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Duck meat vs. Pork belly — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Duck meat and Pork belly

  • Duck meat has more Iron, Selenium, Copper, Vitamin B5, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Pork belly is higher in Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B1.
  • Pork belly covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 48% more than Duck meat.
  • Pork belly contains 21 times less Vitamin A RAE than Duck meat. Duck meat contains 63µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Pork belly contains 3µg.
  • Duck meat has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Pork, fresh, belly, 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 +120%
Contains more Iron +419.2%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +10.3%
Contains more Zinc +82.4%
Contains more Copper +336.5%
Contains more Manganese +216.7%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Contains less Sodium -45.8%
Equal in Potassium - 185
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 2% 20% 3% 47% 17% 5% 28% 18% 1% 44%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Iron +419.2%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.4%
Contains more Potassium +10.3%
Contains more Zinc +82.4%
Contains more Copper +336.5%
Contains more Manganese +216.7%
Contains more Selenium +150%
Contains less Sodium -45.8%
Equal in Potassium - 185

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 +2000%
Contains more Vitamin E +79.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +328.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.5%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +180%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.242
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.647
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% 8% 0% 1% 99% 56% 88% 16% 30% 1% 105% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +2000%
Contains more Vitamin E +79.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +328.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.5%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +180%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.242
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.647

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +103.3%
Contains more Water +41.1%
Contains more Fats +87%
Contains more Other +11%
19% 28% 52%
Protein: 18.99 g
Fats: 28.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 51.84 g
Other: 0.82 g
9% 53% 37%
Protein: 9.34 g
Fats: 53.01 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 36.74 g
Other: 0.91 g
Contains more Protein +103.3%
Contains more Water +41.1%
Contains more Fats +87%
Contains more Other +11%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -50%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +91.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +54.8%
37% 49% 14%
Saturated Fat: 9.67 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.9 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.65 g
39% 50% 11%
Saturated Fat: 19.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 24.7 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.65 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -50%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +91.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +54.8%

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 belly
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Duck meat Pork belly Opinion
Protein 18.99g 9.34g Duck meat
Fats 28.35g 53.01g Pork belly
Calories 337kcal 518kcal Pork belly
Calcium 11mg 5mg Duck meat
Iron 2.7mg 0.52mg Duck meat
Magnesium 16mg 4mg Duck meat
Phosphorus 156mg 108mg Duck meat
Potassium 204mg 185mg Duck meat
Sodium 59mg 32mg Pork belly
Zinc 1.86mg 1.02mg Duck meat
Copper 0.227mg 0.052mg Duck meat
Manganese 0.019mg 0.006mg Duck meat
Selenium 20µg 8µg Duck meat
Vitamin A 210IU 10IU Duck meat
Vitamin A RAE 63µg 3µg Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.7mg 0.39mg Duck meat
Vitamin D 3IU Duck meat
Vitamin D 0.1µg Duck meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0.3mg Pork belly
Vitamin B1 0.174mg 0.396mg Pork belly
Vitamin B2 0.269mg 0.242mg Duck meat
Vitamin B3 4.825mg 4.647mg Duck meat
Vitamin B5 1.098mg 0.256mg Duck meat
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.13mg Duck meat
Folate 6µg 1µg Duck meat
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 0.84µg Pork belly
Choline 50.4mg Duck meat
Vitamin K 5.1µg 0µg Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.232mg Duck meat
Threonine 0.773mg Duck meat
Isoleucine 0.872mg Duck meat
Leucine 1.465mg Duck meat
Lysine 1.486mg Duck meat
Methionine 0.475mg Duck meat
Phenylalanine 0.752mg Duck meat
Valine 0.938mg Duck meat
Histidine 0.462mg Duck meat
Cholesterol 84mg 72mg Pork belly
Saturated Fat 9.67g 19.33g Duck meat
Monounsaturated Fat 12.9g 24.7g Pork belly
Polyunsaturated fat 3.65g 5.65g Pork belly

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Duck meat Pork belly
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
31%
Pork belly
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
45%
Duck meat
18%
Pork belly

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork belly
Pork belly contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork belly
Pork belly is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork belly
Pork belly is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.66g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Duck meat
Duck meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Duck meat
Duck meat is relatively richer in vitamins
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)

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 belly - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167812/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.