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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
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Iron +107.1%
Contains more Magnesium +566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +180.2%
Contains more Potassium +112.8%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Contains more Copper +162.5%
Contains less Sodium -66.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 16% 3% 37% 14% 4% 23% 14%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Iron +107.1%
Contains more Magnesium +566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +180.2%
Contains more Potassium +112.8%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Contains more Copper +162.5%
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 Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.2%
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% 6% 0% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 1% 103% 0%
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 Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pork chop Pork jowl
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
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

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)

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.