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Mortadella vs. Ground chicken — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Mortadella and Ground chicken

  • Mortadella has more Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B12, while Ground chicken has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Potassium.
  • Mortadella covers your daily need of Vitamin B2 11746% more than Ground chicken.
  • Mortadella contains 17 times more Sodium than Ground chicken. While Mortadella contains 1246mg of Sodium, Ground chicken contains only 75mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Mortadella, beef, pork and Chicken, ground, crumbles, cooked, pan-browned.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +50.5%
Contains more Manganese +87.5%
Contains more Selenium +58%
Contains more Magnesium +154.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +141.2%
Contains more Potassium +315.3%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Equal in Zinc - 1.92
Equal in Copper - 0.062
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20% 4% 124%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 35% 20% 101% 60% 10% 53% 21% 3% 78%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Iron +50.5%
Contains more Manganese +87.5%
Contains more Selenium +58%
Contains more Magnesium +154.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +141.2%
Contains more Potassium +315.3%
Contains less Sodium -94%
Equal in Zinc - 1.92
Equal in Copper - 0.062

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +50562.3%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +190.2%
Contains more Choline +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +165.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +201.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +313.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +31.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.121
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5% 30% 0% 30% 35308% 51% 27% 30% 3% 185% 40% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 8% 0% 0% 31% 70% 134% 80% 125% 2% 64% 33% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50562.3%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +190.2%
Contains more Choline +22.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +77.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +165.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +201.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +313.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +31.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.121

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +132.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +228.4%
Contains more Protein +42.2%
Contains more Water +24.1%
16% 25% 3% 52% 3%
Protein: 16.37 g
Fats: 25.39 g
Carbs: 3.05 g
Water: 52.3 g
Other: 2.89 g
23% 11% 65%
Protein: 23.28 g
Fats: 10.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.92 g
Other: 0.88 g
Contains more Fats +132.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +228.4%
Contains more Protein +42.2%
Contains more Water +24.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +133.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +50%
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.3%
40% 47% 13%
Saturated Fat: 9.51 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 11.38 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.12 g
31% 48% 21%
Saturated Fat: 3.11 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.879 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.08 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +133.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +50%
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Mortadella Ground chicken
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 Ground chicken Opinion
Net carbs 3.05g 0g Mortadella
Protein 16.37g 23.28g Ground chicken
Fats 25.39g 10.92g Mortadella
Carbs 3.05g 0g Mortadella
Calories 311kcal 189kcal Mortadella
Calcium 18mg 8mg Mortadella
Iron 1.4mg 0.93mg Mortadella
Magnesium 11mg 28mg Ground chicken
Phosphorus 97mg 234mg Ground chicken
Potassium 163mg 677mg Ground chicken
Sodium 1246mg 75mg Ground chicken
Zinc 2.1mg 1.92mg Mortadella
Copper 0.06mg 0.062mg Ground chicken
Manganese 0.03mg 0.016mg Mortadella
Selenium 22.6µg 14.3µg Mortadella
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.39mg Ground chicken
Vitamin D 41IU Mortadella
Vitamin D 1µg Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.119mg 0.121mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B2 153mg 0.302mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673mg 7.107mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B5 0.44mg 1.327mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.538mg Ground chicken
Folate 3µg 2µg Mortadella
Vitamin B12 1.48µg 0.51µg Mortadella
Choline 72.2mg 59mg Mortadella
Vitamin K 1.6µg 2.1µg Ground chicken
Tryptophan 0.152mg 0.196mg Ground chicken
Threonine 0.633mg 0.97mg Ground chicken
Isoleucine 0.708mg 1.06mg Ground chicken
Leucine 1.213mg 1.816mg Ground chicken
Lysine 1.262mg 2.014mg Ground chicken
Methionine 0.394mg 0.596mg Ground chicken
Phenylalanine 0.598mg 0.912mg Ground chicken
Valine 0.735mg 1.102mg Ground chicken
Histidine 0.52mg 0.706mg Ground chicken
Cholesterol 56mg 107mg Mortadella
Trans Fat 0.087g Mortadella
Saturated Fat 9.51g 3.11g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.031g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.008g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.016g Ground chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38g 4.879g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12g 2.08g Mortadella
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.015g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.787g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.02g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - ALA 0.081g Ground chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mortadella Ground chicken
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
2747%
Mortadella
42%
Ground chicken
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
49%
Mortadella
38%
Ground chicken

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 51mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 1171mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.4g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken 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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Mortadella - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174573/nutrients
  2. Ground chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171117/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.