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Pork chop vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pork chop and Beef different?

  • Pork chop is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B6, while Beef is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Beef covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 83% more than Pork chop.
  • Pork chop contains 11 times more Vitamin B1 than Beef. Pork chop contains 0.49mg of Vitamin B1, while Beef contains 0.046mg.
  • Pork chop is lower in Saturated Fat.

Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, 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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Beef
Contains more Calcium +211.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.7%
Contains more Copper +23.5%
Contains more Iron +198.9%
Contains more Zinc +100.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Potassium - 318
Equal in Sodium - 72
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Contains more Calcium +211.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.7%
Contains more Copper +23.5%
Contains more Iron +198.9%
Contains more Zinc +100.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Potassium - 318
Equal in Sodium - 72

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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Beef
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +75%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +965.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 5% 30% 0% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 0% 83% 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% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +75%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +965.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +300%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork chop Beef Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.72g 25.93g Beef
Fats 14.35g 15.41g Beef
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 231kcal 250kcal Beef
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 56mg 18mg Pork chop
Iron 0.87mg 2.6mg Beef
Magnesium 20mg 21mg Beef
Phosphorus 241mg 198mg Pork chop
Potassium 315mg 318mg Beef
Sodium 74mg 72mg Beef
Zinc 3.15mg 6.31mg Beef
Copper 0.105mg 0.085mg Pork chop
Vitamin A 15IU 9IU Pork chop
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.12mg Pork chop
Vitamin D 40IU 2IU Pork chop
Vitamin D 1µg 0µg Pork chop
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.49mg 0.046mg Pork chop
Vitamin B2 0.313mg 0.176mg Pork chop
Vitamin B3 7.927mg 5.378mg Pork chop
Vitamin B5 1.104mg 0.658mg Pork chop
Vitamin B6 0.489mg 0.382mg Pork chop
Folate 0µg 9µg Beef
Vitamin B12 0.66µg 2.64µg Beef
Vitamin K 0µg 1.2µg Beef
Tryptophan 0.282mg 0.094mg Pork chop
Threonine 1.043mg 0.72mg Pork chop
Isoleucine 1.123mg 0.822mg Pork chop
Leucine 1.952mg 1.45mg Pork chop
Lysine 2.109mg 1.54mg Pork chop
Methionine 0.65mg 0.478mg Pork chop
Phenylalanine 0.985mg 0.725mg Pork chop
Valine 1.2mg 0.914mg Pork chop
Histidine 0.965mg 0.604mg Pork chop
Cholesterol 78mg 88mg Pork chop
Trans Fat 0.066g 0.572g Pork chop
Saturated Fat 4.339g 5.895g Pork chop
Monounsaturated Fat 4.887g 6.668g Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 1.894g 0.484g Pork chop

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork chop Beef
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
53
Pork chop
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
41
Pork chop
55
Beef

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
142%
Pork chop
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork chop
0%
Beef
Fats
66%
Pork chop
71%
Beef

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.556g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork chop
Pork chop is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork chop
Pork chop is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
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.

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. Pork chop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167824/nutrients
  2. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.