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Bratwurst vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Bratwurst and Mortadella

  • Bratwurst has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B6, however Mortadella is richer in Vitamin B2 and Selenium.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11753% more.
  • Bratwurst contains 3 times more Vitamin B1 than Mortadella. Bratwurst contains 0.38mg of Vitamin B1, while Mortadella contains 0.119mg.
  • Mortadella contains less Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Bratwurst, beef and pork, smoked 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
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Contains more Potassium +73.6%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +17.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +34%
Contains less Sodium -31.9%
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 3% 25% 11% 27% 68% 56% 111%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Contains more Potassium +73.6%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +17.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +34%
Contains less Sodium -31.9%
Contains more Iron +40%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%

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 B1 +219.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +80.4%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71731%
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% 0% 0% 96% 50% 59% 42% 47% 334% 0% 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 B1 +219.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +80.4%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +71731%

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
52
Bratwurst
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
42
Bratwurst
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 the food
Protein
73%
Bratwurst
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
2%
Bratwurst
3%
Mortadella
Fats
122%
Bratwurst
117%
Mortadella

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.
Bratwurst Mortadella
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
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
Bratwurst Mortadella
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 22mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst contains less Sodium (difference - 398mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bratwurst
Bratwurst is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.43g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.

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 Bratwurst Mortadella Opinion
Calories 297 311 Mortadella
Protein 12.2 16.37 Mortadella
Fats 26.34 25.39 Bratwurst
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 2 3.05 Mortadella
Cholesterol 78 56 Mortadella
Vitamin D 41 Mortadella
Iron 1 1.4 Mortadella
Calcium 7 18 Mortadella
Potassium 283 163 Bratwurst
Magnesium 15 11 Bratwurst
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.06 Bratwurst
Zinc 2.47 2.1 Bratwurst
Starch
Phosphorus 130 97 Bratwurst
Sodium 848 1246 Bratwurst
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 Mortadella
Vitamin D 1 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.38 0.119 Bratwurst
Vitamin B2 0.213 153 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 3.11 2.673 Bratwurst
Vitamin B5 0.69 0.44 Bratwurst
Vitamin B6 0.2 0.13 Bratwurst
Vitamin B12 2.67 1.48 Bratwurst
Vitamin K 1.6 Mortadella
Folate 4 3 Bratwurst
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.08 9.51 Bratwurst
Monounsaturated Fat 8 11.38 Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 1.58 3.12 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.107 0.152 Mortadella
Threonine 0.465 0.633 Mortadella
Isoleucine 0.485 0.708 Mortadella
Leucine 0.81 1.213 Mortadella
Lysine 0.903 1.262 Mortadella
Methionine 0.364 0.394 Mortadella
Phenylalanine 0.405 0.598 Mortadella
Valine 0.464 0.735 Mortadella
Histidine 0.395 0.52 Mortadella
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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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Bratwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172956/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.