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Corned beef vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Corned beef and Pork different?

  • Corned beef is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron, however Pork is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Pork is 71% higher.
  • Corned beef contains 16 times more Sodium than Pork. While Corned beef contains 973mg of Sodium, Pork contains only 62mg.

Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +113.8%
Contains more Copper +111%
Contains more Zinc +91.6%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Potassium +191.7%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.8%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 70% 3% 13% 9% 52% 125% 54% 127%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Contains more Iron +113.8%
Contains more Copper +111%
Contains more Zinc +91.6%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Potassium +191.7%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.8%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%

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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9
Pork
Contains more Vitamin B12 +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3273.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +88.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 4% 3% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 204% 4% 5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 6% 39% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 88% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3273.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +88.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.7%

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
33
Corned beef
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
56
Corned beef
37
Pork

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
109%
Corned beef
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
0%
Corned beef
0%
Pork
Fats
88%
Corned beef
64%
Pork

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.
Corned beef Pork
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Corned beef Pork
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 911mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.11g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Corned beef
Corned beef is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corned beef Pork Opinion
Calories 251 242 Corned beef
Protein 18.17 27.32 Pork
Fats 18.98 13.92 Corned beef
Vitamin C 0 0.6 Pork
Net carbs 0.4699999988079071 0 Corned beef
Carbs 0.47 0 Corned beef
Cholesterol 98 80 Pork
Vitamin D 4 53 Pork
Iron 1.86 0.87 Corned beef
Calcium 8 19 Pork
Potassium 145 423 Pork
Magnesium 12 28 Pork
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.154 0.073 Corned beef
Zinc 4.58 2.39 Corned beef
Starch
Phosphorus 125 246 Pork
Sodium 973 62 Pork
Vitamin A 0 7 Pork
Vitamin E 0.16 0.29 Pork
Vitamin D 0.1 1.3 Pork
Vitamin B1 0.026 0.877 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.17 0.321 Pork
Vitamin B3 3.03 5.037 Pork
Vitamin B5 0.42 0.698 Pork
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.464 Pork
Vitamin B12 1.63 0.7 Corned beef
Vitamin K 1.5 0 Corned beef
Folate 6 5 Corned beef
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 6.34 5.23 Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 9.22 6.19 Corned beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.67 1.2 Pork
Tryptophan 0.119 0.338 Pork
Threonine 0.726 1.234 Pork
Isoleucine 0.827 1.26 Pork
Leucine 1.445 2.177 Pork
Lysine 1.536 2.446 Pork
Methionine 0.473 0.712 Pork
Phenylalanine 0.718 1.086 Pork
Valine 0.901 1.473 Pork
Histidine 0.58 1.067 Pork
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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/nutrients
  2. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.