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Mortadella vs Barbecue chicken - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Mortadella and Barbecue chicken

  • Mortadella is higher in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, and Iron, however Barbecue chicken is richer in Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, and Vitamin D.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11752% higher.
  • Mortadella has 4 times more Sodium than Barbecue chicken. While Mortadella has 1246mg of Sodium, Barbecue chicken has only 335mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Mortadella, beef, pork and Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin.

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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 +47.4%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +18%
Contains more Potassium +56.4%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Copper +28.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +124.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 36% 5% 23% 15% 26% 49% 94% 44%
Contains more Iron +47.4%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +18%
Contains more Potassium +56.4%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Copper +28.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +124.7%
Contains less Sodium -73.1%

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 D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67300.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +189.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +214.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.9%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 5% 10% 0% 14% 53% 108% 10% 45% 59% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +67300.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +189.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +214.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +114.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.9%
Contains more Folate +166.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mortadella Barbecue chicken Opinion
Calories 311kcal 226kcal Mortadella
Protein 16.37g 22.51g Barbecue chicken
Fats 25.39g 15.08g Mortadella
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 3.05g 0.12g Mortadella
Carbs 3.05g 0.12g Mortadella
Cholesterol 56mg 127mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 41IU 0IU Mortadella
Iron 1.4mg 0.95mg Mortadella
Calcium 18mg 16mg Mortadella
Potassium 163mg 255mg Barbecue chicken
Magnesium 11mg 21mg Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0g 0.12g Mortadella
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.06mg 0.077mg Barbecue chicken
Zinc 2.1mg 1.78mg Mortadella
Starch g 0g Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 97mg 218mg Barbecue chicken
Sodium 1246mg 335mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin A 0IU 67IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.46mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 1µg 0µg Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.119mg 0.055mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 153mg 0.227mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673mg 5.732mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.44mg 0.152mg Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.191mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B12 1.48µg 0.47µg Mortadella
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0µg Mortadella
Folate 3µg 8µg Barbecue chicken
Trans Fat g 0.078g Mortadella
Saturated Fat 9.51g 3.927g Barbecue chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38g 6.446g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12g 2.038g Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152mg 0.173mg Barbecue chicken
Threonine 0.633mg 0.657mg Barbecue chicken
Isoleucine 0.708mg 0.853mg Barbecue chicken
Leucine 1.213mg 1.549mg Barbecue chicken
Lysine 1.262mg 1.75mg Barbecue chicken
Methionine 0.394mg 0.565mg Barbecue chicken
Phenylalanine 0.598mg 0.69mg Barbecue chicken
Valine 0.735mg 0.935mg Barbecue chicken
Histidine 0.52mg 0.592mg Barbecue chicken
Fructose g 0.04g Barbecue chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mortadella Barbecue chicken
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
2972
Mortadella
25
Barbecue chicken
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
36
Barbecue chicken

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
98%
Mortadella
135%
Barbecue chicken
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
0%
Barbecue chicken
Fats
117%
Mortadella
70%
Barbecue chicken

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 71mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 911mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.583g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in glycemic index (difference - 18)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Mortadella - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174573/nutrients
  2. Barbecue chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171127/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.