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Italian sausage vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Italian sausage and Mortadella?

  • Italian sausage is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus, yet Mortadella is richer in Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B12.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11756% higher.
  • Italian sausage has 5 times more Vitamin B1 than Mortadella. Italian sausage has 0.568mg of Vitamin B1, while Mortadella has 0.119mg.
  • Mortadella contains less Cholesterol.

We used Sausage, Italian, pork, raw 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Potassium +55.2%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.4%
Contains less Sodium -41.3%
Contains more Iron +18.6%
Contains more Zinc +17.3%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 6% 23% 10% 27% 49% 61% 96%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Contains more Potassium +55.2%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.4%
Contains less Sodium -41.3%
Contains more Iron +18.6%
Contains more Zinc +17.3%
Equal in Calcium - 18

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 B1 +377.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.8%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90971.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +62.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 0% 0% 0% 142% 39% 61% 31% 70% 114% 0% 6%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +377.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.8%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90971.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +62.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Italian sausage Mortadella Opinion
Calories 346kcal 311kcal Italian sausage
Protein 14.25g 16.37g Mortadella
Fats 31.33g 25.39g Italian sausage
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Italian sausage
Net carbs 0.65g 3.05g Mortadella
Carbs 0.65g 3.05g Mortadella
Cholesterol 76mg 56mg Mortadella
Vitamin D IU 41IU Mortadella
Iron 1.18mg 1.4mg Mortadella
Calcium 18mg 18mg
Potassium 253mg 163mg Italian sausage
Magnesium 14mg 11mg Italian sausage
Sugar g 0g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.08mg 0.06mg Italian sausage
Zinc 1.79mg 2.1mg Mortadella
Starch g g
Phosphorus 142mg 97mg Italian sausage
Sodium 731mg 1246mg Italian sausage
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E mg 0.22mg Mortadella
Vitamin D µg 1µg Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.568mg 0.119mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 153mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 3.25mg 2.673mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B5 0.51mg 0.44mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.13mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 1.48µg Mortadella
Vitamin K µg 1.6µg Mortadella
Folate 8µg 3µg Italian sausage
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 11.27g 9.51g Mortadella
Monounsaturated Fat 14.34g 11.38g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 4.03g 3.12g Italian sausage
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.152mg Mortadella
Threonine 0.563mg 0.633mg Mortadella
Isoleucine 0.52mg 0.708mg Mortadella
Leucine 0.956mg 1.213mg Mortadella
Lysine 1.083mg 1.262mg Mortadella
Methionine 0.346mg 0.394mg Mortadella
Phenylalanine 0.477mg 0.598mg Mortadella
Valine 0.572mg 0.735mg Mortadella
Histidine 0.411mg 0.52mg Mortadella
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
39
Italian sausage
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
39
Italian sausage
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
86%
Italian sausage
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
1%
Italian sausage
3%
Mortadella
Fats
145%
Italian sausage
117%
Mortadella

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.76g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 515mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
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.
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. Italian sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171631/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.