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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
Contains more Iron +32.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -21.9%
Contains more Zinc +118.1%
Contains more Copper +156.7%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Contains more Iron +32.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -21.9%
Contains more Zinc +118.1%
Contains more Copper +156.7%
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 Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.1%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 30% 0% 30% 35308% 51% 27% 30% 3% 185% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.1%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Corned beef Mortadella
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
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

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.

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.