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Ground meat vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Ground meat and Mortadella

  • Ground meat has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Iron, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3, however Mortadella is higher in Vitamin B2.
  • Mortadella covers your daily Vitamin B2 needs 11756% more than Ground meat.
  • Mortadella contains 3 times less Zinc than Ground meat. Ground meat contains 5.84mg of Zinc, while Mortadella contains 2.1mg.
  • Mortadella has less Cholesterol.

Food varieties used in this article are Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked 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 +83.3%
Contains more Iron +62.1%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.1%
Contains more Potassium +47.9%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Zinc +178.1%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Iron +62.1%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.1%
Contains more Potassium +47.9%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Zinc +178.1%
Contains more Copper +31.7%

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 B3 +50.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.2%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +68.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89373.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
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 B3 +50.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.2%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +68.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89373.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground meat Mortadella Opinion
Net carbs 0g 3.05g Mortadella
Protein 23.87g 16.37g Ground meat
Fats 15.37g 25.39g Mortadella
Carbs 0g 3.05g Mortadella
Calories 241kcal 311kcal Mortadella
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 18mg Ground meat
Iron 2.27mg 1.4mg Ground meat
Magnesium 17mg 11mg Ground meat
Phosphorus 166mg 97mg Ground meat
Potassium 241mg 163mg Ground meat
Sodium 73mg 1246mg Ground meat
Zinc 5.84mg 2.1mg Ground meat
Copper 0.079mg 0.06mg Ground meat
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.22mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 2IU 41IU Mortadella
Vitamin D 0µg 1µg Mortadella
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.119mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 153mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 4.026mg 2.673mg Ground meat
Vitamin B5 0.512mg 0.44mg Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.311mg 0.13mg Ground meat
Folate 7µg 3µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2.49µg 1.48µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9µg 1.6µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.121mg 0.152mg Mortadella
Threonine 0.923mg 0.633mg Ground meat
Isoleucine 1.055mg 0.708mg Ground meat
Leucine 1.861mg 1.213mg Ground meat
Lysine 1.976mg 1.262mg Ground meat
Methionine 0.614mg 0.394mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 0.598mg Ground meat
Valine 1.172mg 0.735mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.775mg 0.52mg Ground meat
Cholesterol 88mg 56mg Mortadella
Trans Fat 1.173g g Mortadella
Saturated Fat 6.073g 9.51g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 11.38g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 3.12g Mortadella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground meat 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
46
Ground meat
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
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
143%
Ground meat
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
3%
Mortadella
Fats
71%
Ground meat
117%
Mortadella

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 32mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1173mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.437g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ground meat
Ground meat 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 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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.