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Mortadella vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.76g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 515mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

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.
Mortadella Italian sausage
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mortadella Italian sausage
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
2268
Mortadella
26
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
36
Mortadella
30
Italian sausage

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 more Iron +18.6%
Contains more Zinc +17.3%
Contains more Potassium +55.2%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.4%
Contains less Sodium -41.3%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Contains more Iron +18.6%
Contains more Zinc +17.3%
Contains more Potassium +55.2%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.4%
Contains less Sodium -41.3%
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
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +90971.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +62.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +377.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90971.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +62.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +377.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.8%

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
98%
Mortadella
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
117%
Mortadella
145%
Italian sausage

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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 Mortadella Italian sausage Opinion
Calories 311 346 Italian sausage
Protein 16.37 14.25 Mortadella
Fats 25.39 31.33 Italian sausage
Vitamin C 0 2 Italian sausage
Carbs 3.05 0.65 Mortadella
Cholesterol 56 76 Mortadella
Vitamin D 41 Mortadella
Iron 1.4 1.18 Mortadella
Calcium 18 18
Potassium 163 253 Italian sausage
Magnesium 11 14 Italian sausage
Sugars 0 Mortadella
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.06 0.08 Italian sausage
Zinc 2.1 1.79 Mortadella
Starch
Phosphorus 97 142 Italian sausage
Sodium 1246 731 Italian sausage
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 Mortadella
Vitamin D 1 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.119 0.568 Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 153 0.168 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673 3.25 Italian sausage
Vitamin B5 0.44 0.51 Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.3 Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 1.48 0.91 Mortadella
Vitamin K 1.6 Mortadella
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 9.51 11.27 Mortadella
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38 14.34 Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12 4.03 Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.152 0.114 Mortadella
Threonine 0.633 0.563 Mortadella
Isoleucine 0.708 0.52 Mortadella
Leucine 1.213 0.956 Mortadella
Lysine 1.262 1.083 Mortadella
Methionine 0.394 0.346 Mortadella
Phenylalanine 0.598 0.477 Mortadella
Valine 0.735 0.572 Mortadella
Histidine 0.52 0.411 Mortadella
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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