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Beef vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 32mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.615g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 1174mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beef Mortadella
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Beef Mortadella
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
28
Beef
2268
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
37
Beef
36
Mortadella

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
Beef
7
:
Contains more Iron +85.7%
Contains more Potassium +95.1%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Copper +41.7%
Contains more Zinc +200.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Contains more Iron +85.7%
Contains more Potassium +95.1%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Copper +41.7%
Contains more Zinc +200.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Equal in Calcium - 18

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
Beef
5
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +1950%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86831.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +1950%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86831.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%

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 the food
Protein
156%
Beef
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
3%
Mortadella
Fats
71%
Beef
117%
Mortadella

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Beef Mortadella Opinion
Calories 250 311 Mortadella
Protein 25.93 16.37 Beef
Fats 15.41 25.39 Mortadella
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 3.05 Mortadella
Cholesterol 88 56 Mortadella
Vitamin D 2 41 Mortadella
Iron 2.6 1.4 Beef
Calcium 18 18
Potassium 318 163 Beef
Magnesium 21 11 Beef
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.085 0.06 Beef
Zinc 6.31 2.1 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 198 97 Beef
Sodium 72 1246 Beef
Vitamin A 9 0 Beef
Vitamin E 0.12 0.22 Mortadella
Vitamin D 0 1 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.119 Mortadella
Vitamin B2 0.176 153 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 5.378 2.673 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658 0.44 Beef
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.13 Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64 1.48 Beef
Vitamin K 1.2 1.6 Mortadella
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.572 Mortadella
Saturated Fat 5.895 9.51 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668 11.38 Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484 3.12 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.094 0.152 Mortadella
Threonine 0.72 0.633 Beef
Isoleucine 0.822 0.708 Beef
Leucine 1.45 1.213 Beef
Lysine 1.54 1.262 Beef
Methionine 0.478 0.394 Beef
Phenylalanine 0.725 0.598 Beef
Valine 0.914 0.735 Beef
Histidine 0.604 0.52 Beef
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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