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Salami vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Salami and Mortadella different?

  • Salami is higher in Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus, however Mortadella is richer in Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 from Mortadella is 11742% higher.
  • Salami contains 33 times more Manganese than Mortadella. While Salami contains 0.978mg of Manganese, Mortadella contains only 0.03mg.
  • Mortadella has less Sodium.

Salami, cooked, beef and pork and Mortadella, beef, pork are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +11.4%
Contains more Magnesium +72.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.9%
Contains more Potassium +93.9%
Contains more Zinc +39.5%
Contains more Copper +495%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains less Sodium -28.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 14% 82% 28% 227% 80% 119%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Contains more Iron +11.4%
Contains more Magnesium +72.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.9%
Contains more Potassium +93.9%
Contains more Zinc +39.5%
Contains more Copper +495%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains less Sodium -28.4%

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
Salami
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +208.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +126.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +253.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42757.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin D - 1
Equal in Folate - 3
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.48
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% 92% 83% 114% 73% 106% 3% 191% 8%
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 B1 +208.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +126.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +173%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +253.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42757.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.22
Equal in Vitamin D - 1
Equal in Folate - 3
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.48

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Salami Mortadella Opinion
Net carbs 2.4g 3.05g Mortadella
Protein 21.85g 16.37g Salami
Fats 25.9g 25.39g Salami
Carbs 2.4g 3.05g Mortadella
Calories 336kcal 311kcal Salami
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Salami
Sugar 0.96g 0g Mortadella
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 18mg Mortadella
Iron 1.56mg 1.4mg Salami
Magnesium 19mg 11mg Salami
Phosphorus 191mg 97mg Salami
Potassium 316mg 163mg Salami
Sodium 1740mg 1246mg Mortadella
Zinc 2.93mg 2.1mg Salami
Copper 0.357mg 0.06mg Salami
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.22mg
Vitamin D 41IU 41IU
Vitamin D 1µg 1µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.367mg 0.119mg Salami
Vitamin B2 0.357mg 153mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 6.053mg 2.673mg Salami
Vitamin B5 1.201mg 0.44mg Salami
Vitamin B6 0.459mg 0.13mg Salami
Folate 3µg 3µg
Vitamin B12 1.52µg 1.48µg Salami
Vitamin K 3.2µg 1.6µg Salami
Tryptophan 0.114mg 0.152mg Mortadella
Threonine 0.521mg 0.633mg Mortadella
Isoleucine 0.675mg 0.708mg Mortadella
Leucine 0.929mg 1.213mg Mortadella
Lysine 1.107mg 1.262mg Mortadella
Methionine 0.301mg 0.394mg Mortadella
Phenylalanine 0.481mg 0.598mg Mortadella
Valine 0.668mg 0.735mg Mortadella
Histidine 0.359mg 0.52mg Mortadella
Cholesterol 89mg 56mg Mortadella
Trans Fat 0.586g g Mortadella
Saturated Fat 9.316g 9.51g Salami
Monounsaturated Fat 11.127g 11.38g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 2.529g 3.12g Mortadella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Salami Mortadella
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
58
Salami
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
77
Salami
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
131%
Salami
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
2%
Salami
3%
Mortadella
Fats
120%
Salami
117%
Mortadella

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Salami
Salami is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Salami
Salami is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.194g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Salami
Salami is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mortadella
Mortadella contains less Sodium (difference - 494mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $2.7)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (28)

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. Salami - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172936/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.