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Ham vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ham
Ham is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ham
Ham is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ham
Ham is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.7g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ham
Ham is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ham
Ham contains less Sodium (difference - 43mg)
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.
Ham Mortadella
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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
Ham 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
32
Ham
2268
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
43
Ham
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
Ham
7
:
Contains more Potassium +76.1%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +37.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +102.1%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Equal in Iron - 1.4
Equal in Sodium - 1246
Contains more Potassium +76.1%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +37.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +102.1%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Equal in Iron - 1.4
Equal in Sodium - 1246

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
Ham
4
:
Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +533.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +28.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75642.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +127.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.44
Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +533.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +28.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75642.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +127.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.44

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
126%
Ham
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
2%
Ham
3%
Mortadella
Fats
26%
Ham
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 Ham Mortadella Opinion
Calories 145 311 Mortadella
Protein 20.93 16.37 Ham
Fats 5.53 25.39 Mortadella
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.5 3.05 Mortadella
Cholesterol 53 56 Ham
Vitamin D 32 41 Mortadella
Iron 1.48 1.4 Ham
Calcium 8 18 Mortadella
Potassium 287 163 Ham
Magnesium 14 11 Ham
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.06 Ham
Zinc 2.88 2.1 Ham
Starch
Phosphorus 196 97 Ham
Sodium 1203 1246 Ham
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.25 0.22 Ham
Vitamin D 0.8 1 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.754 0.119 Ham
Vitamin B2 0.202 153 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 4.023 2.673 Ham
Vitamin B5 0.403 0.44 Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.13 Ham
Vitamin B12 0.65 1.48 Mortadella
Vitamin K 0 1.6 Mortadella
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.81 9.51 Ham
Monounsaturated Fat 2.62 11.38 Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.54 3.12 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.251 0.152 Ham
Threonine 0.931 0.633 Ham
Isoleucine 0.918 0.708 Ham
Leucine 1.661 1.213 Ham
Lysine 1.775 1.262 Ham
Methionine 0.553 0.394 Ham
Phenylalanine 0.904 0.598 Ham
Valine 0.908 0.735 Ham
Histidine 0.75 0.52 Ham
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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