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

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 Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +48.6%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6
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 2% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 4%
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 Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +48.6%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mortadella Steak
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
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

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.

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.