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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
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Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Contains more Iron +32.9%
Contains more Copper +156.7%
Contains more Zinc +118.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -21.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 12
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 70% 3% 13% 9% 52% 125% 54% 127%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +12.4%
Contains more Iron +32.9%
Contains more Copper +156.7%
Contains more Zinc +118.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.9%
Contains less Sodium -21.9%
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 Vitamin B12 +10.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.42
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.5
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% 4% 3% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 204% 4% 5%
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 Vitamin B12 +10.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.42
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.5

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
98%
Mortadella
109%
Corned beef
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
0%
Corned beef
Fats
117%
Mortadella
88%
Corned beef

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mortadella Corned beef
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 - 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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Mortadella Corned beef Opinion
Calories 311 251 Mortadella
Protein 16.37 18.17 Corned beef
Fats 25.39 18.98 Mortadella
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.05 0.47 Mortadella
Cholesterol 56 98 Mortadella
Vitamin D 41 4 Mortadella
Iron 1.4 1.86 Corned beef
Calcium 18 8 Mortadella
Potassium 163 145 Mortadella
Magnesium 11 12 Corned beef
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.06 0.154 Corned beef
Zinc 2.1 4.58 Corned beef
Starch
Phosphorus 97 125 Corned beef
Sodium 1246 973 Corned beef
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 0.16 Mortadella
Vitamin D 1 0.1 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.119 0.026 Mortadella
Vitamin B2 153 0.17 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673 3.03 Corned beef
Vitamin B5 0.44 0.42 Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.23 Corned beef
Vitamin B12 1.48 1.63 Corned beef
Vitamin K 1.6 1.5 Mortadella
Folate 3 6 Corned beef
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 9.51 6.34 Corned beef
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38 9.22 Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12 0.67 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152 0.119 Mortadella
Threonine 0.633 0.726 Corned beef
Isoleucine 0.708 0.827 Corned beef
Leucine 1.213 1.445 Corned beef
Lysine 1.262 1.536 Corned beef
Methionine 0.394 0.473 Corned beef
Phenylalanine 0.598 0.718 Corned beef
Valine 0.735 0.901 Corned beef
Histidine 0.52 0.58 Corned beef
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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 of 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.