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Ground chicken vs. Pork chop — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Ground chicken and Pork chop

  • Ground chicken has more Potassium, while Pork chop has more Selenium, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B3.
  • Pork chop covers your daily need of Selenium 40% more than Ground chicken.
  • Ground chicken contains 2 times more Potassium than Pork chop. While Ground chicken contains 677mg of Potassium, Pork chop contains only 315mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Pork chop is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chicken, ground, crumbles, cooked, pan-browned and Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, 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 Magnesium +40%
Contains more Potassium +114.9%
Contains more Manganese +60%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Zinc +64.1%
Contains more Copper +69.4%
Contains more Selenium +154.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.87
Equal in Phosphorus - 241
Equal in Sodium - 74
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 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35% 2% 199%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Potassium +114.9%
Contains more Manganese +60%
Contains more Calcium +600%
Contains more Zinc +64.1%
Contains more Copper +69.4%
Contains more Selenium +154.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.87
Equal in Phosphorus - 241
Equal in Sodium - 74

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 +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.2%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +305%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +29.4%
Contains more Choline +14.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.313
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.489
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% 5% 30% 0% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 0% 83% 37% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +20.2%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +305%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +29.4%
Contains more Choline +14.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.313
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.489

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +83.3%
Contains more Fats +31.4%
Equal in Protein - 23.72
Equal in Water - 61.45
23% 11% 65%
Protein: 23.28 g
Fats: 10.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.92 g
Other: 0.88 g
24% 14% 61%
Protein: 23.72 g
Fats: 14.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 61.45 g
Other: 0.48 g
Contains more Other +83.3%
Contains more Fats +31.4%
Equal in Protein - 23.72
Equal in Water - 61.45

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -28.3%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 4.887
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 1.894
31% 48% 21%
Saturated Fat: 3.11 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.879 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.08 g
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 4.339 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.887 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.894 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -28.3%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 4.887
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 1.894

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 chop
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 chop Opinion
Protein 23.28g 23.72g Pork chop
Fats 10.92g 14.35g Pork chop
Calories 189kcal 231kcal Pork chop
Calcium 8mg 56mg Pork chop
Iron 0.93mg 0.87mg Ground chicken
Magnesium 28mg 20mg Ground chicken
Phosphorus 234mg 241mg Pork chop
Potassium 677mg 315mg Ground chicken
Sodium 75mg 74mg Pork chop
Zinc 1.92mg 3.15mg Pork chop
Copper 0.062mg 0.105mg Pork chop
Manganese 0.016mg 0.01mg Ground chicken
Selenium 14.3µg 36.4µg Pork chop
Vitamin A 0IU 15IU Pork chop
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 4µg Pork chop
Vitamin E 0.39mg 0.21mg Ground chicken
Vitamin D 40IU Pork chop
Vitamin D 1µg Pork chop
Vitamin B1 0.121mg 0.49mg Pork chop
Vitamin B2 0.302mg 0.313mg Pork chop
Vitamin B3 7.107mg 7.927mg Pork chop
Vitamin B5 1.327mg 1.104mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B6 0.538mg 0.489mg Ground chicken
Folate 2µg 0µg Ground chicken
Vitamin B12 0.51µg 0.66µg Pork chop
Choline 59mg 67.5mg Pork chop
Vitamin K 2.1µg 0µg Ground chicken
Tryptophan 0.196mg 0.282mg Pork chop
Threonine 0.97mg 1.043mg Pork chop
Isoleucine 1.06mg 1.123mg Pork chop
Leucine 1.816mg 1.952mg Pork chop
Lysine 2.014mg 2.109mg Pork chop
Methionine 0.596mg 0.65mg Pork chop
Phenylalanine 0.912mg 0.985mg Pork chop
Valine 1.102mg 1.2mg Pork chop
Histidine 0.706mg 0.965mg Pork chop
Cholesterol 107mg 78mg Pork chop
Trans Fat 0.087g 0.066g Pork chop
Saturated Fat 3.11g 4.339g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - DHA 0.031g 0.001g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - EPA 0.008g 0g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - DPA 0.016g 0.011g Ground chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 4.879g 4.887g Pork chop
Polyunsaturated fat 2.08g 1.894g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.015g 0.065g Pork chop
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.787g 0.922g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.02g 0.003g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - ALA 0.081g 0.065g Ground chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground chicken Pork chop
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
52%
Pork chop
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Ground chicken
53%
Pork chop

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork chop
Pork chop contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.229g)
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 chop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167824/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.