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Duck meat vs. Pork — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Duck meat and Pork

  • Duck meat has more Iron, Copper, and Vitamin B5, however, Pork is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, and Vitamin D.
  • Pork's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 59% more.
  • Duck meat contains 3 times more Copper than Pork. Duck meat contains 0.227mg of Copper, while Pork contains 0.073mg.
  • Pork contains less Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled.

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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.
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Pork
Contains more Iron +210.3%
Contains more Copper +211%
Contains more Manganese +111.1%
Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.7%
Contains more Potassium +107.4%
Contains more Zinc +28.5%
Contains more Selenium +126.5%
Equal in Sodium - 62
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 102% 12% 67% 18% 8% 51% 76% 3% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25% 2% 248%
Contains more Iron +210.3%
Contains more Copper +211%
Contains more Manganese +111.1%
Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.7%
Contains more Potassium +107.4%
Contains more Zinc +28.5%
Contains more Selenium +126.5%
Equal in Sodium - 62

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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Pork
Contains more Vitamin A +2900%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.3%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +404%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +157.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +133.3%
Contains more Choline +86.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.037
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% 14% 3% 0% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 5% 38% 28% 13%
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% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 52% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +2900%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.3%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +404%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +157.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +133.3%
Contains more Choline +86.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.037

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Pork
Contains more Fats +103.7%
Contains more Protein +43.9%
Contains more Water +11.6%
Equal in Other - 0.89
19% 28% 52%
Protein: 18.99 g
Fats: 28.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 51.84 g
Other: 0.82 g
27% 14% 58%
Protein: 27.32 g
Fats: 13.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 57.87 g
Other: 0.89 g
Contains more Fats +103.7%
Contains more Protein +43.9%
Contains more Water +11.6%
Equal in Other - 0.89

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Pork
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +108.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +204.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -45.9%
37% 49% 14%
Saturated Fat: 9.67 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.9 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.65 g
41% 49% 10%
Saturated Fat: 5.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.19 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +108.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +204.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -45.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Duck meat Pork Opinion
Protein 18.99g 27.32g Pork
Fats 28.35g 13.92g Duck meat
Calories 337kcal 242kcal Duck meat
Calcium 11mg 19mg Pork
Iron 2.7mg 0.87mg Duck meat
Magnesium 16mg 28mg Pork
Phosphorus 156mg 246mg Pork
Potassium 204mg 423mg Pork
Sodium 59mg 62mg Duck meat
Zinc 1.86mg 2.39mg Pork
Copper 0.227mg 0.073mg Duck meat
Manganese 0.019mg 0.009mg Duck meat
Selenium 20µg 45.3µg Pork
Vitamin A 210IU 7IU Duck meat
Vitamin A RAE 63µg 2µg Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.7mg 0.29mg Duck meat
Vitamin D 3IU 53IU Pork
Vitamin D 0.1µg 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.174mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.269mg 0.321mg Pork
Vitamin B3 4.825mg 5.037mg Pork
Vitamin B5 1.098mg 0.698mg Duck meat
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.464mg Pork
Folate 6µg 5µg Duck meat
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 0.7µg Pork
Choline 50.4mg 93.9mg Pork
Vitamin K 5.1µg 0µg Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.232mg 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 0.773mg 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine 0.872mg 1.26mg Pork
Leucine 1.465mg 2.177mg Pork
Lysine 1.486mg 2.446mg Pork
Methionine 0.475mg 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine 0.752mg 1.086mg Pork
Valine 0.938mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 0.462mg 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 84mg 80mg Pork
Saturated Fat 9.67g 5.23g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 12.9g 6.19g Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 3.65g 1.2g Duck meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Duck meat Pork
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
32%
Duck meat
56%
Pork
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
45%
Duck meat
55%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.44g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Duck meat
Duck meat contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
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

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. Duck meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172409/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.