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Chicken gizzard vs. Pork shoulder — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chicken gizzard and Pork shoulder

  • Chicken gizzard has more Selenium, Iron, Zinc, Vitamin B12, and Copper, however, Pork shoulder has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin D.
  • Daily need coverage for Cholesterol from Chicken gizzard is 100% higher.
  • Pork shoulder has 3 times less Iron than Chicken gizzard. Chicken gizzard has 3.19mg of Iron, while Pork shoulder has 1.05mg.
  • Pork shoulder is lower in Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Chicken, gizzard, all classes, cooked, simmered and Pork, fresh, shoulder, whole, separable lean and fat, raw.

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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 +13.3%
Contains more Iron +203.8%
Contains less Sodium -13.8%
Contains more Zinc +63.7%
Contains more Copper +91.7%
Contains more Manganese +572.7%
Contains more Selenium +61.2%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Potassium +68.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 182
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 120% 3% 81% 16% 8% 121% 54% 10% 225%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 40% 13% 78% 27% 9% 74% 28% 2% 140%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Iron +203.8%
Contains less Sodium -13.8%
Contains more Zinc +63.7%
Contains more Copper +91.7%
Contains more Manganese +572.7%
Contains more Selenium +61.2%
Contains more Magnesium +500%
Contains more Potassium +68.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 182

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 B12 +40.5%
Contains more Choline +72.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2850%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +390.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.19
Equal in Folate - 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 0% 4% 0% 0% 7% 49% 59% 29% 17% 4% 130% 57% 0%
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% 4% 51% 3% 192% 64% 72% 44% 81% 4% 93% 34% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +40.5%
Contains more Choline +72.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2850%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +390.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.19
Equal in Folate - 5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +76.9%
Contains more Fats +571.3%
Equal in Water - 64.02
Equal in Other - 0.81
30% 3% 68%
Protein: 30.39 g
Fats: 2.68 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 67.93 g
Other: 0 g
17% 18% 64%
Protein: 17.18 g
Fats: 17.99 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.02 g
Other: 0.81 g
Contains more Protein +76.9%
Contains more Fats +571.3%
Equal in Water - 64.02
Equal in Other - 0.81

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1417%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +443.9%
43% 34% 23%
Saturated Fat: 0.67 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.528 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.353 g
39% 50% 12%
Saturated Fat: 6.24 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.01 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.92 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1417%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +443.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken gizzard Pork shoulder Opinion
Protein 30.39g 17.18g Chicken gizzard
Fats 2.68g 17.99g Pork shoulder
Calories 154kcal 236kcal Pork shoulder
Calcium 17mg 15mg Chicken gizzard
Iron 3.19mg 1.05mg Chicken gizzard
Magnesium 3mg 18mg Pork shoulder
Phosphorus 189mg 182mg Chicken gizzard
Potassium 179mg 302mg Pork shoulder
Sodium 56mg 65mg Chicken gizzard
Zinc 4.42mg 2.7mg Chicken gizzard
Copper 0.161mg 0.084mg Chicken gizzard
Manganese 0.074mg 0.011mg Chicken gizzard
Selenium 41.1µg 25.5µg Chicken gizzard
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Pork shoulder
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Pork shoulder
Vitamin E 0.2mg 0.19mg Chicken gizzard
Vitamin D 0IU 70IU Pork shoulder
Vitamin D 0µg 1.7µg Pork shoulder
Vitamin C 0mg 0.7mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B1 0.026mg 0.767mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B2 0.21mg 0.275mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B3 3.12mg 3.833mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B5 0.468mg 0.719mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B6 0.071mg 0.348mg Pork shoulder
Folate 5µg 5µg
Vitamin B12 1.04µg 0.74µg Chicken gizzard
Choline 104.4mg 60.6mg Chicken gizzard
Tryptophan 0.208mg Pork shoulder
Threonine 0.768mg Pork shoulder
Isoleucine 0.781mg Pork shoulder
Leucine 1.36mg Pork shoulder
Lysine 1.531mg Pork shoulder
Methionine 0.441mg Pork shoulder
Phenylalanine 0.681mg Pork shoulder
Valine 0.921mg Pork shoulder
Histidine 0.656mg Pork shoulder
Cholesterol 370mg 71mg Pork shoulder
Trans Fat 0.13g Pork shoulder
Saturated Fat 0.67g 6.24g Chicken gizzard
Monounsaturated Fat 0.528g 8.01g Pork shoulder
Polyunsaturated fat 0.353g 1.92g Pork shoulder
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.019g Chicken gizzard
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.003g Chicken gizzard
Omega-3 - ALA 0.004g Chicken gizzard

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chicken gizzard Pork shoulder
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
27%
Chicken gizzard
49%
Pork shoulder
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
64%
Chicken gizzard
41%
Pork shoulder

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 299mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken gizzard
Chicken gizzard contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken gizzard
Chicken gizzard is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.57g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chicken gizzard
Chicken gizzard 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 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 gizzard - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171457/nutrients
  2. Pork shoulder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167843/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.