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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" chart 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 Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Potassium +107.4%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Zinc +28.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.7%
Equal in Sodium - 62
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 4% 18% 12% 76% 51% 67% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Contains more Iron +210.3%
Contains more Copper +211%
Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Potassium +107.4%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Zinc +28.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.7%
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" chart 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 Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +404%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +157.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +133.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.037
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 13% 14% 3% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 38% 13% 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 A +2900%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +404%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +157.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +133.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.037

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.
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
Calories 337kcal 242kcal Duck meat
Protein 18.99g 27.32g Pork
Fats 28.35g 13.92g Duck meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork
Net carbs 0g 0g
Carbs 0g 0g
Cholesterol 84mg 80mg Pork
Vitamin D 3IU 53IU Pork
Iron 2.7mg 0.87mg Duck meat
Calcium 11mg 19mg Pork
Potassium 204mg 423mg Pork
Magnesium 16mg 28mg Pork
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.227mg 0.073mg Duck meat
Zinc 1.86mg 2.39mg Pork
Starch g g
Phosphorus 156mg 246mg Pork
Sodium 59mg 62mg Duck meat
Vitamin A 210IU 7IU Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.7mg 0.29mg Duck meat
Vitamin D 0.1µg 1.3µg 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
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 0.7µg Pork
Vitamin K 5.1µg 0µg Duck meat
Folate 6µg 5µg Duck meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 9.67g 5.23g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 12.9g 6.19g Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 3.65g 1.2g 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
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
32
Duck meat
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
42
Duck meat
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
114%
Duck meat
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
0%
Duck meat
0%
Pork
Fats
131%
Duck meat
64%
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

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. 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.