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Mortadella vs Foie gras - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Mortadella and Foie gras

  • Mortadella has more Vitamin B2, however Foie gras is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Iron, Selenium, Copper and Vitamin B5.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11746% more.
  • Mortadella contains 2 times more Sodium than Foie gras. Mortadella contains 1246mg of Sodium, while Foie gras contains 697mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Mortadella, beef, pork and Pate de foie gras, canned (goose liver pate), smoked.

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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 Potassium +18.1%
Contains more Zinc +128.3%
Contains more Iron +292.9%
Contains more Calcium +288.9%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Copper +566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.2%
Contains less Sodium -44.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 207% 22% 13% 10% 134% 26% 86% 91%
Contains more Potassium +18.1%
Contains more Zinc +128.3%
Contains more Iron +292.9%
Contains more Calcium +288.9%
Contains more Magnesium +18.2%
Contains more Copper +566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +106.2%
Contains less Sodium -44.1%

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 +35.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51070.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +535.1%
Contains more Folate +1900%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.51
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 7% 200% 0% 0% 22% 69% 48% 72% 14% 1175% 0% 45%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51070.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +172.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +535.1%
Contains more Folate +1900%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.51

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
138
Foie gras
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
73
Foie gras

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
68%
Foie gras
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
5%
Foie gras
Fats
117%
Mortadella
202%
Foie gras

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 Foie gras
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Mortadella Foie gras
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 - 94mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.94g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Foie gras
Foie gras contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Foie gras
Foie gras contains less Sodium (difference - 549mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
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 Foie gras Opinion
Calories 311 462 Foie gras
Protein 16.37 11.4 Mortadella
Fats 25.39 43.84 Foie gras
Vitamin C 0 2 Foie gras
Carbs 3.05 4.67 Foie gras
Cholesterol 56 150 Mortadella
Vitamin D 41 Mortadella
Iron 1.4 5.5 Foie gras
Calcium 18 70 Foie gras
Potassium 163 138 Mortadella
Magnesium 11 13 Foie gras
Sugars 0 Foie gras
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.06 0.4 Foie gras
Zinc 2.1 0.92 Mortadella
Starch
Phosphorus 97 200 Foie gras
Sodium 1246 697 Foie gras
Vitamin A 0 3333 Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.22 Mortadella
Vitamin D 1 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.119 0.088 Mortadella
Vitamin B2 153 0.299 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673 2.51 Mortadella
Vitamin B5 0.44 1.2 Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.06 Mortadella
Vitamin B12 1.48 9.4 Foie gras
Vitamin K 1.6 Mortadella
Folate 3 60 Foie gras
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 9.51 14.45 Mortadella
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38 25.61 Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12 0.84 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152 0.161 Foie gras
Threonine 0.633 0.507 Mortadella
Isoleucine 0.708 0.606 Mortadella
Leucine 1.213 1.029 Mortadella
Lysine 1.262 0.863 Mortadella
Methionine 0.394 0.27 Mortadella
Phenylalanine 0.598 0.567 Mortadella
Valine 0.735 0.719 Mortadella
Histidine 0.52 0.303 Mortadella
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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. Foie gras - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171100/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.