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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
Contains more Iron +60.9%
Contains more Magnesium +154.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +153.6%
Contains more Potassium +159.5%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Zinc +13.8%
Contains more Copper +21.7%
Equal in Calcium - 19
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% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Contains more Iron +60.9%
Contains more Magnesium +154.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +153.6%
Contains more Potassium +159.5%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Zinc +13.8%
Contains more Copper +21.7%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +30%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 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 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47563.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +111.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +30%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mortadella Pork
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
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

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)

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.