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Italian sausage vs. Mortadella — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Italian sausage and Mortadella different?

  • Italian sausage is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Monounsaturated Fat, however, Mortadella is richer in Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B12.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 from Mortadella is 11751% higher.
  • Italian sausage contains 5 times more Vitamin B1 than Mortadella. While Italian sausage contains 0.623mg of Vitamin B1, Mortadella contains only 0.119mg.
  • Italian sausage has less Sodium.

Sausage, Italian, pork, cooked and Mortadella, beef, pork are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.3%
Contains more Potassium +86.5%
Contains less Sodium -40.4%
Contains more Zinc +13.8%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.4
Equal in Selenium - 22.6
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 54% 13% 73% 27% 97% 66% 27% 0% 120%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20% 4% 124%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +75.3%
Contains more Potassium +86.5%
Contains less Sodium -40.4%
Contains more Zinc +13.8%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.4
Equal in Selenium - 22.6

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 E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +423.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +153.8%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65565.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +13.8%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 5% 30% 1% 156% 54% 79% 0% 77% 4% 163% 9%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +423.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +153.8%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65565.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +13.8%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +16.8%
Contains more Carbs +40%
Contains more Water +11%
Contains more Other +33.2%
Equal in Fats - 25.39
19% 27% 4% 47% 2%
Protein: 19.12 g
Fats: 27.31 g
Carbs: 4.27 g
Water: 47.13 g
Other: 2.17 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 +16.8%
Contains more Carbs +40%
Contains more Water +11%
Contains more Other +33.2%
Equal in Fats - 25.39

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +50.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +12.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 9.51
33% 56% 11%
Saturated Fat: 10.195 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 17.108 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.518 g
40% 47% 13%
Saturated Fat: 9.51 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 11.38 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.12 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +50.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +12.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 9.51

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Italian sausage Mortadella
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Mortadella Opinion
Net carbs 4.17g 3.05g Italian sausage
Protein 19.12g 16.37g Italian sausage
Fats 27.31g 25.39g Italian sausage
Carbs 4.27g 3.05g Italian sausage
Calories 344kcal 311kcal Italian sausage
Sugar 1.86g 0g Mortadella
Fiber 0.1g 0g Italian sausage
Calcium 21mg 18mg Italian sausage
Iron 1.43mg 1.4mg Italian sausage
Magnesium 18mg 11mg Italian sausage
Phosphorus 170mg 97mg Italian sausage
Potassium 304mg 163mg Italian sausage
Sodium 743mg 1246mg Italian sausage
Zinc 2.39mg 2.1mg Italian sausage
Copper 0.08mg 0.06mg Italian sausage
Manganese 0.03mg Mortadella
Selenium 22µg 22.6µg Mortadella
Vitamin A 16IU 0IU Italian sausage
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 0µg Italian sausage
Vitamin E 0.25mg 0.22mg Italian sausage
Vitamin D 41IU 41IU
Vitamin D 1µg 1µg
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.623mg 0.119mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.233mg 153mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 4.165mg 2.673mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B5 0.44mg Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.33mg 0.13mg Italian sausage
Folate 5µg 3µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 1.3µg 1.48µg Mortadella
Vitamin K 3.4µg 1.6µg Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.152mg Italian sausage
Threonine 0.792mg 0.633mg Italian sausage
Isoleucine 0.731mg 0.708mg Italian sausage
Leucine 1.343mg 1.213mg Italian sausage
Lysine 1.522mg 1.262mg Italian sausage
Methionine 0.486mg 0.394mg Italian sausage
Phenylalanine 0.67mg 0.598mg Italian sausage
Valine 0.804mg 0.735mg Italian sausage
Histidine 0.577mg 0.52mg Italian sausage
Cholesterol 57mg 56mg Mortadella
Saturated Fat 10.195g 9.51g Mortadella
Monounsaturated Fat 17.108g 11.38g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 3.518g 3.12g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Italian sausage Mortadella
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
48%
Italian sausage
2972%
Mortadella
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Italian sausage
49%
Mortadella

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.86g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.685g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 503mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)

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. Italian sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174586/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.