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Mortadella vs Beef tenderloin - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mortadella and Beef tenderloin different?

  • Mortadella is higher in Vitamin B2, however Beef tenderloin is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 from Mortadella is 11749% higher.
  • Mortadella contains 22 times more Sodium than Beef tenderloin. While Mortadella contains 1246mg of Sodium, Beef tenderloin contains only 57mg.

Mortadella, beef, pork and Beef, tenderloin, roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, roasted are the varieties 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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Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +122.1%
Contains more Potassium +103.1%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +105%
Contains more Zinc +91.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +109.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 117% 3% 30% 16% 41% 110% 87% 8%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +122.1%
Contains more Potassium +103.1%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Copper +105%
Contains more Zinc +91.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +109.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%

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 B1 +32.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58746.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +66.2%
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% 0% 0% 0% 23% 60% 57% 15% 58% 308% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +58746.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +66.2%
Contains more Folate +166.7%

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
44
Beef tenderloin
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
51
Beef tenderloin

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
143%
Beef tenderloin
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
0%
Beef tenderloin
Fats
117%
Mortadella
114%
Beef tenderloin

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

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Mortadella Beef tenderloin
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 - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.21g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin contains less Sodium (difference - 1189mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef tenderloin
Beef tenderloin 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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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 tenderloin Opinion
Calories 311 324 Beef tenderloin
Protein 16.37 23.9 Beef tenderloin
Fats 25.39 24.6 Mortadella
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.05 0 Mortadella
Cholesterol 56 85 Mortadella
Vitamin D 41 Mortadella
Iron 1.4 3.11 Beef tenderloin
Calcium 18 9 Mortadella
Potassium 163 331 Beef tenderloin
Magnesium 11 22 Beef tenderloin
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.06 0.123 Beef tenderloin
Zinc 2.1 4.03 Beef tenderloin
Starch
Phosphorus 97 203 Beef tenderloin
Sodium 1246 57 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 Mortadella
Vitamin D 1 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.119 0.09 Mortadella
Vitamin B2 153 0.26 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673 3 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B5 0.44 0.25 Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.25 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin B12 1.48 2.46 Beef tenderloin
Vitamin K 1.6 Mortadella
Folate 3 8 Beef tenderloin
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 9.51 9.72 Mortadella
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38 10.27 Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12 1 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152 0.268 Beef tenderloin
Threonine 0.633 1.044 Beef tenderloin
Isoleucine 0.708 1.075 Beef tenderloin
Leucine 1.213 1.889 Beef tenderloin
Lysine 1.262 1.989 Beef tenderloin
Methionine 0.394 0.612 Beef tenderloin
Phenylalanine 0.598 0.933 Beef tenderloin
Valine 0.735 1.163 Beef tenderloin
Histidine 0.52 0.818 Beef tenderloin
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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 tenderloin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169544/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.