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Blood sausage vs. Mortadella — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Blood sausage and Mortadella

  • Blood sausage has more Iron, however, Mortadella is higher in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Zinc.
  • Mortadella covers your daily Vitamin B2 needs 11759% more than Blood sausage.
  • Mortadella contains 5 times less Iron than Blood sausage. Blood sausage contains 6.4mg of Iron, while Mortadella contains 1.4mg.
  • Mortadella has less Cholesterol.

Food varieties used in this article are Blood sausage 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +357.1%
Contains less Sodium -45.4%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +340.9%
Contains more Potassium +328.9%
Contains more Zinc +61.5%
Contains more Copper +50%
Contains more Manganese +200%
Contains more Selenium +45.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 240% 6% 10% 4% 89% 36% 14% 2% 85%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20% 4% 124%
Contains more Iron +357.1%
Contains less Sodium -45.4%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +340.9%
Contains more Potassium +328.9%
Contains more Zinc +61.5%
Contains more Copper +50%
Contains more Manganese +200%
Contains more Selenium +45.8%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin D +30%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.4%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +117592.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +122.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +48%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Choline - 72.2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 3% 39% 0% 18% 30% 23% 36% 10% 4% 126% 40% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5% 30% 0% 30% 35308% 51% 27% 30% 3% 185% 40% 4%
Contains more Vitamin D +30%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.4%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +117592.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +122.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +225%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +48%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Choline - 72.2

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +35.9%
Contains more Protein +12.1%
Contains more Carbs +136.4%
Contains more Water +10.6%
Contains more Other +25.1%
15% 35% 47% 2%
Protein: 14.6 g
Fats: 34.5 g
Carbs: 1.29 g
Water: 47.3 g
Other: 2.31 g
16% 25% 3% 52% 3%
Protein: 16.37 g
Fats: 25.39 g
Carbs: 3.05 g
Water: 52.3 g
Other: 2.89 g
Contains more Fats +35.9%
Contains more Protein +12.1%
Contains more Carbs +136.4%
Contains more Water +10.6%
Contains more Other +25.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +39.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +10.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -29%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 3.12
41% 49% 11%
Saturated Fat: 13.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 15.9 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.46 g
40% 47% 13%
Saturated Fat: 9.51 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 11.38 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.12 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +39.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +10.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -29%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 3.12

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Blood sausage Mortadella
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Blood sausage Mortadella Opinion
Net carbs 1.29g 3.05g Mortadella
Protein 14.6g 16.37g Mortadella
Fats 34.5g 25.39g Blood sausage
Carbs 1.29g 3.05g Mortadella
Calories 379kcal 311kcal Blood sausage
Sugar 1.29g 0g Mortadella
Calcium 6mg 18mg Mortadella
Iron 6.4mg 1.4mg Blood sausage
Magnesium 8mg 11mg Mortadella
Phosphorus 22mg 97mg Mortadella
Potassium 38mg 163mg Mortadella
Sodium 680mg 1246mg Blood sausage
Zinc 1.3mg 2.1mg Mortadella
Copper 0.04mg 0.06mg Mortadella
Manganese 0.01mg 0.03mg Mortadella
Selenium 15.5µg 22.6µg Mortadella
Vitamin E 0.13mg 0.22mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 52IU 41IU Blood sausage
Vitamin D 1.3µg 1µg Blood sausage
Vitamin B1 0.07mg 0.119mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 0.13mg 153mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 1.2mg 2.673mg Mortadella
Vitamin B5 0.6mg 0.44mg Blood sausage
Vitamin B6 0.04mg 0.13mg Mortadella
Folate 5µg 3µg Blood sausage
Vitamin B12 1µg 1.48µg Mortadella
Choline 72.8mg 72.2mg Blood sausage
Vitamin K 0µg 1.6µg Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.18mg 0.152mg Blood sausage
Threonine 0.57mg 0.633mg Mortadella
Isoleucine 0.32mg 0.708mg Mortadella
Leucine 1.39mg 1.213mg Blood sausage
Lysine 1.05mg 1.262mg Mortadella
Methionine 0.2mg 0.394mg Mortadella
Phenylalanine 0.82mg 0.598mg Blood sausage
Valine 1.02mg 0.735mg Blood sausage
Histidine 0.71mg 0.52mg Blood sausage
Cholesterol 120mg 56mg Mortadella
Saturated Fat 13.4g 9.51g Mortadella
Monounsaturated Fat 15.9g 11.38g Blood sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46g 3.12g Blood sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Blood sausage Mortadella
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
25%
Blood sausage
2747%
Mortadella
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Blood sausage
49%
Mortadella

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.29g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 64mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.89g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mortadella
Mortadella is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Blood sausage
Blood sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 566mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Blood sausage
Blood sausage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Blood sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171618/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.