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Cheese vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Cheese and Pork

  • Cheese has more Calcium, Vitamin A RAE, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B12, while Pork has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Selenium.
  • Pork's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 71% higher.
  • Pork contains 165 times less Vitamin A RAE than Cheese. Cheese contains 330µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Pork contains 2µg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Pork is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Cheese, cheddar and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled.

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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
Cheese
3
:
5
Pork
Contains more Calcium +3636.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +85%
Contains more Zinc +52.3%
Contains more Iron +521.4%
Contains more Potassium +456.6%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Copper +143.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 28
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 213% 6% 20% 195% 7% 86% 100% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Contains more Calcium +3636.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +85%
Contains more Zinc +52.3%
Contains more Iron +521.4%
Contains more Potassium +456.6%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Copper +143.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 28

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
Cheese
6
:
6
Pork
Contains more Vitamin A +17642.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +144.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Folate +440%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2924.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +8437.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +603%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 75% 15% 18% 0% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 21% 138% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +17642.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +144.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Folate +440%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2924.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +8437.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +603%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cheese Pork Opinion
Net carbs 3.09g 0g Cheese
Protein 22.87g 27.32g Pork
Fats 33.31g 13.92g Cheese
Carbs 3.09g 0g Cheese
Calories 404kcal 242kcal Cheese
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Cheese
Sugar 0.48g 0g Pork
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 710mg 19mg Cheese
Iron 0.14mg 0.87mg Pork
Magnesium 27mg 28mg Pork
Phosphorus 455mg 246mg Cheese
Potassium 76mg 423mg Pork
Sodium 653mg 62mg Pork
Zinc 3.64mg 2.39mg Cheese
Copper 0.03mg 0.073mg Pork
Vitamin A 1242IU 7IU Cheese
Vitamin E 0.71mg 0.29mg Cheese
Vitamin D 24IU 53IU Pork
Vitamin D 0.6µg 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.029mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.428mg 0.321mg Cheese
Vitamin B3 0.059mg 5.037mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.41mg 0.698mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.066mg 0.464mg Pork
Folate 27µg 5µg Cheese
Vitamin B12 1.1µg 0.7µg Cheese
Vitamin K 2.4µg 0µg Cheese
Tryptophan 0.547mg 0.338mg Cheese
Threonine 1.044mg 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.206mg 1.26mg Pork
Leucine 1.939mg 2.177mg Pork
Lysine 1.025mg 2.446mg Pork
Methionine 0.547mg 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.074mg 1.086mg Pork
Valine 1.404mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 0.547mg 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 99mg 80mg Pork
Trans Fat 0.917g g Pork
Saturated Fat 18.867g 5.23g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 9.246g 6.19g Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.421g 1.2g Cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Cheese Pork
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
35
Cheese
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
79
Cheese
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
137%
Cheese
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
3%
Cheese
0%
Pork
Fats
154%
Cheese
64%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pork
Pork is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.48g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 591mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.637g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
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.
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. Cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173414/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.