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Beef vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Beef and Mortadella different?

  • Beef is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Iron, and Phosphorus, while Mortadella is higher in Vitamin B2.
  • Mortadella covers your daily need of Vitamin B2 11756% more than Beef.
  • Beef contains 3 times more Zinc than Mortadella. Beef contains 6.31mg of Zinc, while Mortadella contains 2.1mg.
  • Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol.

Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Mortadella, beef, pork types were used in this article.

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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
Contains more Iron +85.7%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.1%
Contains more Potassium +95.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +200.5%
Contains more Copper +41.7%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Contains more Iron +85.7%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.1%
Contains more Potassium +95.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +200.5%
Contains more Copper +41.7%
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
6
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86831.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 30% 0% 30% 35308% 51% 27% 30% 3% 185% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +78.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86831.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%

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.
Beef Mortadella
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Mortadella Opinion
Net carbs 0g 3.05g Mortadella
Protein 25.93g 16.37g Beef
Fats 15.41g 25.39g Mortadella
Carbs 0g 3.05g Mortadella
Calories 250kcal 311kcal Mortadella
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 18mg
Iron 2.6mg 1.4mg Beef
Magnesium 21mg 11mg Beef
Phosphorus 198mg 97mg Beef
Potassium 318mg 163mg Beef
Sodium 72mg 1246mg Beef
Zinc 6.31mg 2.1mg Beef
Copper 0.085mg 0.06mg Beef
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Beef
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.22mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 2IU 41IU Mortadella
Vitamin D 0µg 1µg Mortadella
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.119mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 0.176mg 153mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 5.378mg 2.673mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.658mg 0.44mg Beef
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.13mg Beef
Folate 9µg 3µg Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64µg 1.48µg Beef
Vitamin K 1.2µg 1.6µg Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.094mg 0.152mg Mortadella
Threonine 0.72mg 0.633mg Beef
Isoleucine 0.822mg 0.708mg Beef
Leucine 1.45mg 1.213mg Beef
Lysine 1.54mg 1.262mg Beef
Methionine 0.478mg 0.394mg Beef
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 0.598mg Beef
Valine 0.914mg 0.735mg Beef
Histidine 0.604mg 0.52mg Beef
Cholesterol 88mg 56mg Mortadella
Trans Fat 0.572g g Mortadella
Saturated Fat 5.895g 9.51g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 11.38g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 3.12g Mortadella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Beef Mortadella
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
52
Beef
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
45
Mortadella

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
156%
Beef
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
3%
Mortadella
Fats
71%
Beef
117%
Mortadella

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

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. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/nutrients
  2. Mortadella - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174573/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.