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Mortadella vs Kielbasa - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Mortadella and Kielbasa

  • Mortadella has more Polyunsaturated fat, and Monounsaturated Fat, however Kielbasa has more Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin C from Kielbasa is 16% higher.
  • Kielbasa has 2 times less Saturated Fat than Mortadella. Mortadella has 9.51g of Saturated Fat, while Kielbasa has 6.23g.

Food types used in this article are Mortadella, beef, pork and Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked.

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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 +12.9%
Equal in Sodium - 1200
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0%
Contains more Iron +12.9%
Equal in Sodium - 1200

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 +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 30% 0% 30% 35308% 51% 27% 30% 3% 185% 4%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%

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.
Mortadella Kielbasa
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mortadella Kielbasa Opinion
Net carbs 3.05g 3.9g Kielbasa
Protein 16.37g 13.1g Mortadella
Fats 25.39g 17.6g Mortadella
Carbs 3.05g 3.9g Kielbasa
Calories 311kcal 226kcal Mortadella
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg mg Mortadella
Iron 1.4mg 1.24mg Mortadella
Magnesium 11mg mg Mortadella
Phosphorus 97mg mg Mortadella
Potassium 163mg mg Mortadella
Sodium 1246mg 1200mg Kielbasa
Zinc 2.1mg mg Mortadella
Copper 0.06mg mg Mortadella
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 41IU IU Mortadella
Vitamin D 1µg µg Mortadella
Vitamin C 0mg 14.8mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 0.119mg mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 153mg mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673mg mg Mortadella
Vitamin B5 0.44mg mg Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.13mg mg Mortadella
Folate 3µg µg Mortadella
Vitamin B12 1.48µg µg Mortadella
Vitamin K 1.6µg µg Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152mg mg Mortadella
Threonine 0.633mg mg Mortadella
Isoleucine 0.708mg mg Mortadella
Leucine 1.213mg mg Mortadella
Lysine 1.262mg mg Mortadella
Methionine 0.394mg mg Mortadella
Phenylalanine 0.598mg mg Mortadella
Valine 0.735mg mg Mortadella
Histidine 0.52mg mg Mortadella
Cholesterol 56mg 70mg Mortadella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.51g 6.23g Kielbasa
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38g 8.27g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12g 2.33g Mortadella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
2972
Mortadella
4
Kielbasa
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
25
Kielbasa

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
98%
Mortadella
79%
Kielbasa
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
4%
Kielbasa
Fats
117%
Mortadella
81%
Kielbasa

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 14mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mortadella
Mortadella is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mortadella
Mortadella is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa contains less Sodium (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.28g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)

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. Mortadella - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174573/nutrients
  2. 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.