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Foie gras vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Foie gras and Mortadella

  • Foie gras has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Iron, Selenium, Copper, and Vitamin B5, however Mortadella is richer in Vitamin B2.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11746% more.
  • Foie gras contains 10000000 times more Vitamin A RAE than Mortadella. Foie gras contains 1001µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Mortadella contains 0µg.
  • Mortadella contains less Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), 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
Contains more Calcium +288.9%
Contains more Iron +292.9%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.2%
Contains less Sodium -44.1%
Contains more Copper +566.7%
Contains more Potassium +18.1%
Contains more Zinc +128.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 26% 134%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Contains more Calcium +288.9%
Contains more Iron +292.9%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.2%
Contains less Sodium -44.1%
Contains more Copper +566.7%
Contains more Potassium +18.1%
Contains more Zinc +128.3%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +172.7%
Contains more Folate +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +535.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51070.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.673
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 200% 0% 0% 7% 22% 69% 48% 72% 14% 45% 1175% 0%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +172.7%
Contains more Folate +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +535.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51070.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.673

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Foie gras Mortadella Opinion
Net carbs 4.67g 3.05g Foie gras
Protein 11.4g 16.37g Mortadella
Fats 43.84g 25.39g Foie gras
Carbs 4.67g 3.05g Foie gras
Calories 462kcal 311kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 70mg 18mg Foie gras
Iron 5.5mg 1.4mg Foie gras
Magnesium 13mg 11mg Foie gras
Phosphorus 200mg 97mg Foie gras
Potassium 138mg 163mg Mortadella
Sodium 697mg 1246mg Foie gras
Zinc 0.92mg 2.1mg Mortadella
Copper 0.4mg 0.06mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 3333IU 0IU Foie gras
Vitamin E mg 0.22mg Mortadella
Vitamin D IU 41IU Mortadella
Vitamin D µg 1µg Mortadella
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.119mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 0.299mg 153mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.51mg 2.673mg Mortadella
Vitamin B5 1.2mg 0.44mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.13mg Mortadella
Folate 60µg 3µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 9.4µg 1.48µg Foie gras
Vitamin K µg 1.6µg Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.152mg Foie gras
Threonine 0.507mg 0.633mg Mortadella
Isoleucine 0.606mg 0.708mg Mortadella
Leucine 1.029mg 1.213mg Mortadella
Lysine 0.863mg 1.262mg Mortadella
Methionine 0.27mg 0.394mg Mortadella
Phenylalanine 0.567mg 0.598mg Mortadella
Valine 0.719mg 0.735mg Mortadella
Histidine 0.303mg 0.52mg Mortadella
Cholesterol 150mg 56mg Mortadella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 14.45g 9.51g Mortadella
Monounsaturated Fat 25.61g 11.38g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 0.84g 3.12g Mortadella

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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
138
Foie gras
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
73
Foie gras
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
68%
Foie gras
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
5%
Foie gras
3%
Mortadella
Fats
202%
Foie gras
117%
Mortadella

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 94mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.94g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Foie gras
Foie gras contains less Sodium (difference - 549mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
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. Foie gras - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171100/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.