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Beefsteak vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Beefsteak and Mortadella

  • Beefsteak has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Selenium, and Iron, however Mortadella has more Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 from Mortadella is 11755% higher.
  • Mortadella has 4 times less Vitamin B6 than Beefsteak. Beefsteak has 0.543mg of Vitamin B6, while Mortadella has 0.13mg.
  • Beefsteak is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Beef, loin, top sirloin cap steak, boneless, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, raw and Mortadella, beef, pork.

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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 +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +130.1%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +152.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.6%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 75% 2% 34% 18% 27% 145% 95% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Contains more Iron +42.9%
Contains more Potassium +130.1%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +152.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.6%
Contains more Calcium +260%

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 B3 +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +317.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +83965.9%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6
Equal in Folate - 3
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 0% 3% 19% 42% 95% 0% 126% 337% 4% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 5% 30% 30% 35308% 51% 27% 30% 185% 4% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +317.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +83965.9%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6
Equal in Folate - 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.
Beefsteak 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 Beefsteak Mortadella Opinion
Calories 134kcal 311kcal Mortadella
Protein 21.38g 16.37g Beefsteak
Fats 5.36g 25.39g Mortadella
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0g 3.05g Mortadella
Carbs 0g 3.05g Mortadella
Cholesterol 67mg 56mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 3IU 41IU Mortadella
Iron 2mg 1.4mg Beefsteak
Calcium 5mg 18mg Mortadella
Potassium 375mg 163mg Beefsteak
Magnesium 25mg 11mg Beefsteak
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.079mg 0.06mg Beefsteak
Zinc 5.3mg 2.1mg Beefsteak
Starch g g
Phosphorus 220mg 97mg Beefsteak
Sodium 55mg 1246mg Beefsteak
Vitamin A 6IU 0IU Beefsteak
Vitamin E mg 0.22mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 0.1µg 1µg Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.075mg 0.119mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 0.182mg 153mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 5.048mg 2.673mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B5 mg 0.44mg Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.543mg 0.13mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B12 2.69µg 1.48µg Beefsteak
Vitamin K 1.5µg 1.6µg Mortadella
Folate 3µg 3µg
Trans Fat 0.253g g Mortadella
Saturated Fat 1.875g 9.51g Beefsteak
Monounsaturated Fat 2.354g 11.38g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.189g 3.12g Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.262mg 0.152mg Beefsteak
Threonine 1.099mg 0.633mg Beefsteak
Isoleucine 1.09mg 0.708mg Beefsteak
Leucine 2.011mg 1.213mg Beefsteak
Lysine 2.247mg 1.262mg Beefsteak
Methionine 0.621mg 0.394mg Beefsteak
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 0.598mg Beefsteak
Valine 1.152mg 0.735mg Beefsteak
Histidine 0.868mg 0.52mg Beefsteak
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Beefsteak Mortadella
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
Beefsteak
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
50
Beefsteak
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
128%
Beefsteak
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
0%
Beefsteak
3%
Mortadella
Fats
25%
Beefsteak
117%
Mortadella

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak contains less Sodium (difference - 1191mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.635g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak 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. Beefsteak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172173/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.