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Parmigiano-Reggiano vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pork?

  • Parmigiano-Reggiano is richer in Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, and Copper, yet Pork is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano's daily need coverage for Calcium is 109% higher.
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano has 25 times more Sodium than Pork. Parmigiano-Reggiano has 1529mg of Sodium, while Pork has 62mg.

We used Cheese, parmesan, dry grated, reduced fat and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled types in this comparison.

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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
Contains more Calcium +5736.8%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Copper +226%
Contains more Zinc +61.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +196.3%
Contains more Potassium +238.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.87
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 34% 333% 12% 28% 80% 106% 313% 200%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Contains more Calcium +5736.8%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Copper +226%
Contains more Zinc +61.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +196.3%
Contains more Potassium +238.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.87

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
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Pork
Contains more Vitamin A +8542.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +222.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +225%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2924.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4318.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +846.9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 37% 4% 12% 8% 113% 3% 20% 12% 283% 5% 8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 6% 39% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 88% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +8542.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +222.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +225%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2924.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4318.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +846.9%

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.
Parmigiano-Reggiano Pork
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Parmigiano-Reggiano Pork Opinion
Calories 265kcal 242kcal Parmigiano-Reggiano
Protein 20g 27.32g Pork
Fats 20g 13.92g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork
Net carbs 1.37g 0g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Carbs 1.37g 0g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Cholesterol 88mg 80mg Pork
Vitamin D 15IU 53IU Pork
Iron 0.9mg 0.87mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Calcium 1109mg 19mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Potassium 125mg 423mg Pork
Magnesium 38mg 28mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.238mg 0.073mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Zinc 3.87mg 2.39mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Starch g g
Phosphorus 729mg 246mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sodium 1529mg 62mg Pork
Vitamin A 605IU 7IU Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.29mg Pork
Vitamin D 0.4µg 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.486mg 0.321mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B3 0.114mg 5.037mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.325mg 0.698mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.049mg 0.464mg Pork
Vitamin B12 2.26µg 0.7µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin K 1.7µg 0µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Folate 10µg 5µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 13.317g 5.23g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 6.098g 6.19g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 0.462g 1.2g Pork
Tryptophan 0.24mg 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 1.519mg 1.234mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Isoleucine 1.2mg 1.26mg Pork
Leucine 2.983mg 2.177mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Lysine 2.459mg 2.446mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Methionine 0.369mg 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.604mg 1.086mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Valine 1.498mg 1.473mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Histidine 0.752mg 1.067mg Pork
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Parmigiano-Reggiano Pork
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
42
Parmigiano-Reggiano
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
138
Parmigiano-Reggiano
37
Pork

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
120%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
1%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
0%
Pork
Fats
92%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
64%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 1467mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.087g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork
Pork is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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

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. Parmigiano-Reggiano - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173452/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.