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Ham vs Pâté - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ham and Pâté different?

  • Ham is higher in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B6, however Pâté is richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium, Copper, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A from Pâté is 110% higher.
  • Ham contains 25 times more Vitamin B1 than Pâté. While Ham contains 0.754mg of Vitamin B1, Pâté contains only 0.03mg.
  • Ham has less Cholesterol.

Pork, cured, ham, boneless, extra lean (approximately 5% fat), roasted and Pate, liver, not specified, canned are the varieties 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
3
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5
Pâté
Contains more Potassium +108%
Contains more Iron +271.6%
Contains more Calcium +775%
Contains more Copper +406.3%
Contains less Sodium -42.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Zinc - 2.85
Equal in Phosphorus - 200
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 3% 26% 10% 27% 79% 85% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 207% 22% 13% 10% 134% 78% 86% 91%
Contains more Potassium +108%
Contains more Iron +271.6%
Contains more Calcium +775%
Contains more Copper +406.3%
Contains less Sodium -42.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 13
Equal in Zinc - 2.85
Equal in Phosphorus - 200

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
6
:
6
Pâté
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2413.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +197.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +392.3%
Contains more Folate +1900%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 5% 24% 189% 47% 76% 25% 93% 82% 0% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 7% 198% 0% 0% 8% 139% 62% 72% 14% 400% 0% 45%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2413.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +197.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +392.3%
Contains more Folate +1900%

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
79
Pâté
Mineral Summary Score
55
Ham
80
Pâté

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
85%
Pâté
Carbohydrates
2%
Ham
2%
Pâté
Fats
26%
Ham
129%
Pâté

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 Pâté
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pâté
Pâté is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pâté
Pâté contains less Sodium (difference - 506mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pâté
Pâté is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ham
Ham is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 202mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ham
Ham is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.76g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ham
Ham is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ham Pâté Opinion
Calories 145 319 Pâté
Protein 20.93 14.2 Ham
Fats 5.53 28 Pâté
Vitamin C 0 2 Pâté
Carbs 1.5 1.5
Cholesterol 53 255 Ham
Vitamin D 32 Ham
Iron 1.48 5.5 Pâté
Calcium 8 70 Pâté
Potassium 287 138 Ham
Magnesium 14 13 Ham
Sugar 0 Pâté
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.4 Pâté
Zinc 2.88 2.85 Ham
Starch
Phosphorus 196 200 Pâté
Sodium 1203 697 Pâté
Vitamin A 0 3300 Pâté
Vitamin E 0.25 Ham
Vitamin D 0.8 Ham
Vitamin B1 0.754 0.03 Ham
Vitamin B2 0.202 0.6 Pâté
Vitamin B3 4.023 3.3 Ham
Vitamin B5 0.403 1.2 Pâté
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.06 Ham
Vitamin B12 0.65 3.2 Pâté
Vitamin K 0 Ham
Folate 3 60 Pâté
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 1.81 9.57 Ham
Monounsaturated Fat 2.62 12.36 Pâté
Polyunsaturated fat 0.54 3.16 Pâté
Tryptophan 0.251 0.157 Ham
Threonine 0.931 0.568 Ham
Isoleucine 0.918 0.554 Ham
Leucine 1.661 1.05 Ham
Lysine 1.775 0.838 Ham
Methionine 0.553 0.284 Ham
Phenylalanine 0.904 0.582 Ham
Valine 0.908 0.768 Ham
Histidine 0.75 0.298 Ham
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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. Pâté - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172930/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.