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Mortadella vs Ham - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Mortadella and Ham

  • Mortadella has more Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, and Selenium, however Ham has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 from Mortadella is 11754% higher.
  • Ham has 5 times less Saturated Fat than Mortadella. Mortadella has 9.51g of Saturated Fat, while Ham has 1.81g.

Food types used in this article are Mortadella, beef, pork and Pork, cured, ham, boneless, extra lean (approximately 5% fat), roasted.

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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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Ham
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +76.1%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +37.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +102.1%
Equal in Iron - 1.48
Equal in Sodium - 1203
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 3% 26% 10% 27% 79% 85% 157%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Potassium +76.1%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Copper +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +37.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +102.1%
Equal in Iron - 1.48
Equal in Sodium - 1203

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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Ham
Contains more Vitamin D +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75642.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +127.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +533.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.403
Equal in Folate - 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% 0% 5% 24% 189% 47% 76% 25% 93% 82% 0% 3%
Contains more Vitamin D +25%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +75642.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +127.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +533.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.7%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.403
Equal in Folate - 3

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
45
Ham
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
55
Ham

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
126%
Ham
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
2%
Ham
Fats
117%
Mortadella
26%
Ham

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 Ham
Lower in price ok
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
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Mortadella Ham
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 cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ham
Ham is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ham
Ham contains less Sodium (difference - 43mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ham
Ham is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.7g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ham
Ham is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ham
Ham 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mortadella Ham Opinion
Calories 311 145 Mortadella
Protein 16.37 20.93 Ham
Fats 25.39 5.53 Mortadella
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.05 1.5 Mortadella
Cholesterol 56 53 Ham
Vitamin D 41 32 Mortadella
Iron 1.4 1.48 Ham
Calcium 18 8 Mortadella
Potassium 163 287 Ham
Magnesium 11 14 Ham
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.06 0.079 Ham
Zinc 2.1 2.88 Ham
Starch
Phosphorus 97 196 Ham
Sodium 1246 1203 Ham
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.22 0.25 Ham
Vitamin D 1 0.8 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.119 0.754 Ham
Vitamin B2 153 0.202 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673 4.023 Ham
Vitamin B5 0.44 0.403 Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.4 Ham
Vitamin B12 1.48 0.65 Mortadella
Vitamin K 1.6 0 Mortadella
Folate 3 3
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 9.51 1.81 Ham
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38 2.62 Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12 0.54 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152 0.251 Ham
Threonine 0.633 0.931 Ham
Isoleucine 0.708 0.918 Ham
Leucine 1.213 1.661 Ham
Lysine 1.262 1.775 Ham
Methionine 0.394 0.553 Ham
Phenylalanine 0.598 0.904 Ham
Valine 0.735 0.908 Ham
Histidine 0.52 0.75 Ham
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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 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. Ham - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167871/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.