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Mortadella vs Steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Mortadella and Steak?

  • Mortadella is higher in Vitamin B2, yet Steak is higher in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Iron, and Phosphorus.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11746% more.
  • Mortadella has 21 times more Sodium than Steak. While Mortadella has 1246mg of Sodium, Steak has only 58mg.

We used Mortadella, beef, pork and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled types in this article.

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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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Steak
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +71.2%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Copper +41.7%
Contains more Zinc +201.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 90% 4% 25% 17% 29% 173% 70% 8%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Potassium +71.2%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Copper +41.7%
Contains more Zinc +201.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%

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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Steak
Contains more Vitamin D +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50730.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +284.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +48.6%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6
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% 2% 0% 3% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 275% 4% 5%
Contains more Vitamin D +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50730.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +284.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +48.6%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6

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
49
Steak
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
52
Steak

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
149%
Steak
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
0%
Steak
Fats
117%
Mortadella
88%
Steak

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

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Mortadella Steak
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?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1188mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Steak
Steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.067g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Steak
Steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Steak
Steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 22mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mortadella Steak Opinion
Calories 311 271 Mortadella
Protein 16.37 24.85 Steak
Fats 25.39 19.02 Mortadella
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.05 0 Mortadella
Cholesterol 56 78 Mortadella
Vitamin D 41 6 Mortadella
Iron 1.4 2.4 Steak
Calcium 18 12 Mortadella
Potassium 163 279 Steak
Magnesium 11 23 Steak
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.06 0.085 Steak
Zinc 2.1 6.34 Steak
Starch
Phosphorus 97 163 Steak
Sodium 1246 58 Steak
Vitamin A 0 25 Steak
Vitamin E 0.22 Mortadella
Vitamin D 1 0.1 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.119 0.074 Mortadella
Vitamin B2 153 0.301 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673 5.149 Steak
Vitamin B5 0.44 Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.5 Steak
Vitamin B12 1.48 2.2 Steak
Vitamin K 1.6 1.6
Folate 3 6 Steak
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 9.51 8.443 Steak
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38 9.171 Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12 0.896 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152 0.278 Steak
Threonine 0.633 1.171 Steak
Isoleucine 0.708 1.157 Steak
Leucine 1.213 2.142 Steak
Lysine 1.262 2.38 Steak
Methionine 0.394 0.672 Steak
Phenylalanine 0.598 0.997 Steak
Valine 0.735 1.242 Steak
Histidine 0.52 0.931 Steak
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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.