium 4mg Pork jowl
Iron 1.24mg 0.42mg Kielbasa
Magnesium 3mg Pork jowl
Phosphorus 86mg Pork jowl
Potassium 148mg Pork jowl
Sodium 1200mg 25mg Pork jowl
Zinc 0.84mg Pork jowl
Copper 0.04mg Pork jowl
Manganese 0.005mg Pork jowl
Selenium 1.5µg Pork jowl
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Pork jowl
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 3µg Pork jowl
Vitamin E 0.29mg Pork jowl
Vitamin C 14.8mg 0mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 0.386mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B2 0.236mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B3 4.535mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B5 0.25mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B6 0.09mg Pork jowl
Folate 1µg Pork jowl
Vitamin B12 0.82µg Pork jowl
Tryptophan 0.021mg Pork jowl
Threonine 0.21mg Pork jowl
Isoleucine 0.168mg Pork jowl
Leucine 0.446mg Pork jowl
Lysine 0.528mg Pork jowl
Methionine 0.095mg Pork jowl
Phenylalanine 0.239mg Pork jowl
Valine 0.305mg Pork jowl
Histidine 0.072mg Pork jowl
Cholesterol 70mg 90mg Kielbasa
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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Kielbasa Pork jowl
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
29%
Pork jowl
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
20%
Kielbasa
12%
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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.