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Chicken thigh vs. Pork spare ribs — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chicken thigh and Pork spare ribs

  • Chicken thigh is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, and Iron, yet Pork spare ribs are higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin D.
  • Pork spare ribs covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 24% more than Chicken thigh.
  • Chicken thigh contains 2 times more Vitamin B5 than Pork spare ribs. While Chicken thigh contains 1.285mg of Vitamin B5, Pork spare ribs contain only 0.625mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Pork spare ribs are lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Chicken, broilers or fryers, thigh, meat only, cooked, fried and Pork, fresh, spareribs, 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 Iron +60.4%
Contains more Magnesium +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.1%
Contains more Zinc +11.6%
Contains more Copper +12.5%
Contains more Manganese +170%
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -14.7%
Equal in Potassium - 242
Equal in Selenium - 22
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 55% 19% 86% 23% 13% 77% 30% 4% 112%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 35% 12% 61% 22% 11% 69% 27% 2% 120%
Contains more Iron +60.4%
Contains more Magnesium +62.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.1%
Contains more Zinc +11.6%
Contains more Copper +12.5%
Contains more Manganese +170%
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains less Sodium -14.7%
Equal in Potassium - 242
Equal in Selenium - 22

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +1050%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +262.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.251
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% 0% 6% 0% 22% 59% 134% 78% 88% 7% 42% 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 0% 8% 69% 0% 80% 58% 88% 38% 133% 0% 48% 33% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +1050%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +262.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.251

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +82.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Fats +127.2%
Contains more Other +34%
Equal in Water - 59.75
28% 10% 59%
Protein: 28.18 g
Fats: 10.3 g
Carbs: 1.18 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 1.03 g
15% 23% 60%
Protein: 15.47 g
Fats: 23.4 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.75 g
Other: 1.38 g
Contains more Protein +82.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Fats +127.2%
Contains more Other +34%
Equal in Water - 59.75

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +123.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +62.7%
31% 42% 27%
Saturated Fat: 2.78 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.82 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.43 g
38% 43% 20%
Saturated Fat: 7.529 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.542 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.953 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +123.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +62.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken thigh Pork spare ribs Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 0g Chicken thigh
Protein 28.18g 15.47g Chicken thigh
Fats 10.3g 23.4g Pork spare ribs
Carbs 1.18g 0g Chicken thigh
Calories 218kcal 277kcal Pork spare ribs
Calcium 13mg 15mg Pork spare ribs
Iron 1.46mg 0.91mg Chicken thigh
Magnesium 26mg 16mg Chicken thigh
Phosphorus 199mg 141mg Chicken thigh
Potassium 259mg 242mg Chicken thigh
Sodium 95mg 81mg Pork spare ribs
Zinc 2.79mg 2.5mg Chicken thigh
Copper 0.09mg 0.08mg Chicken thigh
Manganese 0.027mg 0.01mg Chicken thigh
Selenium 20.5µg 22µg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin A 70IU 0IU Chicken thigh
Vitamin E 0.37mg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin D 8IU 91IU Pork spare ribs
Vitamin D 0.2µg 2.3µg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.319mg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin B2 0.255mg 0.251mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B3 7.12mg 4.662mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B5 1.285mg 0.625mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B6 0.38mg 0.574mg Pork spare ribs
Folate 9µg 0µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B12 0.33µg 0.38µg Pork spare ribs
Choline 59.7mg Pork spare ribs
Tryptophan 0.329mg 0.163mg Chicken thigh
Threonine 1.188mg 0.695mg Chicken thigh
Isoleucine 1.486mg 0.761mg Chicken thigh
Leucine 2.115mg 1.318mg Chicken thigh
Lysine 2.384mg 1.435mg Chicken thigh
Methionine 0.778mg 0.426mg Chicken thigh
Phenylalanine 1.121mg 0.65mg Chicken thigh
Valine 1.397mg 0.809mg Chicken thigh
Histidine 0.874mg 0.668mg Chicken thigh
Cholesterol 102mg 80mg Pork spare ribs
Trans Fat 0.222g Chicken thigh
Saturated Fat 2.78g 7.529g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - DHA 0.05g 0g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - DPA 0.03g 0g Chicken thigh
Monounsaturated Fat 3.82g 8.542g Pork spare ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 2.43g 3.953g Pork spare ribs
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.079g Pork spare ribs
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 3.146g Pork spare ribs
Omega-3 - ALA 0.081g Pork spare ribs

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken thigh Pork spare ribs
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
34%
Chicken thigh
42%
Pork spare ribs
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Chicken thigh
36%
Pork spare ribs

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork spare ribs
Pork spare ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork spare ribs
Pork spare ribs is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.749g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is relatively richer in minerals
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 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 thigh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172387/nutrients
  2. Pork spare ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167853/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.