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Flank steak vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Flank steak and Mortadella different?

  • Flank steak is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Phosphorus, Selenium, and Vitamin B12, while Mortadella is higher in Vitamin B2.
  • Mortadella covers your daily need of Vitamin B2 11759% more than Flank steak.
  • Flank steak contains 4 times more Vitamin B6 than Mortadella. Flank steak contains 0.579mg of Vitamin B6, while Mortadella contains 0.13mg.
  • Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol.

Beef, flank, steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, broiled and Mortadella, beef, pork types were 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
Contains more Iron +24.3%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +108%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Copper +36.7%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.5%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 66% 6% 30% 17% 28% 134% 90% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Contains more Iron +24.3%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Potassium +108%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Copper +36.7%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.5%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Equal in Calcium - 18

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 E +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +345.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.1%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114937.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +14.3%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.48
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% 8% 0% 19% 31% 139% 33% 134% 204% 4% 7%
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 E +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +345.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.1%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114937.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +14.3%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.48

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flank steak Mortadella Opinion
Calories 192kcal 311kcal Mortadella
Protein 27.66g 16.37g Flank steak
Fats 8.23g 25.39g Mortadella
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0g 3.05g Mortadella
Carbs 0g 3.05g Mortadella
Cholesterol 79mg 56mg Mortadella
Vitamin D IU 41IU Mortadella
Iron 1.74mg 1.4mg Flank steak
Calcium 20mg 18mg Flank steak
Potassium 339mg 163mg Flank steak
Magnesium 23mg 11mg Flank steak
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.082mg 0.06mg Flank steak
Zinc 4.9mg 2.1mg Flank steak
Starch g g
Phosphorus 210mg 97mg Flank steak
Sodium 56mg 1246mg Flank steak
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.22mg Flank steak
Vitamin D µg 1µg Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.075mg 0.119mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 0.133mg 153mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 7.363mg 2.673mg Flank steak
Vitamin B5 0.545mg 0.44mg Flank steak
Vitamin B6 0.579mg 0.13mg Flank steak
Vitamin B12 1.63µg 1.48µg Flank steak
Vitamin K 1.4µg 1.6µg Mortadella
Folate 9µg 3µg Flank steak
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.395g 9.51g Flank steak
Monounsaturated Fat 3.317g 11.38g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.322g 3.12g Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.182mg 0.152mg Flank steak
Threonine 1.105mg 0.633mg Flank steak
Isoleucine 1.259mg 0.708mg Flank steak
Leucine 2.201mg 1.213mg Flank steak
Lysine 2.338mg 1.262mg Flank steak
Methionine 0.72mg 0.394mg Flank steak
Phenylalanine 1.093mg 0.598mg Flank steak
Valine 1.372mg 0.735mg Flank steak
Histidine 0.883mg 0.52mg Flank steak
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Flank steak Mortadella
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
48
Flank steak
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
47
Flank steak
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
166%
Flank steak
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
0%
Flank steak
3%
Mortadella
Fats
38%
Flank steak
117%
Mortadella

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flank steak
Flank steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1190mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.115g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flank steak
Flank steak is relatively richer in minerals
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 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. Flank steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168733/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.