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Corned beef vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Corned beef and Mortadella?

  • Corned beef is higher in Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12, yet Mortadella is higher in Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11756% more.
  • Corned beef has 3 times more Copper than Mortadella. While Corned beef has 0.154mg of Copper, Mortadella has only 0.06mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Mortadella is lower.

We used Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked and Mortadella, beef, pork types 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 +32.9%
Contains more Copper +156.7%
Contains more Zinc +118.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -21.9%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 70% 3% 13% 9% 52% 125% 54% 127%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Contains more Iron +32.9%
Contains more Copper +156.7%
Contains more Zinc +118.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -21.9%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 11

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 B3 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +357.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89900%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.44
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.48
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% 4% 3% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 204% 4% 5%
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 B3 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +357.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89900%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.44
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.48
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
33
Corned beef
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
56
Corned 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
109%
Corned beef
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
0%
Corned beef
3%
Mortadella
Fats
88%
Corned beef
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.
Corned beef Mortadella
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Corned beef Mortadella
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Corned beef
Corned beef contains less Sodium (difference - 273mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.17g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corned beef Mortadella Opinion
Calories 251 311 Mortadella
Protein 18.17 16.37 Corned beef
Fats 18.98 25.39 Mortadella
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.47 3.05 Mortadella
Cholesterol 98 56 Mortadella
Vitamin D 4 41 Mortadella
Iron 1.86 1.4 Corned beef
Calcium 8 18 Mortadella
Potassium 145 163 Mortadella
Magnesium 12 11 Corned beef
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.154 0.06 Corned beef
Zinc 4.58 2.1 Corned beef
Starch
Phosphorus 125 97 Corned beef
Sodium 973 1246 Corned beef
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.16 0.22 Mortadella
Vitamin D 0.1 1 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.026 0.119 Mortadella
Vitamin B2 0.17 153 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 3.03 2.673 Corned beef
Vitamin B5 0.42 0.44 Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.13 Corned beef
Vitamin B12 1.63 1.48 Corned beef
Vitamin K 1.5 1.6 Mortadella
Folate 6 3 Corned beef
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.34 9.51 Corned beef
Monounsaturated Fat 9.22 11.38 Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.67 3.12 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.119 0.152 Mortadella
Threonine 0.726 0.633 Corned beef
Isoleucine 0.827 0.708 Corned beef
Leucine 1.445 1.213 Corned beef
Lysine 1.536 1.262 Corned beef
Methionine 0.473 0.394 Corned beef
Phenylalanine 0.718 0.598 Corned beef
Valine 0.901 0.735 Corned beef
Histidine 0.58 0.52 Corned beef
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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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.