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

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How are Chicken meat and Pork shoulder different?

  • Chicken meat is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Pork shoulder is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin B2, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Pork shoulder is 59% higher.
  • Chicken meat contains 24 times more Vitamin A RAE than Pork shoulder. While Chicken meat contains 48µg of Vitamin A RAE, Pork shoulder contains only 2µg.
  • Pork shoulder has less Cholesterol.

Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Pork, fresh, shoulder, whole, separable lean and fat, raw 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Manganese +81.8%
Contains more Potassium +35.4%
Contains less Sodium -20.7%
Contains more Zinc +39.2%
Contains more Copper +27.3%
Equal in Calcium - 15
Equal in Phosphorus - 182
Equal in Selenium - 25.5
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 5% 40% 13% 78% 27% 9% 74% 28% 2% 140%
Contains more Iron +20%
Contains more Magnesium +27.8%
Contains more Manganese +81.8%
Contains more Potassium +35.4%
Contains less Sodium -20.7%
Contains more Zinc +39.2%
Contains more Copper +27.3%
Equal in Calcium - 15
Equal in Phosphorus - 182
Equal in Selenium - 25.5

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 +2200%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1117.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +63.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +146.7%
Equal in Folate - 5
Equal in Choline - 60.6
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 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 1% 4% 51% 3% 192% 64% 72% 44% 81% 4% 93% 34% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +2200%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +121.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1117.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +63.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +146.7%
Equal in Folate - 5
Equal in Choline - 60.6

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +58.9%
Contains more Fats +32.3%
Equal in Water - 64.02
Equal in Other - 0.81
27% 14% 59%
Protein: 27.3 g
Fats: 13.6 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.45 g
Other: 0 g
17% 18% 64%
Protein: 17.18 g
Fats: 17.99 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.02 g
Other: 0.81 g
Contains more Protein +58.9%
Contains more Fats +32.3%
Equal in Water - 64.02
Equal in Other - 0.81

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -39.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +54.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +50%
31% 44% 25%
Saturated Fat: 3.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.97 g
39% 50% 12%
Saturated Fat: 6.24 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.01 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.92 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -39.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +54.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +50%

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 shoulder
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 shoulder Opinion
Protein 27.3g 17.18g Chicken meat
Fats 13.6g 17.99g Pork shoulder
Calories 239kcal 236kcal Chicken meat
Calcium 15mg 15mg
Iron 1.26mg 1.05mg Chicken meat
Magnesium 23mg 18mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 182mg 182mg
Potassium 223mg 302mg Pork shoulder
Sodium 82mg 65mg Pork shoulder
Zinc 1.94mg 2.7mg Pork shoulder
Copper 0.066mg 0.084mg Pork shoulder
Manganese 0.02mg 0.011mg Chicken meat
Selenium 23.9µg 25.5µg Pork shoulder
Vitamin A 161IU 7IU Chicken meat
Vitamin A RAE 48µg 2µg Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.19mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2IU 70IU Pork shoulder
Vitamin D 0µg 1.7µg Pork shoulder
Vitamin C 0mg 0.7mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.767mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.275mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 3.833mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg 0.719mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.348mg Chicken meat
Folate 5µg 5µg
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 0.74µg Pork shoulder
Choline 65.9mg 60.6mg Chicken meat
Vitamin K 2.4µg 0µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305mg 0.208mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg 0.768mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362mg 0.781mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg 1.36mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223mg 1.531mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726mg 0.441mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg 0.681mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.325mg 0.921mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802mg 0.656mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 88mg 71mg Pork shoulder
Saturated Fat 3.79g 6.24g Chicken meat
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 8.01g Pork shoulder
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 1.92g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat Pork shoulder
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
49%
Pork shoulder
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Chicken meat
41%
Pork shoulder

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.45g)
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

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 shoulder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167843/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.