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Liver vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Liver and Mortadella

  • Liver is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B5, Selenium, Copper, and Zinc, however Mortadella is richer in Vitamin B2, and Vitamin A.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11600% higher.
  • Liver has 13 times more Iron than Mortadella. While Liver has 17.92mg of Iron, Mortadella has only 1.4mg.
  • Mortadella has less Cholesterol.

The food types used in this comparison are Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, liver, cooked, braised 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
Liver
6
:
Contains more Iron +1180%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Copper +956.7%
Contains more Zinc +220%
Contains more Phosphorus +148.5%
Contains less Sodium -96.1%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Equal in Potassium - 163
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 673% 3% 14% 10% 212% 184% 104% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Contains more Iron +1180%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Copper +956.7%
Contains more Zinc +220%
Contains more Phosphorus +148.5%
Contains less Sodium -96.1%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Equal in Potassium - 163

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
Liver
8
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +116.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +215.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +985%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +338.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1161.5%
Contains more Folate +5333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +6867.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 79% 1080% 0% 0% 65% 507% 159% 287% 132% 2334% 0% 123%
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 B1 +116.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +215.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +985%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +338.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1161.5%
Contains more Folate +5333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +6867.2%

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
397
Liver
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
150
Liver
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
156%
Liver
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
4%
Liver
3%
Mortadella
Fats
20%
Liver
117%
Mortadella

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

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Liver 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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 299mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Liver
Liver is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Liver
Liver contains less Sodium (difference - 1197mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Liver
Liver is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.1g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Liver
Liver is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Liver
Liver is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Liver Mortadella Opinion
Calories 165 311 Mortadella
Protein 26.02 16.37 Liver
Fats 4.4 25.39 Mortadella
Vitamin C 23.6 0 Liver
Carbs 3.76 3.05 Liver
Cholesterol 355 56 Mortadella
Vitamin D 41 Mortadella
Iron 17.92 1.4 Liver
Calcium 10 18 Mortadella
Potassium 150 163 Mortadella
Magnesium 14 11 Liver
Sugar 0 Liver
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.634 0.06 Liver
Zinc 6.72 2.1 Liver
Starch
Phosphorus 241 97 Liver
Sodium 49 1246 Liver
Vitamin A 17997 0 Liver
Vitamin E 0.22 Mortadella
Vitamin D 1 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.258 0.119 Liver
Vitamin B2 2.196 153 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 8.435 2.673 Liver
Vitamin B5 4.774 0.44 Liver
Vitamin B6 0.57 0.13 Liver
Vitamin B12 18.67 1.48 Liver
Vitamin K 1.6 Mortadella
Folate 163 3 Liver
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.41 9.51 Liver
Monounsaturated Fat 0.63 11.38 Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 1.05 3.12 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.366 0.152 Liver
Threonine 1.107 0.633 Liver
Isoleucine 1.32 0.708 Liver
Leucine 2.319 1.213 Liver
Lysine 2.007 1.262 Liver
Methionine 0.645 0.394 Liver
Phenylalanine 1.274 0.598 Liver
Valine 1.607 0.735 Liver
Histidine 0.708 0.52 Liver
Fructose

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. Liver - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167863/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.