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

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How are Chicken breast and Pork belly different?

  • Chicken breast is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Iron, while Pork belly is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B2.
  • Pork belly covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 90% more than Chicken breast.
  • Chicken breast contains 5 times more Vitamin B6 than Pork belly. Chicken breast contains 0.64mg of Vitamin B6, while Pork belly contains 0.13mg.
  • Chicken breast is lower in Saturated Fat.

Chicken, broilers or fryers, breast, meat only, cooked, fried and Pork, fresh, belly, raw types were 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 Calcium +220%
Contains more Iron +119.2%
Contains more Magnesium +675%
Contains more Phosphorus +127.8%
Contains more Potassium +49.2%
Contains more Manganese +250%
Contains more Selenium +227.5%
Contains less Sodium -59.5%
Equal in Zinc - 1.02
Equal in Copper - 0.052
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 2% 20% 3% 47% 17% 5% 28% 18% 1% 44%
Contains more Calcium +220%
Contains more Iron +119.2%
Contains more Magnesium +675%
Contains more Phosphorus +127.8%
Contains more Potassium +49.2%
Contains more Manganese +250%
Contains more Selenium +227.5%
Contains less Sodium -59.5%
Equal in Zinc - 1.02
Equal in Copper - 0.052

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 A +130%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +218.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +306.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +392.3%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +401.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +127%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.39
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 1% 8% 0% 1% 99% 56% 88% 16% 30% 1% 105% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +130%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +218.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +306.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +392.3%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +401.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +127%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.39

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +258%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +63.9%
Contains more Other +24.2%
Contains more Fats +1025.5%
33% 5% 60%
Protein: 33.44 g
Fats: 4.71 g
Carbs: 0.51 g
Water: 60.21 g
Other: 1.13 g
9% 53% 37%
Protein: 9.34 g
Fats: 53.01 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 36.74 g
Other: 0.91 g
Contains more Protein +258%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +63.9%
Contains more Other +24.2%
Contains more Fats +1025.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1336%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +428%
32% 42% 26%
Saturated Fat: 1.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.72 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.07 g
39% 50% 11%
Saturated Fat: 19.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 24.7 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.65 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1336%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +428%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken breast Pork belly Opinion
Net carbs 0.51g 0g Chicken breast
Protein 33.44g 9.34g Chicken breast
Fats 4.71g 53.01g Pork belly
Carbs 0.51g 0g Chicken breast
Calories 187kcal 518kcal Pork belly
Calcium 16mg 5mg Chicken breast
Iron 1.14mg 0.52mg Chicken breast
Magnesium 31mg 4mg Chicken breast
Phosphorus 246mg 108mg Chicken breast
Potassium 276mg 185mg Chicken breast
Sodium 79mg 32mg Pork belly
Zinc 1.08mg 1.02mg Chicken breast
Copper 0.054mg 0.052mg Chicken breast
Manganese 0.021mg 0.006mg Chicken breast
Selenium 26.2µg 8µg Chicken breast
Vitamin A 23IU 10IU Chicken breast
Vitamin A RAE 7µg 3µg Chicken breast
Vitamin E 0.42mg 0.39mg Chicken breast
Vitamin D 5IU Chicken breast
Vitamin D 0.1µg Chicken breast
Vitamin C 0mg 0.3mg Pork belly
Vitamin B1 0.079mg 0.396mg Pork belly
Vitamin B2 0.125mg 0.242mg Pork belly
Vitamin B3 14.782mg 4.647mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B5 1.04mg 0.256mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B6 0.64mg 0.13mg Chicken breast
Folate 4µg 1µg Chicken breast
Vitamin B12 0.37µg 0.84µg Pork belly
Choline 95.9mg Chicken breast
Vitamin K 2.4µg 0µg Chicken breast
Tryptophan 0.39mg Chicken breast
Threonine 1.412mg Chicken breast
Isoleucine 1.765mg Chicken breast
Leucine 2.509mg Chicken breast
Lysine 2.836mg Chicken breast
Methionine 0.925mg Chicken breast
Phenylalanine 1.328mg Chicken breast
Valine 1.659mg Chicken breast
Histidine 1.037mg Chicken breast
Cholesterol 91mg 72mg Pork belly
Saturated Fat 1.29g 19.33g 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 24.7g Pork belly
Polyunsaturated fat 1.07g 5.65g Pork belly

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken breast Pork belly
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
31%
Pork belly
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
40%
Chicken breast
18%
Pork belly

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork belly
Pork belly contains less Sodium (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork belly
Pork belly is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 18.04g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is relatively richer in vitamins
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 ($)

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 belly - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167812/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.