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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
Contains more Iron +116.1%
Contains more Zinc +86.6%
Contains more Copper +63%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Magnesium +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.9%
Contains more Potassium +36.5%
Contains less Sodium -13.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 71% 17% 81% 28% 10% 122% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Contains more Iron +116.1%
Contains more Zinc +86.6%
Contains more Copper +63%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Magnesium +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.9%
Contains more Potassium +36.5%
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 Folate +260%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +264.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +107.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +777%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +256.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.698
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 3% 0% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 14% 319% 12%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +32.2%
Contains more Folate +260%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +264.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +107.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +777%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +28.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +256.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.698

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lamb and mutton Pork
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
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

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
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.

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.