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Egg vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Egg and Pork

  • Egg has more Copper, Choline, Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B2, while Pork has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Selenium.
  • Egg's daily need coverage for Copper is 214% higher.
  • Pork contains 75 times less Vitamin A than Egg. Egg contains 149µg of Vitamin A, while Pork contains 2µg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Pork is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Egg, whole, cooked, hard-boiled 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
Egg
3
:
5
Pork
Contains more Iron +36.8%
Contains more Calcium +163.2%
Contains more Copper +2639.7%
Contains more Potassium +235.7%
Contains more Magnesium +180%
Contains more Zinc +127.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +43%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 15% 12% 8% 667% 29% 74% 17%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Contains more Iron +36.8%
Contains more Calcium +163.2%
Contains more Copper +2639.7%
Contains more Potassium +235.7%
Contains more Magnesium +180%
Contains more Zinc +127.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +43%
Contains less Sodium -50%

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
Egg
8
:
4
Pork
Contains more Vitamin A +7328.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +255.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +58.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +780%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1228.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +7770.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +283.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 32% 21% 67% 17% 119% 2% 84% 28% 139% 1% 33%
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 +7328.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +255.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +58.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +780%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1228.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +7770.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +283.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Egg Pork Opinion
Calories 155kcal 242kcal Pork
Protein 12.58g 27.32g Pork
Fats 10.61g 13.92g Pork
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork
Net carbs 1.12g 0g Egg
Carbs 1.12g 0g Egg
Cholesterol 373mg 80mg Pork
Vitamin D 87IU 53IU Egg
Iron 1.19mg 0.87mg Egg
Calcium 50mg 19mg Egg
Potassium 126mg 423mg Pork
Magnesium 10mg 28mg Pork
Sugar 1.12g 0g Pork
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 2mg 0.073mg Egg
Zinc 1.05mg 2.39mg Pork
Starch g g
Phosphorus 172mg 246mg Pork
Sodium 124mg 62mg Pork
Vitamin A 520IU 7IU Egg
Vitamin E 1.03mg 0.29mg Egg
Vitamin D 2.2µg 1.3µg Egg
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.513mg 0.321mg Egg
Vitamin B3 0.064mg 5.037mg Pork
Vitamin B5 1.398mg 0.698mg Egg
Vitamin B6 0.121mg 0.464mg Pork
Vitamin B12 1.11µg 0.7µg Egg
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0µg Egg
Folate 44µg 5µg Egg
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.267g 5.23g Egg
Monounsaturated Fat 4.077g 6.19g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 1.414g 1.2g Egg
Tryptophan 0.153mg 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 0.604mg 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine 0.686mg 1.26mg Pork
Leucine 1.075mg 2.177mg Pork
Lysine 0.904mg 2.446mg Pork
Methionine 0.392mg 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine 0.668mg 1.086mg Pork
Valine 0.767mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 0.298mg 1.067mg Pork
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Egg Pork
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
45
Egg
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
108
Egg
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
75%
Egg
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
1%
Egg
0%
Pork
Fats
49%
Egg
64%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 293mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pork
Pork is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 62mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Egg
Egg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.963g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Egg
Egg is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Egg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173424/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.