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Pork belly vs. Pork loin — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pork belly and Pork loin

  • Pork belly has more Vitamin B12, however, Pork loin is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Zinc, and Potassium.
  • Pork belly covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 75% more than Pork loin.
  • Pork loin contains 2 times less Vitamin B12 than Pork belly. Pork belly contains 0.84µg of Vitamin B12, while Pork loin contains 0.53µg.
  • Pork loin has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Pork, fresh, belly, raw and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, raw.

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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.
Contains less Sodium -36%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Iron +51.9%
Contains more Magnesium +425%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.4%
Contains more Potassium +92.4%
Contains more Zinc +70.6%
Contains more Manganese +83.3%
Contains more Selenium +315%
Equal in Copper - 0.056
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1.5% 20% 2.9% 46% 16% 4.2% 28% 17% 0.78% 44%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5.4% 30% 15% 84% 31% 6.5% 47% 19% 1.4% 181%
Contains less Sodium -36%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Iron +51.9%
Contains more Magnesium +425%
Contains more Phosphorus +82.4%
Contains more Potassium +92.4%
Contains more Zinc +70.6%
Contains more Manganese +83.3%
Contains more Selenium +315%
Equal in Copper - 0.056

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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Contains more Vitamin A +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +58.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +182.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +263.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.248
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.58
Equal in Folate - 1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0.6% 7.8% 0% 1% 99% 56% 87% 15% 30% 0.75% 105% 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 0.42% 4.2% 15% 2% 225% 57% 86% 43% 109% 0.75% 66% 38% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +85.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +58.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +182.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +263.1%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.248
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.58
Equal in Folate - 1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +321.4%
Contains more Other +19.7%
Contains more Protein +111.3%
Contains more Water +82.1%
9% 53% 37%
Protein: 9.34 g
Fats: 53.01 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 36.74 g
Other: 0.91 g
20% 13% 67%
Protein: 19.74 g
Fats: 12.58 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.92 g
Other: 0.76 g
Contains more Fats +321.4%
Contains more Other +19.7%
Contains more Protein +111.3%
Contains more Water +82.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +340.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +321.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.4%
39% 50% 11%
Saturated Fat: 19.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 24.7 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.65 g
39% 50% 12%
Saturated Fat: 4.36 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.34 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +340.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +321.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork belly Pork loin Opinion
Protein 9.34g 19.74g Pork loin
Fats 53.01g 12.58g Pork belly
Calories 518kcal 198kcal Pork belly
Calcium 5mg 18mg Pork loin
Iron 0.52mg 0.79mg Pork loin
Magnesium 4mg 21mg Pork loin
Phosphorus 108mg 197mg Pork loin
Potassium 185mg 356mg Pork loin
Sodium 32mg 50mg Pork belly
Zinc 1.02mg 1.74mg Pork loin
Copper 0.052mg 0.056mg Pork loin
Manganese 0.006mg 0.011mg Pork loin
Selenium 8µg 33.2µg Pork loin
Vitamin A 10IU 7IU Pork belly
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 2µg Pork belly
Vitamin E 0.39mg 0.21mg Pork belly
Vitamin D 21IU Pork loin
Vitamin D 0.5µg Pork loin
Vitamin C 0.3mg 0.6mg Pork loin
Vitamin B1 0.396mg 0.901mg Pork loin
Vitamin B2 0.242mg 0.248mg Pork loin
Vitamin B3 4.647mg 4.58mg Pork belly
Vitamin B5 0.256mg 0.723mg Pork loin
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.472mg Pork loin
Folate 1µg 1µg
Vitamin B12 0.84µg 0.53µg Pork belly
Choline 69.7mg Pork loin
Tryptophan 0.244mg Pork loin
Threonine 0.891mg Pork loin
Isoleucine 0.91mg Pork loin
Leucine 1.572mg Pork loin
Lysine 1.766mg Pork loin
Methionine 0.514mg Pork loin
Phenylalanine 0.785mg Pork loin
Valine 1.064mg Pork loin
Histidine 0.77mg Pork loin
Cholesterol 72mg 63mg Pork loin
Saturated Fat 19.33g 4.36g Pork loin
Monounsaturated Fat 24.7g 5.61g Pork belly
Polyunsaturated fat 5.65g 1.34g Pork belly

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork belly Pork loin
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
31%
Pork belly
50%
Pork loin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
18%
Pork belly
42%
Pork loin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork loin
Pork loin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork loin
Pork loin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 14.97g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork loin
Pork loin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork belly
Pork belly contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Pork belly - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167812/nutrients
  2. Pork loin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167818/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.