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Mortadella vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Mortadella and Pork

  • Mortadella has more Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B12, however Pork is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11745% more.
  • Mortadella contains 20 times more Sodium than Pork. Mortadella contains 1246mg of Sodium, while Pork contains 62mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Mortadella, beef, pork and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled.

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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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Pork
Contains more Iron +60.9%
Contains more Potassium +159.5%
Contains more Magnesium +154.5%
Contains more Copper +21.7%
Contains more Zinc +13.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +153.6%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Equal in Calcium - 19
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Contains more Iron +60.9%
Contains more Potassium +159.5%
Contains more Magnesium +154.5%
Contains more Copper +21.7%
Contains more Zinc +13.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +153.6%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Equal in Calcium - 19

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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Pork
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47563.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +111.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +30%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +637%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +256.9%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
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 2% 1% 6% 39% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 88% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47563.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +111.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +30%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +637%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +256.9%
Contains more Folate +66.7%

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
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
37
Pork

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
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
0%
Pork
Fats
117%
Mortadella
64%
Pork

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

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Mortadella Pork
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?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 1184mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.28g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork
Pork is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mortadella Pork Opinion
Calories 311 242 Mortadella
Protein 16.37 27.32 Pork
Fats 25.39 13.92 Mortadella
Vitamin C 0 0.6 Pork
Carbs 3.05 0 Mortadella
Cholesterol 56 80 Mortadella
Vitamin D 41 53 Pork
Iron 1.4 0.87 Mortadella
Calcium 18 19 Pork
Potassium 163 423 Pork
Magnesium 11 28 Pork
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.06 0.073 Pork
Zinc 2.1 2.39 Pork
Starch
Phosphorus 97 246 Pork
Sodium 1246 62 Pork
Vitamin A 0 7 Pork
Vitamin E 0.22 0.29 Pork
Vitamin D 1 1.3 Pork
Vitamin B1 0.119 0.877 Pork
Vitamin B2 153 0.321 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673 5.037 Pork
Vitamin B5 0.44 0.698 Pork
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.464 Pork
Vitamin B12 1.48 0.7 Mortadella
Vitamin K 1.6 0 Mortadella
Folate 3 5 Pork
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 9.51 5.23 Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38 6.19 Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12 1.2 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152 0.338 Pork
Threonine 0.633 1.234 Pork
Isoleucine 0.708 1.26 Pork
Leucine 1.213 2.177 Pork
Lysine 1.262 2.446 Pork
Methionine 0.394 0.712 Pork
Phenylalanine 0.598 1.086 Pork
Valine 0.735 1.473 Pork
Histidine 0.52 1.067 Pork
Fructose

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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.