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Pork vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pork and Mortadella

  • Pork has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3, however Mortadella is richer in Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B12.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11745% more.
  • Pork contains 7 times more Vitamin B1 than Mortadella. Pork contains 0.877mg of Vitamin B1, while Mortadella contains 0.119mg.
  • Mortadella contains less Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled 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 Potassium +159.5%
Contains more Magnesium +154.5%
Contains more Copper +21.7%
Contains more Zinc +13.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +153.6%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Iron +60.9%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Contains more Potassium +159.5%
Contains more Magnesium +154.5%
Contains more Copper +21.7%
Contains more Zinc +13.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +153.6%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Iron +60.9%
Equal in Calcium - 18

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
Pork
9
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +30%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +637%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +256.9%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47563.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +111.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 6% 39% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 88% 0% 4%
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 E +31.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +30%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +637%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +88.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +256.9%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +47563.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +111.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
56
Pork
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
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
164%
Pork
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
3%
Mortadella
Fats
64%
Pork
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 Mortadella
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal

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Pork 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
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 1184mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.28g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork
Pork is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork Mortadella Opinion
Calories 242 311 Mortadella
Protein 27.32 16.37 Pork
Fats 13.92 25.39 Mortadella
Vitamin C 0.6 0 Pork
Net carbs 0 3.049999952316284 Mortadella
Carbs 0 3.05 Mortadella
Cholesterol 80 56 Mortadella
Vitamin D 53 41 Pork
Iron 0.87 1.4 Mortadella
Calcium 19 18 Pork
Potassium 423 163 Pork
Magnesium 28 11 Pork
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.073 0.06 Pork
Zinc 2.39 2.1 Pork
Starch
Phosphorus 246 97 Pork
Sodium 62 1246 Pork
Vitamin A 7 0 Pork
Vitamin E 0.29 0.22 Pork
Vitamin D 1.3 1 Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877 0.119 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321 153 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 5.037 2.673 Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698 0.44 Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464 0.13 Pork
Vitamin B12 0.7 1.48 Mortadella
Vitamin K 0 1.6 Mortadella
Folate 5 3 Pork
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 5.23 9.51 Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19 11.38 Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 3.12 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.338 0.152 Pork
Threonine 1.234 0.633 Pork
Isoleucine 1.26 0.708 Pork
Leucine 2.177 1.213 Pork
Lysine 2.446 1.262 Pork
Methionine 0.712 0.394 Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086 0.598 Pork
Valine 1.473 0.735 Pork
Histidine 1.067 0.52 Pork
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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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.