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Pork Meat vs. Pork chop — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Pork Meat and Pork chop

  • Pork Meat is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2, however, Pork chop is richer in Zinc.
  • Pork Meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 38% higher.
  • Pork Meat has 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Pork chop. While Pork Meat has 0.739mg of Vitamin B6, Pork chop has only 0.489mg.
  • Pork Meat has less Saturated Fat.

The food types used in this comparison are Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted 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 +32.2%
Contains more Magnesium +45%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.8%
Contains more Potassium +33.7%
Contains less Sodium -23%
Contains more Manganese +30%
Contains more Calcium +833.3%
Contains more Zinc +30.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 241
Equal in Copper - 0.105
Equal in Selenium - 36.4
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 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35% 2% 199%
Contains more Iron +32.2%
Contains more Magnesium +45%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.8%
Contains more Potassium +33.7%
Contains less Sodium -23%
Contains more Manganese +30%
Contains more Calcium +833.3%
Contains more Zinc +30.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 241
Equal in Copper - 0.105
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 B1 +93.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.1%
Contains more Choline +31.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 7.927
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.104
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 1% 5% 30% 0% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 0% 83% 37% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +93.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +51.1%
Contains more Choline +31.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +162.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.8%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 7.927
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.104

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +10.3%
Contains more Water +13%
Contains more Other +81.3%
Contains more Fats +308.8%
Equal in Protein - 23.72
26% 4% 69%
Protein: 26.17 g
Fats: 3.51 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.45 g
Other: 0.87 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 Protein +10.3%
Contains more Water +13%
Contains more Other +81.3%
Contains more Fats +308.8%
Equal in Protein - 23.72

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +266.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +274.3%
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.198 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.334 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.506 g
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 4.339 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.887 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.894 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +266.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +274.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork Meat Pork chop Opinion
Protein 26.17g 23.72g Pork Meat
Fats 3.51g 14.35g Pork chop
Calories 143kcal 231kcal Pork chop
Calcium 6mg 56mg Pork chop
Iron 1.15mg 0.87mg Pork Meat
Magnesium 29mg 20mg Pork Meat
Phosphorus 267mg 241mg Pork Meat
Potassium 421mg 315mg Pork Meat
Sodium 57mg 74mg Pork Meat
Zinc 2.42mg 3.15mg Pork chop
Copper 0.111mg 0.105mg Pork Meat
Manganese 0.013mg 0.01mg Pork Meat
Selenium 38.2µg 36.4µg Pork Meat
Vitamin A 0IU 15IU Pork chop
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 4µg Pork chop
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.21mg Pork chop
Vitamin D 10IU 40IU Pork chop
Vitamin D 0.2µg 1µg Pork chop
Vitamin B1 0.95mg 0.49mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B2 0.387mg 0.313mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B3 7.432mg 7.927mg Pork chop
Vitamin B5 1.012mg 1.104mg Pork chop
Vitamin B6 0.739mg 0.489mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B12 0.57µg 0.66µg Pork chop
Choline 88.9mg 67.5mg Pork Meat
Tryptophan 0.275mg 0.282mg Pork chop
Threonine 1.175mg 1.043mg Pork Meat
Isoleucine 1.288mg 1.123mg Pork Meat
Leucine 2.229mg 1.952mg Pork Meat
Lysine 2.427mg 2.109mg Pork Meat
Methionine 0.721mg 0.65mg Pork Meat
Phenylalanine 1.1mg 0.985mg Pork Meat
Valine 1.367mg 1.2mg Pork Meat
Histidine 1.13mg 0.965mg Pork Meat
Cholesterol 73mg 78mg Pork Meat
Trans Fat 0.033g 0.066g Pork Meat
Saturated Fat 1.198g 4.339g Pork Meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.001g Pork chop
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.011g Pork chop
Monounsaturated Fat 1.334g 4.887g Pork chop
Polyunsaturated fat 0.506g 1.894g Pork chop
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.013g 0.065g Pork chop
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.411g 0.922g Pork chop
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0g 0.003g Pork chop
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g 0.065g Pork chop

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.141g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is relatively richer in minerals
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 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. 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.