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Ground turkey vs. Pork hock — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Ground turkey and Pork hock

  • Ground turkey is richer than Pork hock in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Copper, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 from Ground turkey is 48% higher.
  • Ground turkey contains 10 times more Vitamin B6 than Pork hock. Ground turkey contains 0.633mg of Vitamin B6, while Pork hock contains 0.064mg.
  • Ground turkey contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Ground turkey, cooked and Pork, pickled pork hocks.

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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 Calcium +47.4%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +323.3%
Contains more Potassium +525.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Zinc +30.7%
Contains more Copper +84.1%
Contains more Selenium +18.3%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 57% 22% 109% 26% 11% 85% 51% 2% 170%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 43% 5% 26% 5% 137% 65% 28% 3% 144%
Contains more Calcium +47.4%
Contains more Iron +33.3%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +323.3%
Contains more Potassium +525.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Zinc +30.7%
Contains more Copper +84.1%
Contains more Selenium +18.3%
Contains more Manganese +100%

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 B2 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +693.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +246.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +889.1%
Contains more Folate +600%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +162.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +54.5%
Equal in Vitamin A - 76
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.08
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 3% 6% 0% 20% 49% 164% 72% 147% 6% 168% 43% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 4% 0% 0% 20% 16% 21% 21% 15% 1% 64% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +693.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +246.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +889.1%
Contains more Folate +600%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +162.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +54.5%
Equal in Vitamin A - 76
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.08

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +43.2%
Contains more Other +1356.3%
Equal in Fats - 10.54
Equal in Water - 68.02
27% 10% 62%
Protein: 27.37 g
Fats: 10.4 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.07 g
Other: 0.16 g
19% 11% 68% 2%
Protein: 19.11 g
Fats: 10.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.02 g
Other: 2.33 g
Contains more Protein +43.2%
Contains more Other +1356.3%
Equal in Fats - 10.54
Equal in Water - 68.02

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +143.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +48.5%
30% 38% 32%
Saturated Fat: 2.669 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.458 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.917 g
34% 54% 13%
Saturated Fat: 3.231 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.134 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.198 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +143.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +48.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Ground turkey Pork hock
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground turkey Pork hock Opinion
Protein 27.37g 19.11g Ground turkey
Fats 10.4g 10.54g Pork hock
Calories 203kcal 171kcal Ground turkey
Calcium 28mg 19mg Ground turkey
Iron 1.52mg 1.14mg Ground turkey
Magnesium 30mg 6mg Ground turkey
Phosphorus 254mg 60mg Ground turkey
Potassium 294mg 47mg Ground turkey
Sodium 78mg 1050mg Ground turkey
Zinc 3.11mg 2.38mg Ground turkey
Copper 0.151mg 0.082mg Ground turkey
Manganese 0.011mg 0.022mg Pork hock
Selenium 31.1µg 26.3µg Ground turkey
Vitamin A 79IU 76IU Ground turkey
Vitamin A RAE 24µg 23µg Ground turkey
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.17mg Pork hock
Vitamin D 8IU Ground turkey
Vitamin D 0.2µg Ground turkey
Vitamin B1 0.077mg 0.08mg Pork hock
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 0.068mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B3 8.724mg 1.1mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B5 1.193mg 0.344mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B6 0.633mg 0.064mg Ground turkey
Folate 7µg 1µg Ground turkey
Vitamin B12 1.34µg 0.51µg Ground turkey
Choline 78.2mg Ground turkey
Tryptophan 0.312mg 0.038mg Ground turkey
Threonine 1.258mg 0.516mg Ground turkey
Isoleucine 1.227mg 0.325mg Ground turkey
Leucine 2.262mg 0.841mg Ground turkey
Lysine 2.452mg 0.822mg Ground turkey
Methionine 0.806mg 0.211mg Ground turkey
Phenylalanine 1.068mg 0.554mg Ground turkey
Valine 1.27mg 0.478mg Ground turkey
Histidine 0.811mg 0.211mg Ground turkey
Cholesterol 93mg 89mg Pork hock
Trans Fat 0.134g 0.113g Pork hock
Saturated Fat 2.669g 3.231g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - DHA 0.009g 0g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - DPA 0.012g 0g Ground turkey
Monounsaturated Fat 3.458g 5.134g Pork hock
Polyunsaturated fat 2.917g 1.198g Ground turkey
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.019g 0.045g Pork hock
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.508g 0.986g Ground turkey
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.008g 0g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - ALA 0.136g 0.042g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Ground turkey
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Ground turkey

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground turkey Pork hock
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
52%
Ground turkey
13%
Pork hock
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Ground turkey
46%
Pork hock

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork hock
Pork hock is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey contains less Sodium (difference - 972mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.562g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey 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)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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 turkey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171506/nutrients
  2. Pork hock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169157/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.