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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
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6
Pork
Contains more Calcium +557.9%
Contains less Sodium -29%
Contains more Iron +2800%
Contains more Magnesium +154.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +158.9%
Contains more Potassium +182%
Contains more Zinc +469%
Contains more Copper +630%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 38% 2% 8% 41% 14% 6% 12% 4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Contains more Calcium +557.9%
Contains less Sodium -29%
Contains more Iron +2800%
Contains more Magnesium +154.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +158.9%
Contains more Potassium +182%
Contains more Zinc +469%
Contains more Copper +630%

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
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9
Pork
Contains more Vitamin A +2700%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2800%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 12% 1% 36% 0% 5% 43% 2% 22% 9% 4% 59% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +2700%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +2800%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
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

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.
Milk Pork
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Milk Pork Opinion
Net carbs 4.99g 0g Milk
Protein 3.37g 27.32g Pork
Fats 0.97g 13.92g Pork
Carbs 4.99g 0g Milk
Calories 42kcal 242kcal Pork
Starch g g
Fructose 0g g Milk
Sugar 5.2g 0g Pork
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 125mg 19mg Milk
Iron 0.03mg 0.87mg Pork
Magnesium 11mg 28mg Pork
Phosphorus 95mg 246mg Pork
Potassium 150mg 423mg Pork
Sodium 44mg 62mg Milk
Zinc 0.42mg 2.39mg Pork
Copper 0.01mg 0.073mg Pork
Vitamin A 196IU 7IU Milk
Vitamin E 0.01mg 0.29mg Pork
Vitamin D 48IU 53IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.2µg 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.185mg 0.321mg Pork
Vitamin B3 0.093mg 5.037mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.361mg 0.698mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.037mg 0.464mg Pork
Folate 5µg 5µg
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 0.7µg Pork
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0µg Milk
Tryptophan 0.043mg 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 0.143mg 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine 0.174mg 1.26mg Pork
Leucine 0.319mg 2.177mg Pork
Lysine 0.282mg 2.446mg Pork
Methionine 0.088mg 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine 0.174mg 1.086mg Pork
Valine 0.22mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 0.101mg 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 5mg 80mg Milk
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.633g 5.23g Milk
Monounsaturated Fat 0.277g 6.19g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 0.035g 1.2g Pork

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
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 food.
Protein
20%
Milk
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
5%
Milk
0%
Pork
Fats
4%
Milk
64%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pork
Pork is lower in Sugar (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 contains less Sodium?
Milk
Milk contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Milk
Milk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 75mg)
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)

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. 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.