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Pork hock vs. Pork bacon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Pork hock and Pork bacon

  • Pork hock has more Selenium, Zinc, and Iron, while Pork bacon has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus.
  • Pork bacon's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 50% higher.
  • Pork bacon contains 3 times less Iron than Pork hock. Pork hock contains 1.14mg of Iron, while Pork bacon contains 0.41mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Pork bacon is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Pork, pickled pork hocks and Pork, cured, bacon, unprepared.

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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.
Contains more Calcium +280%
Contains more Iron +178%
Contains more Zinc +101.7%
Contains more Copper +95.2%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Contains more Selenium +30.8%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +140%
Contains more Potassium +321.3%
Contains less Sodium -37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 43% 5% 26% 5% 137% 65% 28% 3% 144%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 16% 9% 62% 18% 87% 33% 14% 2% 110%
Contains more Calcium +280%
Contains more Iron +178%
Contains more Zinc +101.7%
Contains more Copper +95.2%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Contains more Selenium +30.8%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +140%
Contains more Potassium +321.3%
Contains less Sodium -37%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +105.4%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +245%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +265.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +315.6%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.5
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 4% 0% 0% 20% 16% 21% 21% 15% 1% 64% 0% 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 3% 9% 12% 0% 70% 19% 76% 34% 62% 0% 63% 27% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +105.4%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +245%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +265.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +315.6%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +51.4%
Contains more Water +53.8%
Contains more Fats +276.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Other - 2.17
19% 11% 68% 2%
Protein: 19.11 g
Fats: 10.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.02 g
Other: 2.33 g
13% 40% 44% 2%
Protein: 12.62 g
Fats: 39.69 g
Carbs: 1.28 g
Water: 44.24 g
Other: 2.17 g
Contains more Protein +51.4%
Contains more Water +53.8%
Contains more Fats +276.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Other - 2.17

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +239.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +438.7%
34% 54% 13%
Saturated Fat: 3.231 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.134 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.198 g
36% 47% 17%
Saturated Fat: 13.296 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 17.439 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 6.454 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +239.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +438.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pork hock Pork bacon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork hock Pork bacon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.28g Pork bacon
Protein 19.11g 12.62g Pork hock
Fats 10.54g 39.69g Pork bacon
Carbs 0g 1.28g Pork bacon
Calories 171kcal 417kcal Pork bacon
Sugar 0g 1g Pork hock
Calcium 19mg 5mg Pork hock
Iron 1.14mg 0.41mg Pork hock
Magnesium 6mg 12mg Pork bacon
Phosphorus 60mg 144mg Pork bacon
Potassium 47mg 198mg Pork bacon
Sodium 1050mg 662mg Pork bacon
Zinc 2.38mg 1.18mg Pork hock
Copper 0.082mg 0.042mg Pork hock
Manganese 0.022mg 0.011mg Pork hock
Selenium 26.3µg 20.1µg Pork hock
Vitamin A 76IU 37IU Pork hock
Vitamin A RAE 23µg 11µg Pork hock
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.43mg Pork bacon
Vitamin D 16IU Pork bacon
Vitamin D 0.4µg Pork bacon
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.276mg Pork bacon
Vitamin B2 0.068mg 0.081mg Pork bacon
Vitamin B3 1.1mg 4.022mg Pork bacon
Vitamin B5 0.344mg 0.555mg Pork bacon
Vitamin B6 0.064mg 0.266mg Pork bacon
Folate 1µg 0µg Pork hock
Vitamin B12 0.51µg 0.5µg Pork hock
Choline 47.8mg Pork bacon
Tryptophan 0.038mg 0.15mg Pork bacon
Threonine 0.516mg 0.555mg Pork bacon
Isoleucine 0.325mg 0.598mg Pork bacon
Leucine 0.841mg 1.039mg Pork bacon
Lysine 0.822mg 1.123mg Pork bacon
Methionine 0.211mg 0.346mg Pork bacon
Phenylalanine 0.554mg 0.524mg Pork hock
Valine 0.478mg 0.638mg Pork bacon
Histidine 0.211mg 0.513mg Pork bacon
Cholesterol 89mg 66mg Pork bacon
Trans Fat 0.113g 0.133g Pork hock
Saturated Fat 3.231g 13.296g Pork hock
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.005g Pork bacon
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.004g Pork bacon
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.022g Pork bacon
Monounsaturated Fat 5.134g 17.439g Pork bacon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.198g 6.454g Pork bacon
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.045g 0.246g Pork bacon
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.986g 5.617g Pork bacon
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0g 0.006g Pork bacon
Omega-3 - ALA 0.042g 0.234g Pork bacon
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.032g Pork bacon
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.038g Pork bacon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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
13%
Pork hock
28%
Pork bacon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
46%
Pork hock
35%
Pork bacon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pork hock
Pork hock is lower in Sugar (difference - 1g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork hock
Pork hock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 10.065g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork hock
Pork hock is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork bacon
Pork bacon contains less Sodium (difference - 388mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork bacon
Pork bacon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork bacon
Pork bacon is relatively richer in vitamins
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 ($)

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 hock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169157/nutrients
  2. Pork bacon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168277/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.