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Turkey meat vs Kielbasa - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Turkey meat and Kielbasa

  • The amount of Vitamin C, and Monounsaturated Fat in Kielbasa is higher than in Turkey meat.
  • Kielbasa covers your daily Sodium needs 48% more than Turkey meat.
  • Kielbasa has 2 times less Cholesterol than Turkey meat. Turkey meat has 109mg of Cholesterol, while Kielbasa has 70mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted 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
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Contains less Sodium -91.4%
Contains more Iron +13.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 47% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 157%
Contains less Sodium -91.4%
Contains more Iron +13.8%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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 0% 3% 2% 12% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 128% 0% 7%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
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
50
Turkey meat
4
Kielbasa
Mineral Summary Score
37
Turkey meat
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
171%
Turkey meat
79%
Kielbasa
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
4%
Kielbasa
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
81%
Kielbasa

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

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Turkey meat Kielbasa
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Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1097mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.075g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 39mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Kielbasa
Kielbasa is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey meat Kielbasa Opinion
Calories 189 226 Kielbasa
Protein 28.55 13.1 Turkey meat
Fats 7.39 17.6 Kielbasa
Vitamin C 0 14.8 Kielbasa
Carbs 0.06 3.9 Kielbasa
Cholesterol 109 70 Kielbasa
Vitamin D 15 Turkey meat
Iron 1.09 1.24 Kielbasa
Calcium 14 Turkey meat
Potassium 239 Turkey meat
Magnesium 30 Turkey meat
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.093 Turkey meat
Zinc 2.48 Turkey meat
Starch
Phosphorus 223 Turkey meat
Sodium 103 1200 Turkey meat
Vitamin A 39 0 Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07 Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4 Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.045 Turkey meat
Vitamin B2 0.281 Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 9.573 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948 Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02 Turkey meat
Vitamin K 0 Turkey meat
Folate 9 Turkey meat
Trans Fat 0.101 Kielbasa
Saturated Fat 2.155 6.23 Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647 8.27 Kielbasa
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119 2.33 Kielbasa
Tryptophan 0.291 Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004 Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.796 Turkey meat
Leucine 1.925 Turkey meat
Lysine 2.282 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903 Turkey meat
Valine 0.902 Turkey meat
Histidine 0.749 Turkey meat
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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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.

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