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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%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
75%
Egg
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
1%
Egg
0%
Pork
Fats
49%
Egg
64%
Pork

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
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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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 293mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pork
Pork contains less Sugars (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?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Egg Pork Opinion
Calories 155 242 Pork
Protein 12.58 27.32 Pork
Fats 10.61 13.92 Pork
Vitamin C 0 0.6 Pork
Carbs 1.12 0 Egg
Cholesterol 373 80 Pork
Vitamin D 87 53 Egg
Iron 1.19 0.87 Egg
Calcium 50 19 Egg
Potassium 126 423 Pork
Magnesium 10 28 Pork
Sugars 1.12 0 Pork
Fiber 0 0
Copper 2 0.073 Egg
Zinc 1.05 2.39 Pork
Starch
Phosphorus 172 246 Pork
Sodium 124 62 Pork
Vitamin A 520 7 Egg
Vitamin E 1.03 0.29 Egg
Vitamin D 2.2 1.3 Egg
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.877 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.513 0.321 Egg
Vitamin B3 0.064 5.037 Pork
Vitamin B5 1.398 0.698 Egg
Vitamin B6 0.121 0.464 Pork
Vitamin B12 1.11 0.7 Egg
Vitamin K 0.3 0 Egg
Folate 44 5 Egg
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.267 5.23 Egg
Monounsaturated Fat 4.077 6.19 Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 1.414 1.2 Egg
Tryptophan 0.153 0.338 Pork
Threonine 0.604 1.234 Pork
Isoleucine 0.686 1.26 Pork
Leucine 1.075 2.177 Pork
Lysine 0.904 2.446 Pork
Methionine 0.392 0.712 Pork
Phenylalanine 0.668 1.086 Pork
Valine 0.767 1.473 Pork
Histidine 0.298 1.067 Pork
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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 of 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.