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Pistachio vs. Pork — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pistachio and Pork

  • Pistachio has more Copper, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Fiber, Iron, and Phosphorus, while Pork has more Selenium, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B3.
  • Pistachio covers your daily need of Copper 136% more than Pork.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Nuts, pistachio nuts, raw 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Pork
Contains more Calcium +452.6%
Contains more Iron +350.6%
Contains more Magnesium +332.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +99.2%
Contains more Potassium +142.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.4%
Contains more Copper +1680.8%
Contains more Manganese +13233.3%
Contains more Selenium +547.1%
Equal in Zinc - 2.39
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 147% 87% 210% 91% 1% 60% 434% 157% 39%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25% 2% 248%
Contains more Calcium +452.6%
Contains more Iron +350.6%
Contains more Magnesium +332.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +99.2%
Contains more Potassium +142.3%
Contains less Sodium -98.4%
Contains more Copper +1680.8%
Contains more Manganese +13233.3%
Contains more Selenium +547.1%
Equal in Zinc - 2.39

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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Pork
Contains more Vitamin A +7271.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +886.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +266.4%
Contains more Folate +920%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +287.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.877
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 31% 58% 0% 19% 218% 37% 25% 32% 393% 39% 0% 0% 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% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 52% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +7271.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +886.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +833.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +266.4%
Contains more Folate +920%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +287.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.877

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Pork
Contains more Fats +225.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +234.8%
Contains more Protein +35.5%
Contains more Water +1224.3%
20% 45% 27% 4% 3%
Protein: 20.16 g
Fats: 45.32 g
Carbs: 27.17 g
Water: 4.37 g
Other: 2.98 g
27% 14% 58%
Protein: 27.32 g
Fats: 13.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 57.87 g
Other: 0.89 g
Contains more Fats +225.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +234.8%
Contains more Protein +35.5%
Contains more Water +1224.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Pork
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +275.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1098.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -11.5%
14% 53% 33%
Saturated Fat: 5.907 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 23.257 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 14.38 g
41% 49% 10%
Saturated Fat: 5.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.19 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +275.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1098.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -11.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pistachio Pork Opinion
Net carbs 16.57g 0g Pistachio
Protein 20.16g 27.32g Pork
Fats 45.32g 13.92g Pistachio
Carbs 27.17g 0g Pistachio
Calories 560kcal 242kcal Pistachio
Starch 1.67g Pistachio
Fructose 0.24g Pistachio
Sugar 7.66g 0g Pork
Fiber 10.6g 0g Pistachio
Calcium 105mg 19mg Pistachio
Iron 3.92mg 0.87mg Pistachio
Magnesium 121mg 28mg Pistachio
Phosphorus 490mg 246mg Pistachio
Potassium 1025mg 423mg Pistachio
Sodium 1mg 62mg Pistachio
Zinc 2.2mg 2.39mg Pork
Copper 1.3mg 0.073mg Pistachio
Manganese 1.2mg 0.009mg Pistachio
Selenium 7µg 45.3µg Pork
Vitamin A 516IU 7IU Pistachio
Vitamin A RAE 26µg 2µg Pistachio
Vitamin E 2.86mg 0.29mg Pistachio
Vitamin D 0IU 53IU Pork
Vitamin D 0µg 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin C 5.6mg 0.6mg Pistachio
Vitamin B1 0.87mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.16mg 0.321mg Pork
Vitamin B3 1.3mg 5.037mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.52mg 0.698mg Pork
Vitamin B6 1.7mg 0.464mg Pistachio
Folate 51µg 5µg Pistachio
Vitamin B12 0µg 0.7µg Pork
Choline 93.9mg Pork
Tryptophan 0.251mg 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 0.684mg 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine 0.917mg 1.26mg Pork
Leucine 1.604mg 2.177mg Pork
Lysine 1.138mg 2.446mg Pork
Methionine 0.36mg 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.092mg 1.086mg Pistachio
Valine 1.249mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 0.512mg 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 0mg 80mg Pistachio
Saturated Fat 5.907g 5.23g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 23.257g 6.19g Pistachio
Polyunsaturated fat 14.38g 1.2g Pistachio
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 14.091g Pistachio

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pistachio Pork
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
65%
Pistachio
56%
Pork
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
125%
Pistachio
55%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pork
Pork is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.66g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.677g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork
Pork is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.8)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pistachio
Pistachio contains less Sodium (difference - 61mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pistachio
Pistachio is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 80mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pistachio
Pistachio is relatively richer in minerals
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. Pistachio - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170184/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.