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Elk meat vs. Pork — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Elk meat and Pork

  • Elk meat has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus, however, Pork has more Selenium, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Elk meat is 94% higher.
  • Pork has 5 times less Copper than Elk meat. Elk meat has 0.349mg of Copper, while Pork has 0.073mg.
  • Elk meat is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Game meat, elk, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, broiled 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" charts 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 +367.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.9%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Contains more Zinc +72.4%
Contains more Copper +378.1%
Contains more Manganese +111.1%
Contains more Calcium +280%
Contains more Selenium +331.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 28
Equal in Potassium - 423
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 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25% 2% 248%
Contains more Iron +367.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.9%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Contains more Zinc +72.4%
Contains more Copper +378.1%
Contains more Manganese +111.1%
Contains more Calcium +280%
Contains more Selenium +331.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 28
Equal in Potassium - 423

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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Pork
Contains more Vitamin E +89.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +73.6%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +322.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +509%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.464
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 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 52% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +89.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +73.6%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +322.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +509%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.464

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Pork
Contains more Protein +12.6%
Contains more Water +12.2%
Contains more Fats +308.2%
Equal in Other - 0.89
31% 3% 65%
Protein: 30.76 g
Fats: 3.41 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.93 g
Other: 0.9 g
27% 14% 58%
Protein: 27.32 g
Fats: 13.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 57.87 g
Other: 0.89 g
Contains more Protein +12.6%
Contains more Water +12.2%
Contains more Fats +308.2%
Equal in Other - 0.89

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Pork
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +538.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +645.3%
54% 39% 7%
Saturated Fat: 1.342 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.97 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.161 g
41% 49% 10%
Saturated Fat: 5.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.19 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +538.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +645.3%

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
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Opinion
Protein 30.76g 27.32g Elk meat
Fats 3.41g 13.92g Pork
Calories 162kcal 242kcal Pork
Calcium 5mg 19mg Pork
Iron 4.07mg 0.87mg Elk meat
Magnesium 29mg 28mg Elk meat
Phosphorus 285mg 246mg Elk meat
Potassium 392mg 423mg Pork
Sodium 50mg 62mg Elk meat
Zinc 4.12mg 2.39mg Elk meat
Copper 0.349mg 0.073mg Elk meat
Manganese 0.019mg 0.009mg Elk meat
Selenium 10.5µg 45.3µg Pork
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Pork
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Pork
Vitamin E 0.55mg 0.29mg Elk meat
Vitamin D 53IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.144mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.37mg 0.321mg Elk meat
Vitamin B3 6.143mg 5.037mg Elk meat
Vitamin B5 1.212mg 0.698mg Elk meat
Vitamin B6 0.485mg 0.464mg Elk meat
Folate 9µg 5µg Elk meat
Vitamin B12 2.96µg 0.7µg Elk meat
Choline 93.9mg Pork
Tryptophan 0.275mg 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 1.236mg 1.234mg Elk meat
Isoleucine 1.291mg 1.26mg Elk meat
Leucine 2.293mg 2.177mg Elk meat
Lysine 2.513mg 2.446mg Elk meat
Methionine 0.755mg 0.712mg Elk meat
Phenylalanine 1.126mg 1.086mg Elk meat
Valine 1.428mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 0.948mg 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 72mg 80mg Elk meat
Saturated Fat 1.342g 5.23g Elk meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.97g 6.19g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 0.161g 1.2g Pork
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Elk meat
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.002g Elk meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Elk meat Pork
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
62%
Elk meat
56%
Pork
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
63%
Elk meat
55%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Elk meat
Elk meat contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Elk meat
Elk meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Elk meat
Elk meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.888g)
Which food is cheaper?
Elk meat
Elk meat is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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 - 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.