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Chicken breast vs. Pork bacon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chicken breast and Pork bacon

  • Chicken breast has more Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, while Pork bacon has more Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Zinc, and Copper.
  • Pork bacon covers your daily need of Sodium 92% more than Chicken breast.
  • Chicken breast contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Pork bacon. While Chicken breast contains 0.64mg of Vitamin B6, Pork bacon contains only 0.309mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Chicken breast is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chicken, broilers or fryers, breast, meat only, cooked, fried and Pork, cured, bacon, cooked, baked.

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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 +60%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Iron +30.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.7%
Contains more Potassium +95.3%
Contains more Zinc +211.1%
Contains more Copper +237%
Contains more Selenium +125.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 30
Equal in Manganese - 0.022
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 43% 23% 106% 25% 11% 30% 18% 3% 143%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 56% 22% 217% 48% 287% 92% 61% 3% 322%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains less Sodium -96.4%
Contains more Iron +30.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.7%
Contains more Potassium +95.3%
Contains more Zinc +211.1%
Contains more Copper +237%
Contains more Selenium +125.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 30
Equal in Manganese - 0.022

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 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +2300%
Contains more Vitamin A +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +340.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +213.5%
Contains more Choline +24.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.033
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 9% 3% 0% 20% 29% 278% 63% 148% 3% 47% 53% 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 3% 7% 0% 0% 87% 58% 200% 62% 72% 2% 145% 66% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +39.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +2300%
Contains more Vitamin A +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +340.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +213.5%
Contains more Choline +24.4%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.033

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +380.9%
Contains more Fats +818.7%
Contains more Carbs +164.7%
Contains more Other +531%
Equal in Protein - 35.73
33% 5% 60%
Protein: 33.44 g
Fats: 4.71 g
Carbs: 0.51 g
Water: 60.21 g
Other: 1.13 g
36% 43% 13% 7%
Protein: 35.73 g
Fats: 43.27 g
Carbs: 1.35 g
Water: 12.52 g
Other: 7.13 g
Contains more Water +380.9%
Contains more Fats +818.7%
Contains more Carbs +164.7%
Contains more Other +531%
Equal in Protein - 35.73

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -90.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1008.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +354.1%
32% 42% 26%
Saturated Fat: 1.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.72 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.07 g
37% 50% 13%
Saturated Fat: 14.187 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 19.065 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.859 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -90.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1008.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +354.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken breast Pork bacon Opinion
Net carbs 0.51g 1.35g Pork bacon
Protein 33.44g 35.73g Pork bacon
Fats 4.71g 43.27g Pork bacon
Carbs 0.51g 1.35g Pork bacon
Calories 187kcal 548kcal Pork bacon
Calcium 16mg 10mg Chicken breast
Iron 1.14mg 1.49mg Pork bacon
Magnesium 31mg 30mg Chicken breast
Phosphorus 246mg 506mg Pork bacon
Potassium 276mg 539mg Pork bacon
Sodium 79mg 2193mg Chicken breast
Zinc 1.08mg 3.36mg Pork bacon
Copper 0.054mg 0.182mg Pork bacon
Manganese 0.021mg 0.022mg Pork bacon
Selenium 26.2µg 59µg Pork bacon
Vitamin A 23IU 37IU Pork bacon
Vitamin A RAE 7µg 11µg Pork bacon
Vitamin E 0.42mg 0.32mg Chicken breast
Vitamin D 5IU Chicken breast
Vitamin D 0.1µg Chicken breast
Vitamin B1 0.079mg 0.348mg Pork bacon
Vitamin B2 0.125mg 0.251mg Pork bacon
Vitamin B3 14.782mg 10.623mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B5 1.04mg 1.033mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B6 0.64mg 0.309mg Chicken breast
Folate 4µg 2µg Chicken breast
Vitamin B12 0.37µg 1.16µg Pork bacon
Choline 95.9mg 119.3mg Pork bacon
Vitamin K 2.4µg 0.1µg Chicken breast
Tryptophan 0.39mg 0.299mg Chicken breast
Threonine 1.412mg 1.399mg Chicken breast
Isoleucine 1.765mg 1.676mg Chicken breast
Leucine 2.509mg 2.782mg Pork bacon
Lysine 2.836mg 2.964mg Pork bacon
Methionine 0.925mg 0.795mg Chicken breast
Phenylalanine 1.328mg 1.417mg Pork bacon
Valine 1.659mg 1.901mg Pork bacon
Histidine 1.037mg 1.343mg Pork bacon
Cholesterol 91mg 107mg Chicken breast
Saturated Fat 1.29g 14.187g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - DHA 0.03g 0g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0g Chicken breast
Monounsaturated Fat 1.72g 19.065g Pork bacon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.07g 4.859g Pork bacon
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.199g Pork bacon
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 4.088g Pork bacon
Omega-3 - ALA 0.21g Pork bacon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken breast Pork bacon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
50%
Chicken breast
54%
Pork bacon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
40%
Chicken breast
111%
Pork bacon

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork bacon
Pork bacon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast contains less Sodium (difference - 2114mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 12.897g)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Chicken breast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171078/nutrients
  2. Pork bacon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167914/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.