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Pork vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.843g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
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 lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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.
Pork Ground meat
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pork Ground meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
40
Pork
25
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
27
Pork
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
Pork
4
:
Contains more Potassium +75.5%
Contains more Magnesium +64.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.2%
Contains less Sodium -15.1%
Contains more Iron +160.9%
Contains more Calcium +73.7%
Contains more Zinc +144.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Contains more Potassium +75.5%
Contains more Magnesium +64.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.2%
Contains less Sodium -15.1%
Contains more Iron +160.9%
Contains more Calcium +73.7%
Contains more Zinc +144.4%
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
Pork
8
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +2550%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1619.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +255.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +2550%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1619.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +255.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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
164%
Pork
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
0%
Ground meat
Fats
64%
Pork
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 Pork Ground meat Opinion
Calories 242 241 Pork
Protein 27.32 23.87 Pork
Fats 13.92 15.37 Ground meat
Vitamin C 0.6 0 Pork
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 80 88 Pork
Vitamin D 53 2 Pork
Iron 0.87 2.27 Ground meat
Calcium 19 33 Ground meat
Potassium 423 241 Pork
Magnesium 28 17 Pork
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.073 0.079 Ground meat
Zinc 2.39 5.84 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 246 166 Pork
Sodium 62 73 Pork
Vitamin A 7 9 Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.29 0.12 Pork
Vitamin D 1.3 0 Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877 0.051 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321 0.171 Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037 4.026 Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698 0.512 Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464 0.311 Pork
Vitamin B12 0.7 2.49 Ground meat
Vitamin K 0 2.9 Ground meat
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 1.173 Pork
Saturated Fat 5.23 6.073 Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19 7.322 Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 0.408 Pork
Tryptophan 0.338 0.121 Pork
Threonine 1.234 0.923 Pork
Isoleucine 1.26 1.055 Pork
Leucine 2.177 1.861 Pork
Lysine 2.446 1.976 Pork
Methionine 0.712 0.614 Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086 0.931 Pork
Valine 1.473 1.172 Pork
Histidine 1.067 0.775 Pork
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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