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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 Calcium +275%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.6%
Contains more Potassium +50.7%
Contains more Zinc +131%
Contains more Copper +65%
Contains less Sodium -69.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 16% 3% 37% 14% 4% 23% 14%
Contains more Calcium +275%
Contains more Iron +200%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +111.6%
Contains more Potassium +50.7%
Contains more Zinc +131%
Contains more Copper +65%
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 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% 6% 0% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 1% 103% 0%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chicken meat Pork jowl
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
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

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.

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.