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Ground turkey vs. Mortadella — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Ground turkey and Mortadella?

  • Ground turkey is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Copper, yet Mortadella is richer in Vitamin B2.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11753% higher.
  • Ground turkey has 5 times more Vitamin B6 than Mortadella. Ground turkey has 0.633mg of Vitamin B6, while Mortadella has 0.13mg.
  • Mortadella contains less Cholesterol.

We used Ground turkey, cooked and Mortadella, beef, pork types in this comparison.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +55.6%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +161.9%
Contains more Potassium +80.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.7%
Contains more Zinc +48.1%
Contains more Copper +151.7%
Contains more Selenium +37.6%
Contains more Manganese +172.7%
Equal in Iron - 1.4
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 57% 22% 109% 26% 11% 85% 51% 2% 170%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20% 4% 124%
Contains more Calcium +55.6%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +161.9%
Contains more Potassium +80.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.7%
Contains more Zinc +48.1%
Contains more Copper +151.7%
Contains more Selenium +37.6%
Contains more Manganese +172.7%
Equal in Iron - 1.4

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +226.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +171.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +386.9%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin D +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72411.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Choline - 72.2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 3% 6% 0% 20% 49% 164% 72% 147% 6% 168% 43% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5% 30% 0% 30% 35308% 51% 27% 30% 3% 185% 40% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +226.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +171.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +386.9%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin D +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72411.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Choline - 72.2

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +67.2%
Contains more Water +18.7%
Contains more Fats +144.1%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +1706.3%
27% 10% 62%
Protein: 27.37 g
Fats: 10.4 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.07 g
Other: 0.16 g
16% 25% 3% 52% 3%
Protein: 16.37 g
Fats: 25.39 g
Carbs: 3.05 g
Water: 52.3 g
Other: 2.89 g
Contains more Protein +67.2%
Contains more Water +18.7%
Contains more Fats +144.1%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +1706.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -71.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +229.1%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 3.12
30% 38% 32%
Saturated Fat: 2.669 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.458 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.917 g
40% 47% 13%
Saturated Fat: 9.51 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 11.38 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.12 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -71.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +229.1%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 3.12

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Ground turkey 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 Ground turkey Mortadella Opinion
Net carbs 0g 3.05g Mortadella
Protein 27.37g 16.37g Ground turkey
Fats 10.4g 25.39g Mortadella
Carbs 0g 3.05g Mortadella
Calories 203kcal 311kcal Mortadella
Calcium 28mg 18mg Ground turkey
Iron 1.52mg 1.4mg Ground turkey
Magnesium 30mg 11mg Ground turkey
Phosphorus 254mg 97mg Ground turkey
Potassium 294mg 163mg Ground turkey
Sodium 78mg 1246mg Ground turkey
Zinc 3.11mg 2.1mg Ground turkey
Copper 0.151mg 0.06mg Ground turkey
Manganese 0.011mg 0.03mg Mortadella
Selenium 31.1µg 22.6µg Ground turkey
Vitamin A 79IU 0IU Ground turkey
Vitamin A RAE 24µg 0µg Ground turkey
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.22mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 8IU 41IU Mortadella
Vitamin D 0.2µg 1µg Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.077mg 0.119mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 153mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 8.724mg 2.673mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B5 1.193mg 0.44mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B6 0.633mg 0.13mg Ground turkey
Folate 7µg 3µg Ground turkey
Vitamin B12 1.34µg 1.48µg Mortadella
Choline 78.2mg 72.2mg Ground turkey
Vitamin K 0µg 1.6µg Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.312mg 0.152mg Ground turkey
Threonine 1.258mg 0.633mg Ground turkey
Isoleucine 1.227mg 0.708mg Ground turkey
Leucine 2.262mg 1.213mg Ground turkey
Lysine 2.452mg 1.262mg Ground turkey
Methionine 0.806mg 0.394mg Ground turkey
Phenylalanine 1.068mg 0.598mg Ground turkey
Valine 1.27mg 0.735mg Ground turkey
Histidine 0.811mg 0.52mg Ground turkey
Cholesterol 93mg 56mg Mortadella
Trans Fat 0.134g Mortadella
Saturated Fat 2.669g 9.51g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - DHA 0.009g 0g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - DPA 0.012g 0g Ground turkey
Monounsaturated Fat 3.458g 11.38g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 2.917g 3.12g Mortadella
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.019g Ground turkey
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.508g Ground turkey
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.008g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - ALA 0.136g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Ground turkey
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Ground turkey

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground turkey Mortadella
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
52%
Ground turkey
2747%
Mortadella
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Ground turkey
49%
Mortadella

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 37mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey contains less Sodium (difference - 1168mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.841g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ground turkey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171506/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.