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Chicken meat vs Pork chop - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chicken meat and Pork chop different?

  • Pork chop has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Zinc, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin D than Chicken meat.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Pork chop is 36% higher.

Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled are the varieties 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +44.8%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Calcium +273.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.4%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains more Zinc +62.4%
Contains more Copper +59.1%
Equal in Sodium - 74
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35%
Contains more Iron +44.8%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Calcium +273.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.4%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains more Zinc +62.4%
Contains more Copper +59.1%
Equal in Sodium - 74

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +973.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +28.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +677.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +120%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 7.927
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.104
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 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% 5% 30% 0% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 0% 83% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +973.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +28.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +677.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +120%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 7.927
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.104

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Pork chop Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 27.3g 23.72g Chicken meat
Fats 13.6g 14.35g Pork chop
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 239kcal 231kcal Chicken meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 56mg Pork chop
Iron 1.26mg 0.87mg Chicken meat
Magnesium 23mg 20mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 182mg 241mg Pork chop
Potassium 223mg 315mg Pork chop
Sodium 82mg 74mg Pork chop
Zinc 1.94mg 3.15mg Pork chop
Copper 0.066mg 0.105mg Pork chop
Vitamin A 161IU 15IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.21mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2IU 40IU Pork chop
Vitamin D 0µg 1µg Pork chop
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.49mg Pork chop
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.313mg Pork chop
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 7.927mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg 1.104mg Pork chop
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.489mg Pork chop
Folate 5µg 0µg Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 0.66µg Pork chop
Vitamin K 2.4µg 0µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305mg 0.282mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg 1.043mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362mg 1.123mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg 1.952mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223mg 2.109mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726mg 0.65mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg 0.985mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.325mg 1.2mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802mg 0.965mg Pork chop
Cholesterol 88mg 78mg Pork chop
Trans Fat g 0.066g Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 3.79g 4.339g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34g 4.887g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 1.894g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat Pork chop
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
36
Chicken meat
53
Pork chop
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
41
Pork chop

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
164%
Chicken meat
142%
Pork chop
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
0%
Pork chop
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
66%
Pork chop

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork chop
Pork chop contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork chop
Pork chop is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.549g)
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 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. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/nutrients
  2. Pork chop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167824/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.