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

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Summary of differences between Pork hock and Pork belly

  • Pork hock has more Selenium, Zinc, and Iron, however, Pork belly is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus.
  • Pork belly covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 80% more than Pork hock.
  • Pork hock has 33 times more Sodium than Pork belly. While Pork hock has 1050mg of Sodium, Pork belly has only 32mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pork, pickled pork hocks and Pork, fresh, belly, 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" 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 +119.2%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +57.7%
Contains more Manganese +266.7%
Contains more Selenium +228.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains more Potassium +293.6%
Contains less Sodium -97%
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% 20% 3% 47% 17% 5% 28% 18% 1% 44%
Contains more Calcium +280%
Contains more Iron +119.2%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +57.7%
Contains more Manganese +266.7%
Contains more Selenium +228.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +80%
Contains more Potassium +293.6%
Contains less Sodium -97%

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 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +129.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +395%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +255.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +322.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +64.7%
Equal in Folate - 1
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 1% 8% 0% 1% 99% 56% 88% 16% 30% 1% 105% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +660%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +34.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +129.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +395%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +255.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +322.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +64.7%
Equal in Folate - 1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +104.6%
Contains more Water +85.1%
Contains more Other +156%
Contains more Fats +402.9%
19% 11% 68% 2%
Protein: 19.11 g
Fats: 10.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.02 g
Other: 2.33 g
9% 53% 37%
Protein: 9.34 g
Fats: 53.01 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 36.74 g
Other: 0.91 g
Contains more Protein +104.6%
Contains more Water +85.1%
Contains more Other +156%
Contains more Fats +402.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -83.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +381.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +371.6%
34% 54% 13%
Saturated Fat: 3.231 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.134 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.198 g
39% 50% 11%
Saturated Fat: 19.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 24.7 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.65 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -83.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +381.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +371.6%

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 belly
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 hock Pork belly Opinion
Protein 19.11g 9.34g Pork hock
Fats 10.54g 53.01g Pork belly
Calories 171kcal 518kcal Pork belly
Calcium 19mg 5mg Pork hock
Iron 1.14mg 0.52mg Pork hock
Magnesium 6mg 4mg Pork hock
Phosphorus 60mg 108mg Pork belly
Potassium 47mg 185mg Pork belly
Sodium 1050mg 32mg Pork belly
Zinc 2.38mg 1.02mg Pork hock
Copper 0.082mg 0.052mg Pork hock
Manganese 0.022mg 0.006mg Pork hock
Selenium 26.3µg 8µg Pork hock
Vitamin A 76IU 10IU Pork hock
Vitamin A RAE 23µg 3µg Pork hock
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.39mg Pork belly
Vitamin C 0mg 0.3mg Pork belly
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.396mg Pork belly
Vitamin B2 0.068mg 0.242mg Pork belly
Vitamin B3 1.1mg 4.647mg Pork belly
Vitamin B5 0.344mg 0.256mg Pork hock
Vitamin B6 0.064mg 0.13mg Pork belly
Folate 1µg 1µg
Vitamin B12 0.51µg 0.84µg Pork belly
Tryptophan 0.038mg Pork hock
Threonine 0.516mg Pork hock
Isoleucine 0.325mg Pork hock
Leucine 0.841mg Pork hock
Lysine 0.822mg Pork hock
Methionine 0.211mg Pork hock
Phenylalanine 0.554mg Pork hock
Valine 0.478mg Pork hock
Histidine 0.211mg Pork hock
Cholesterol 89mg 72mg Pork belly
Trans Fat 0.113g Pork belly
Saturated Fat 3.231g 19.33g Pork hock
Monounsaturated Fat 5.134g 24.7g Pork belly
Polyunsaturated fat 1.198g 5.65g Pork belly
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.045g Pork hock
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.986g Pork hock
Omega-3 - ALA 0.042g Pork hock

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork hock Pork belly
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
13%
Pork hock
31%
Pork belly
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
46%
Pork hock
18%
Pork belly

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork hock
Pork hock is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork hock
Pork hock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 16.099g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork belly
Pork belly contains less Sodium (difference - 1018mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork belly
Pork belly is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork belly
Pork belly 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 ($)

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 belly - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167812/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.