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Flank steak vs Pork jowl - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Flank steak and Pork jowl

  • Flank steak has more Selenium, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Iron, however Pork jowl is higher in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2.
  • Pork jowl covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 109% more than Flank steak.
  • Flank steak has 20 times more Selenium than Pork jowl. While Flank steak has 29.4µg of Selenium, Pork jowl has only 1.5µg.
  • Flank steak has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beef, flank, steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, broiled and Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +314.3%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.2%
Contains more Potassium +129.1%
Contains more Zinc +483.3%
Contains more Copper +105%
Contains less Sodium -55.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 66% 17% 90% 30% 8% 134% 28%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 16% 3% 37% 14% 4% 23% 14%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +314.3%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +144.2%
Contains more Potassium +129.1%
Contains more Zinc +483.3%
Contains more Copper +105%
Contains less Sodium -55.4%

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
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Contains more Vitamin E +31%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +543.3%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +98.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +414.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 8% 0% 0% 19% 31% 139% 33% 134% 7% 204% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 0% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 1% 103% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +31%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +62.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +543.3%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +98.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +414.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.4%

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.
Flank steak Pork jowl
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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 Flank steak Pork jowl Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 27.66g 6.38g Flank steak
Fats 8.23g 69.61g Pork jowl
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 192kcal 655kcal Pork jowl
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 20mg 4mg Flank steak
Iron 1.74mg 0.42mg Flank steak
Magnesium 23mg 3mg Flank steak
Phosphorus 210mg 86mg Flank steak
Potassium 339mg 148mg Flank steak
Sodium 56mg 25mg Pork jowl
Zinc 4.9mg 0.84mg Flank steak
Copper 0.082mg 0.04mg Flank steak
Vitamin A 0IU 9IU Pork jowl
Vitamin E 0.38mg 0.29mg Flank steak
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.075mg 0.386mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B2 0.133mg 0.236mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B3 7.363mg 4.535mg Flank steak
Vitamin B5 0.545mg 0.25mg Flank steak
Vitamin B6 0.579mg 0.09mg Flank steak
Folate 9µg 1µg Flank steak
Vitamin B12 1.63µg 0.82µg Flank steak
Vitamin K 1.4µg µg Flank steak
Tryptophan 0.182mg 0.021mg Flank steak
Threonine 1.105mg 0.21mg Flank steak
Isoleucine 1.259mg 0.168mg Flank steak
Leucine 2.201mg 0.446mg Flank steak
Lysine 2.338mg 0.528mg Flank steak
Methionine 0.72mg 0.095mg Flank steak
Phenylalanine 1.093mg 0.239mg Flank steak
Valine 1.372mg 0.305mg Flank steak
Histidine 0.883mg 0.072mg Flank steak
Cholesterol 79mg 90mg Flank steak
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.395g 25.26g Flank steak
Monounsaturated Fat 3.317g 32.89g Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 0.322g 8.11g Pork jowl

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Flank steak Pork jowl
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories 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
48
Flank steak
32
Pork jowl
Mineral Summary Score
47
Flank steak
14
Pork jowl

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
166%
Flank steak
38%
Pork jowl
Carbohydrates
0%
Flank steak
0%
Pork jowl
Fats
38%
Flank steak
321%
Pork jowl

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 21.865g)
Which food is cheaper?
Flank steak
Flank steak is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flank steak
Flank steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Flank steak
Flank steak 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

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. Flank steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168733/nutrients
  2. Pork jowl - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168269/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.