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Mortadella vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Mortadella and Ground meat

  • Mortadella has more Vitamin B2, however Ground meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Iron, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3.
  • Mortadella covers your daily Vitamin B2 needs 11756% more than Ground meat.
  • Ground meat contains 17 times less Sodium than Mortadella. Mortadella contains 1246mg of Sodium, while Ground meat contains 73mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Mortadella, beef, pork and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked.

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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 Iron +62.1%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +47.9%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +178.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Contains more Iron +62.1%
Contains more Calcium +83.3%
Contains more Potassium +47.9%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +178.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +71.1%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%

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 E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89373.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +68.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Contains more Folate +133.3%
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% 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% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +89373.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +139.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +68.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +81.3%
Contains more Folate +133.3%

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 Ground meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mortadella Ground meat Opinion
Calories 311kcal 241kcal Mortadella
Protein 16.37g 23.87g Ground meat
Fats 25.39g 15.37g Mortadella
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 3.05g 0g Mortadella
Carbs 3.05g 0g Mortadella
Cholesterol 56mg 88mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 41IU 2IU Mortadella
Iron 1.4mg 2.27mg Ground meat
Calcium 18mg 33mg Ground meat
Potassium 163mg 241mg Ground meat
Magnesium 11mg 17mg Ground meat
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.06mg 0.079mg Ground meat
Zinc 2.1mg 5.84mg Ground meat
Starch g g
Phosphorus 97mg 166mg Ground meat
Sodium 1246mg 73mg Ground meat
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.12mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 1µg 0µg Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.119mg 0.051mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 153mg 0.171mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673mg 4.026mg Ground meat
Vitamin B5 0.44mg 0.512mg Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.311mg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 1.48µg 2.49µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 1.6µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Folate 3µg 7µg Ground meat
Trans Fat g 1.173g Mortadella
Saturated Fat 9.51g 6.073g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38g 7.322g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12g 0.408g Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152mg 0.121mg Mortadella
Threonine 0.633mg 0.923mg Ground meat
Isoleucine 0.708mg 1.055mg Ground meat
Leucine 1.213mg 1.861mg Ground meat
Lysine 1.262mg 1.976mg Ground meat
Methionine 0.394mg 0.614mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.598mg 0.931mg Ground meat
Valine 0.735mg 1.172mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.52mg 0.775mg Ground meat
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mortadella Ground meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
49
Ground meat

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
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
0%
Ground meat
Fats
117%
Mortadella
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 32mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1173mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.437g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ground meat
Ground meat 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 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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.