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Pork jowl vs Kielbasa - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pork jowl and Kielbasa different?

  • Pork jowl is higher in Polyunsaturated fat, and Monounsaturated Fat, however Kielbasa is richer in Vitamin C, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Pork jowl is 95% higher.
  • Pork jowl contains 4 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Kielbasa. While Pork jowl contains 32.89g of Monounsaturated Fat, Kielbasa contains only 8.27g.
  • Kielbasa has less Saturated Fat.

Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, raw and Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked 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 less Sodium -97.9%
Contains more Iron +195.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 16% 3% 37% 14% 4% 23% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0%
Contains less Sodium -97.9%
Contains more Iron +195.2%

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 A +∞%
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 1% 6% 0% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 1% 103% 0%
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 A +∞%
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.
Pork jowl Kielbasa
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 Pork jowl Kielbasa Opinion
Net carbs 0g 3.9g Kielbasa
Protein 6.38g 13.1g Kielbasa
Fats 69.61g 17.6g Pork jowl
Carbs 0g 3.9g Kielbasa
Calories 655kcal 226kcal Pork jowl
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 4mg mg Pork jowl
Iron 0.42mg 1.24mg Kielbasa
Magnesium 3mg mg Pork jowl
Phosphorus 86mg mg Pork jowl
Potassium 148mg mg Pork jowl
Sodium 25mg 1200mg Pork jowl
Zinc 0.84mg mg Pork jowl
Copper 0.04mg mg Pork jowl
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Pork jowl
Vitamin E 0.29mg mg Pork jowl
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 14.8mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 0.386mg mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B2 0.236mg mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B3 4.535mg mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B5 0.25mg mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B6 0.09mg mg Pork jowl
Folate 1µg µg Pork jowl
Vitamin B12 0.82µg µg Pork jowl
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.021mg mg Pork jowl
Threonine 0.21mg mg Pork jowl
Isoleucine 0.168mg mg Pork jowl
Leucine 0.446mg mg Pork jowl
Lysine 0.528mg mg Pork jowl
Methionine 0.095mg mg Pork jowl
Phenylalanine 0.239mg mg Pork jowl
Valine 0.305mg mg Pork jowl
Histidine 0.072mg mg Pork jowl
Cholesterol 90mg 70mg Kielbasa
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 25.26g 6.23g Kielbasa
Monounsaturated Fat 32.89g 8.27g Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 8.11g 2.33g Pork jowl

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork jowl Kielbasa
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
32
Pork jowl
4
Kielbasa
Mineral Summary Score
14
Pork jowl
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
38%
Pork jowl
79%
Kielbasa
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork jowl
4%
Kielbasa
Fats
321%
Pork jowl
81%
Kielbasa

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. Pork jowl - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168269/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.