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Ground chicken vs. Pork — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Ground chicken and Pork

  • Ground chicken has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Potassium, and Vitamin B6, however, Pork is higher in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B12, and Choline.
  • Pork covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 63% more than Ground chicken.
  • Pork contains 2 times less Vitamin B5 than Ground chicken. Ground chicken contains 1.327mg of Vitamin B5, while Pork contains 0.698mg.
  • Pork has less Cholesterol.

Food varieties used in this article are Chicken, ground, crumbles, cooked, pan-browned 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.
Contains more Potassium +60%
Contains more Manganese +77.8%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains less Sodium -17.3%
Contains more Zinc +24.5%
Contains more Copper +17.7%
Contains more Selenium +216.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.87
Equal in Magnesium - 28
Equal in Phosphorus - 246
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 35% 20% 101% 60% 10% 53% 21% 3% 78%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25% 2% 248%
Contains more Potassium +60%
Contains more Manganese +77.8%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains less Sodium -17.3%
Contains more Zinc +24.5%
Contains more Copper +17.7%
Contains more Selenium +216.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.87
Equal in Magnesium - 28
Equal in Phosphorus - 246

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 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +624.8%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +37.3%
Contains more Choline +59.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.321
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% 8% 0% 0% 31% 70% 134% 80% 125% 2% 64% 33% 6%
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 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +90.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +624.8%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +37.3%
Contains more Choline +59.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.321

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +12.2%
Contains more Protein +17.4%
Contains more Fats +27.5%
Equal in Other - 0.89
23% 11% 65%
Protein: 23.28 g
Fats: 10.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.92 g
Other: 0.88 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 Water +12.2%
Contains more Protein +17.4%
Contains more Fats +27.5%
Equal in Other - 0.89

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -40.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +73.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +26.9%
31% 48% 21%
Saturated Fat: 3.11 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.879 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.08 g
41% 49% 10%
Saturated Fat: 5.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.19 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -40.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +73.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +26.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Ground chicken 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 Ground chicken Pork Opinion
Protein 23.28g 27.32g Pork
Fats 10.92g 13.92g Pork
Calories 189kcal 242kcal Pork
Calcium 8mg 19mg Pork
Iron 0.93mg 0.87mg Ground chicken
Magnesium 28mg 28mg
Phosphorus 234mg 246mg Pork
Potassium 677mg 423mg Ground chicken
Sodium 75mg 62mg Pork
Zinc 1.92mg 2.39mg Pork
Copper 0.062mg 0.073mg Pork
Manganese 0.016mg 0.009mg Ground chicken
Selenium 14.3µg 45.3µg Pork
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Pork
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Pork
Vitamin E 0.39mg 0.29mg Ground chicken
Vitamin D 53IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.121mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.302mg 0.321mg Pork
Vitamin B3 7.107mg 5.037mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B5 1.327mg 0.698mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B6 0.538mg 0.464mg Ground chicken
Folate 2µg 5µg Pork
Vitamin B12 0.51µg 0.7µg Pork
Choline 59mg 93.9mg Pork
Vitamin K 2.1µg 0µg Ground chicken
Tryptophan 0.196mg 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 0.97mg 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.06mg 1.26mg Pork
Leucine 1.816mg 2.177mg Pork
Lysine 2.014mg 2.446mg Pork
Methionine 0.596mg 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine 0.912mg 1.086mg Pork
Valine 1.102mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 0.706mg 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 107mg 80mg Pork
Trans Fat 0.087g Pork
Saturated Fat 3.11g 5.23g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - DHA 0.031g 0g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - EPA 0.008g 0g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - DPA 0.016g 0g Ground chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 4.879g 6.19g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 2.08g 1.2g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.015g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.787g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.02g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - ALA 0.081g Ground chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground chicken 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
42%
Ground chicken
56%
Pork
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Ground chicken
55%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.12g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken 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. Ground chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171117/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.