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Chicken meat vs Pork jowl - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chicken meat and Pork jowl

  • Chicken meat is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, Iron, and Zinc, yet Pork jowl is richer in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B12.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Pork jowl is 107% higher.
  • Chicken meat contains 16 times more Selenium than Pork jowl. Chicken meat contains 23.9µg of Selenium, while Pork jowl contains 1.5µg.
  • Chicken meat contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +275%
Contains more Potassium +50.7%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Copper +65%
Contains more Zinc +131%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.6%
Contains less Sodium -69.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 5% 20% 17% 22% 53% 78% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 2% 14% 3% 14% 23% 37% 4%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Calcium +275%
Contains more Potassium +50.7%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Copper +65%
Contains more Zinc +131%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.6%
Contains less Sodium -69.5%

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 +1688.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +312%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +344.4%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +512.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +173.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.29
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 10% 6% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 38% 6% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 6% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 103% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1688.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +312%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +344.4%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +512.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +40.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +173.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.29

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
32
Pork jowl
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
14
Pork jowl

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
38%
Pork jowl
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
0%
Pork jowl
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
321%
Pork jowl

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 jowl
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Chicken meat Pork jowl
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 57mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.47g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Pork jowl Opinion
Calories 239 655 Pork jowl
Protein 27.3 6.38 Chicken meat
Fats 13.6 69.61 Pork jowl
Vitamin C 0 0
Net carbs 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 88 90 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2 Chicken meat
Iron 1.26 0.42 Chicken meat
Calcium 15 4 Chicken meat
Potassium 223 148 Chicken meat
Magnesium 23 3 Chicken meat
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.066 0.04 Chicken meat
Zinc 1.94 0.84 Chicken meat
Starch
Phosphorus 182 86 Chicken meat
Sodium 82 25 Pork jowl
Vitamin A 161 9 Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27 0.29 Pork jowl
Vitamin D 0 Chicken meat
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.386 Pork jowl
Vitamin B2 0.168 0.236 Pork jowl
Vitamin B3 8.487 4.535 Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03 0.25 Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.09 Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.3 0.82 Pork jowl
Vitamin K 2.4 Chicken meat
Folate 5 1 Chicken meat
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.79 25.26 Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34 32.89 Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97 8.11 Pork jowl
Tryptophan 0.305 0.021 Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128 0.21 Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362 0.168 Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986 0.446 Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223 0.528 Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726 0.095 Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061 0.239 Chicken meat
Valine 1.325 0.305 Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802 0.072 Chicken meat
Fructose

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 jowl - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168269/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.