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Pork chop vs Turkey meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pork chop and Turkey meat?

  • Pork chop is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, and Zinc, yet Turkey meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Pork chop's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 37% higher.
  • Pork chop has 4 times more Calcium than Turkey meat. Pork chop has 56mg of Calcium, while Turkey meat has 14mg.
  • Turkey meat contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted types in this comparison.

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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 +300%
Contains more Potassium +31.8%
Contains more Copper +12.9%
Contains more Zinc +27%
Contains less Sodium -28.2%
Contains more Iron +25.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Equal in Phosphorus - 223
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 17% 28% 15% 35% 86% 104% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +31.8%
Contains more Copper +12.9%
Contains more Zinc +27%
Contains less Sodium -28.2%
Contains more Iron +25.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Equal in Phosphorus - 223

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 E +200%
Contains more Vitamin D +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +988.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +160%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +54.5%
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% 3% 2% 12% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 128% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin D +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +988.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +160%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +54.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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 Turkey meat
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price 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 Turkey meat Opinion
Calories 231kcal 189kcal Pork chop
Protein 23.72g 28.55g Turkey meat
Fats 14.35g 7.39g Pork chop
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0g 0.06g Turkey meat
Carbs 0g 0.06g Turkey meat
Cholesterol 78mg 109mg Pork chop
Vitamin D 40IU 15IU Pork chop
Iron 0.87mg 1.09mg Turkey meat
Calcium 56mg 14mg Pork chop
Potassium 315mg 239mg Pork chop
Magnesium 20mg 30mg Turkey meat
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.105mg 0.093mg Pork chop
Zinc 3.15mg 2.48mg Pork chop
Starch g g
Phosphorus 241mg 223mg Pork chop
Sodium 74mg 103mg Pork chop
Vitamin A 15IU 39IU Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.07mg Pork chop
Vitamin D 1µg 0.4µg Pork chop
Vitamin B1 0.49mg 0.045mg Pork chop
Vitamin B2 0.313mg 0.281mg Pork chop
Vitamin B3 7.927mg 9.573mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 1.104mg 0.948mg Pork chop
Vitamin B6 0.489mg 0.616mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 0.66µg 1.02µg Turkey meat
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Folate 0µg 9µg Turkey meat
Trans Fat 0.066g 0.101g Pork chop
Saturated Fat 4.339g 2.155g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 4.887g 2.647g Pork chop
Polyunsaturated fat 1.894g 2.119g Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.282mg 0.291mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.043mg 1.004mg Pork chop
Isoleucine 1.123mg 0.796mg Pork chop
Leucine 1.952mg 1.925mg Pork chop
Lysine 2.109mg 2.282mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.65mg 0.724mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.985mg 0.903mg Pork chop
Valine 1.2mg 0.902mg Pork chop
Histidine 0.965mg 0.749mg Pork chop
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork chop Turkey meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
50
Turkey meat
Mineral Summary Score
41
Pork chop
37
Turkey 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
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork chop
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
66%
Pork chop
34%
Turkey meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.184g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 31mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork chop
Pork chop contains less Sodium (difference - 29mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork chop
Pork chop is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.