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

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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mortadella Foie gras Opinion
Net carbs 3.05g 4.67g Foie gras
Protein 16.37g 11.4g Mortadella
Fats 25.39g 43.84g Foie gras
Carbs 3.05g 4.67g Foie gras
Calories 311kcal 462kcal Foie gras
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Foie gras
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 70mg Foie gras
Iron 1.4mg 5.5mg Foie gras
Magnesium 11mg 13mg Foie gras
Phosphorus 97mg 200mg Foie gras
Potassium 163mg 138mg Mortadella
Sodium 1246mg 697mg Foie gras
Zinc 2.1mg 0.92mg Mortadella
Copper 0.06mg 0.4mg Foie gras
Vitamin A 0IU 3333IU Foie gras
Vitamin E 0.22mg mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 41IU IU Mortadella
Vitamin D 1µg µg Mortadella
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B1 0.119mg 0.088mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 153mg 0.299mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673mg 2.51mg Mortadella
Vitamin B5 0.44mg 1.2mg Foie gras
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.06mg Mortadella
Folate 3µg 60µg Foie gras
Vitamin B12 1.48µg 9.4µg Foie gras
Vitamin K 1.6µg µg Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152mg 0.161mg Foie gras
Threonine 0.633mg 0.507mg Mortadella
Isoleucine 0.708mg 0.606mg Mortadella
Leucine 1.213mg 1.029mg Mortadella
Lysine 1.262mg 0.863mg Mortadella
Methionine 0.394mg 0.27mg Mortadella
Phenylalanine 0.598mg 0.567mg Mortadella
Valine 0.735mg 0.719mg Mortadella
Histidine 0.52mg 0.303mg Mortadella
Cholesterol 56mg 150mg Mortadella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.51g 14.45g Mortadella
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38g 25.61g Foie gras
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12g 0.84g Mortadella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mortadella Foie gras
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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
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 food.
Protein
98%
Mortadella
68%
Foie gras
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
5%
Foie gras
Fats
117%
Mortadella
202%
Foie gras

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 is lower in Sugar?
Foie gras
Foie gras is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.