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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
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Iron +45.5%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Contains more Zinc +99.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.1%
Contains more Potassium +31.1%
Contains more Copper +351.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 14% 82% 28% 227% 80% 119%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Iron +45.5%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Contains more Zinc +99.3%
Contains more Magnesium +11.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.1%
Contains more Potassium +31.1%
Contains more Copper +351.9%

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 Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +63.8%
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 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% 92% 83% 114% 73% 106% 3% 191% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +63.8%
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%

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 Salami
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground meat Salami Opinion
Net carbs 0g 2.4g Salami
Protein 23.87g 21.85g Ground meat
Fats 15.37g 25.9g Salami
Carbs 0g 2.4g Salami
Calories 241kcal 336kcal Salami
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Salami
Sugar 0g 0.96g Ground meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 15mg Ground meat
Iron 2.27mg 1.56mg Ground meat
Magnesium 17mg 19mg Salami
Phosphorus 166mg 191mg Salami
Potassium 241mg 316mg Salami
Sodium 73mg 1740mg Ground meat
Zinc 5.84mg 2.93mg Ground meat
Copper 0.079mg 0.357mg Salami
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.22mg Salami
Vitamin D 2IU 41IU Salami
Vitamin D 0µg 1µg Salami
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.367mg Salami
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.357mg Salami
Vitamin B3 4.026mg 6.053mg Salami
Vitamin B5 0.512mg 1.201mg Salami
Vitamin B6 0.311mg 0.459mg Salami
Folate 7µg 3µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2.49µg 1.52µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9µg 3.2µg Salami
Tryptophan 0.121mg 0.114mg Ground meat
Threonine 0.923mg 0.521mg Ground meat
Isoleucine 1.055mg 0.675mg Ground meat
Leucine 1.861mg 0.929mg Ground meat
Lysine 1.976mg 1.107mg Ground meat
Methionine 0.614mg 0.301mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 0.481mg Ground meat
Valine 1.172mg 0.668mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.775mg 0.359mg Ground meat
Cholesterol 88mg 89mg Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173g 0.586g Salami
Saturated Fat 6.073g 9.316g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 11.127g Salami
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 2.529g Salami

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground meat Salami
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
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 food.
Protein
143%
Ground meat
131%
Salami
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
2%
Salami
Fats
71%
Ground meat
120%
Salami

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Salami
Salami is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1667mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
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 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. 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.