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Chorizo vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chorizo and Mortadella different?

  • Chorizo is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Zinc, and Phosphorus, however Mortadella is richer in Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 from Mortadella is 11746% higher.
  • Chorizo contains 5 times more Vitamin B1 than Mortadella. While Chorizo contains 0.63mg of Vitamin B1, Mortadella contains only 0.119mg.
  • Mortadella has less Cholesterol.

Chorizo, pork and beef and Mortadella, beef, pork are the varieties 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
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Contains more Iron +13.6%
Contains more Potassium +144.2%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +62.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.6%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Equal in Sodium - 1246
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Contains more Iron +13.6%
Contains more Potassium +144.2%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +62.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.6%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Equal in Sodium - 1246

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 D +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +429.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50900%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6
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% 45% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 251% 4% 2%
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 D +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +429.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50900%
Contains more Folate +50%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6

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
68
Chorizo
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
57
Chorizo
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
145%
Chorizo
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
2%
Chorizo
3%
Mortadella
Fats
177%
Chorizo
117%
Mortadella

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

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Chorizo 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 - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.87g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chorizo
Chorizo contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chorizo Mortadella Opinion
Calories 455 311 Chorizo
Protein 24.1 16.37 Chorizo
Fats 38.27 25.39 Chorizo
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.86 3.05 Mortadella
Cholesterol 88 56 Mortadella
Vitamin D 61 41 Chorizo
Iron 1.59 1.4 Chorizo
Calcium 8 18 Mortadella
Potassium 398 163 Chorizo
Magnesium 18 11 Chorizo
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.08 0.06 Chorizo
Zinc 3.41 2.1 Chorizo
Starch
Phosphorus 150 97 Chorizo
Sodium 1235 1246 Chorizo
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 0.22
Vitamin D 1.5 1 Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.63 0.119 Chorizo
Vitamin B2 0.3 153 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 5.131 2.673 Chorizo
Vitamin B5 1.12 0.44 Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.53 0.13 Chorizo
Vitamin B12 2 1.48 Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6 1.6
Folate 2 3 Mortadella
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 14.38 9.51 Mortadella
Monounsaturated Fat 18.4 11.38 Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.46 3.12 Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.278 0.152 Chorizo
Threonine 1.473 0.633 Chorizo
Isoleucine 2.206 0.708 Chorizo
Leucine 1.708 1.213 Chorizo
Lysine 2.414 1.262 Chorizo
Methionine 0.47 0.394 Chorizo
Phenylalanine 1.149 0.598 Chorizo
Valine 0.914 0.735 Chorizo
Histidine 0.721 0.52 Chorizo
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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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chorizo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173859/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.