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Liverwurst vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Liverwurst and Mortadella

  • Liverwurst is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Copper, and Phosphorus, however Mortadella is richer in Vitamin B2, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11690% higher.
  • Liverwurst has 9 times more Vitamin B12 than Mortadella. While Liverwurst has 13.46µg of Vitamin B12, Mortadella has only 1.48µg.
  • Mortadella has less Cholesterol.

The food types used in this comparison are Liverwurst spread 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 Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +532.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +137.1%
Contains less Sodium -43.8%
Contains more Copper +300%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Potassium - 163
Equal in Zinc - 2.1
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 7% 332% 9% 99% 15% 92% 63% 80%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Contains more Calcium +22.2%
Contains more Iron +532.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +137.1%
Contains less Sodium -43.8%
Contains more Copper +300%
Equal in Magnesium - 11
Equal in Potassium - 163
Equal in Zinc - 2.1

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +570.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.2%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +809.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14754.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 819% 0% 0% 12% 68% 238% 81% 178% 44% 23% 1683% 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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +570.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.2%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +809.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14754.4%

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.
Liverwurst 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 Liverwurst Mortadella Opinion
Net carbs 3.39g 3.05g Liverwurst
Protein 12.38g 16.37g Mortadella
Fats 25.45g 25.39g Liverwurst
Carbs 5.89g 3.05g Liverwurst
Calories 305kcal 311kcal Mortadella
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 1.65g 0g Mortadella
Fiber 2.5g 0g Liverwurst
Calcium 22mg 18mg Liverwurst
Iron 8.85mg 1.4mg Liverwurst
Magnesium 12mg 11mg Liverwurst
Phosphorus 230mg 97mg Liverwurst
Potassium 170mg 163mg Liverwurst
Sodium 700mg 1246mg Liverwurst
Zinc 2.3mg 2.1mg Liverwurst
Copper 0.24mg 0.06mg Liverwurst
Vitamin A 13636IU 0IU Liverwurst
Vitamin E mg 0.22mg Mortadella
Vitamin D IU 41IU Mortadella
Vitamin D µg 1µg Mortadella
Vitamin C 3.5mg 0mg Liverwurst
Vitamin B1 0.272mg 0.119mg Liverwurst
Vitamin B2 1.03mg 153mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 4.3mg 2.673mg Liverwurst
Vitamin B5 2.95mg 0.44mg Liverwurst
Vitamin B6 0.19mg 0.13mg Liverwurst
Folate 30µg 3µg Liverwurst
Vitamin B12 13.46µg 1.48µg Liverwurst
Vitamin K µg 1.6µg Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.151mg 0.152mg Mortadella
Threonine 0.671mg 0.633mg Liverwurst
Isoleucine 0.653mg 0.708mg Mortadella
Leucine 1.139mg 1.213mg Mortadella
Lysine 1.155mg 1.262mg Mortadella
Methionine 0.285mg 0.394mg Mortadella
Phenylalanine 0.617mg 0.598mg Liverwurst
Valine 0.857mg 0.735mg Liverwurst
Histidine 0.448mg 0.52mg Mortadella
Cholesterol 118mg 56mg Mortadella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.925g 9.51g Mortadella
Monounsaturated Fat 12.286g 11.38g Liverwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 2.427g 3.12g Mortadella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Liverwurst Mortadella
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
262
Liverwurst
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
87
Liverwurst
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
74%
Liverwurst
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
6%
Liverwurst
3%
Mortadella
Fats
117%
Liverwurst
117%
Mortadella

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.65g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 62mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.415g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Liverwurst
Liverwurst contains less Sodium (difference - 546mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Liverwurst
Liverwurst is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liverwurst
Liverwurst is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)

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. Liverwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174596/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.