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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" charts 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 Phosphorus +196.3%
Contains more Zinc +61.9%
Contains more Copper +226%
Contains more Manganese +844.4%
Contains more Potassium +238.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Contains more Selenium +155.9%
Equal in Iron - 0.87
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 333% 34% 28% 313% 12% 200% 106% 80% 12% 97%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25% 2% 248%
Contains more Calcium +5736.8%
Contains more Magnesium +35.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +196.3%
Contains more Zinc +61.9%
Contains more Copper +226%
Contains more Manganese +844.4%
Contains more Potassium +238.4%
Contains less Sodium -95.9%
Contains more Selenium +155.9%
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" 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 A +8542.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +222.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +225%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2924.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4318.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +846.9%
Contains more Choline +353.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 37% 4% 12% 0% 8% 113% 3% 20% 12% 8% 283% 12% 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 A +8542.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +51.4%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +222.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +70.6%
Contains more Vitamin D +225%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2924.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +4318.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +846.9%
Contains more Choline +353.6%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +43.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +802.2%
Contains more Protein +36.6%
Contains more Water +14.4%
20% 20% 51% 8%
Protein: 20 g
Fats: 20 g
Carbs: 1.37 g
Water: 50.6 g
Other: 8.03 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 Fats +43.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +802.2%
Contains more Protein +36.6%
Contains more Water +14.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +159.7%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 6.19
67% 31% 2%
Saturated Fat: 13.317 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.098 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.462 g
41% 49% 10%
Saturated Fat: 5.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.19 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +159.7%
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.
Parmigiano-Reggiano Pork
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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
Net carbs 1.37g 0g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Protein 20g 27.32g Pork
Fats 20g 13.92g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Carbs 1.37g 0g Parmigiano-Reggiano
Calories 265kcal 242kcal Parmigiano-Reggiano
Calcium 1109mg 19mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Iron 0.9mg 0.87mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Magnesium 38mg 28mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Phosphorus 729mg 246mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Potassium 125mg 423mg Pork
Sodium 1529mg 62mg Pork
Zinc 3.87mg 2.39mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Copper 0.238mg 0.073mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Manganese 0.085mg 0.009mg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Selenium 17.7µg 45.3µg Pork
Vitamin A 605IU 7IU Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin A RAE 160µg 2µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.29mg Pork
Vitamin D 15IU 53IU Pork
Vitamin D 0.4µg 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg 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
Folate 10µg 5µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Vitamin B12 2.26µg 0.7µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
Choline 20.7mg 93.9mg Pork
Vitamin K 1.7µg 0µg Parmigiano-Reggiano
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
Cholesterol 88mg 80mg Pork
Saturated Fat 13.317g 5.23g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 6.098g 6.19g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 0.462g 1.2g Pork

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
39%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
56%
Pork
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
121%
Parmigiano-Reggiano
55%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 1467mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
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

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. 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.