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Pastrami vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pastrami and Mortadella

  • Pastrami has more Zinc, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, however Mortadella is higher in Vitamin B2, and Selenium.
  • Mortadella covers your daily Vitamin B2 needs 11757% more than Pastrami.
  • Mortadella contains 2 times less Zinc than Pastrami. Pastrami contains 4.98mg of Zinc, while Mortadella contains 2.1mg.
  • Pastrami has less Sodium.

Food varieties used in this article are Beef, cured, pastrami and Mortadella, beef, pork.

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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 +58.6%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.4%
Contains more Potassium +28.8%
Contains less Sodium -13.5%
Contains more Zinc +137.1%
Contains more Copper +51.7%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 84% 13% 75% 19% 141% 136% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Contains more Iron +58.6%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.4%
Contains more Potassium +28.8%
Contains less Sodium -13.5%
Contains more Zinc +137.1%
Contains more Copper +51.7%
Contains more Calcium +80%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +128.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94931.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66%
Contains more Vitamin K +128.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 3% 3% 1% 14% 38% 80% 16% 51% 5% 234% 2%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +128.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +94931.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66%
Contains more Vitamin K +128.6%

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.
Pastrami Mortadella
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pastrami Mortadella Opinion
Net carbs 0.36g 3.05g Mortadella
Protein 21.8g 16.37g Pastrami
Fats 5.82g 25.39g Mortadella
Carbs 0.36g 3.05g Mortadella
Calories 147kcal 311kcal Mortadella
Starch g g
Fructose 0.01g g Pastrami
Sugar 0.1g 0g Mortadella
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 10mg 18mg Mortadella
Iron 2.22mg 1.4mg Pastrami
Magnesium 17mg 11mg Pastrami
Phosphorus 175mg 97mg Pastrami
Potassium 210mg 163mg Pastrami
Sodium 1078mg 1246mg Pastrami
Zinc 4.98mg 2.1mg Pastrami
Copper 0.091mg 0.06mg Pastrami
Vitamin A 42IU 0IU Pastrami
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.22mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 4IU 41IU Mortadella
Vitamin D 0.1µg 1µg Mortadella
Vitamin C 0.3mg 0mg Pastrami
Vitamin B1 0.052mg 0.119mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 0.161mg 153mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 4.26mg 2.673mg Pastrami
Vitamin B5 0.265mg 0.44mg Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.221mg 0.13mg Pastrami
Folate 6µg 3µg Pastrami
Vitamin B12 1.87µg 1.48µg Pastrami
Vitamin K 0.7µg 1.6µg Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.141mg 0.152mg Mortadella
Threonine 0.857mg 0.633mg Pastrami
Isoleucine 0.976mg 0.708mg Pastrami
Leucine 1.706mg 1.213mg Pastrami
Lysine 1.812mg 1.262mg Pastrami
Methionine 0.558mg 0.394mg Pastrami
Phenylalanine 0.847mg 0.598mg Pastrami
Valine 1.065mg 0.735mg Pastrami
Histidine 0.684mg 0.52mg Pastrami
Cholesterol 68mg 56mg Mortadella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 2.681g 9.51g Pastrami
Monounsaturated Fat 2.118g 11.38g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.145g 3.12g Mortadella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pastrami Mortadella
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
37
Pastrami
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
62
Pastrami
45
Mortadella

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
131%
Pastrami
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
0%
Pastrami
3%
Mortadella
Fats
27%
Pastrami
117%
Mortadella

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pastrami
Pastrami contains less Sodium (difference - 168mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pastrami
Pastrami is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.829g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pastrami
Pastrami is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in glycemic index (difference - 42)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
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. Pastrami - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170204/nutrients
  2. Mortadella - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174573/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.