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Ground meat vs Salami - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Ground meat and Salami

  • Ground meat is richer in Vitamin B12 and Zinc, yet Salami is richer in Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Salami is 72% higher.
  • Ground meat contains 2 times more Zinc than Salami. Ground meat contains 5.84mg of Zinc, while Salami contains 2.93mg.
  • Ground meat contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Salami, cooked, beef and 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
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Salami
Contains more Iron +45.5%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Zinc +99.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Contains more Potassium +31.1%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains more Copper +351.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 5% 28% 14% 119% 80% 82% 227%
Contains more Iron +45.5%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Zinc +99.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Contains more Potassium +31.1%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains more Copper +351.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.1%

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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Salami
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +63.8%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +619.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +10.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 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% 5% 30% 92% 83% 114% 73% 106% 191% 8% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +63.8%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +619.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +108.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +10.3%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
46
Ground meat
58
Salami
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
77
Salami

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 the food
Protein
143%
Ground meat
131%
Salami
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
2%
Salami
Fats
71%
Ground meat
120%
Salami

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Ground meat Salami
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Ground meat Salami
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 richer in vitamins?
Salami
Salami is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sugars (difference - 0.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1667mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.243g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground meat
Ground meat is cheaper (difference - $0.7)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Ground meat Salami Opinion
Calories 241 336 Salami
Protein 23.87 21.85 Ground meat
Fats 15.37 25.9 Salami
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 2.4 Salami
Cholesterol 88 89 Ground meat
Vitamin D 2 41 Salami
Iron 2.27 1.56 Ground meat
Calcium 33 15 Ground meat
Potassium 241 316 Salami
Magnesium 17 19 Salami
Sugars 0 0.96 Ground meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.357 Salami
Zinc 5.84 2.93 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 166 191 Salami
Sodium 73 1740 Ground meat
Vitamin A 9 0 Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12 0.22 Salami
Vitamin D 0 1 Salami
Vitamin B1 0.051 0.367 Salami
Vitamin B2 0.171 0.357 Salami
Vitamin B3 4.026 6.053 Salami
Vitamin B5 0.512 1.201 Salami
Vitamin B6 0.311 0.459 Salami
Vitamin B12 2.49 1.52 Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9 3.2 Salami
Folate 7 3 Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173 0.586 Salami
Saturated Fat 6.073 9.316 Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322 11.127 Salami
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408 2.529 Salami
Tryptophan 0.121 0.114 Ground meat
Threonine 0.923 0.521 Ground meat
Isoleucine 1.055 0.675 Ground meat
Leucine 1.861 0.929 Ground meat
Lysine 1.976 1.107 Ground meat
Methionine 0.614 0.301 Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931 0.481 Ground meat
Valine 1.172 0.668 Ground meat
Histidine 0.775 0.359 Ground meat
Fructose 0 Salami

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 of 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. Salami - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172936/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.