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Pork chop vs Pork jowl - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pork chop and Pork jowl

  • Pork chop has more Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, and Copper, however Pork jowl is higher in Vitamin B12.
  • Pork jowl covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 105% more than Pork chop.
  • Pork jowl contains 24 times less Selenium than Pork chop. Pork chop contains 36.4µg of Selenium, while Pork jowl contains 1.5µg.
  • Pork chop has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +107.1%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Potassium +112.8%
Contains more Magnesium +566.7%
Contains more Copper +162.5%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +180.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 17% 28% 15% 35% 86% 104% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 2% 14% 3% 14% 23% 37% 4%
Contains more Iron +107.1%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Potassium +112.8%
Contains more Magnesium +566.7%
Contains more Copper +162.5%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Contains more Phosphorus +180.2%
Contains less Sodium -66.2%

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 B1 +26.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +341.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +443.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +38.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.2%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 5% 30% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 83% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 6% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 103% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +341.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +443.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +38.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.2%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
32
Pork jowl
Mineral Summary Score
41
Pork chop
14
Pork jowl

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
38%
Pork jowl
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork chop
0%
Pork jowl
Fats
66%
Pork chop
321%
Pork jowl

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

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Pork chop Pork jowl
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 20.921g)
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 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 ($0.8)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork chop Pork jowl Opinion
Calories 231 655 Pork jowl
Protein 23.72 6.38 Pork chop
Fats 14.35 69.61 Pork jowl
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 78 90 Pork chop
Vitamin D 40 Pork chop
Iron 0.87 0.42 Pork chop
Calcium 56 4 Pork chop
Potassium 315 148 Pork chop
Magnesium 20 3 Pork chop
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.105 0.04 Pork chop
Zinc 3.15 0.84 Pork chop
Starch
Phosphorus 241 86 Pork chop
Sodium 74 25 Pork jowl
Vitamin A 15 9 Pork chop
Vitamin E 0.21 0.29 Pork jowl
Vitamin D 1 Pork chop
Vitamin B1 0.49 0.386 Pork chop
Vitamin B2 0.313 0.236 Pork chop
Vitamin B3 7.927 4.535 Pork chop
Vitamin B5 1.104 0.25 Pork chop
Vitamin B6 0.489 0.09 Pork chop
Vitamin B12 0.66 0.82 Pork jowl
Vitamin K 0 Pork chop
Folate 0 1 Pork jowl
Trans Fat 0.066 Pork jowl
Saturated Fat 4.339 25.26 Pork chop
Monounsaturated Fat 4.887 32.89 Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 1.894 8.11 Pork jowl
Tryptophan 0.282 0.021 Pork chop
Threonine 1.043 0.21 Pork chop
Isoleucine 1.123 0.168 Pork chop
Leucine 1.952 0.446 Pork chop
Lysine 2.109 0.528 Pork chop
Methionine 0.65 0.095 Pork chop
Phenylalanine 0.985 0.239 Pork chop
Valine 1.2 0.305 Pork chop
Histidine 0.965 0.072 Pork chop
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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. Pork jowl - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168269/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.