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Pork Meat vs. Chicken meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Pork Meat and Chicken meat

  • Pork Meat has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, and Potassium, however, Chicken meat is richer in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Pork Meat covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 74% more than Chicken meat.
  • Chicken meat has 2 times less Vitamin B2 than Pork Meat. Pork Meat has 0.387mg of Vitamin B2, while Chicken meat has 0.168mg.
  • Pork Meat contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted and Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted.

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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 Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
Contains more Potassium +88.8%
Contains less Sodium -30.5%
Contains more Zinc +24.7%
Contains more Copper +68.2%
Contains more Selenium +59.8%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Manganese +53.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.26
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37% 2% 209%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22% 3% 131%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
Contains more Potassium +88.8%
Contains less Sodium -30.5%
Contains more Zinc +24.7%
Contains more Copper +68.2%
Contains more Selenium +59.8%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Manganese +53.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.26

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 D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1407.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +90%
Contains more Choline +34.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +237.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.2%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.03
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% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 49% 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 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 36% 6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1407.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +90%
Contains more Choline +34.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +237.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.2%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.03

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +16.8%
Contains more Fats +287.5%
Equal in Protein - 27.3
26% 4% 69%
Protein: 26.17 g
Fats: 3.51 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.45 g
Other: 0.87 g
27% 14% 59%
Protein: 27.3 g
Fats: 13.6 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.45 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Water +16.8%
Contains more Fats +287.5%
Equal in Protein - 27.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +300.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +487%
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.198 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.334 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.506 g
31% 44% 25%
Saturated Fat: 3.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.97 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +300.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +487%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork Meat Chicken meat Opinion
Protein 26.17g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 3.51g 13.6g Chicken meat
Calories 143kcal 239kcal Chicken meat
Calcium 6mg 15mg Chicken meat
Iron 1.15mg 1.26mg Chicken meat
Magnesium 29mg 23mg Pork Meat
Phosphorus 267mg 182mg Pork Meat
Potassium 421mg 223mg Pork Meat
Sodium 57mg 82mg Pork Meat
Zinc 2.42mg 1.94mg Pork Meat
Copper 0.111mg 0.066mg Pork Meat
Manganese 0.013mg 0.02mg Chicken meat
Selenium 38.2µg 23.9µg Pork Meat
Vitamin A 0IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 48µg Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.27mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 10IU 2IU Pork Meat
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0µg Pork Meat
Vitamin B1 0.95mg 0.063mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B2 0.387mg 0.168mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B3 7.432mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.012mg 1.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.739mg 0.4mg Pork Meat
Folate 0µg 5µg Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.57µg 0.3µg Pork Meat
Choline 88.9mg 65.9mg Pork Meat
Vitamin K 0µg 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.275mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.175mg 1.128mg Pork Meat
Isoleucine 1.288mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 2.229mg 1.986mg Pork Meat
Lysine 2.427mg 2.223mg Pork Meat
Methionine 0.721mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.1mg 1.061mg Pork Meat
Valine 1.367mg 1.325mg Pork Meat
Histidine 1.13mg 0.802mg Pork Meat
Cholesterol 73mg 88mg Pork Meat
Trans Fat 0.033g Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 1.198g 3.79g Pork Meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.04g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.01g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.02g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.334g 5.34g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.506g 2.97g Chicken meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.013g Pork Meat
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.411g Pork Meat
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g Pork Meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork Meat Chicken meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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
63%
Pork Meat
36%
Chicken meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Pork Meat
38%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.592g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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 Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/nutrients
  2. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.