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Ham vs Game - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ham and Game different?

  • Ham is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, and Zinc, while Game is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Copper, and Vitamin B3.
  • Game covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 236% more than Ham.
  • Ham contains 24 times more Sodium than Game. Ham contains 1203mg of Sodium, while Game contains 51mg.

Pork, cured, ham, boneless, extra lean (approximately 5% fat), roasted and Game meat, deer, raw types were used in this article.

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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
Ham
2
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6
Game
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Zinc +37.8%
Contains more Iron +129.7%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Potassium +10.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Contains more Copper +220.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 202
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 56% 10% 85% 26% 157% 79% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 128% 17% 87% 29% 7% 57% 85%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Zinc +37.8%
Contains more Iron +129.7%
Contains more Magnesium +64.3%
Contains more Potassium +10.8%
Contains less Sodium -95.8%
Contains more Copper +220.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 202

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
Ham
5
:
5
Game
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +242.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +137.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.3%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +870.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.37
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 24% 0% 189% 47% 76% 25% 93% 3% 82% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 56% 111% 120% 0% 86% 3% 789% 3%
Contains more Vitamin E +25%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +242.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +137.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +58.3%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +870.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.37

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Ham Game
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Ham Game Opinion
Net carbs 1.5g 0g Ham
Protein 20.93g 22.96g Game
Fats 5.53g 2.42g Ham
Carbs 1.5g 0g Ham
Calories 145kcal 120kcal Ham
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 8mg 5mg Ham
Iron 1.48mg 3.4mg Game
Magnesium 14mg 23mg Game
Phosphorus 196mg 202mg Game
Potassium 287mg 318mg Game
Sodium 1203mg 51mg Game
Zinc 2.88mg 2.09mg Ham
Copper 0.079mg 0.253mg Game
Vitamin A 0IU 0IU
Vitamin E 0.25mg 0.2mg Ham
Vitamin D 32IU IU Ham
Vitamin D 0.8µg µg Ham
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.754mg 0.22mg Ham
Vitamin B2 0.202mg 0.48mg Game
Vitamin B3 4.023mg 6.37mg Game
Vitamin B5 0.403mg mg Ham
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.37mg Ham
Folate 3µg 4µg Game
Vitamin B12 0.65µg 6.31µg Game
Vitamin K 0µg 1.1µg Game
Tryptophan 0.251mg mg Ham
Threonine 0.931mg 1.08mg Game
Isoleucine 0.918mg 0.908mg Ham
Leucine 1.661mg 1.951mg Game
Lysine 1.775mg 2.006mg Game
Methionine 0.553mg 0.566mg Game
Phenylalanine 0.904mg 0.937mg Game
Valine 0.908mg 1.073mg Game
Histidine 0.75mg 1.135mg Game
Cholesterol 53mg 85mg Ham
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.81g 0.95g Game
Monounsaturated Fat 2.62g 0.67g Ham
Polyunsaturated fat 0.54g 0.47g Ham

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ham Game
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
45
Ham
97
Game
Mineral Summary Score
55
Ham
51
Game

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 food.
Protein
126%
Ham
138%
Game
Carbohydrates
2%
Ham
0%
Game
Fats
26%
Ham
11%
Game

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ham
Ham is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 32mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Game
Game contains less Sodium (difference - 1152mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Game
Game is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.86g)
Which food is cheaper?
Game
Game is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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

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

  1. Ham - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167871/nutrients
  2. Game - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173855/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.