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Bison meat vs. Pork — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Bison meat and Pork different?

  • Bison meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, and Zinc, however, Pork is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin D, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Bison meat is 90% higher.
  • Bison meat contains 4 times more Iron than Pork. While Bison meat contains 3.42mg of Iron, Pork contains only 0.87mg.
  • Bison meat has less Saturated Fat.

Game meat, bison, separable lean only, cooked, roasted 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.
Contains more Iron +293.1%
Contains more Zinc +54%
Contains more Copper +46.6%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.7%
Contains more Potassium +17.2%
Contains more Manganese +12.5%
Contains more Selenium +27.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 28
Equal in Sodium - 62
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 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25% 2% 248%
Contains more Iron +293.1%
Contains more Zinc +54%
Contains more Copper +46.6%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +17.7%
Contains more Potassium +17.2%
Contains more Manganese +12.5%
Contains more Selenium +27.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 28
Equal in Sodium - 62

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 +24.1%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +308.6%
Contains more Choline +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +777%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16%
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 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 52% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +24.1%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +308.6%
Contains more Choline +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +777%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +15%
Contains more Other +192.1%
Contains more Fats +475.2%
Equal in Protein - 27.32
28% 2% 67% 3%
Protein: 28.44 g
Fats: 2.42 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.54 g
Other: 2.6 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 Water +15%
Contains more Other +192.1%
Contains more Fats +475.2%
Equal in Protein - 27.32

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -82.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +551.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +400%
43% 45% 11%
Saturated Fat: 0.91 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.95 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.24 g
41% 49% 10%
Saturated Fat: 5.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.19 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -82.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +551.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +400%

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
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bison meat Pork Opinion
Protein 28.44g 27.32g Bison meat
Fats 2.42g 13.92g Pork
Calories 143kcal 242kcal Pork
Calcium 8mg 19mg Pork
Iron 3.42mg 0.87mg Bison meat
Magnesium 26mg 28mg Pork
Phosphorus 209mg 246mg Pork
Potassium 361mg 423mg Pork
Sodium 57mg 62mg Bison meat
Zinc 3.68mg 2.39mg Bison meat
Copper 0.107mg 0.073mg Bison meat
Manganese 0.008mg 0.009mg Pork
Selenium 35.5µg 45.3µg Pork
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Pork
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Pork
Vitamin E 0.36mg 0.29mg Bison 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 0.27mg 0.321mg Pork
Vitamin B3 3.71mg 5.037mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.464mg Pork
Folate 8µg 5µg Bison meat
Vitamin B12 2.86µg 0.7µg Bison meat
Choline 114.8mg 93.9mg Bison meat
Vitamin K 1.3µg 0µg Bison meat
Tryptophan 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 1.171mg 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.198mg 1.26mg Pork
Leucine 2.21mg 2.177mg Bison meat
Lysine 2.219mg 2.446mg Pork
Methionine 0.674mg 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.065mg 1.086mg Pork
Valine 1.287mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 0.754mg 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 82mg 80mg Pork
Saturated Fat 0.91g 5.23g Bison meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.95g 6.19g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 0.24g 1.2g Pork

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bison 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
53%
Bison meat
56%
Pork
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
61%
Bison meat
55%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bison meat
Bison meat contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bison meat
Bison meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.32g)
Which food is cheaper?
Bison meat
Bison 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 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 - 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.