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Turkey meat vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Turkey meat and Mortadella?

  • Turkey meat is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Selenium, and Vitamin B5, yet Mortadella is richer in Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B12.
  • Mortadella's daily need coverage for Vitamin B2 is 11748% higher.
  • Turkey meat has 5 times more Vitamin B6 than Mortadella. Turkey meat has 0.616mg of Vitamin B6, while Mortadella has 0.13mg.
  • Mortadella contains less Cholesterol.

We used Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Mortadella, beef, pork types in this comparison.

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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 Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +129.9%
Contains more Potassium +46.6%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Zinc +18.1%
Contains more Copper +55%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Iron +28.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 53% 8% 42% 15% 163% 58% 20%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +129.9%
Contains more Potassium +46.6%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Zinc +18.1%
Contains more Copper +55%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Iron +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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +258.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +164.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54348.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +45.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 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 B3 +258.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +373.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin E +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +164.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54348.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +45.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey meat Mortadella Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 3.05g Mortadella
Protein 28.55g 16.37g Turkey meat
Fats 7.39g 25.39g Mortadella
Carbs 0.06g 3.05g Mortadella
Calories 189kcal 311kcal Mortadella
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 14mg 18mg Mortadella
Iron 1.09mg 1.4mg Mortadella
Magnesium 30mg 11mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 223mg 97mg Turkey meat
Potassium 239mg 163mg Turkey meat
Sodium 103mg 1246mg Turkey meat
Zinc 2.48mg 2.1mg Turkey meat
Copper 0.093mg 0.06mg Turkey meat
Vitamin A 39IU 0IU Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.22mg Mortadella
Vitamin D 15IU 41IU Mortadella
Vitamin D 0.4µg 1µg Mortadella
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.119mg Mortadella
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 153mg Mortadella
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 2.673mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg 0.44mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.13mg Turkey meat
Folate 9µg 3µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 1.48µg Mortadella
Vitamin K 0µg 1.6µg Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.152mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004mg 0.633mg Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.796mg 0.708mg Turkey meat
Leucine 1.925mg 1.213mg Turkey meat
Lysine 2.282mg 1.262mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724mg 0.394mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903mg 0.598mg Turkey meat
Valine 0.902mg 0.735mg Turkey meat
Histidine 0.749mg 0.52mg Turkey meat
Cholesterol 109mg 56mg Mortadella
Trans Fat 0.101g g Mortadella
Saturated Fat 2.155g 9.51g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647g 11.38g Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 3.12g Mortadella

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Turkey meat Mortadella
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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
50
Turkey meat
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
37
Turkey meat
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
171%
Turkey meat
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
3%
Mortadella
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
117%
Mortadella

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1143mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.355g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 53mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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.
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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.