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Chicken neck vs. Pork leg — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chicken neck and Pork leg

  • Chicken neck has more Iron, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Pork leg has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Potassium.
  • Pork leg's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 57% more.
  • Pork leg is lower in Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Chicken, broilers or fryers, neck, meat and skin, raw and Pork, fresh, leg (ham), whole, separable lean and fat, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Iron +123.5%
Contains more Copper +23.1%
Contains more Manganese +43.5%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.7%
Contains more Potassium +129.9%
Contains less Sodium -26.6%
Contains more Selenium +145%
Equal in Zinc - 1.93
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 72% 10% 48% 13% 9% 51% 27% 5% 66%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 32% 15% 86% 28% 7% 53% 22% 3% 161%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Iron +123.5%
Contains more Copper +23.1%
Contains more Manganese +43.5%
Contains more Magnesium +53.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.7%
Contains more Potassium +129.9%
Contains less Sodium -26.6%
Contains more Selenium +145%
Equal in Zinc - 1.93

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 +2985.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1466%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.9%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +142.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 13% 6% 0% 0% 12% 45% 68% 51% 40% 4% 33% 0% 0%
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% 0% 15% 3% 185% 47% 86% 42% 93% 6% 79% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +2985.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1466%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +135.9%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +142.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.2

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +39.1%
Contains more Protein +23.9%
Equal in Water - 62.47
Equal in Other - 1.23
14% 26% 60%
Protein: 14.07 g
Fats: 26.24 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.99 g
Other: 0 g
17% 19% 62%
Protein: 17.43 g
Fats: 18.87 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.47 g
Other: 1.23 g
Contains more Fats +39.1%
Contains more Protein +23.9%
Equal in Water - 62.47
Equal in Other - 1.23

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +25.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +182.6%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 6.54
31% 45% 24%
Saturated Fat: 7.27 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10.55 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.68 g
39% 49% 12%
Saturated Fat: 6.54 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.38 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.01 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +25.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +182.6%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 6.54

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken neck Pork leg Opinion
Protein 14.07g 17.43g Pork leg
Fats 26.24g 18.87g Chicken neck
Calories 297kcal 245kcal Chicken neck
Calcium 18mg 5mg Chicken neck
Iron 1.9mg 0.85mg Chicken neck
Magnesium 13mg 20mg Pork leg
Phosphorus 112mg 199mg Pork leg
Potassium 137mg 315mg Pork leg
Sodium 64mg 47mg Pork leg
Zinc 1.86mg 1.93mg Pork leg
Copper 0.08mg 0.065mg Chicken neck
Manganese 0.033mg 0.023mg Chicken neck
Selenium 12µg 29.4µg Pork leg
Vitamin A 216IU 7IU Chicken neck
Vitamin A RAE 65µg 0µg Chicken neck
Vitamin E 0.3mg Chicken neck
Vitamin D 20IU Pork leg
Vitamin D 0.5µg Pork leg
Vitamin C 0mg 0.7mg Pork leg
Vitamin B1 0.047mg 0.736mg Pork leg
Vitamin B2 0.191mg 0.2mg Pork leg
Vitamin B3 3.608mg 4.574mg Pork leg
Vitamin B5 0.85mg 0.685mg Chicken neck
Vitamin B6 0.17mg 0.401mg Pork leg
Folate 5µg 7µg Pork leg
Vitamin B12 0.26µg 0.63µg Pork leg
Tryptophan 0.137mg 0.208mg Pork leg
Threonine 0.545mg 0.776mg Pork leg
Isoleucine 0.588mg 0.787mg Pork leg
Leucine 0.933mg 1.376mg Pork leg
Lysine 1.005mg 1.55mg Pork leg
Methionine 0.332mg 0.444mg Pork leg
Phenylalanine 0.514mg 0.689mg Pork leg
Valine 0.641mg 0.931mg Pork leg
Histidine 0.348mg 0.659mg Pork leg
Cholesterol 99mg 73mg Pork leg
Saturated Fat 7.27g 6.54g Pork leg
Omega-3 - DHA 0.06g Chicken neck
Omega-3 - EPA 0.02g Chicken neck
Omega-3 - DPA 0.03g Chicken neck
Monounsaturated Fat 10.55g 8.38g Chicken neck
Polyunsaturated fat 5.68g 2.01g Chicken neck

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken neck Pork leg
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
21%
Chicken neck
42%
Pork leg
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
30%
Chicken neck
40%
Pork leg

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork leg
Pork leg contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork leg
Pork leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork leg
Pork leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.73g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork leg
Pork leg is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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 neck - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172382/nutrients
  2. Pork leg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168222/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.