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Mortadella vs Pastrami - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Mortadella and Pastrami

  • Mortadella has more Vitamin B2 and Selenium, however Pastrami is higher in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B6.
  • Mortadella covers your daily Vitamin B2 needs 11757% more than Pastrami.
  • Pastrami contains 4 times less Saturated Fat than Mortadella. Mortadella contains 9.51g of Saturated Fat, while Pastrami contains 2.681g.

Food varieties used in this article are Mortadella, beef, pork and Beef, cured, pastrami.

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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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Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Iron +58.6%
Contains more Potassium +28.8%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +51.7%
Contains more Zinc +137.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.4%
Contains less Sodium -13.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 3% 19% 13% 31% 136% 75% 141%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Contains more Iron +58.6%
Contains more Potassium +28.8%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +51.7%
Contains more Zinc +137.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.4%
Contains less Sodium -13.5%

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 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +128.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94931.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66%
Contains more Vitamin K +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
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 1% 3% 3% 3% 14% 38% 80% 16% 51% 234% 2% 5%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +128.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94931.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66%
Contains more Vitamin K +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.4%
Contains more Folate +100%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
2972
Mortadella
37
Pastrami
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
62
Pastrami

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 the food
Protein
98%
Mortadella
131%
Pastrami
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
0%
Pastrami
Fats
117%
Mortadella
27%
Pastrami

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Mortadella Pastrami
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mortadella Pastrami
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 contains less Sodium?
Pastrami
Pastrami contains less Sodium (difference - 168mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pastrami
Pastrami is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.829g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pastrami
Pastrami is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Mortadella
Mortadella contains less Sugars (difference - 0.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Mortadella Pastrami Opinion
Calories 311 147 Mortadella
Protein 16.37 21.8 Pastrami
Fats 25.39 5.82 Mortadella
Vitamin C 0 0.3 Pastrami
Carbs 3.05 0.36 Mortadella
Cholesterol 56 68 Mortadella
Vitamin D 41 4 Mortadella
Iron 1.4 2.22 Pastrami
Calcium 18 10 Mortadella
Potassium 163 210 Pastrami
Magnesium 11 17 Pastrami
Sugars 0 0.1 Mortadella
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.06 0.091 Pastrami
Zinc 2.1 4.98 Pastrami
Starch
Phosphorus 97 175 Pastrami
Sodium 1246 1078 Pastrami
Vitamin A 0 42 Pastrami
Vitamin E 0.22 0.12 Mortadella
Vitamin D 1 0.1 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.119 0.052 Mortadella
Vitamin B2 153 0.161 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673 4.26 Pastrami
Vitamin B5 0.44 0.265 Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.221 Pastrami
Vitamin B12 1.48 1.87 Pastrami
Vitamin K 1.6 0.7 Mortadella
Folate 3 6 Pastrami
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 9.51 2.681 Pastrami
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38 2.118 Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12 0.145 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152 0.141 Mortadella
Threonine 0.633 0.857 Pastrami
Isoleucine 0.708 0.976 Pastrami
Leucine 1.213 1.706 Pastrami
Lysine 1.262 1.812 Pastrami
Methionine 0.394 0.558 Pastrami
Phenylalanine 0.598 0.847 Pastrami
Valine 0.735 1.065 Pastrami
Histidine 0.52 0.684 Pastrami
Fructose 0.01 Pastrami

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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. Pastrami - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170204/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.