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Pork chop vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pork chop and Chicken meat different?

  • Pork chop has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Zinc, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin D than Chicken meat.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Pork chop is 36% higher.
  • Pork chop contains 20 times more Vitamin D than Chicken meat. While Pork chop contains 40IU of Vitamin D, Chicken meat contains only 2IU.

Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +273.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.4%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains more Zinc +62.4%
Contains more Copper +59.1%
Contains more Iron +44.8%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Contains more Calcium +273.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.4%
Contains more Potassium +41.3%
Contains more Zinc +62.4%
Contains more Copper +59.1%
Contains more Iron +44.8%
Contains more Magnesium +15%

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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Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +677.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +120%
Contains more Vitamin A +973.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +28.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.487
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.03
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 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +677.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +22.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +120%
Contains more Vitamin A +973.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +28.6%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.487
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.03

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 Chicken meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Pork chop Chicken meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.72g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 14.35g 13.6g Pork chop
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 231kcal 239kcal Chicken meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 56mg 15mg Pork chop
Iron 0.87mg 1.26mg Chicken meat
Magnesium 20mg 23mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 241mg 182mg Pork chop
Potassium 315mg 223mg Pork chop
Sodium 74mg 82mg Pork chop
Zinc 3.15mg 1.94mg Pork chop
Copper 0.105mg 0.066mg Pork chop
Vitamin A 15IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.27mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 40IU 2IU Pork chop
Vitamin D 1µg 0µg Pork chop
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.49mg 0.063mg Pork chop
Vitamin B2 0.313mg 0.168mg Pork chop
Vitamin B3 7.927mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.104mg 1.03mg Pork chop
Vitamin B6 0.489mg 0.4mg Pork chop
Folate 0µg 5µg Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.66µg 0.3µg Pork chop
Vitamin K 0µg 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.282mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.043mg 1.128mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.123mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.952mg 1.986mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.109mg 2.223mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.65mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.985mg 1.061mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.2mg 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.965mg 0.802mg Pork chop
Cholesterol 78mg 88mg Pork chop
Trans Fat 0.066g g Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 4.339g 3.79g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 4.887g 5.34g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.894g 2.97g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork chop Chicken meat
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
36
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
41
Pork chop
31
Chicken meat

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
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork chop
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
66%
Pork chop
63%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork chop
Pork chop contains less Sodium (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork chop
Pork chop is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.549g)
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. Pork chop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167824/nutrients
  2. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.