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

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The main differences between Luncheon meat and Pork chop

  • Luncheon meat has more Vitamin B12, however, Pork chop has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Zinc, Copper, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Luncheon meat is 32% higher.
  • Pork chop is lower in Sodium.

Food types used in this article are USDA Commodity, luncheon meat, canned 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +11.5%
Contains more Manganese +270%
Contains more Calcium +1020%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.8%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Contains more Zinc +46.5%
Contains more Copper +250%
Equal in Potassium - 315
Equal in Selenium - 36.4
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 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35% 2% 199%
Contains more Iron +11.5%
Contains more Manganese +270%
Contains more Calcium +1020%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.8%
Contains less Sodium -91%
Contains more Zinc +46.5%
Contains more Copper +250%
Equal in Potassium - 315
Equal in Selenium - 36.4

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 B12 +39.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +282.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +79.8%
Equal in Choline - 67.5
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 1% 5% 30% 0% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 0% 83% 37% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +39.4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +282.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +51.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +79.8%
Equal in Choline - 67.5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +487.5%
Contains more Protein +35.5%
Contains more Fats +12.4%
Equal in Water - 61.45
18% 13% 66% 3%
Protein: 17.5 g
Fats: 12.77 g
Carbs: 1.04 g
Water: 65.87 g
Other: 2.82 g
24% 14% 61%
Protein: 23.72 g
Fats: 14.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 61.45 g
Other: 0.48 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +487.5%
Contains more Protein +35.5%
Contains more Fats +12.4%
Equal in Water - 61.45

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +16.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +21%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 4.339
35% 51% 14%
Saturated Fat: 3.944 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.685 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.565 g
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 4.339 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.887 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.894 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +16.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +21%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 4.339

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 chop
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Luncheon meat Pork chop Opinion
Net carbs 1.04g 0g Luncheon meat
Protein 17.5g 23.72g Pork chop
Fats 12.77g 14.35g Pork chop
Carbs 1.04g 0g Luncheon meat
Calories 189kcal 231kcal Pork chop
Calcium 5mg 56mg Pork chop
Iron 0.97mg 0.87mg Luncheon meat
Magnesium 18mg 20mg Pork chop
Phosphorus 170mg 241mg Pork chop
Potassium 300mg 315mg Pork chop
Sodium 820mg 74mg Pork chop
Zinc 2.15mg 3.15mg Pork chop
Copper 0.03mg 0.105mg Pork chop
Manganese 0.037mg 0.01mg Luncheon meat
Selenium 38.3µg 36.4µg Luncheon meat
Vitamin A 0IU 15IU Pork chop
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 4µg Pork chop
Vitamin E 0.16mg 0.21mg Pork chop
Vitamin D 40IU Pork chop
Vitamin D 1µg Pork chop
Vitamin B1 0.128mg 0.49mg Pork chop
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.313mg Pork chop
Vitamin B3 5.225mg 7.927mg Pork chop
Vitamin B5 0.613mg 1.104mg Pork chop
Vitamin B6 0.272mg 0.489mg Pork chop
Vitamin B12 0.92µg 0.66µg Luncheon meat
Choline 63.9mg 67.5mg Pork chop
Tryptophan 0.282mg Pork chop
Threonine 1.043mg Pork chop
Isoleucine 1.123mg Pork chop
Leucine 1.952mg Pork chop
Lysine 2.109mg Pork chop
Methionine 0.65mg Pork chop
Phenylalanine 0.985mg Pork chop
Valine 1.2mg Pork chop
Histidine 0.965mg Pork chop
Cholesterol 78mg 78mg
Trans Fat 0.066g Luncheon meat
Saturated Fat 3.944g 4.339g Luncheon meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.001g Pork chop
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.011g Pork chop
Monounsaturated Fat 5.685g 4.887g Luncheon meat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.565g 1.894g Pork chop
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.055g 0.065g Pork chop
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.922g Pork chop
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.003g Pork chop
Omega-3 - ALA 0.065g Pork chop

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Luncheon meat Pork chop
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
52%
Pork chop
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Luncheon meat
53%
Pork chop

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork chop
Pork chop contains less Sodium (difference - 746mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork chop
Pork chop is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.395g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (78 mg)
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

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 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.