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Mortadella vs Pork jowl - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Mortadella and Pork jowl

  • Mortadella has more Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Iron, and Zinc, however Pork jowl is higher in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B3.
  • Mortadella covers your daily Vitamin B2 needs 11751% more than Pork jowl.
  • Pork jowl contains 50 times less Sodium than Mortadella. Mortadella contains 1246mg of Sodium, while Pork jowl contains 25mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Mortadella, beef, pork and Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, raw.

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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 +233.3%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Potassium +10.1%
Contains more Magnesium +266.7%
Contains more Copper +50%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.8%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Equal in Potassium - 148
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 2% 14% 3% 14% 23% 37% 4%
Contains more Iron +233.3%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Potassium +10.1%
Contains more Magnesium +266.7%
Contains more Copper +50%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.8%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Equal in Potassium - 148

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 +64730.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +80.5%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +224.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.7%
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 0% 1% 6% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 103% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64730.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +80.5%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +224.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mortadella Pork jowl Opinion
Calories 311kcal 655kcal Pork jowl
Protein 16.37g 6.38g Mortadella
Fats 25.39g 69.61g Pork jowl
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 3.05g 0g Mortadella
Carbs 3.05g 0g Mortadella
Cholesterol 56mg 90mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 41IU IU Mortadella
Iron 1.4mg 0.42mg Mortadella
Calcium 18mg 4mg Mortadella
Potassium 163mg 148mg Mortadella
Magnesium 11mg 3mg Mortadella
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.06mg 0.04mg Mortadella
Zinc 2.1mg 0.84mg Mortadella
Starch g g
Phosphorus 97mg 86mg Mortadella
Sodium 1246mg 25mg Pork jowl
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Pork jowl
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.29mg Pork jowl
Vitamin D 1µg µg Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.119mg 0.386mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B2 153mg 0.236mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673mg 4.535mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B5 0.44mg 0.25mg Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.09mg Mortadella
Vitamin B12 1.48µg 0.82µg Mortadella
Vitamin K 1.6µg µg Mortadella
Folate 3µg 1µg Mortadella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.51g 25.26g Mortadella
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38g 32.89g Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12g 8.11g Pork jowl
Tryptophan 0.152mg 0.021mg Mortadella
Threonine 0.633mg 0.21mg Mortadella
Isoleucine 0.708mg 0.168mg Mortadella
Leucine 1.213mg 0.446mg Mortadella
Lysine 1.262mg 0.528mg Mortadella
Methionine 0.394mg 0.095mg Mortadella
Phenylalanine 0.598mg 0.239mg Mortadella
Valine 0.735mg 0.305mg Mortadella
Histidine 0.52mg 0.072mg Mortadella
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mortadella Pork jowl
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
32
Pork jowl
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
14
Pork jowl

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
38%
Pork jowl
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
0%
Pork jowl
Fats
117%
Mortadella
321%
Pork jowl

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 1221mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.75g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mortadella
Mortadella is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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. Pork jowl - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168269/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.