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Mortadella vs. Turkey leg — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Mortadella and Turkey leg

  • Mortadella has more Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B12, while Turkey leg has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Copper, Zinc, and Selenium.
  • Mortadella covers your daily need of Vitamin B2 11753% more than Turkey leg.
  • Mortadella contains 17 times more Sodium than Turkey leg. While Mortadella contains 1246mg of Sodium, Turkey leg contains only 74mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Mortadella, beef, pork and Turkey, all classes, leg, meat and skin, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Manganese +36.4%
Contains more Iron +22.9%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.5%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Zinc +47.1%
Contains more Copper +136.7%
Contains more Selenium +16.8%
Equal in Calcium - 17
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20% 4% 124%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 65% 15% 76% 25% 10% 85% 48% 3% 144%
Contains more Manganese +36.4%
Contains more Iron +22.9%
Contains more Magnesium +90.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.5%
Contains more Potassium +67.5%
Contains less Sodium -94.1%
Contains more Zinc +47.1%
Contains more Copper +136.7%
Contains more Selenium +16.8%
Equal in Calcium - 17

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72411.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +279.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +161.5%
Contains more Folate +233.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5% 30% 0% 30% 35308% 51% 27% 30% 3% 185% 40% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 0% 20% 49% 56% 66% 79% 8% 49% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +72411.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +279.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +161.5%
Contains more Folate +233.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +277.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +175.2%
Contains more Protein +19.4%
Contains more Water +39%
16% 25% 3% 52% 3%
Protein: 16.37 g
Fats: 25.39 g
Carbs: 3.05 g
Water: 52.3 g
Other: 2.89 g
20% 7% 73%
Protein: 19.54 g
Fats: 6.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.69 g
Other: 1.05 g
Contains more Fats +277.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +175.2%
Contains more Protein +19.4%
Contains more Water +39%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +452.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +70.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -78.3%
40% 47% 13%
Saturated Fat: 9.51 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 11.38 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.12 g
35% 35% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.83 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +452.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +70.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -78.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Mortadella Turkey leg
Lower in Sugar ok
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 Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mortadella Turkey leg Opinion
Net carbs 3.05g 0g Mortadella
Protein 16.37g 19.54g Turkey leg
Fats 25.39g 6.72g Mortadella
Carbs 3.05g 0g Mortadella
Calories 311kcal 144kcal Mortadella
Calcium 18mg 17mg Mortadella
Iron 1.4mg 1.72mg Turkey leg
Magnesium 11mg 21mg Turkey leg
Phosphorus 97mg 177mg Turkey leg
Potassium 163mg 273mg Turkey leg
Sodium 1246mg 74mg Turkey leg
Zinc 2.1mg 3.09mg Turkey leg
Copper 0.06mg 0.142mg Turkey leg
Manganese 0.03mg 0.022mg Mortadella
Selenium 22.6µg 26.4µg Turkey leg
Vitamin A 0IU 3IU Turkey leg
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 1µg Turkey leg
Vitamin E 0.22mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 41IU Mortadella
Vitamin D 1µg Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.119mg 0.077mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 153mg 0.211mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673mg 2.947mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B5 0.44mg 1.09mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.34mg Turkey leg
Folate 3µg 10µg Turkey leg
Vitamin B12 1.48µg 0.39µg Mortadella
Choline 72.2mg Mortadella
Vitamin K 1.6µg Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152mg 0.219mg Turkey leg
Threonine 0.633mg 0.861mg Turkey leg
Isoleucine 0.708mg 0.998mg Turkey leg
Leucine 1.213mg 1.537mg Turkey leg
Lysine 1.262mg 1.809mg Turkey leg
Methionine 0.394mg 0.557mg Turkey leg
Phenylalanine 0.598mg 0.769mg Turkey leg
Valine 0.735mg 1.028mg Turkey leg
Histidine 0.52mg 0.598mg Turkey leg
Cholesterol 56mg 71mg Mortadella
Saturated Fat 9.51g 2.06g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.03g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.02g Turkey leg
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38g 2.06g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12g 1.83g Mortadella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Mortadella Turkey leg
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
2747%
Mortadella
25%
Turkey leg
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
49%
Mortadella
47%
Turkey leg

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg contains less Sodium (difference - 1172mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.45g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Mortadella - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174573/nutrients
  2. Turkey leg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171493/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.