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Meat vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Meat and Pork

  • Meat has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2, while Pork has more Selenium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B12.
  • Meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 21% more than Pork.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Meat is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted 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
Meat
6
:
2
Pork
Contains more Iron +32.2%
Contains more Copper +52.1%
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Equal in Potassium - 423
Equal in Magnesium - 28
Equal in Zinc - 2.39
Equal in Phosphorus - 246
Equal in Sodium - 62
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 44% 2% 38% 21% 37% 66% 115% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Contains more Iron +32.2%
Contains more Copper +52.1%
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Equal in Potassium - 423
Equal in Magnesium - 28
Equal in Zinc - 2.39
Equal in Phosphorus - 246
Equal in Sodium - 62

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
Meat
5
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6
Pork
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +262.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +550%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22.8%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.877
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% 2% 6% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 72% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 6% 39% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 88% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +262.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +550%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22.8%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.877

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
65
Meat
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
41
Meat
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
157%
Meat
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
0%
Meat
0%
Pork
Fats
16%
Meat
64%
Pork

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.
Meat Pork
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Meat Pork
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?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.032g)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Meat Pork Opinion
Calories 143 242 Pork
Protein 26.17 27.32 Pork
Fats 3.51 13.92 Pork
Vitamin C 0 0.6 Pork
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 73 80 Meat
Vitamin D 10 53 Pork
Iron 1.15 0.87 Meat
Calcium 6 19 Pork
Potassium 421 423 Pork
Magnesium 29 28 Meat
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.111 0.073 Meat
Zinc 2.42 2.39 Meat
Starch
Phosphorus 267 246 Meat
Sodium 57 62 Meat
Vitamin A 0 7 Pork
Vitamin E 0.08 0.29 Pork
Vitamin D 0.2 1.3 Pork
Vitamin B1 0.95 0.877 Meat
Vitamin B2 0.387 0.321 Meat
Vitamin B3 7.432 5.037 Meat
Vitamin B5 1.012 0.698 Meat
Vitamin B6 0.739 0.464 Meat
Vitamin B12 0.57 0.7 Pork
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 0 5 Pork
Trans Fat 0.033 Pork
Saturated Fat 1.198 5.23 Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.334 6.19 Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 0.506 1.2 Pork
Tryptophan 0.275 0.338 Pork
Threonine 1.175 1.234 Pork
Isoleucine 1.288 1.26 Meat
Leucine 2.229 2.177 Meat
Lysine 2.427 2.446 Pork
Methionine 0.721 0.712 Meat
Phenylalanine 1.1 1.086 Meat
Valine 1.367 1.473 Pork
Histidine 1.13 1.067 Meat
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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 separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.