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Headcheese vs. Elk meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Headcheese and Elk meat?

  • Headcheese has less Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Selenium than Elk meat.
  • Elk meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 80% higher.
  • Headcheese has 19 times more Sodium than Elk meat. Headcheese has 941mg of Sodium, while Elk meat has 50mg.

We used Headcheese, pork and Game meat, elk, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, broiled types in this comparison.

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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 +220%
Contains more Iron +171.3%
Contains more Magnesium +222.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +408.9%
Contains more Potassium +1164.5%
Contains less Sodium -94.7%
Contains more Zinc +324.7%
Contains more Copper +186.1%
Contains more Selenium +10400%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 57% 7% 24% 3% 123% 27% 41% 0% 1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 153% 21% 123% 35% 7% 113% 117% 3% 58%
Contains more Calcium +220%
Contains more Iron +171.3%
Contains more Magnesium +222.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +408.9%
Contains more Potassium +1164.5%
Contains less Sodium -94.7%
Contains more Zinc +324.7%
Contains more Copper +186.1%
Contains more Selenium +10400%

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 +120%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +526.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +221.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1296.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +155.3%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +181.9%
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% 5% 27% 0% 6% 27% 9% 0% 44% 2% 132% 57% 9%
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% 11% 0% 0% 36% 86% 116% 73% 112% 7% 370% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +120%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +526.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +221.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1296.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +155.3%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +181.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +219.6%
Contains more Water +13.7%
Contains more Other +58.9%
Contains more Protein +122.4%
14% 11% 74%
Protein: 13.83 g
Fats: 10.9 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.84 g
Other: 1.43 g
31% 3% 65%
Protein: 30.76 g
Fats: 3.41 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.93 g
Other: 0.9 g
Contains more Fats +219.6%
Contains more Water +13.7%
Contains more Other +58.9%
Contains more Protein +122.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +477.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +604.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.6%
34% 55% 11%
Saturated Fat: 3.402 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.601 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.134 g
54% 39% 7%
Saturated Fat: 1.342 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.97 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.161 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +477.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +604.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Headcheese Elk meat
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 Headcheese Elk meat Opinion
Protein 13.83g 30.76g Elk meat
Fats 10.9g 3.41g Headcheese
Calories 157kcal 162kcal Elk meat
Calcium 16mg 5mg Headcheese
Iron 1.5mg 4.07mg Elk meat
Magnesium 9mg 29mg Elk meat
Phosphorus 56mg 285mg Elk meat
Potassium 31mg 392mg Elk meat
Sodium 941mg 50mg Elk meat
Zinc 0.97mg 4.12mg Elk meat
Copper 0.122mg 0.349mg Elk meat
Manganese 0.019mg Elk meat
Selenium 0.1µg 10.5µg Elk meat
Vitamin E 0.25mg 0.55mg Elk meat
Vitamin D 37IU Headcheese
Vitamin D 0.9µg Headcheese
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.144mg Elk meat
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.37mg Elk meat
Vitamin B3 0.44mg 6.143mg Elk meat
Vitamin B5 1.212mg Elk meat
Vitamin B6 0.19mg 0.485mg Elk meat
Folate 2µg 9µg Elk meat
Vitamin B12 1.05µg 2.96µg Elk meat
Choline 104.1mg Headcheese
Vitamin K 3.4µg Headcheese
Tryptophan 0.275mg Elk meat
Threonine 1.236mg Elk meat
Isoleucine 1.291mg Elk meat
Leucine 2.293mg Elk meat
Lysine 2.513mg Elk meat
Methionine 0.755mg Elk meat
Phenylalanine 1.126mg Elk meat
Valine 1.428mg Elk meat
Histidine 0.948mg Elk meat
Cholesterol 69mg 72mg Headcheese
Saturated Fat 3.402g 1.342g Elk meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.601g 0.97g Headcheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.134g 0.161g Headcheese
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Elk meat
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.002g Elk meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Headcheese Elk meat
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
24%
Headcheese
62%
Elk meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
28%
Headcheese
63%
Elk meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Headcheese
Headcheese is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Elk meat
Elk meat contains less Sodium (difference - 891mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Elk meat
Elk meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.06g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Elk meat
Elk meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Elk meat
Elk meat 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. Headcheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171630/nutrients
  2. Elk meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174429/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.