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Ostrich vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ostrich and Pork different?

  • Ostrich is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Copper, and Vitamin B6, while Pork is higher in Vitamin B1, and Selenium.
  • Ostrich covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 231% more than Pork.
  • Ostrich contains 3 times more Iron than Pork. Ostrich contains 2.79mg of Iron, while Pork contains 0.87mg.
  • Ostrich is lower in Saturated Fat.

Ostrich, tip trimmed, cooked and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled types were used in this article.

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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
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Pork
Contains more Iron +220.7%
Contains more Zinc +102.9%
Contains more Copper +108.2%
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Contains more Magnesium +12%
Contains more Potassium +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -22.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 246
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 105% 18% 108% 32% 11% 133% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Contains more Iron +220.7%
Contains more Zinc +102.9%
Contains more Copper +108.2%
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Contains more Magnesium +12%
Contains more Potassium +16.9%
Contains less Sodium -22.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 246

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
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Pork
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.5%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +792.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +26.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +278%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.321
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 0% 59% 68% 134% 80% 126% 12% 782% 0%
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 B3 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +88.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17.5%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +792.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +26.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +278%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.321

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.
Ostrich Pork
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ostrich Pork Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.49g 27.32g Ostrich
Fats 2.57g 13.92g Pork
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 145kcal 242kcal Pork
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 6mg 19mg Pork
Iron 2.79mg 0.87mg Ostrich
Magnesium 25mg 28mg Pork
Phosphorus 251mg 246mg Ostrich
Potassium 362mg 423mg Pork
Sodium 80mg 62mg Pork
Zinc 4.85mg 2.39mg Ostrich
Copper 0.152mg 0.073mg Ostrich
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Pork
Vitamin E 0.23mg 0.29mg Pork
Vitamin D IU 53IU Pork
Vitamin D µg 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.232mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.292mg 0.321mg Pork
Vitamin B3 7.143mg 5.037mg Ostrich
Vitamin B5 1.318mg 0.698mg Ostrich
Vitamin B6 0.545mg 0.464mg Ostrich
Folate 15µg 5µg Ostrich
Vitamin B12 6.25µg 0.7µg Ostrich
Vitamin K µg 0µg Pork
Tryptophan 0.254mg 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 1.25mg 1.234mg Ostrich
Isoleucine 1.354mg 1.26mg Ostrich
Leucine 2.315mg 2.177mg Ostrich
Lysine 2.516mg 2.446mg Ostrich
Methionine 0.796mg 0.712mg Ostrich
Phenylalanine 1.176mg 1.086mg Ostrich
Valine 1.407mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 0.716mg 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 85mg 80mg Pork
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1g 5.23g Ostrich
Monounsaturated Fat 0.97g 6.19g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 0.44g 1.2g Pork

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Ostrich Pork
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
105
Ostrich
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
57
Ostrich
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
171%
Ostrich
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
0%
Ostrich
0%
Pork
Fats
12%
Ostrich
64%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.23g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ostrich
Ostrich is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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.

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. Ostrich - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174488/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.