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Pork chop vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pork chop and Ground meat

  • Pork chop has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus, however Ground meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Ground meat covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 76% more than Pork chop.
  • Ground meat contains 10 times less Vitamin B1 than Pork chop. Pork chop contains 0.49mg of Vitamin B1, while Ground meat contains 0.051mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked.

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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 +69.7%
Contains more Magnesium +17.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.2%
Contains more Potassium +30.7%
Contains more Copper +32.9%
Contains more Iron +160.9%
Contains more Zinc +85.4%
Equal in Sodium - 73
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Contains more Calcium +69.7%
Contains more Magnesium +17.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.2%
Contains more Potassium +30.7%
Contains more Copper +32.9%
Contains more Iron +160.9%
Contains more Zinc +85.4%
Equal in Sodium - 73

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 A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +75%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +860.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +83%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.2%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +277.3%
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% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +75%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +860.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +83%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +115.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.2%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +277.3%
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 Ground meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork chop Ground meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.72g 23.87g Ground meat
Fats 14.35g 15.37g Ground meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 231kcal 241kcal Ground meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 56mg 33mg Pork chop
Iron 0.87mg 2.27mg Ground meat
Magnesium 20mg 17mg Pork chop
Phosphorus 241mg 166mg Pork chop
Potassium 315mg 241mg Pork chop
Sodium 74mg 73mg Ground meat
Zinc 3.15mg 5.84mg Ground meat
Copper 0.105mg 0.079mg 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 0.051mg Pork chop
Vitamin B2 0.313mg 0.171mg Pork chop
Vitamin B3 7.927mg 4.026mg Pork chop
Vitamin B5 1.104mg 0.512mg Pork chop
Vitamin B6 0.489mg 0.311mg Pork chop
Folate 0µg 7µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 0.66µg 2.49µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 0µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.282mg 0.121mg Pork chop
Threonine 1.043mg 0.923mg Pork chop
Isoleucine 1.123mg 1.055mg Pork chop
Leucine 1.952mg 1.861mg Pork chop
Lysine 2.109mg 1.976mg Pork chop
Methionine 0.65mg 0.614mg Pork chop
Phenylalanine 0.985mg 0.931mg Pork chop
Valine 1.2mg 1.172mg Pork chop
Histidine 0.965mg 0.775mg Pork chop
Cholesterol 78mg 88mg Pork chop
Trans Fat 0.066g 1.173g Pork chop
Saturated Fat 4.339g 6.073g Pork chop
Monounsaturated Fat 4.887g 7.322g Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.894g 0.408g Pork chop

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork chop Ground 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
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
41
Pork chop
49
Ground 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
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork chop
0%
Ground meat
Fats
66%
Pork chop
71%
Ground meat

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 - 1.734g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork chop
Pork chop is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork chop
Pork chop is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork chop
Pork chop is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
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)

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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.