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Lamb and mutton vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Lamb and mutton and Pork

  • Lamb and mutton has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, and Vitamin B3, however Pork has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Lamb and mutton is 77% higher.
  • Pork has 2 times less Iron than Lamb and mutton. Lamb and mutton has 1.88mg of Iron, while Pork has 0.87mg.
  • Pork is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled.

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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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Pork
Contains more Iron +116.1%
Contains more Copper +63%
Contains more Zinc +86.6%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Potassium +36.5%
Contains more Magnesium +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.9%
Contains less Sodium -13.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 6% 28% 17% 40% 122% 81% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Contains more Iron +116.1%
Contains more Copper +63%
Contains more Zinc +86.6%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Potassium +36.5%
Contains more Magnesium +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.9%
Contains less Sodium -13.9%

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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Pork
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +264.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +260%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +107.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +777%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +256.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.698
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% 3% 3% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 319% 12% 14%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 6% 39% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 88% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +264.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +260%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +107.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +777%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +256.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.698

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
52
Lamb and mutton
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
46
Lamb and mutton
37
Pork

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
147%
Lamb and mutton
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
0%
Lamb and mutton
0%
Pork
Fats
97%
Lamb and mutton
64%
Pork

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.
Lamb and mutton Pork
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

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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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.6g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork 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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lamb and mutton Pork Opinion
Calories 294 242 Lamb and mutton
Protein 24.52 27.32 Pork
Fats 20.94 13.92 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin C 0 0.6 Pork
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 97 80 Pork
Vitamin D 2 53 Pork
Iron 1.88 0.87 Lamb and mutton
Calcium 17 19 Pork
Potassium 310 423 Pork
Magnesium 23 28 Pork
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.119 0.073 Lamb and mutton
Zinc 4.46 2.39 Lamb and mutton
Starch
Phosphorus 188 246 Pork
Sodium 72 62 Pork
Vitamin A 0 7 Pork
Vitamin E 0.14 0.29 Pork
Vitamin D 0.1 1.3 Pork
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.877 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.25 0.321 Pork
Vitamin B3 6.66 5.037 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B5 0.66 0.698 Pork
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.464 Pork
Vitamin B12 2.55 0.7 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin K 4.6 0 Lamb and mutton
Folate 18 5 Lamb and mutton
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 8.83 5.23 Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 8.82 6.19 Lamb and mutton
Polyunsaturated fat 1.51 1.2 Lamb and mutton
Tryptophan 0.287 0.338 Pork
Threonine 1.05 1.234 Pork
Isoleucine 1.183 1.26 Pork
Leucine 1.908 2.177 Pork
Lysine 2.166 2.446 Pork
Methionine 0.629 0.712 Pork
Phenylalanine 0.998 1.086 Pork
Valine 1.323 1.473 Pork
Histidine 0.777 1.067 Pork
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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. Lamb and mutton - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/nutrients
  2. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.