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Bear meat vs. Pork — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bear meat and Pork different?

  • Bear meat is higher in Iron, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Vitamin B2, however, Pork is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin D.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Bear meat is 123% higher.
  • Bear meat contains 4 times more Zinc than Pork. While Bear meat contains 10.27mg of Zinc, Pork contains only 2.39mg.

Game meat, bear, cooked, simmered and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled are the varieties used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Pork
Contains more Iron +1133.3%
Contains more Zinc +329.7%
Contains more Copper +102.7%
Contains more Calcium +280%
Contains more Magnesium +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.7%
Contains more Potassium +60.8%
Contains less Sodium -12.7%
Contains more Selenium +304.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 403% 17% 73% 24% 10% 281% 50% 0% 62%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25% 2% 248%
Contains more Iron +1133.3%
Contains more Zinc +329.7%
Contains more Copper +102.7%
Contains more Calcium +280%
Contains more Magnesium +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.7%
Contains more Potassium +60.8%
Contains less Sodium -12.7%
Contains more Selenium +304.5%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Pork
Contains more Vitamin E +69%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.5%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +252.9%
Contains more Choline +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +777%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 10% 0% 0% 25% 190% 63% 0% 67% 5% 309% 67% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 52% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +69%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +155.5%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +252.9%
Contains more Choline +30.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +777%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Pork
Contains more Protein +18.7%
Contains more Other +39.1%
Equal in Fats - 13.92
Equal in Water - 57.87
32% 13% 54%
Protein: 32.42 g
Fats: 13.39 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 53.55 g
Other: 0.64 g
27% 14% 58%
Protein: 27.32 g
Fats: 13.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 57.87 g
Other: 0.89 g
Contains more Protein +18.7%
Contains more Other +39.1%
Equal in Fats - 13.92
Equal in Water - 57.87

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Pork
Contains less Saturated Fat -32.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +100%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 6.19
31% 49% 21%
Saturated Fat: 3.54 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.66 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.4 g
41% 49% 10%
Saturated Fat: 5.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.19 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -32.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +100%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 6.19

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Bear meat Pork
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bear meat Pork Opinion
Protein 32.42g 27.32g Bear meat
Fats 13.39g 13.92g Pork
Calories 259kcal 242kcal Bear meat
Calcium 5mg 19mg Pork
Iron 10.73mg 0.87mg Bear meat
Magnesium 23mg 28mg Pork
Phosphorus 170mg 246mg Pork
Potassium 263mg 423mg Pork
Sodium 71mg 62mg Pork
Zinc 10.27mg 2.39mg Bear meat
Copper 0.148mg 0.073mg Bear meat
Manganese 0.009mg Pork
Selenium 11.2µg 45.3µg Pork
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Pork
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Pork
Vitamin E 0.49mg 0.29mg Bear meat
Vitamin D 0IU 53IU Pork
Vitamin D 0µg 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.82mg 0.321mg Bear meat
Vitamin B3 3.35mg 5.037mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.29mg 0.464mg Pork
Folate 6µg 5µg Bear meat
Vitamin B12 2.47µg 0.7µg Bear meat
Choline 122.3mg 93.9mg Bear meat
Vitamin K 1.8µg 0µg Bear meat
Tryptophan 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 98mg 80mg Pork
Saturated Fat 3.54g 5.23g Bear meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.037g 0g Bear meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.034g 0g Bear meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.66g 6.19g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 2.4g 1.2g Bear meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bear meat Pork
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
57%
Bear meat
56%
Pork
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
92%
Bear meat
55%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bear meat
Bear meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.69g)
Which food is cheaper?
Bear meat
Bear meat is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Bear meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173846/nutrients
  2. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.