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Kielbasa vs Salami - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Kielbasa and Salami

  • Kielbasa has less Vitamin C, and Monounsaturated Fat than Salami.
  • Salami covers your daily need of Sodium 23% more than Kielbasa.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked and Salami, cooked, beef and pork.

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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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Salami
Contains less Sodium -31%
Contains more Iron +25.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 47% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 5% 28% 14% 119% 80% 82% 227%
Contains less Sodium -31%
Contains more Iron +25.8%

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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Salami
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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% 0% 5% 30% 92% 83% 114% 73% 106% 191% 8% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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
58
Salami
Mineral Summary Score
25
Kielbasa
77
Salami

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
131%
Salami
Carbohydrates
4%
Kielbasa
2%
Salami
Fats
81%
Kielbasa
120%
Salami

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

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Kielbasa Salami
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Salami
Salami is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Salami
Salami is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa contains less Sodium (difference - 540mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.086g)
Which food is cheaper?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kielbasa Salami Opinion
Calories 226 336 Salami
Protein 13.1 21.85 Salami
Fats 17.6 25.9 Salami
Vitamin C 14.8 0 Kielbasa
Carbs 3.9 2.4 Kielbasa
Cholesterol 70 89 Kielbasa
Vitamin D 41 Salami
Iron 1.24 1.56 Salami
Calcium 15 Salami
Potassium 316 Salami
Magnesium 19 Salami
Sugar 0 0.96 Kielbasa
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.357 Salami
Zinc 2.93 Salami
Starch
Phosphorus 191 Salami
Sodium 1200 1740 Kielbasa
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 Salami
Vitamin D 1 Salami
Vitamin B1 0.367 Salami
Vitamin B2 0.357 Salami
Vitamin B3 6.053 Salami
Vitamin B5 1.201 Salami
Vitamin B6 0.459 Salami
Vitamin B12 1.52 Salami
Vitamin K 3.2 Salami
Folate 3 Salami
Trans Fat 0.586 Kielbasa
Saturated Fat 6.23 9.316 Kielbasa
Monounsaturated Fat 8.27 11.127 Salami
Polyunsaturated fat 2.33 2.529 Salami
Tryptophan 0.114 Salami
Threonine 0.521 Salami
Isoleucine 0.675 Salami
Leucine 0.929 Salami
Lysine 1.107 Salami
Methionine 0.301 Salami
Phenylalanine 0.481 Salami
Valine 0.668 Salami
Histidine 0.359 Salami
Fructose 0 Salami

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. Salami - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172936/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.