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Mortadella vs Flank steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mortadella and Flank steak different?

  • Mortadella is richer in Vitamin B2, while Flank steak is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Phosphorus, Selenium, and Vitamin B12.
  • Mortadella covers your daily need of Vitamin B2 11759% more than Flank steak.
  • Mortadella contains 22 times more Sodium than Flank steak. Mortadella contains 1246mg of Sodium, while Flank steak contains 56mg.

Mortadella, beef, pork and Beef, flank, steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, broiled types were 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 +11.1%
Contains more Iron +24.3%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.5%
Contains more Potassium +108%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +36.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 66% 17% 90% 30% 8% 134% 28%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Iron +24.3%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +116.5%
Contains more Potassium +108%
Contains less Sodium -95.5%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +36.7%

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 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114937.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +345.4%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.1%
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% 8% 0% 0% 19% 31% 139% 33% 134% 7% 204% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +114937.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +72.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +175.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +345.4%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mortadella Flank steak Opinion
Net carbs 3.05g 0g Mortadella
Protein 16.37g 27.66g Flank steak
Fats 25.39g 8.23g Mortadella
Carbs 3.05g 0g Mortadella
Calories 311kcal 192kcal Mortadella
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 20mg Flank steak
Iron 1.4mg 1.74mg Flank steak
Magnesium 11mg 23mg Flank steak
Phosphorus 97mg 210mg Flank steak
Potassium 163mg 339mg Flank steak
Sodium 1246mg 56mg Flank steak
Zinc 2.1mg 4.9mg Flank steak
Copper 0.06mg 0.082mg Flank steak
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.38mg Flank steak
Vitamin D 41IU IU Mortadella
Vitamin D 1µg µg Mortadella
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.119mg 0.075mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 153mg 0.133mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673mg 7.363mg Flank steak
Vitamin B5 0.44mg 0.545mg Flank steak
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.579mg Flank steak
Folate 3µg 9µg Flank steak
Vitamin B12 1.48µg 1.63µg Flank steak
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.4µg Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152mg 0.182mg Flank steak
Threonine 0.633mg 1.105mg Flank steak
Isoleucine 0.708mg 1.259mg Flank steak
Leucine 1.213mg 2.201mg Flank steak
Lysine 1.262mg 2.338mg Flank steak
Methionine 0.394mg 0.72mg Flank steak
Phenylalanine 0.598mg 1.093mg Flank steak
Valine 0.735mg 1.372mg Flank steak
Histidine 0.52mg 0.883mg Flank steak
Cholesterol 56mg 79mg Mortadella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.51g 3.395g Flank steak
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38g 3.317g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12g 0.322g Mortadella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mortadella Flank steak
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
48
Flank steak
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
47
Flank steak

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
166%
Flank steak
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
0%
Flank steak
Fats
117%
Mortadella
38%
Flank steak

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flank steak
Flank steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1190mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.115g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flank steak
Flank steak 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.

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. Flank steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168733/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.