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Horse meat vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Horse meat and Mortadella

  • Horse meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3, however Mortadella is richer in Vitamin B2, and Selenium.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11760% higher.
  • Horse meat has 4 times more Iron than Mortadella. While Horse meat has 5.03mg of Iron, Mortadella has only 1.4mg.
  • Horse meat has less Saturated Fat.

The food types used in this comparison are Game meat, horse, cooked, 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
Contains more Iron +259.3%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +154.6%
Contains more Potassium +132.5%
Contains less Sodium -95.6%
Contains more Zinc +81.9%
Contains more Copper +185%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 189% 18% 106% 34% 8% 105% 57%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Contains more Iron +259.3%
Contains more Magnesium +127.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +154.6%
Contains more Potassium +132.5%
Contains less Sodium -95.6%
Contains more Zinc +81.9%
Contains more Copper +185%
Contains more Calcium +125%

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +113.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127400%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 7% 25% 28% 91% 0% 77% 0% 396% 0%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +153.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +113.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +127400%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Horse meat Mortadella Opinion
Net carbs 0g 3.05g Mortadella
Protein 28.14g 16.37g Horse meat
Fats 6.05g 25.39g Mortadella
Carbs 0g 3.05g Mortadella
Calories 175kcal 311kcal Mortadella
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Horse meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 18mg Mortadella
Iron 5.03mg 1.4mg Horse meat
Magnesium 25mg 11mg Horse meat
Phosphorus 247mg 97mg Horse meat
Potassium 379mg 163mg Horse meat
Sodium 55mg 1246mg Horse meat
Zinc 3.82mg 2.1mg Horse meat
Copper 0.171mg 0.06mg Horse meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.22mg Mortadella
Vitamin D IU 41IU Mortadella
Vitamin D µg 1µg Mortadella
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Horse meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.119mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 0.12mg 153mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 4.84mg 2.673mg Horse meat
Vitamin B5 mg 0.44mg Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.13mg Horse meat
Folate µg 3µg Mortadella
Vitamin B12 3.16µg 1.48µg Horse meat
Vitamin K µg 1.6µg Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.349mg 0.152mg Horse meat
Threonine 1.262mg 0.633mg Horse meat
Isoleucine 1.334mg 0.708mg Horse meat
Leucine 2.232mg 1.213mg Horse meat
Lysine 2.398mg 1.262mg Horse meat
Methionine 0.623mg 0.394mg Horse meat
Phenylalanine 1.157mg 0.598mg Horse meat
Valine 1.458mg 0.735mg Horse meat
Histidine 1.081mg 0.52mg Horse meat
Cholesterol 68mg 56mg Mortadella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.9g 9.51g Horse meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.12g 11.38g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.85g 3.12g Mortadella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Horse 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
52
Horse meat
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
65
Horse 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
169%
Horse meat
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
0%
Horse meat
3%
Mortadella
Fats
28%
Horse meat
117%
Mortadella

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Horse meat
Horse meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1191mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.61g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Horse meat
Horse meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Horse meat
Horse meat is relatively richer in minerals
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. Horse meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175087/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.