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Ham vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Ham and Mortadella

  • Ham has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Zinc, however Mortadella has more Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 from Mortadella is 11754% higher.
  • Mortadella has 6 times less Vitamin B1 than Ham. Ham has 0.754mg of Vitamin B1, while Mortadella has 0.119mg.
  • Ham is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Pork, cured, ham, boneless, extra lean (approximately 5% fat), roasted 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
Ham
7
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Contains more Potassium +76.1%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +37.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +102.1%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Equal in Iron - 1.4
Equal in Sodium - 1246
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 3% 26% 10% 27% 79% 85% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Contains more Potassium +76.1%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +37.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +102.1%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Equal in Iron - 1.4
Equal in Sodium - 1246

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
Ham
4
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Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +533.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75642.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +127.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.44
Equal in Folate - 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% 0% 5% 24% 189% 47% 76% 25% 93% 82% 0% 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% 0% 5% 30% 30% 35308% 51% 27% 30% 185% 4% 3%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +533.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75642.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +127.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.44
Equal in Folate - 3

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
45
Ham
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
55
Ham
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
126%
Ham
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
2%
Ham
3%
Mortadella
Fats
26%
Ham
117%
Mortadella

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.
Ham Mortadella
Lower in price ok
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
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Ham Mortadella
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 cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ham
Ham is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ham
Ham contains less Sodium (difference - 43mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ham
Ham is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.7g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ham
Ham is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ham
Ham 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ham Mortadella Opinion
Calories 145 311 Mortadella
Protein 20.93 16.37 Ham
Fats 5.53 25.39 Mortadella
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.5 3.05 Mortadella
Cholesterol 53 56 Ham
Vitamin D 32 41 Mortadella
Iron 1.48 1.4 Ham
Calcium 8 18 Mortadella
Potassium 287 163 Ham
Magnesium 14 11 Ham
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.06 Ham
Zinc 2.88 2.1 Ham
Starch
Phosphorus 196 97 Ham
Sodium 1203 1246 Ham
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.25 0.22 Ham
Vitamin D 0.8 1 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.754 0.119 Ham
Vitamin B2 0.202 153 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 4.023 2.673 Ham
Vitamin B5 0.403 0.44 Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.13 Ham
Vitamin B12 0.65 1.48 Mortadella
Vitamin K 0 1.6 Mortadella
Folate 3 3
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.81 9.51 Ham
Monounsaturated Fat 2.62 11.38 Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.54 3.12 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.251 0.152 Ham
Threonine 0.931 0.633 Ham
Isoleucine 0.918 0.708 Ham
Leucine 1.661 1.213 Ham
Lysine 1.775 1.262 Ham
Methionine 0.553 0.394 Ham
Phenylalanine 0.904 0.598 Ham
Valine 0.908 0.735 Ham
Histidine 0.75 0.52 Ham
Fructose

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. Ham - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167871/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.