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Mortadella vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mortadella and Beef different?

  • Mortadella is richer in Vitamin B2, while Beef is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Iron, and Phosphorus.
  • Mortadella covers your daily need of Vitamin B2 11756% more than Beef.
  • Mortadella contains 17 times more Sodium than Beef. Mortadella contains 1246mg of Sodium, while Beef contains 72mg.

Mortadella, beef, pork and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled types were 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Beef
Contains more Iron +85.7%
Contains more Potassium +95.1%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Copper +41.7%
Contains more Zinc +200.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Contains more Iron +85.7%
Contains more Potassium +95.1%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Copper +41.7%
Contains more Zinc +200.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
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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Beef
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86831.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +78.4%
Contains more Folate +200%
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% 1% 3% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 331% 3% 7%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +158.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86831.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +101.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +193.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +78.4%
Contains more Folate +200%

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
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
55
Beef

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
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
0%
Beef
Fats
117%
Mortadella
71%
Beef

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 Beef
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Mortadella Beef
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 32mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 1174mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.615g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mortadella Beef Opinion
Calories 311 250 Mortadella
Protein 16.37 25.93 Beef
Fats 25.39 15.41 Mortadella
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.05 0 Mortadella
Cholesterol 56 88 Mortadella
Vitamin D 41 2 Mortadella
Iron 1.4 2.6 Beef
Calcium 18 18
Potassium 163 318 Beef
Magnesium 11 21 Beef
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.06 0.085 Beef
Zinc 2.1 6.31 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 97 198 Beef
Sodium 1246 72 Beef
Vitamin A 0 9 Beef
Vitamin E 0.22 0.12 Mortadella
Vitamin D 1 0 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.119 0.046 Mortadella
Vitamin B2 153 0.176 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673 5.378 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.44 0.658 Beef
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.382 Beef
Vitamin B12 1.48 2.64 Beef
Vitamin K 1.6 1.2 Mortadella
Folate 3 9 Beef
Trans Fat 0.572 Mortadella
Saturated Fat 9.51 5.895 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38 6.668 Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12 0.484 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152 0.094 Mortadella
Threonine 0.633 0.72 Beef
Isoleucine 0.708 0.822 Beef
Leucine 1.213 1.45 Beef
Lysine 1.262 1.54 Beef
Methionine 0.394 0.478 Beef
Phenylalanine 0.598 0.725 Beef
Valine 0.735 0.914 Beef
Histidine 0.52 0.604 Beef
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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. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.