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Luncheon meat vs. Kielbasa — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Luncheon meat and Kielbasa different?

  • Kielbasa is higher than Luncheon meat in Vitamin C, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Kielbasa covers your daily need of Sodium 17% more than Luncheon meat.
  • Luncheon meat is lower in Sodium.

USDA Commodity, luncheon meat, canned and Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked types were 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 less Sodium -31.7%
Contains more Iron +27.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 37% 13% 73% 27% 107% 59% 10% 5% 209%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains less Sodium -31.7%
Contains more Iron +27.8%

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 +∞%
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% 4% 0% 0% 32% 50% 98% 37% 63% 0% 115% 35% 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 0% 0% 0% 50% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +33.6%
Contains more Fats +37.8%
Contains more Carbs +275%
Contains more Other +20.6%
Equal in Water - 62
18% 13% 66% 3%
Protein: 17.5 g
Fats: 12.77 g
Carbs: 1.04 g
Water: 65.87 g
Other: 2.82 g
13% 18% 4% 62% 3%
Protein: 13.1 g
Fats: 17.6 g
Carbs: 3.9 g
Water: 62 g
Other: 3.4 g
Contains more Protein +33.6%
Contains more Fats +37.8%
Contains more Carbs +275%
Contains more Other +20.6%
Equal in Water - 62

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -36.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +45.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +48.9%
35% 51% 14%
Saturated Fat: 3.944 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.685 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.565 g
37% 49% 14%
Saturated Fat: 6.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.27 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.33 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -36.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +45.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +48.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Luncheon meat Kielbasa
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Luncheon meat Kielbasa Opinion
Net carbs 1.04g 3.9g Kielbasa
Protein 17.5g 13.1g Luncheon meat
Fats 12.77g 17.6g Kielbasa
Carbs 1.04g 3.9g Kielbasa
Calories 189kcal 226kcal Kielbasa
Calcium 5mg Luncheon meat
Iron 0.97mg 1.24mg Kielbasa
Magnesium 18mg Luncheon meat
Phosphorus 170mg Luncheon meat
Potassium 300mg Luncheon meat
Sodium 820mg 1200mg Luncheon meat
Zinc 2.15mg Luncheon meat
Copper 0.03mg Luncheon meat
Manganese 0.037mg Luncheon meat
Selenium 38.3µg Luncheon meat
Vitamin E 0.16mg Luncheon meat
Vitamin C 0mg 14.8mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 0.128mg Luncheon meat
Vitamin B2 0.213mg Luncheon meat
Vitamin B3 5.225mg Luncheon meat
Vitamin B5 0.613mg Luncheon meat
Vitamin B6 0.272mg Luncheon meat
Vitamin B12 0.92µg Luncheon meat
Choline 63.9mg Luncheon meat
Cholesterol 78mg 70mg Kielbasa
Saturated Fat 3.944g 6.23g Luncheon meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.685g 8.27g Kielbasa
Polyunsaturated fat 1.565g 2.33g Kielbasa
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.055g Luncheon meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Luncheon meat Kielbasa
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
33%
Luncheon meat
4%
Kielbasa
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Luncheon meat
20%
Kielbasa

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat contains less Sodium (difference - 380mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.286g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
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

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.