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Pork jowl vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pork jowl and Mortadella

  • Pork jowl has more Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B3, however Mortadella is higher in Vitamin B2, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Iron, and Zinc.
  • Mortadella covers your daily Vitamin B2 needs 11751% more than Pork jowl.
  • Mortadella contains 3 times less Vitamin B1 than Pork jowl. Pork jowl contains 0.386mg of Vitamin B1, while Mortadella contains 0.119mg.
  • Mortadella has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, raw 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 less Sodium -98%
Contains more Iron +233.3%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Potassium +10.1%
Contains more Magnesium +266.7%
Contains more Copper +50%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 2% 14% 3% 14% 23% 37% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Contains less Sodium -98%
Contains more Iron +233.3%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Potassium +10.1%
Contains more Magnesium +266.7%
Contains more Copper +50%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.8%

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 E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +224.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64730.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +80.5%
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% 1% 6% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 103% 0% 1%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +224.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +69.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64730.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +80.5%
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
32
Pork jowl
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
14
Pork jowl
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
38%
Pork jowl
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork jowl
3%
Mortadella
Fats
321%
Pork jowl
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.
Pork jowl Mortadella
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Pork jowl 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?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 1221mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 15.75g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mortadella
Mortadella is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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 Pork jowl Mortadella Opinion
Calories 655 311 Pork jowl
Protein 6.38 16.37 Mortadella
Fats 69.61 25.39 Pork jowl
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 3.05 Mortadella
Cholesterol 90 56 Mortadella
Vitamin D 41 Mortadella
Iron 0.42 1.4 Mortadella
Calcium 4 18 Mortadella
Potassium 148 163 Mortadella
Magnesium 3 11 Mortadella
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.04 0.06 Mortadella
Zinc 0.84 2.1 Mortadella
Starch
Phosphorus 86 97 Mortadella
Sodium 25 1246 Pork jowl
Vitamin A 9 0 Pork jowl
Vitamin E 0.29 0.22 Pork jowl
Vitamin D 1 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.386 0.119 Pork jowl
Vitamin B2 0.236 153 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 4.535 2.673 Pork jowl
Vitamin B5 0.25 0.44 Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.13 Mortadella
Vitamin B12 0.82 1.48 Mortadella
Vitamin K 1.6 Mortadella
Folate 1 3 Mortadella
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 25.26 9.51 Mortadella
Monounsaturated Fat 32.89 11.38 Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 8.11 3.12 Pork jowl
Tryptophan 0.021 0.152 Mortadella
Threonine 0.21 0.633 Mortadella
Isoleucine 0.168 0.708 Mortadella
Leucine 0.446 1.213 Mortadella
Lysine 0.528 1.262 Mortadella
Methionine 0.095 0.394 Mortadella
Phenylalanine 0.239 0.598 Mortadella
Valine 0.305 0.735 Mortadella
Histidine 0.072 0.52 Mortadella
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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. Pork jowl - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168269/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.