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Luncheon meat vs. Pork bacon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Luncheon meat and Pork bacon

  • Luncheon meat contains less Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Copper, Zinc, Choline, and Vitamin B12 than Pork bacon.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Pork bacon is 60% higher.
  • Luncheon meat is lower in Sodium.

Food types used in this article are USDA Commodity, luncheon meat, canned and Pork, cured, bacon, cooked, baked.

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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 less Sodium -62.6%
Contains more Manganese +68.2%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +53.6%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +197.6%
Contains more Potassium +79.7%
Contains more Zinc +56.3%
Contains more Copper +506.7%
Contains more Selenium +54%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 37% 13% 73% 27% 107% 59% 10% 5% 209%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 56% 22% 217% 48% 287% 92% 61% 3% 322%
Contains less Sodium -62.6%
Contains more Manganese +68.2%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +53.6%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +197.6%
Contains more Potassium +79.7%
Contains more Zinc +56.3%
Contains more Copper +506.7%
Contains more Selenium +54%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +171.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.1%
Contains more Choline +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 4% 0% 0% 32% 50% 98% 37% 63% 0% 115% 35% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 7% 0% 0% 87% 58% 200% 62% 72% 2% 145% 66% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +171.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +103.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +68.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +26.1%
Contains more Choline +86.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +426.1%
Contains more Protein +104.2%
Contains more Fats +238.8%
Contains more Carbs +29.8%
Contains more Other +152.8%
18% 13% 66% 3%
Protein: 17.5 g
Fats: 12.77 g
Carbs: 1.04 g
Water: 65.87 g
Other: 2.82 g
36% 43% 13% 7%
Protein: 35.73 g
Fats: 43.27 g
Carbs: 1.35 g
Water: 12.52 g
Other: 7.13 g
Contains more Water +426.1%
Contains more Protein +104.2%
Contains more Fats +238.8%
Contains more Carbs +29.8%
Contains more Other +152.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +235.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +210.5%
35% 51% 14%
Saturated Fat: 3.944 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.685 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.565 g
37% 50% 13%
Saturated Fat: 14.187 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 19.065 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.859 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +235.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +210.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Luncheon meat Pork bacon
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Luncheon meat Pork bacon Opinion
Net carbs 1.04g 1.35g Pork bacon
Protein 17.5g 35.73g Pork bacon
Fats 12.77g 43.27g Pork bacon
Carbs 1.04g 1.35g Pork bacon
Calories 189kcal 548kcal Pork bacon
Calcium 5mg 10mg Pork bacon
Iron 0.97mg 1.49mg Pork bacon
Magnesium 18mg 30mg Pork bacon
Phosphorus 170mg 506mg Pork bacon
Potassium 300mg 539mg Pork bacon
Sodium 820mg 2193mg Luncheon meat
Zinc 2.15mg 3.36mg Pork bacon
Copper 0.03mg 0.182mg Pork bacon
Manganese 0.037mg 0.022mg Luncheon meat
Selenium 38.3µg 59µg Pork bacon
Vitamin A 0IU 37IU Pork bacon
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 11µg Pork bacon
Vitamin E 0.16mg 0.32mg Pork bacon
Vitamin B1 0.128mg 0.348mg Pork bacon
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.251mg Pork bacon
Vitamin B3 5.225mg 10.623mg Pork bacon
Vitamin B5 0.613mg 1.033mg Pork bacon
Vitamin B6 0.272mg 0.309mg Pork bacon
Folate 0µg 2µg Pork bacon
Vitamin B12 0.92µg 1.16µg Pork bacon
Choline 63.9mg 119.3mg Pork bacon
Vitamin K 0µg 0.1µg Pork bacon
Tryptophan 0.299mg Pork bacon
Threonine 1.399mg Pork bacon
Isoleucine 1.676mg Pork bacon
Leucine 2.782mg Pork bacon
Lysine 2.964mg Pork bacon
Methionine 0.795mg Pork bacon
Phenylalanine 1.417mg Pork bacon
Valine 1.901mg Pork bacon
Histidine 1.343mg Pork bacon
Cholesterol 78mg 107mg Luncheon meat
Saturated Fat 3.944g 14.187g Luncheon meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.685g 19.065g Pork bacon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.565g 4.859g Pork bacon
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.055g 0.199g Pork bacon
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 4.088g Pork bacon
Omega-3 - ALA 0.21g Pork bacon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Luncheon meat Pork bacon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
33%
Luncheon meat
54%
Pork bacon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Luncheon meat
111%
Pork bacon

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork bacon
Pork bacon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork bacon
Pork bacon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1373mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.243g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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. Pork bacon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167914/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.