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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
Contains more Iron +85.7%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.1%
Contains more Potassium +95.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +200.5%
Contains more Copper +41.7%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Contains more Iron +85.7%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +104.1%
Contains more Potassium +95.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.2%
Contains more Zinc +200.5%
Contains more Copper +41.7%
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 Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +78.4%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
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 Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +78.4%

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.
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mortadella Beef
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
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

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.

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.