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Lamb and mutton vs Pork chop - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Lamb and mutton and Pork chop

  • Lamb and mutton has more Vitamin B12, Iron and Zinc, however Pork chop is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3 and Phosphorus.
  • Lamb and mutton's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 79% more.
  • Lamb and mutton contains 2 times more Iron than Pork chop. Lamb and mutton contains 1.88mg of Iron, while Pork chop contains 0.87mg.
  • Pork chop contains less Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked and Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, 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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Contains more Iron +116.1%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Contains more Zinc +41.6%
Contains more Calcium +229.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.2%
Equal in Potassium - 315
Equal in Sodium - 74
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% 17% 28% 15% 35% 86% 104% 10%
Contains more Iron +116.1%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Copper +13.3%
Contains more Zinc +41.6%
Contains more Calcium +229.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.2%
Equal in Potassium - 315
Equal in Sodium - 74

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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Contains more Vitamin B12 +286.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin D +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +390%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +276.2%
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 0% 1% 5% 30% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 83% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +286.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +50%
Contains more Vitamin D +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +390%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +276.2%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
52
Lamb and mutton
53
Pork chop
Mineral Summary Score
46
Lamb and mutton
41
Pork chop

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 the food
Protein
147%
Lamb and mutton
142%
Pork chop
Carbohydrates
0%
Lamb and mutton
0%
Pork chop
Fats
97%
Lamb and mutton
66%
Pork chop

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Lamb and mutton Pork chop
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Lamb and mutton Pork chop
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 chop
Pork chop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.491g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork chop
Pork chop is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork chop
Pork chop is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Lamb and mutton Pork chop Opinion
Calories 294 231 Lamb and mutton
Protein 24.52 23.72 Lamb and mutton
Fats 20.94 14.35 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 97 78 Pork chop
Vitamin D 2 40 Pork chop
Iron 1.88 0.87 Lamb and mutton
Calcium 17 56 Pork chop
Potassium 310 315 Pork chop
Magnesium 23 20 Lamb and mutton
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.119 0.105 Lamb and mutton
Zinc 4.46 3.15 Lamb and mutton
Starch
Phosphorus 188 241 Pork chop
Sodium 72 74 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin A 0 15 Pork chop
Vitamin E 0.14 0.21 Pork chop
Vitamin D 0.1 1 Pork chop
Vitamin B1 0.1 0.49 Pork chop
Vitamin B2 0.25 0.313 Pork chop
Vitamin B3 6.66 7.927 Pork chop
Vitamin B5 0.66 1.104 Pork chop
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.489 Pork chop
Vitamin B12 2.55 0.66 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin K 4.6 0 Lamb and mutton
Folate 18 0 Lamb and mutton
Trans Fat 0.066 Lamb and mutton
Saturated Fat 8.83 4.339 Pork chop
Monounsaturated Fat 8.82 4.887 Lamb and mutton
Polyunsaturated fat 1.51 1.894 Pork chop
Tryptophan 0.287 0.282 Lamb and mutton
Threonine 1.05 1.043 Lamb and mutton
Isoleucine 1.183 1.123 Lamb and mutton
Leucine 1.908 1.952 Pork chop
Lysine 2.166 2.109 Lamb and mutton
Methionine 0.629 0.65 Pork chop
Phenylalanine 0.998 0.985 Lamb and mutton
Valine 1.323 1.2 Lamb and mutton
Histidine 0.777 0.965 Pork chop
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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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of 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 chop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167824/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.