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Mortadella vs. Headcheese — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Mortadella and Headcheese

  • Mortadella has more Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus, however, Headcheese has more Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 from Mortadella is 11760% higher.
  • Headcheese has 226 times less Selenium than Mortadella. Mortadella has 22.6µg of Selenium, while Headcheese has 0.1µg.
  • Headcheese is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Mortadella, beef, pork and Headcheese, pork.

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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 +12.5%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.2%
Contains more Potassium +425.8%
Contains more Zinc +116.5%
Contains more Selenium +22500%
Contains less Sodium -24.5%
Contains more Copper +103.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.5
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 5% 57% 7% 24% 3% 123% 27% 41% 0% 1%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.2%
Contains more Potassium +425.8%
Contains more Zinc +116.5%
Contains more Selenium +22500%
Contains less Sodium -24.5%
Contains more Copper +103.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.5

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 D +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +417.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132943.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +507.5%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +41%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.2%
Contains more Choline +44.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +112.5%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.9
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% 5% 27% 0% 6% 27% 9% 0% 44% 2% 132% 57% 9%
Contains more Vitamin D +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +417.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +132943.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +507.5%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +41%
Contains more Vitamin E +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.2%
Contains more Choline +44.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +112.5%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.9

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +18.4%
Contains more Fats +132.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +102.1%
Contains more Water +41.2%
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
14% 11% 74%
Protein: 13.83 g
Fats: 10.9 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.84 g
Other: 1.43 g
Contains more Protein +18.4%
Contains more Fats +132.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +102.1%
Contains more Water +41.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +103.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +175.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -64.2%
40% 47% 13%
Saturated Fat: 9.51 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 11.38 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.12 g
34% 55% 11%
Saturated Fat: 3.402 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.601 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.134 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +103.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +175.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -64.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Mortadella Headcheese
Rich in minerals ok
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 vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mortadella Headcheese Opinion
Net carbs 3.05g 0g Mortadella
Protein 16.37g 13.83g Mortadella
Fats 25.39g 10.9g Mortadella
Carbs 3.05g 0g Mortadella
Calories 311kcal 157kcal Mortadella
Calcium 18mg 16mg Mortadella
Iron 1.4mg 1.5mg Headcheese
Magnesium 11mg 9mg Mortadella
Phosphorus 97mg 56mg Mortadella
Potassium 163mg 31mg Mortadella
Sodium 1246mg 941mg Headcheese
Zinc 2.1mg 0.97mg Mortadella
Copper 0.06mg 0.122mg Headcheese
Manganese 0.03mg Mortadella
Selenium 22.6µg 0.1µg Mortadella
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.25mg Headcheese
Vitamin D 41IU 37IU Mortadella
Vitamin D 1µg 0.9µg Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.119mg 0.023mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 153mg 0.115mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673mg 0.44mg Mortadella
Vitamin B5 0.44mg Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.19mg Headcheese
Folate 3µg 2µg Mortadella
Vitamin B12 1.48µg 1.05µg Mortadella
Choline 72.2mg 104.1mg Headcheese
Vitamin K 1.6µg 3.4µg Headcheese
Tryptophan 0.152mg Mortadella
Threonine 0.633mg Mortadella
Isoleucine 0.708mg Mortadella
Leucine 1.213mg Mortadella
Lysine 1.262mg Mortadella
Methionine 0.394mg Mortadella
Phenylalanine 0.598mg Mortadella
Valine 0.735mg Mortadella
Histidine 0.52mg Mortadella
Cholesterol 56mg 69mg Mortadella
Saturated Fat 9.51g 3.402g Headcheese
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38g 5.601g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12g 1.134g Mortadella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mortadella Headcheese
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
24%
Headcheese
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
49%
Mortadella
28%
Headcheese

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Mortadella
Mortadella is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 13mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Headcheese
Headcheese contains less Sodium (difference - 305mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Headcheese
Headcheese is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.108g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Headcheese
Headcheese 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 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. Headcheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171630/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.