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Mortadella vs Corned beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Mortadella and Corned beef?

  • Mortadella is higher in Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1, yet Corned beef is higher in Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11756% more.
  • Mortadella has 5 times more Vitamin B1 than Corned beef. While Mortadella has 0.119mg of Vitamin B1, Corned beef has only 0.026mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Corned beef is lower.

We used Mortadella, beef, pork and Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked types 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 Potassium +12.4%
Contains more Iron +32.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -21.9%
Contains more Zinc +118.1%
Contains more Copper +156.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Contains more Iron +32.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -21.9%
Contains more Zinc +118.1%
Contains more Copper +156.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 12

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 E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +357.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.42
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.5
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 0% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 4%
Contains more Vitamin E +37.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +357.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89900%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.1%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.42
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.5

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mortadella Corned beef Opinion
Net carbs 3.05g 0.47g Mortadella
Protein 16.37g 18.17g Corned beef
Fats 25.39g 18.98g Mortadella
Carbs 3.05g 0.47g Mortadella
Calories 311kcal 251kcal Mortadella
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 8mg Mortadella
Iron 1.4mg 1.86mg Corned beef
Magnesium 11mg 12mg Corned beef
Phosphorus 97mg 125mg Corned beef
Potassium 163mg 145mg Mortadella
Sodium 1246mg 973mg Corned beef
Zinc 2.1mg 4.58mg Corned beef
Copper 0.06mg 0.154mg Corned beef
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.16mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 41IU 4IU Mortadella
Vitamin D 1µg 0.1µg Mortadella
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.119mg 0.026mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 153mg 0.17mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673mg 3.03mg Corned beef
Vitamin B5 0.44mg 0.42mg Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.23mg Corned beef
Folate 3µg 6µg Corned beef
Vitamin B12 1.48µg 1.63µg Corned beef
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.5µg Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152mg 0.119mg Mortadella
Threonine 0.633mg 0.726mg Corned beef
Isoleucine 0.708mg 0.827mg Corned beef
Leucine 1.213mg 1.445mg Corned beef
Lysine 1.262mg 1.536mg Corned beef
Methionine 0.394mg 0.473mg Corned beef
Phenylalanine 0.598mg 0.718mg Corned beef
Valine 0.735mg 0.901mg Corned beef
Histidine 0.52mg 0.58mg Corned beef
Cholesterol 56mg 98mg Mortadella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.51g 6.34g Corned beef
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38g 9.22g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12g 0.67g Mortadella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mortadella Corned 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
33
Corned beef
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
56
Corned 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
109%
Corned beef
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
0%
Corned beef
Fats
117%
Mortadella
88%
Corned beef

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Corned beef
Corned beef contains less Sodium (difference - 273mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.17g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Corned beef
Corned beef 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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.