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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 RAE.
  • 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
Contains more Iron +1180%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +148.5%
Contains less Sodium -96.1%
Contains more Zinc +220%
Contains more Copper +956.7%
Contains more Calcium +80%
Equal in Potassium - 163
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 673% 10% 104% 14% 7% 184% 212%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Contains more Iron +1180%
Contains more Magnesium +27.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +148.5%
Contains less Sodium -96.1%
Contains more Zinc +220%
Contains more Copper +956.7%
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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 Folate +5333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1161.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +6867.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1080% 0% 0% 79% 65% 507% 159% 287% 132% 123% 2334% 0%
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 B1 +116.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +215.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +985%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +338.5%
Contains more Folate +5333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1161.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +6867.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Liver 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
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

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.

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.