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Pork chop vs. Veal — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pork chop and Veal

  • Pork chop has more Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin D, while Veal has more Vitamin B12, and Zinc.
  • Pork chop covers your daily need of Selenium 41% more than Veal.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Veal is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Veal, ground, cooked, broiled.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Veal
Contains more Calcium +229.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -10.8%
Contains more Selenium +165.7%
Contains more Iron +13.8%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +22.9%
Contains more Manganese +250%
Equal in Phosphorus - 217
Equal in Potassium - 337
Equal in Copper - 0.103
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35% 2% 199%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 38% 18% 93% 30% 11% 106% 35% 5% 75%
Contains more Calcium +229.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.1%
Contains less Sodium -10.8%
Contains more Selenium +165.7%
Contains more Iron +13.8%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Zinc +22.9%
Contains more Manganese +250%
Equal in Phosphorus - 217
Equal in Potassium - 337
Equal in Copper - 0.103

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Veal
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.4%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +92.4%
Contains more Choline +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.03
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.16
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 5% 30% 0% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 0% 83% 37% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 9% 159% 52% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +40%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +600%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +15.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25.4%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +92.4%
Contains more Choline +40.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.03
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.16

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Veal
Contains more Fats +89.8%
Contains more Other +170.8%
Equal in Protein - 24.38
Equal in Water - 66.76
24% 14% 61%
Protein: 23.72 g
Fats: 14.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 61.45 g
Other: 0.48 g
24% 8% 67%
Protein: 24.38 g
Fats: 7.56 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.76 g
Other: 1.3 g
Contains more Fats +89.8%
Contains more Other +170.8%
Equal in Protein - 24.38
Equal in Water - 66.76

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Veal
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +72.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +244.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.9%
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 4.339 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.887 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.894 g
47% 44% 9%
Saturated Fat: 3.04 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.84 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.55 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +72.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +244.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pork chop Veal
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Veal Opinion
Protein 23.72g 24.38g Veal
Fats 14.35g 7.56g Pork chop
Calories 231kcal 172kcal Pork chop
Calcium 56mg 17mg Pork chop
Iron 0.87mg 0.99mg Veal
Magnesium 20mg 24mg Veal
Phosphorus 241mg 217mg Pork chop
Potassium 315mg 337mg Veal
Sodium 74mg 83mg Pork chop
Zinc 3.15mg 3.87mg Veal
Copper 0.105mg 0.103mg Pork chop
Manganese 0.01mg 0.035mg Veal
Selenium 36.4µg 13.7µg Pork chop
Vitamin A 15IU 0IU Pork chop
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 0µg Pork chop
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.15mg Pork chop
Vitamin D 40IU 0IU Pork chop
Vitamin D 1µg 0µg Pork chop
Vitamin B1 0.49mg 0.07mg Pork chop
Vitamin B2 0.313mg 0.27mg Pork chop
Vitamin B3 7.927mg 8.03mg Veal
Vitamin B5 1.104mg 1.16mg Veal
Vitamin B6 0.489mg 0.39mg Pork chop
Folate 0µg 11µg Veal
Vitamin B12 0.66µg 1.27µg Veal
Choline 67.5mg 95mg Veal
Vitamin K 0µg 1.2µg Veal
Tryptophan 0.282mg 0.247mg Pork chop
Threonine 1.043mg 1.065mg Veal
Isoleucine 1.123mg 1.201mg Veal
Leucine 1.952mg 1.94mg Pork chop
Lysine 2.109mg 2.009mg Pork chop
Methionine 0.65mg 0.569mg Pork chop
Phenylalanine 0.985mg 0.984mg Pork chop
Valine 1.2mg 1.347mg Veal
Histidine 0.965mg 0.885mg Pork chop
Cholesterol 78mg 103mg Pork chop
Trans Fat 0.066g Veal
Saturated Fat 4.339g 3.04g Veal
Omega-3 - DHA 0.001g 0g Pork chop
Omega-3 - DPA 0.011g 0g Pork chop
Monounsaturated Fat 4.887g 2.84g Pork chop
Polyunsaturated fat 1.894g 0.55g Pork chop
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.065g Pork chop
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.922g Pork chop
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.003g Pork chop
Omega-3 - ALA 0.065g Pork chop

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork chop Veal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
52%
Pork chop
47%
Veal
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
53%
Pork chop
41%
Veal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Veal
Veal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.299g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork chop
Pork chop contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 25mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork chop
Pork chop is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pork chop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167824/nutrients
  2. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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