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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
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Contains more Iron +58.6%
Contains more Potassium +28.8%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +51.7%
Contains more Zinc +137.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.4%
Contains less Sodium -13.5%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 3% 19% 13% 31% 136% 75% 141%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Contains more Iron +58.6%
Contains more Potassium +28.8%
Contains more Magnesium +54.5%
Contains more Copper +51.7%
Contains more Zinc +137.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +80.4%
Contains less Sodium -13.5%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 1% 3% 3% 3% 14% 38% 80% 16% 51% 234% 2% 5%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
131%
Pastrami
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
0%
Pastrami
3%
Mortadella
Fats
27%
Pastrami
117%
Mortadella

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pastrami Mortadella
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?
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 Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Mortadella
Mortadella contains less Sugars (difference - 0.1g)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pastrami Mortadella Opinion
Calories 147 311 Mortadella
Protein 21.8 16.37 Pastrami
Fats 5.82 25.39 Mortadella
Vitamin C 0.3 0 Pastrami
Carbs 0.36 3.05 Mortadella
Cholesterol 68 56 Mortadella
Vitamin D 4 41 Mortadella
Iron 2.22 1.4 Pastrami
Calcium 10 18 Mortadella
Potassium 210 163 Pastrami
Magnesium 17 11 Pastrami
Sugars 0.1 0 Mortadella
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.091 0.06 Pastrami
Zinc 4.98 2.1 Pastrami
Starch
Phosphorus 175 97 Pastrami
Sodium 1078 1246 Pastrami
Vitamin A 42 0 Pastrami
Vitamin E 0.12 0.22 Mortadella
Vitamin D 0.1 1 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.052 0.119 Mortadella
Vitamin B2 0.161 153 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 4.26 2.673 Pastrami
Vitamin B5 0.265 0.44 Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.221 0.13 Pastrami
Vitamin B12 1.87 1.48 Pastrami
Vitamin K 0.7 1.6 Mortadella
Folate 6 3 Pastrami
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 2.681 9.51 Pastrami
Monounsaturated Fat 2.118 11.38 Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.145 3.12 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.141 0.152 Mortadella
Threonine 0.857 0.633 Pastrami
Isoleucine 0.976 0.708 Pastrami
Leucine 1.706 1.213 Pastrami
Lysine 1.812 1.262 Pastrami
Methionine 0.558 0.394 Pastrami
Phenylalanine 0.847 0.598 Pastrami
Valine 1.065 0.735 Pastrami
Histidine 0.684 0.52 Pastrami
Fructose 0.01 Pastrami

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 of 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.