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

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Summary of differences between Ground chicken and Pork loin

  • Ground chicken has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6, while Pork loin has more Vitamin B1, and Selenium.
  • Pork loin covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 65% more than Ground chicken.
  • Ground chicken contains 2 times more Potassium than Pork loin. While Ground chicken contains 677mg of Potassium, Pork loin contains only 356mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Pork loin is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chicken, ground, crumbles, cooked, pan-browned and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +17.7%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.8%
Contains more Potassium +90.2%
Contains more Zinc +10.3%
Contains more Copper +10.7%
Contains more Manganese +45.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Selenium +132.2%
Equal in Zinc - 1.74
Equal in Copper - 0.056
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% 30% 15% 85% 32% 7% 48% 19% 2% 182%
Contains more Iron +17.7%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.8%
Contains more Potassium +90.2%
Contains more Zinc +10.3%
Contains more Copper +10.7%
Contains more Manganese +45.5%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Contains more Selenium +132.2%
Equal in Zinc - 1.74
Equal in Copper - 0.056

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 B2 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +644.6%
Contains more Choline +18.1%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.53
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% 15% 2% 226% 58% 86% 44% 109% 1% 67% 39% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +83.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +644.6%
Contains more Choline +18.1%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.53

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +17.9%
Contains more Other +15.8%
Contains more Fats +15.2%
Equal in Water - 66.92
23% 11% 65%
Protein: 23.28 g
Fats: 10.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.92 g
Other: 0.88 g
20% 13% 67%
Protein: 19.74 g
Fats: 12.58 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.92 g
Other: 0.76 g
Contains more Protein +17.9%
Contains more Other +15.8%
Contains more Fats +15.2%
Equal in Water - 66.92

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -28.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +55.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +15%
31% 48% 21%
Saturated Fat: 3.11 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.879 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.08 g
39% 50% 12%
Saturated Fat: 4.36 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.34 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -28.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +55.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +15%

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 loin
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground chicken Pork loin Opinion
Protein 23.28g 19.74g Ground chicken
Fats 10.92g 12.58g Pork loin
Calories 189kcal 198kcal Pork loin
Calcium 8mg 18mg Pork loin
Iron 0.93mg 0.79mg Ground chicken
Magnesium 28mg 21mg Ground chicken
Phosphorus 234mg 197mg Ground chicken
Potassium 677mg 356mg Ground chicken
Sodium 75mg 50mg Pork loin
Zinc 1.92mg 1.74mg Ground chicken
Copper 0.062mg 0.056mg Ground chicken
Manganese 0.016mg 0.011mg Ground chicken
Selenium 14.3µg 33.2µg Pork loin
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Pork loin
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Pork loin
Vitamin E 0.39mg 0.21mg Ground chicken
Vitamin D 21IU Pork loin
Vitamin D 0.5µg Pork loin
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork loin
Vitamin B1 0.121mg 0.901mg Pork loin
Vitamin B2 0.302mg 0.248mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B3 7.107mg 4.58mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B5 1.327mg 0.723mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B6 0.538mg 0.472mg Ground chicken
Folate 2µg 1µg Ground chicken
Vitamin B12 0.51µg 0.53µg Pork loin
Choline 59mg 69.7mg Pork loin
Vitamin K 2.1µg 0µg Ground chicken
Tryptophan 0.196mg 0.244mg Pork loin
Threonine 0.97mg 0.891mg Ground chicken
Isoleucine 1.06mg 0.91mg Ground chicken
Leucine 1.816mg 1.572mg Ground chicken
Lysine 2.014mg 1.766mg Ground chicken
Methionine 0.596mg 0.514mg Ground chicken
Phenylalanine 0.912mg 0.785mg Ground chicken
Valine 1.102mg 1.064mg Ground chicken
Histidine 0.706mg 0.77mg Pork loin
Cholesterol 107mg 63mg Pork loin
Trans Fat 0.087g Pork loin
Saturated Fat 3.11g 4.36g 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 5.61g Pork loin
Polyunsaturated fat 2.08g 1.34g 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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Ground chicken Pork loin
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
50%
Pork loin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Ground chicken
42%
Pork loin

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork loin
Pork loin contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork loin
Pork loin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.25g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken is relatively richer in minerals
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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 loin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167818/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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