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Steak vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Steak and Mortadella?

  • Steak is higher in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Iron, and Phosphorus, yet Mortadella is higher in Vitamin B2.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11746% more.
  • Steak has 4 times more Vitamin B6 than Mortadella. While Steak has 0.5mg of Vitamin B6, Mortadella has only 0.13mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Mortadella is lower.

We used Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and Mortadella, beef, pork types 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 +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains more Potassium +71.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Zinc +201.9%
Contains more Copper +41.7%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +109.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +68%
Contains more Potassium +71.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Zinc +201.9%
Contains more Copper +41.7%
Contains more Calcium +50%

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
Steak
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +92.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +284.6%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +48.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50730.6%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 4%
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 B3 +92.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +284.6%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +48.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50730.6%
Equal in Vitamin K - 1.6

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Steak Mortadella Opinion
Net carbs 0g 3.05g Mortadella
Protein 24.85g 16.37g Steak
Fats 19.02g 25.39g Mortadella
Carbs 0g 3.05g Mortadella
Calories 271kcal 311kcal Mortadella
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 18mg Mortadella
Iron 2.4mg 1.4mg Steak
Magnesium 23mg 11mg Steak
Phosphorus 163mg 97mg Steak
Potassium 279mg 163mg Steak
Sodium 58mg 1246mg Steak
Zinc 6.34mg 2.1mg Steak
Copper 0.085mg 0.06mg Steak
Vitamin A 25IU 0IU Steak
Vitamin E mg 0.22mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 6IU 41IU Mortadella
Vitamin D 0.1µg 1µg Mortadella
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.074mg 0.119mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 0.301mg 153mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 5.149mg 2.673mg Steak
Vitamin B5 mg 0.44mg Mortadella
Vitamin B6 0.5mg 0.13mg Steak
Folate 6µg 3µg Steak
Vitamin B12 2.2µg 1.48µg Steak
Vitamin K 1.6µg 1.6µg
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.152mg Steak
Threonine 1.171mg 0.633mg Steak
Isoleucine 1.157mg 0.708mg Steak
Leucine 2.142mg 1.213mg Steak
Lysine 2.38mg 1.262mg Steak
Methionine 0.672mg 0.394mg Steak
Phenylalanine 0.997mg 0.598mg Steak
Valine 1.242mg 0.735mg Steak
Histidine 0.931mg 0.52mg Steak
Cholesterol 78mg 56mg Mortadella
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 8.443g 9.51g Steak
Monounsaturated Fat 9.171g 11.38g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.896g 3.12g Mortadella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Steak 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
49
Steak
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
52
Steak
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
149%
Steak
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
0%
Steak
3%
Mortadella
Fats
88%
Steak
117%
Mortadella

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1188mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Steak
Steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.067g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Steak
Steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Steak
Steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 22mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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.

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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.