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Veal vs Mortadella - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Veal and Mortadella

  • Veal has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Zinc and Vitamin B5, while Mortadella has more Vitamin B2 and Selenium.
  • Mortadella covers your daily need of Vitamin B2 11748% more than Veal.
  • Veal contains 3 times more Vitamin B3 than Mortadella. While Veal contains 8.03mg of Vitamin B3, Mortadella contains only 2.673mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Mortadella is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Veal, ground, 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
Veal
6
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Contains more Potassium +106.7%
Contains more Magnesium +118.2%
Contains more Copper +71.7%
Contains more Zinc +84.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +123.7%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Iron +41.4%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 6% 30% 18% 35% 106% 93% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 6% 15% 8% 20% 58% 42% 163%
Contains more Potassium +106.7%
Contains more Magnesium +118.2%
Contains more Copper +71.7%
Contains more Zinc +84.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +123.7%
Contains less Sodium -93.3%
Contains more Iron +41.4%
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
Veal
4
:
Contains more Vitamin B3 +200.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +16.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
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% 3% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 159% 3% 9%
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 B3 +200.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +46.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +70%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +56566.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +16.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
47
Veal
2972
Mortadella
Mineral Summary Score
42
Veal
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 the food
Protein
146%
Veal
98%
Mortadella
Carbohydrates
0%
Veal
3%
Mortadella
Fats
35%
Veal
117%
Mortadella

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Veal 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 Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Veal 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?
Veal
Veal contains less Sodium (difference - 1163mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Veal
Veal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.47g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Veal
Veal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mortadella
Mortadella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 47mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mortadella
Mortadella is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Veal Mortadella Opinion
Calories 172 311 Mortadella
Protein 24.38 16.37 Veal
Fats 7.56 25.39 Mortadella
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 3.05 Mortadella
Cholesterol 103 56 Mortadella
Vitamin D 0 41 Mortadella
Iron 0.99 1.4 Mortadella
Calcium 17 18 Mortadella
Potassium 337 163 Veal
Magnesium 24 11 Veal
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.103 0.06 Veal
Zinc 3.87 2.1 Veal
Starch
Phosphorus 217 97 Veal
Sodium 83 1246 Veal
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 0.15 0.22 Mortadella
Vitamin D 0 1 Mortadella
Vitamin B1 0.07 0.119 Mortadella
Vitamin B2 0.27 153 Mortadella
Vitamin B3 8.03 2.673 Veal
Vitamin B5 1.16 0.44 Veal
Vitamin B6 0.39 0.13 Veal
Vitamin B12 1.27 1.48 Mortadella
Vitamin K 1.2 1.6 Mortadella
Folate 11 3 Veal
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.04 9.51 Veal
Monounsaturated Fat 2.84 11.38 Mortadella
Polyunsaturated fat 0.55 3.12 Mortadella
Tryptophan 0.247 0.152 Veal
Threonine 1.065 0.633 Veal
Isoleucine 1.201 0.708 Veal
Leucine 1.94 1.213 Veal
Lysine 2.009 1.262 Veal
Methionine 0.569 0.394 Veal
Phenylalanine 0.984 0.598 Veal
Valine 1.347 0.735 Veal
Histidine 0.885 0.52 Veal
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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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/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.