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Pork vs Kielbasa - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pork and Kielbasa?

  • Pork has less Vitamin C, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat than Kielbasa.
  • Kielbasa's daily need coverage for Sodium is 49% higher.

We used Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Kielbasa, Polish, turkey and beef, smoked types in this comparison.

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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
Pork
7
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Contains less Sodium -94.8%
Contains more Iron +42.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 0% 47% 0% 0% 0% 157% 0% 0%
Contains less Sodium -94.8%
Contains more Iron +42.5%

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
Pork
11
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +2366.7%
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% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 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 +2366.7%

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 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 Pork Kielbasa Opinion
Net carbs 0g 3.9g Kielbasa
Protein 27.32g 13.1g Pork
Fats 13.92g 17.6g Kielbasa
Carbs 0g 3.9g Kielbasa
Calories 242kcal 226kcal Pork
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg mg Pork
Iron 0.87mg 1.24mg Kielbasa
Magnesium 28mg mg Pork
Phosphorus 246mg mg Pork
Potassium 423mg mg Pork
Sodium 62mg 1200mg Pork
Zinc 2.39mg mg Pork
Copper 0.073mg mg Pork
Vitamin A 7IU 0IU Pork
Vitamin E 0.29mg mg Pork
Vitamin D 53IU IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg µg Pork
Vitamin C 0.6mg 14.8mg Kielbasa
Vitamin B1 0.877mg mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321mg mg Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037mg mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698mg mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464mg mg Pork
Folate 5µg µg Pork
Vitamin B12 0.7µg µg Pork
Vitamin K 0µg µg Pork
Tryptophan 0.338mg mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg mg Pork
Cholesterol 80mg 70mg Kielbasa
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 5.23g 6.23g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19g 8.27g Kielbasa
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2g 2.33g Kielbasa

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork 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
56
Pork
4
Kielbasa
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
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
164%
Pork
79%
Kielbasa
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
4%
Kielbasa
Fats
64%
Pork
81%
Kielbasa

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 1138mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork
Pork is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.