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Mortadella vs Italian sausage - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Mortadella and Italian sausage?

  • Mortadella is richer in Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B12, yet Italian sausage is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11756% higher.
  • Mortadella has 2 times more Sodium than Italian sausage. Mortadella has 1246mg of Sodium, while Italian sausage has 731mg.

We used Mortadella, beef, pork and Sausage, Italian, pork, raw types in this comparison.

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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 +18.6%
Contains more Zinc +17.3%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.4%
Contains more Potassium +55.2%
Contains less Sodium -41.3%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 45% 10% 61% 23% 96% 49% 27%
Contains more Iron +18.6%
Contains more Zinc +17.3%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.4%
Contains more Potassium +55.2%
Contains less Sodium -41.3%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Equal in Calcium - 18

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 B2 +90971.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +62.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +377.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.8%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
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 0% 0% 0% 7% 142% 39% 61% 31% 70% 6% 114% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +90971.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +62.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +377.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.8%
Contains more Folate +166.7%

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 Italian sausage
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mortadella Italian sausage Opinion
Net carbs 3.05g 0.65g Mortadella
Protein 16.37g 14.25g Mortadella
Fats 25.39g 31.33g Italian sausage
Carbs 3.05g 0.65g Mortadella
Calories 311kcal 346kcal Italian sausage
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Italian sausage
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 18mg
Iron 1.4mg 1.18mg Mortadella
Magnesium 11mg 14mg Italian sausage
Phosphorus 97mg 142mg Italian sausage
Potassium 163mg 253mg Italian sausage
Sodium 1246mg 731mg Italian sausage
Zinc 2.1mg 1.79mg Mortadella
Copper 0.06mg 0.08mg Italian sausage
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 41IU IU Mortadella
Vitamin D 1µg µg Mortadella
Vitamin C 0mg 2mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B1 0.119mg 0.568mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B2 153mg 0.168mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673mg 3.25mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B5 0.44mg 0.51mg Italian sausage
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.3mg Italian sausage
Folate 3µg 8µg Italian sausage
Vitamin B12 1.48µg 0.91µg Mortadella
Vitamin K 1.6µg µg Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152mg 0.114mg Mortadella
Threonine 0.633mg 0.563mg Mortadella
Isoleucine 0.708mg 0.52mg Mortadella
Leucine 1.213mg 0.956mg Mortadella
Lysine 1.262mg 1.083mg Mortadella
Methionine 0.394mg 0.346mg Mortadella
Phenylalanine 0.598mg 0.477mg Mortadella
Valine 0.735mg 0.572mg Mortadella
Histidine 0.52mg 0.411mg Mortadella
Cholesterol 56mg 76mg Mortadella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.51g 11.27g Mortadella
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38g 14.34g Italian sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12g 4.03g Italian sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mortadella Italian sausage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
39
Italian sausage
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
39
Italian sausage

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
86%
Italian sausage
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
1%
Italian sausage
Fats
117%
Mortadella
145%
Italian sausage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.76g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Italian sausage
Italian sausage contains less Sodium (difference - 515mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)
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. Italian sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171631/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.