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Pâté vs. Ham — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pâté and Ham different?

  • Pâté is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium, Copper, and Vitamin B2, however, Ham is richer in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE from Pâté is 110% higher.
  • Pâté contains 5 times more Saturated Fat than Ham. While Pâté contains 9.57g of Saturated Fat, Ham contains only 1.81g.

Pate, liver, not specified, canned and Pork, cured, ham, boneless, extra lean (approximately 5% fat), roasted are the varieties 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Pâté
7
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3
Ham
Contains more Calcium +775%
Contains more Iron +271.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.1%
Contains more Copper +406.3%
Contains more Manganese +122.2%
Contains more Selenium +113.3%
Contains more Potassium +108%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Phosphorus - 196
Equal in Zinc - 2.88
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 22% 207% 10% 86% 13% 91% 78% 134% 16% 227%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 56% 10% 85% 26% 157% 79% 27% 8% 107%
Contains more Calcium +775%
Contains more Iron +271.6%
Contains less Sodium -42.1%
Contains more Copper +406.3%
Contains more Manganese +122.2%
Contains more Selenium +113.3%
Contains more Potassium +108%
Equal in Magnesium - 14
Equal in Phosphorus - 196
Equal in Zinc - 2.88

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.
Pâté
6
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7
Ham
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +197.8%
Contains more Folate +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +392.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2413.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +566.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 198% 0% 0% 7% 8% 139% 62% 72% 14% 45% 400% 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 0% 5% 24% 0% 189% 47% 76% 25% 93% 3% 82% 47% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +197%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +197.8%
Contains more Folate +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +392.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2413.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +21.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +566.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Pâté
1
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3
Ham
Contains more Fats +406.3%
Contains more Protein +47.4%
Contains more Water +25.5%
Contains more Other +82.1%
Equal in Carbs - 1.5
14% 28% 54% 2%
Protein: 14.2 g
Fats: 28 g
Carbs: 1.5 g
Water: 53.9 g
Other: 2.4 g
21% 6% 68% 4%
Protein: 20.93 g
Fats: 5.53 g
Carbs: 1.5 g
Water: 67.67 g
Other: 4.37 g
Contains more Fats +406.3%
Contains more Protein +47.4%
Contains more Water +25.5%
Contains more Other +82.1%
Equal in Carbs - 1.5

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Pâté
2
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1
Ham
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +371.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +485.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.1%
38% 49% 13%
Saturated Fat: 9.57 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.36 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.16 g
36% 53% 11%
Saturated Fat: 1.81 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.62 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.54 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +371.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +485.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pâté Ham Opinion
Net carbs 1.5g 1.5g
Protein 14.2g 20.93g Ham
Fats 28g 5.53g Pâté
Carbs 1.5g 1.5g
Calories 319kcal 145kcal Pâté
Calcium 70mg 8mg Pâté
Iron 5.5mg 1.48mg Pâté
Magnesium 13mg 14mg Ham
Phosphorus 200mg 196mg Pâté
Potassium 138mg 287mg Ham
Sodium 697mg 1203mg Pâté
Zinc 2.85mg 2.88mg Ham
Copper 0.4mg 0.079mg Pâté
Manganese 0.12mg 0.054mg Pâté
Selenium 41.6µg 19.5µg Pâté
Vitamin A 3300IU 0IU Pâté
Vitamin A RAE 991µg 0µg Pâté
Vitamin E 0.25mg Ham
Vitamin D 32IU Ham
Vitamin D 0.8µg Ham
Vitamin C 2mg 0mg Pâté
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.754mg Ham
Vitamin B2 0.6mg 0.202mg Pâté
Vitamin B3 3.3mg 4.023mg Ham
Vitamin B5 1.2mg 0.403mg Pâté
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.4mg Ham
Folate 60µg 3µg Pâté
Vitamin B12 3.2µg 0.65µg Pâté
Choline 85.1mg Ham
Tryptophan 0.157mg 0.251mg Ham
Threonine 0.568mg 0.931mg Ham
Isoleucine 0.554mg 0.918mg Ham
Leucine 1.05mg 1.661mg Ham
Lysine 0.838mg 1.775mg Ham
Methionine 0.284mg 0.553mg Ham
Phenylalanine 0.582mg 0.904mg Ham
Valine 0.768mg 0.908mg Ham
Histidine 0.298mg 0.75mg Ham
Cholesterol 255mg 53mg Ham
Saturated Fat 9.57g 1.81g Ham
Monounsaturated Fat 12.36g 2.62g Pâté
Polyunsaturated fat 3.16g 0.54g Pâté

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pâté Ham
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
73%
Pâté
45%
Ham
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
88%
Pâté
55%
Ham

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pâté
Pâté is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pâté
Pâté contains less Sodium (difference - 506mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pâté
Pâté is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ham
Ham is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 202mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ham
Ham is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.76g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ham
Ham is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
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

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. Pâté - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172930/nutrients
  2. Ham - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167871/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.