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Chicken heart vs. Pork leg — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Chicken heart and Pork leg

  • Chicken heart has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, and Copper, however, Pork leg is higher in Vitamin B1, and Selenium.
  • Chicken heart covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 278% more than Pork leg.
  • Chicken heart has 7 times more Iron than Pork leg. While Chicken heart has 5.96mg of Iron, Pork leg has only 0.85mg.
  • Pork leg has less Cholesterol.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chicken, heart, all classes, raw and Pork, fresh, leg (ham), 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 +140%
Contains more Iron +601.2%
Contains more Zinc +241.5%
Contains more Copper +432.3%
Contains more Manganese +287%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.4%
Contains more Potassium +79%
Contains less Sodium -36.5%
Contains more Selenium +583.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 224% 11% 76% 16% 10% 180% 116% 12% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 32% 15% 86% 28% 7% 53% 22% 3% 161%
Contains more Calcium +140%
Contains more Iron +601.2%
Contains more Zinc +241.5%
Contains more Copper +432.3%
Contains more Manganese +287%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.4%
Contains more Potassium +79%
Contains less Sodium -36.5%
Contains more Selenium +583.7%

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 +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +357.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +264%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +273.6%
Contains more Folate +928.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1057.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +384.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.574
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% 0% 0% 11% 38% 168% 92% 154% 84% 54% 912% 0% 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% 0% 15% 3% 185% 47% 86% 42% 93% 6% 79% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +328.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +357.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +264%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +273.6%
Contains more Folate +928.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1057.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +384.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.4%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.574

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +17.8%
Contains more Protein +12.1%
Contains more Fats +102.3%
Contains more Other +44.7%
16% 9% 74%
Protein: 15.55 g
Fats: 9.33 g
Carbs: 0.71 g
Water: 73.56 g
Other: 0.85 g
17% 19% 62%
Protein: 17.43 g
Fats: 18.87 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.47 g
Other: 1.23 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +17.8%
Contains more Protein +12.1%
Contains more Fats +102.3%
Contains more Other +44.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +34.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +253.6%
34% 31% 35%
Saturated Fat: 2.66 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.37 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.71 g
39% 49% 12%
Saturated Fat: 6.54 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.38 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.01 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +34.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +253.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken heart Pork leg Opinion
Net carbs 0.71g 0g Chicken heart
Protein 15.55g 17.43g Pork leg
Fats 9.33g 18.87g Pork leg
Carbs 0.71g 0g Chicken heart
Calories 153kcal 245kcal Pork leg
Calcium 12mg 5mg Chicken heart
Iron 5.96mg 0.85mg Chicken heart
Magnesium 15mg 20mg Pork leg
Phosphorus 177mg 199mg Pork leg
Potassium 176mg 315mg Pork leg
Sodium 74mg 47mg Pork leg
Zinc 6.59mg 1.93mg Chicken heart
Copper 0.346mg 0.065mg Chicken heart
Manganese 0.089mg 0.023mg Chicken heart
Selenium 4.3µg 29.4µg Pork leg
Vitamin A 30IU 7IU Chicken heart
Vitamin A RAE 9µg 0µg Chicken heart
Vitamin D 20IU Pork leg
Vitamin D 0.5µg Pork leg
Vitamin C 3.2mg 0.7mg Chicken heart
Vitamin B1 0.152mg 0.736mg Pork leg
Vitamin B2 0.728mg 0.2mg Chicken heart
Vitamin B3 4.883mg 4.574mg Chicken heart
Vitamin B5 2.559mg 0.685mg Chicken heart
Vitamin B6 0.36mg 0.401mg Pork leg
Folate 72µg 7µg Chicken heart
Vitamin B12 7.29µg 0.63µg Chicken heart
Tryptophan 0.199mg 0.208mg Pork leg
Threonine 0.704mg 0.776mg Pork leg
Isoleucine 0.833mg 0.787mg Chicken heart
Leucine 1.355mg 1.376mg Pork leg
Lysine 1.303mg 1.55mg Pork leg
Methionine 0.376mg 0.444mg Pork leg
Phenylalanine 0.696mg 0.689mg Chicken heart
Valine 0.88mg 0.931mg Pork leg
Histidine 0.408mg 0.659mg Pork leg
Cholesterol 136mg 73mg Pork leg
Saturated Fat 2.66g 6.54g Chicken heart
Monounsaturated Fat 2.37g 8.38g Pork leg
Polyunsaturated fat 2.71g 2.01g Chicken heart

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken heart Pork leg
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
116%
Chicken heart
42%
Pork leg
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
67%
Chicken heart
40%
Pork leg

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork leg
Pork leg contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork leg
Pork leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 63mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken heart
Chicken heart is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.88g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken heart
Chicken heart is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( 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 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.

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 heart - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171458/nutrients
  2. Pork leg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168222/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.