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Mortadella vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mortadella and Chicken meat different?

  • Mortadella is higher in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin D, however Chicken meat is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 from Mortadella is 11756% higher.
  • Mortadella contains 21 times more Vitamin D than Chicken meat. While Mortadella contains 41IU of Vitamin D, Chicken meat contains only 2IU.
  • Chicken meat has less Sodium.

Mortadella, beef, pork and Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, 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
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +11.1%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +87.6%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.26
Equal in Zinc - 1.94
Equal in Copper - 0.066
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +11.1%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +87.6%
Contains more Potassium +36.8%
Contains less Sodium -93.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.26
Equal in Zinc - 1.94
Equal in Copper - 0.066

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 +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90971.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +393.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.7%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
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 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90971.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +393.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +217.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.7%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mortadella Chicken meat Opinion
Net carbs 3.05g 0g Mortadella
Protein 16.37g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 25.39g 13.6g Mortadella
Carbs 3.05g 0g Mortadella
Calories 311kcal 239kcal Mortadella
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 15mg Mortadella
Iron 1.4mg 1.26mg Mortadella
Magnesium 11mg 23mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 97mg 182mg Chicken meat
Potassium 163mg 223mg Chicken meat
Sodium 1246mg 82mg Chicken meat
Zinc 2.1mg 1.94mg Mortadella
Copper 0.06mg 0.066mg Chicken meat
Vitamin A 0IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.27mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 41IU 2IU Mortadella
Vitamin D 1µg 0µg Mortadella
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.119mg 0.063mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 153mg 0.168mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 0.44mg 1.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.4mg Chicken meat
Folate 3µg 5µg Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 1.48µg 0.3µg Mortadella
Vitamin K 1.6µg 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.152mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 0.633mg 1.128mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 0.708mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.213mg 1.986mg Chicken meat
Lysine 1.262mg 2.223mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.394mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.598mg 1.061mg Chicken meat
Valine 0.735mg 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.52mg 0.802mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 56mg 88mg Mortadella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.51g 3.79g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38g 5.34g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12g 2.97g Mortadella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mortadella Chicken meat
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
36
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
31
Chicken meat

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
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
117%
Mortadella
63%
Chicken meat

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 - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1164mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.72g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.