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Mortadella vs Chorizo - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mortadella and Chorizo different?

  • Mortadella is higher in Vitamin B2, however Chorizo is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Zinc, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 from Mortadella is 11746% higher.
  • Mortadella has less Saturated Fat.

Mortadella, beef, pork and Chorizo, pork and beef 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 +125%
Contains more Iron +13.6%
Contains more Potassium +144.2%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +62.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.6%
Equal in Sodium - 1235
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 3% 36% 13% 27% 93% 65% 162%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +13.6%
Contains more Potassium +144.2%
Contains more Magnesium +63.6%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +62.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.6%
Equal in Sodium - 1235

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 B2 +50900%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin D +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +429.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6
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% 5% 45% 158% 70% 97% 68% 123% 251% 4% 2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50900%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin D +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +429.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +307.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mortadella Chorizo Opinion
Calories 311kcal 455kcal Chorizo
Protein 16.37g 24.1g Chorizo
Fats 25.39g 38.27g Chorizo
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 3.05g 1.86g Mortadella
Carbs 3.05g 1.86g Mortadella
Cholesterol 56mg 88mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 41IU 61IU Chorizo
Iron 1.4mg 1.59mg Chorizo
Calcium 18mg 8mg Mortadella
Potassium 163mg 398mg Chorizo
Magnesium 11mg 18mg Chorizo
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.06mg 0.08mg Chorizo
Zinc 2.1mg 3.41mg Chorizo
Starch g g
Phosphorus 97mg 150mg Chorizo
Sodium 1246mg 1235mg Chorizo
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.22mg
Vitamin D 1µg 1.5µg Chorizo
Vitamin B1 0.119mg 0.63mg Chorizo
Vitamin B2 153mg 0.3mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673mg 5.131mg Chorizo
Vitamin B5 0.44mg 1.12mg Chorizo
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.53mg Chorizo
Vitamin B12 1.48µg 2µg Chorizo
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.6µg
Folate 3µg 2µg Mortadella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.51g 14.38g Mortadella
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38g 18.4g Chorizo
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12g 3.46g Chorizo
Tryptophan 0.152mg 0.278mg Chorizo
Threonine 0.633mg 1.473mg Chorizo
Isoleucine 0.708mg 2.206mg Chorizo
Leucine 1.213mg 1.708mg Chorizo
Lysine 1.262mg 2.414mg Chorizo
Methionine 0.394mg 0.47mg Chorizo
Phenylalanine 0.598mg 1.149mg Chorizo
Valine 0.735mg 0.914mg Chorizo
Histidine 0.52mg 0.721mg Chorizo
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mortadella Chorizo
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
68
Chorizo
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
57
Chorizo

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
145%
Chorizo
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
2%
Chorizo
Fats
117%
Mortadella
177%
Chorizo

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.87g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chorizo
Chorizo contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chorizo
Chorizo is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Chorizo - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173859/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.