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Ham vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ham
Ham is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ham
Ham is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.263g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ham
Ham is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1130mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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.

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.
Ham Ground meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index 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
Ham Ground meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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
32
Ham
25
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
43
Ham
34
Ground meat

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
Ham
2
:
Contains more Phosphorus +18.1%
Contains more Potassium +19.1%
Contains more Calcium +312.5%
Contains more Iron +53.4%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Zinc +102.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Contains more Phosphorus +18.1%
Contains more Potassium +19.1%
Contains more Calcium +312.5%
Contains more Iron +53.4%
Contains more Magnesium +21.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.9%
Contains more Zinc +102.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.079

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
Ham
5
:
Contains more Vitamin E +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +1500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1378.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +283.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.026
Contains more Vitamin E +108.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +1500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1378.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +27%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +283.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.026

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
126%
Ham
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
2%
Ham
0%
Ground meat
Fats
26%
Ham
71%
Ground meat

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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 Ham Ground meat Opinion
Protein 20.93 23.87 Ground meat
Fats 5.53 15.37 Ground meat
Carbs 1.5 0 Ham
Calories 145 241 Ground meat
Starch
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Calcium 8 33 Ground meat
Iron 1.48 2.27 Ground meat
Magnesium 14 17 Ground meat
Phosphorus 196 166 Ham
Potassium 287 241 Ham
Sodium 1203 73 Ground meat
Zinc 2.88 5.84 Ground meat
Copper 0.079 0.079
Vitamin A 0 9 Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.25 0.12 Ham
Vitamin D 32 2 Ham
Vitamin D 0.8 0 Ham
Vitamin C 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.754 0.051 Ham
Vitamin B2 0.202 0.171 Ham
Vitamin B3 4.023 4.026 Ground meat
Vitamin B5 0.403 0.512 Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.311 Ham
Vitamin B12 0.65 2.49 Ground meat
Vitamin K 0 2.9 Ground meat
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Tryptophan 0.251 0.121 Ham
Threonine 0.931 0.923 Ham
Isoleucine 0.918 1.055 Ground meat
Leucine 1.661 1.861 Ground meat
Lysine 1.775 1.976 Ground meat
Methionine 0.553 0.614 Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.904 0.931 Ground meat
Valine 0.908 1.172 Ground meat
Histidine 0.75 0.775 Ground meat
Cholesterol 53 88 Ham
Trans Fat 1.173 Ham
Saturated Fat 1.81 6.073 Ham
Monounsaturated Fat 2.62 7.322 Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.54 0.408 Ham
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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