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Mortadella vs Turkey meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Mortadella and Turkey meat?

  • Mortadella is richer in Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B12, yet Turkey meat is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Selenium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11748% higher.
  • Mortadella has 12 times more Sodium than Turkey meat. Mortadella has 1246mg of Sodium, while Turkey meat has 103mg.

We used Mortadella, beef, pork and Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted types in this comparison.

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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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Contains more Iron +28.4%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +46.6%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Copper +55%
Contains more Zinc +18.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +129.9%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Contains more Iron +28.4%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +46.6%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Copper +55%
Contains more Zinc +18.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +129.9%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%

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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Contains more Vitamin E +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +164.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54348.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +45.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +258.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
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% 3% 2% 12% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 128% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin E +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +164.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54348.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +45.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +258.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373.8%
Contains more Folate +200%

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
50
Turkey meat
Mineral Summary Score
45
Mortadella
37
Turkey meat

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
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
3%
Mortadella
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
117%
Mortadella
34%
Turkey meat

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

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Mortadella Turkey meat
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1143mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.355g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 53mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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 Turkey meat Opinion
Calories 311 189 Mortadella
Protein 16.37 28.55 Turkey meat
Fats 25.39 7.39 Mortadella
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.05 0.06 Mortadella
Cholesterol 56 109 Mortadella
Vitamin D 41 15 Mortadella
Iron 1.4 1.09 Mortadella
Calcium 18 14 Mortadella
Potassium 163 239 Turkey meat
Magnesium 11 30 Turkey meat
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.06 0.093 Turkey meat
Zinc 2.1 2.48 Turkey meat
Starch
Phosphorus 97 223 Turkey meat
Sodium 1246 103 Turkey meat
Vitamin A 0 39 Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.22 0.07 Mortadella
Vitamin D 1 0.4 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.119 0.045 Mortadella
Vitamin B2 153 0.281 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 2.673 9.573 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.44 0.948 Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.616 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.48 1.02 Mortadella
Vitamin K 1.6 0 Mortadella
Folate 3 9 Turkey meat
Trans Fat 0.101 Mortadella
Saturated Fat 9.51 2.155 Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 11.38 2.647 Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 3.12 2.119 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.152 0.291 Turkey meat
Threonine 0.633 1.004 Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.708 0.796 Turkey meat
Leucine 1.213 1.925 Turkey meat
Lysine 1.262 2.282 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.394 0.724 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.598 0.903 Turkey meat
Valine 0.735 0.902 Turkey meat
Histidine 0.52 0.749 Turkey meat
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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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.