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Ground meat vs Pork jowl - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Ground meat and Pork jowl

  • Ground meat has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus and Vitamin B5, however Pork jowl is richer in Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B2.
  • Pork jowl covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 96% more than Ground meat.
  • Pork jowl has 13 times less Selenium than Ground meat. Ground meat has 19.1µg of Selenium, while Pork jowl has 1.5µg.
  • Ground meat contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked 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
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Contains more Iron +440.5%
Contains more Calcium +725%
Contains more Potassium +62.8%
Contains more Magnesium +466.7%
Contains more Copper +97.5%
Contains more Zinc +595.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +93%
Contains less Sodium -65.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 2% 14% 3% 14% 23% 37% 4%
Contains more Iron +440.5%
Contains more Calcium +725%
Contains more Potassium +62.8%
Contains more Magnesium +466.7%
Contains more Copper +97.5%
Contains more Zinc +595.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +93%
Contains less Sodium -65.8%

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 B5 +104.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +245.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +203.7%
Contains more Folate +600%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +656.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 9
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 6% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 103% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +245.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +203.7%
Contains more Folate +600%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +656.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.6%
Equal in Vitamin A - 9

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
46
Ground meat
32
Pork jowl
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
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 the food
Protein
143%
Ground meat
38%
Pork jowl
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Pork jowl
Fats
71%
Ground meat
321%
Pork jowl

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Ground meat Pork jowl
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Ground meat Pork jowl
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 48mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 19.187g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ground meat
Ground meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (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 vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Ground meat Pork jowl Opinion
Calories 241 655 Pork jowl
Protein 23.87 6.38 Ground meat
Fats 15.37 69.61 Pork jowl
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 88 90 Ground meat
Vitamin D 2 Ground meat
Iron 2.27 0.42 Ground meat
Calcium 33 4 Ground meat
Potassium 241 148 Ground meat
Magnesium 17 3 Ground meat
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.04 Ground meat
Zinc 5.84 0.84 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 166 86 Ground meat
Sodium 73 25 Pork jowl
Vitamin A 9 9
Vitamin E 0.12 0.29 Pork jowl
Vitamin D 0 Ground meat
Vitamin B1 0.051 0.386 Pork jowl
Vitamin B2 0.171 0.236 Pork jowl
Vitamin B3 4.026 4.535 Pork jowl
Vitamin B5 0.512 0.25 Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.311 0.09 Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2.49 0.82 Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9 Ground meat
Folate 7 1 Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173 Pork jowl
Saturated Fat 6.073 25.26 Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322 32.89 Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408 8.11 Pork jowl
Tryptophan 0.121 0.021 Ground meat
Threonine 0.923 0.21 Ground meat
Isoleucine 1.055 0.168 Ground meat
Leucine 1.861 0.446 Ground meat
Lysine 1.976 0.528 Ground meat
Methionine 0.614 0.095 Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931 0.239 Ground meat
Valine 1.172 0.305 Ground meat
Histidine 0.775 0.072 Ground meat
Fructose

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.