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Beef vs Pork chop - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Beef and Pork chop different?

  • Beef is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron, while Pork chop is higher in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6.
  • Beef covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 83% more than Pork chop.
  • Beef contains 3 times more Iron than Pork chop. Beef contains 2.6mg of Iron, while Pork chop contains 0.87mg.
  • Pork chop is lower in Saturated Fat.

Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled types were 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Beef
5
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Contains more Iron +198.9%
Contains more Zinc +100.3%
Contains more Calcium +211.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.7%
Contains more Copper +23.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 20
Equal in Potassium - 315
Equal in Sodium - 74
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35%
Contains more Iron +198.9%
Contains more Zinc +100.3%
Contains more Calcium +211.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.7%
Contains more Copper +23.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 20
Equal in Potassium - 315
Equal in Sodium - 74

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
Beef
3
:
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +75%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +965.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 5% 30% 0% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 0% 83% 0%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +75%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +965.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28%

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.
Beef Pork chop
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Pork chop Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 25.93g 23.72g Beef
Fats 15.41g 14.35g Beef
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 250kcal 231kcal Beef
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 56mg Pork chop
Iron 2.6mg 0.87mg Beef
Magnesium 21mg 20mg Beef
Phosphorus 198mg 241mg Pork chop
Potassium 318mg 315mg Beef
Sodium 72mg 74mg Beef
Zinc 6.31mg 3.15mg Beef
Copper 0.085mg 0.105mg Pork chop
Vitamin A 9IU 15IU Pork chop
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.21mg Pork chop
Vitamin D 2IU 40IU Pork chop
Vitamin D 0µg 1µg Pork chop
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.49mg Pork chop
Vitamin B2 0.176mg 0.313mg Pork chop
Vitamin B3 5.378mg 7.927mg Pork chop
Vitamin B5 0.658mg 1.104mg Pork chop
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.489mg Pork chop
Folate 9µg 0µg Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64µg 0.66µg Beef
Vitamin K 1.2µg 0µg Beef
Tryptophan 0.094mg 0.282mg Pork chop
Threonine 0.72mg 1.043mg Pork chop
Isoleucine 0.822mg 1.123mg Pork chop
Leucine 1.45mg 1.952mg Pork chop
Lysine 1.54mg 2.109mg Pork chop
Methionine 0.478mg 0.65mg Pork chop
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 0.985mg Pork chop
Valine 0.914mg 1.2mg Pork chop
Histidine 0.604mg 0.965mg Pork chop
Cholesterol 88mg 78mg Pork chop
Trans Fat 0.572g 0.066g Pork chop
Saturated Fat 5.895g 4.339g Pork chop
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 4.887g Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 1.894g Pork chop

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beef Pork chop
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
52
Beef
53
Pork chop
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
41
Pork chop

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
156%
Beef
142%
Pork chop
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
0%
Pork chop
Fats
71%
Beef
66%
Pork chop

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.556g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork chop
Pork chop is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork chop
Pork chop is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
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.

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. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/nutrients
  2. Pork chop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167824/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.