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Elk meat vs. Pork Meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Elk meat and Pork Meat

  • Elk meat has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Copper, and Zinc, while Pork Meat has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B3.
  • Elk meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 100% more than Pork Meat.
  • Elk meat contains 4 times more Iron than Pork Meat. While Elk meat contains 4.07mg of Iron, Pork Meat contains only 1.15mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Game meat, elk, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, broiled and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted.

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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 Iron +253.9%
Contains less Sodium -12.3%
Contains more Zinc +70.2%
Contains more Copper +214.4%
Contains more Manganese +46.2%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Selenium +263.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 29
Equal in Phosphorus - 267
Equal in Potassium - 421
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 153% 21% 123% 35% 7% 113% 117% 3% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37% 2% 209%
Contains more Iron +253.9%
Contains less Sodium -12.3%
Contains more Zinc +70.2%
Contains more Copper +214.4%
Contains more Manganese +46.2%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Selenium +263.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 29
Equal in Phosphorus - 267
Equal in Potassium - 421

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 E +587.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.8%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +419.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +559.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.387
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 11% 0% 0% 36% 86% 116% 73% 112% 7% 370% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 49% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +587.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.8%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +419.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +559.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +52.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.387

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +17.5%
Equal in Fats - 3.51
Equal in Water - 69.45
Equal in Other - 0.87
31% 3% 65%
Protein: 30.76 g
Fats: 3.41 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.93 g
Other: 0.9 g
26% 4% 69%
Protein: 26.17 g
Fats: 3.51 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.45 g
Other: 0.87 g
Contains more Protein +17.5%
Equal in Fats - 3.51
Equal in Water - 69.45
Equal in Other - 0.87

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -10.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +37.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +214.3%
54% 39% 7%
Saturated Fat: 1.342 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.97 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.161 g
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.198 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.334 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.506 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -10.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +37.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +214.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Elk meat Pork Meat Opinion
Protein 30.76g 26.17g Elk meat
Fats 3.41g 3.51g Pork Meat
Calories 162kcal 143kcal Elk meat
Calcium 5mg 6mg Pork Meat
Iron 4.07mg 1.15mg Elk meat
Magnesium 29mg 29mg
Phosphorus 285mg 267mg Elk meat
Potassium 392mg 421mg Pork Meat
Sodium 50mg 57mg Elk meat
Zinc 4.12mg 2.42mg Elk meat
Copper 0.349mg 0.111mg Elk meat
Manganese 0.019mg 0.013mg Elk meat
Selenium 10.5µg 38.2µg Pork Meat
Vitamin E 0.55mg 0.08mg Elk meat
Vitamin D 10IU Pork Meat
Vitamin D 0.2µg Pork Meat
Vitamin B1 0.144mg 0.95mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B2 0.37mg 0.387mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B3 6.143mg 7.432mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B5 1.212mg 1.012mg Elk meat
Vitamin B6 0.485mg 0.739mg Pork Meat
Folate 9µg 0µg Elk meat
Vitamin B12 2.96µg 0.57µg Elk meat
Choline 88.9mg Pork Meat
Tryptophan 0.275mg 0.275mg
Threonine 1.236mg 1.175mg Elk meat
Isoleucine 1.291mg 1.288mg Elk meat
Leucine 2.293mg 2.229mg Elk meat
Lysine 2.513mg 2.427mg Elk meat
Methionine 0.755mg 0.721mg Elk meat
Phenylalanine 1.126mg 1.1mg Elk meat
Valine 1.428mg 1.367mg Elk meat
Histidine 0.948mg 1.13mg Pork Meat
Cholesterol 72mg 73mg Elk meat
Trans Fat 0.033g Elk meat
Saturated Fat 1.342g 1.198g Pork Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.97g 1.334g Pork Meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.161g 0.506g Pork Meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g 0.013g Pork Meat
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.411g Pork Meat
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.002g 0g Elk meat
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g Pork Meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Elk meat Pork Meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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
62%
Elk meat
63%
Pork Meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
63%
Elk meat
54%
Pork Meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.144g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Elk meat
Elk meat contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Elk meat
Elk meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Elk meat
Elk meat is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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 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.
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. Elk meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174429/nutrients
  2. Pork Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.