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Bison meat vs. Pork Meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bison meat and Pork Meat different?

  • Bison meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, and Zinc, while Pork Meat is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus.
  • Bison meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 95% more than Pork Meat.
  • Bison meat contains 3 times more Iron than Pork Meat. Bison meat contains 3.42mg of Iron, while Pork Meat contains 1.15mg.

Game meat, bison, separable lean only, cooked, roasted and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +197.4%
Contains more Zinc +52.1%
Contains more Magnesium +11.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.8%
Contains more Potassium +16.6%
Contains more Manganese +62.5%
Equal in Sodium - 57
Equal in Copper - 0.111
Equal in Selenium - 38.2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 129% 19% 90% 32% 8% 101% 36% 2% 194%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37% 2% 209%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Iron +197.4%
Contains more Zinc +52.1%
Contains more Magnesium +11.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.8%
Contains more Potassium +16.6%
Contains more Manganese +62.5%
Equal in Sodium - 57
Equal in Copper - 0.111
Equal in Selenium - 38.2

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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Contains more Vitamin E +350%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +401.8%
Contains more Choline +29.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84.8%
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% 8% 0% 0% 25% 63% 70% 0% 93% 6% 358% 63% 4%
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% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 49% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +350%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +401.8%
Contains more Choline +29.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +850%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +100.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +198.9%
Contains more Fats +45%
Equal in Protein - 26.17
Equal in Water - 69.45
28% 2% 67% 3%
Protein: 28.44 g
Fats: 2.42 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.54 g
Other: 2.6 g
26% 4% 69%
Protein: 26.17 g
Fats: 3.51 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.45 g
Other: 0.87 g
Contains more Other +198.9%
Contains more Fats +45%
Equal in Protein - 26.17
Equal in Water - 69.45

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -24%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +40.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +110.8%
43% 45% 11%
Saturated Fat: 0.91 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.95 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.24 g
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.198 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.334 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.506 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -24%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +40.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +110.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bison meat Pork Meat Opinion
Protein 28.44g 26.17g Bison meat
Fats 2.42g 3.51g Pork Meat
Calories 143kcal 143kcal
Calcium 8mg 6mg Bison meat
Iron 3.42mg 1.15mg Bison meat
Magnesium 26mg 29mg Pork Meat
Phosphorus 209mg 267mg Pork Meat
Potassium 361mg 421mg Pork Meat
Sodium 57mg 57mg
Zinc 3.68mg 2.42mg Bison meat
Copper 0.107mg 0.111mg Pork Meat
Manganese 0.008mg 0.013mg Pork Meat
Selenium 35.5µg 38.2µg Pork Meat
Vitamin E 0.36mg 0.08mg Bison meat
Vitamin D 0IU 10IU Pork Meat
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Pork Meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.95mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.387mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B3 3.71mg 7.432mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B5 1.012mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.739mg Pork Meat
Folate 8µg 0µg Bison meat
Vitamin B12 2.86µg 0.57µg Bison meat
Choline 114.8mg 88.9mg Bison meat
Vitamin K 1.3µg 0µg Bison meat
Tryptophan 0.275mg Pork Meat
Threonine 1.171mg 1.175mg Pork Meat
Isoleucine 1.198mg 1.288mg Pork Meat
Leucine 2.21mg 2.229mg Pork Meat
Lysine 2.219mg 2.427mg Pork Meat
Methionine 0.674mg 0.721mg Pork Meat
Phenylalanine 1.065mg 1.1mg Pork Meat
Valine 1.287mg 1.367mg Pork Meat
Histidine 0.754mg 1.13mg Pork Meat
Cholesterol 82mg 73mg Pork Meat
Trans Fat 0.033g Bison meat
Saturated Fat 0.91g 1.198g Bison meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.95g 1.334g Pork Meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.24g 0.506g Pork Meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.013g Pork Meat
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.411g Pork Meat
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g Pork Meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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
53%
Bison meat
63%
Pork Meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
61%
Bison meat
54%
Pork Meat

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bison meat
Bison meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.288g)
Which food is cheaper?
Bison meat
Bison meat is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (57 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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. Bison meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173852/nutrients
  2. Pork Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.