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Chicken meat vs. Pork hock — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chicken meat and Pork hock?

  • Chicken meat is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Potassium, however, Pork hock is richer in Vitamin B12.
  • Chicken meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 46% more.
  • Pork hock contains 6 times less Vitamin B6 than Chicken meat. Chicken meat contains 0.4mg of Vitamin B6, while Pork hock contains 0.064mg.
  • Chicken meat has less Sodium.

We used Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Pork, pickled pork hocks types 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 Iron +10.5%
Contains more Magnesium +283.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +203.3%
Contains more Potassium +374.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Contains more Calcium +26.7%
Contains more Zinc +22.7%
Contains more Copper +24.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.14
Equal in Manganese - 0.022
Equal in Selenium - 26.3
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22% 3% 131%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 43% 5% 26% 5% 137% 65% 28% 3% 144%
Contains more Iron +10.5%
Contains more Magnesium +283.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +203.3%
Contains more Potassium +374.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Contains more Calcium +26.7%
Contains more Zinc +22.7%
Contains more Copper +24.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.14
Equal in Manganese - 0.022
Equal in Selenium - 26.3

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 +111.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +147.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +671.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +199.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +525%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +70%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 36% 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 5% 4% 0% 0% 20% 16% 21% 21% 15% 1% 64% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +111.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +147.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +671.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +199.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +525%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +70%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +42.9%
Contains more Fats +29%
Contains more Water +14.4%
Equal in Other - 2.33
27% 14% 59%
Protein: 27.3 g
Fats: 13.6 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.45 g
Other: 0 g
19% 11% 68% 2%
Protein: 19.11 g
Fats: 10.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.02 g
Other: 2.33 g
Contains more Protein +42.9%
Contains more Fats +29%
Contains more Water +14.4%
Equal in Other - 2.33

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +147.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -14.7%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 5.134
31% 44% 25%
Saturated Fat: 3.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.97 g
34% 54% 13%
Saturated Fat: 3.231 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.134 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.198 g
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +147.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -14.7%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 5.134

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Pork hock Opinion
Protein 27.3g 19.11g Chicken meat
Fats 13.6g 10.54g Chicken meat
Calories 239kcal 171kcal Chicken meat
Calcium 15mg 19mg Pork hock
Iron 1.26mg 1.14mg Chicken meat
Magnesium 23mg 6mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 182mg 60mg Chicken meat
Potassium 223mg 47mg Chicken meat
Sodium 82mg 1050mg Chicken meat
Zinc 1.94mg 2.38mg Pork hock
Copper 0.066mg 0.082mg Pork hock
Manganese 0.02mg 0.022mg Pork hock
Selenium 23.9µg 26.3µg Pork hock
Vitamin A 161IU 76IU Chicken meat
Vitamin A RAE 48µg 23µg Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.17mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2IU Chicken meat
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.08mg Pork hock
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.068mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 1.1mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg 0.344mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.064mg Chicken meat
Folate 5µg 1µg Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 0.51µg Pork hock
Choline 65.9mg Chicken meat
Vitamin K 2.4µg 0µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305mg 0.038mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg 0.516mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362mg 0.325mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg 0.841mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223mg 0.822mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726mg 0.211mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg 0.554mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.325mg 0.478mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802mg 0.211mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 88mg 89mg Chicken meat
Trans Fat 0.113g Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 3.79g 3.231g Pork hock
Omega-3 - DHA 0.04g 0g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34g 5.134g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 1.198g Chicken meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.045g Pork hock
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.986g Pork hock
Omega-3 - ALA 0.042g Pork hock

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat Pork hock
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
36%
Chicken meat
13%
Pork hock
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Chicken meat
46%
Pork hock

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork hock
Pork hock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.559g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork hock
Pork hock is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 968mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat 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 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 meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/nutrients
  2. Pork hock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169157/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.