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Mortadella vs Meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Mortadella and Meat

  • Mortadella is higher in Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B12, however Meat is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11739% higher.
  • Mortadella has 22 times more Sodium than Meat. While Mortadella has 1246mg of Sodium, Meat has only 57mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Mortadella, beef, pork and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, 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
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Magnesium +163.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +175.3%
Contains more Potassium +158.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Zinc +15.2%
Contains more Copper +85%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +21.7%
Contains more Magnesium +163.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +175.3%
Contains more Potassium +158.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.4%
Contains more Zinc +15.2%
Contains more Copper +85%

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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Meat
Contains more Vitamin E +175%
Contains more Vitamin D +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +39434.9%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +159.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +698.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +468.5%
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% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +175%
Contains more Vitamin D +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +39434.9%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +159.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +698.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +178%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +468.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mortadella Meat Opinion
Net carbs 3.05g 0g Mortadella
Protein 16.37g 26.17g Meat
Fats 25.39g 3.51g Mortadella
Carbs 3.05g 0g Mortadella
Calories 311kcal 143kcal Mortadella
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 6mg Mortadella
Iron 1.4mg 1.15mg Mortadella
Magnesium 11mg 29mg Meat
Phosphorus 97mg 267mg Meat
Potassium 163mg 421mg Meat
Sodium 1246mg 57mg Meat
Zinc 2.1mg 2.42mg Meat
Copper 0.06mg 0.111mg Meat
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.08mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 41IU 10IU Mortadella
Vitamin D 1µg 0.2µg Mortadella
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.119mg 0.95mg Meat
Vitamin B2 153mg 0.387mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673mg 7.432mg Meat
Vitamin B5 0.44mg 1.012mg Meat
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.739mg Meat
Folate 3µg 0µg Mortadella
Vitamin B12 1.48µg 0.57µg Mortadella
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0µg Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152mg 0.275mg Meat
Threonine 0.633mg 1.175mg Meat
Isoleucine 0.708mg 1.288mg Meat
Leucine 1.213mg 2.229mg Meat
Lysine 1.262mg 2.427mg Meat
Methionine 0.394mg 0.721mg Meat
Phenylalanine 0.598mg 1.1mg Meat
Valine 0.735mg 1.367mg Meat
Histidine 0.52mg 1.13mg Meat
Cholesterol 56mg 73mg Mortadella
Trans Fat g 0.033g Mortadella
Saturated Fat 9.51g 1.198g Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38g 1.334g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12g 0.506g Mortadella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mortadella Meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
65
Meat
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
41
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
157%
Meat
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
0%
Meat
Fats
117%
Mortadella
16%
Meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1189mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.312g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Meat
Meat 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 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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.