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Milk vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Milk and Pork

  • Milk has more Calcium, however Pork has more Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Zinc and Choline.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Pork is 76% higher.
  • Pork has 7 times less Calcium than Milk. Milk has 125mg of Calcium, while Pork has 19mg.
  • Milk is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Milk, lowfat, fluid, 1% milkfat, with added vitamin A and vitamin D 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
Milk
2
:
6
Pork
Contains more Calcium +557.9%
Contains less Sodium -29%
Contains more Iron +2800%
Contains more Potassium +182%
Contains more Magnesium +154.5%
Contains more Copper +630%
Contains more Zinc +469%
Contains more Phosphorus +158.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 2% 38% 14% 8% 4% 12% 41% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Contains more Calcium +557.9%
Contains less Sodium -29%
Contains more Iron +2800%
Contains more Potassium +182%
Contains more Magnesium +154.5%
Contains more Copper +630%
Contains more Zinc +469%
Contains more Phosphorus +158.9%

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
Milk
2
:
9
Pork
Contains more Vitamin A +2700%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4285%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +5316.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1154.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +48.9%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.3
Equal in Folate - 5
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 12% 1% 36% 5% 43% 2% 22% 9% 59% 1% 4%
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 A +2700%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2800%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +4285%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +5316.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1154.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +48.9%
Equal in Vitamin D - 1.3
Equal in Folate - 5

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Milk
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
15
Milk
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 the food
Protein
20%
Milk
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
5%
Milk
0%
Pork
Fats
4%
Milk
64%
Pork

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Milk Pork
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Milk Pork
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Pork
Pork contains less Sugars (difference - 5.2g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork
Pork is lower in glycemic index (difference - 31)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Milk
Milk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 75mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Milk
Milk contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Milk
Milk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.597g)
Which food is cheaper?
Milk
Milk is cheaper (difference - $0.2)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Milk Pork Opinion
Calories 42 242 Pork
Protein 3.37 27.32 Pork
Fats 0.97 13.92 Pork
Vitamin C 0 0.6 Pork
Carbs 4.99 0 Milk
Cholesterol 5 80 Milk
Vitamin D 48 53 Pork
Iron 0.03 0.87 Pork
Calcium 125 19 Milk
Potassium 150 423 Pork
Magnesium 11 28 Pork
Sugars 5.2 0 Pork
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.01 0.073 Pork
Zinc 0.42 2.39 Pork
Starch
Phosphorus 95 246 Pork
Sodium 44 62 Milk
Vitamin A 196 7 Milk
Vitamin E 0.01 0.29 Pork
Vitamin D 1.2 1.3 Pork
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.877 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.185 0.321 Pork
Vitamin B3 0.093 5.037 Pork
Vitamin B5 0.361 0.698 Pork
Vitamin B6 0.037 0.464 Pork
Vitamin B12 0.47 0.7 Pork
Vitamin K 0.1 0 Milk
Folate 5 5
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.633 5.23 Milk
Monounsaturated Fat 0.277 6.19 Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035 1.2 Pork
Tryptophan 0.043 0.338 Pork
Threonine 0.143 1.234 Pork
Isoleucine 0.174 1.26 Pork
Leucine 0.319 2.177 Pork
Lysine 0.282 2.446 Pork
Methionine 0.088 0.712 Pork
Phenylalanine 0.174 1.086 Pork
Valine 0.22 1.473 Pork
Histidine 0.101 1.067 Pork
Fructose 0 Milk

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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Milk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170872/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.