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

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How are Pork hock and Pork shoulder different?

  • Pork shoulder is higher than Pork hock in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Potassium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Pork shoulder covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 57% more than Pork hock.
  • Pork hock contains 16 times more Sodium than Pork shoulder. Pork hock contains 1050mg of Sodium, while Pork shoulder contains 65mg.

Pork, pickled pork hocks and Pork, fresh, shoulder, whole, separable lean and fat, raw types were used in this article.

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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 +26.7%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +203.3%
Contains more Potassium +542.6%
Contains less Sodium -93.8%
Contains more Zinc +13.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.05
Equal in Copper - 0.084
Equal in Selenium - 25.5
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 5% 40% 13% 78% 27% 9% 74% 28% 2% 140%
Contains more Calcium +26.7%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Contains more Magnesium +200%
Contains more Phosphorus +203.3%
Contains more Potassium +542.6%
Contains less Sodium -93.8%
Contains more Zinc +13.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.05
Equal in Copper - 0.084
Equal in Selenium - 25.5

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 +985.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +858.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +304.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +248.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +443.8%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +45.1%
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% 4% 51% 3% 192% 64% 72% 44% 81% 4% 93% 34% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +985.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +858.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +304.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +248.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +109%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +443.8%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +45.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +11.2%
Contains more Other +187.7%
Contains more Fats +70.7%
Equal in Water - 64.02
19% 11% 68% 2%
Protein: 19.11 g
Fats: 10.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.02 g
Other: 2.33 g
17% 18% 64%
Protein: 17.18 g
Fats: 17.99 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.02 g
Other: 0.81 g
Contains more Protein +11.2%
Contains more Other +187.7%
Contains more Fats +70.7%
Equal in Water - 64.02

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -48.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +56%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +60.3%
34% 54% 13%
Saturated Fat: 3.231 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.134 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.198 g
39% 50% 12%
Saturated Fat: 6.24 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.01 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.92 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -48.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +56%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +60.3%

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 shoulder
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork hock Pork shoulder Opinion
Protein 19.11g 17.18g Pork hock
Fats 10.54g 17.99g Pork shoulder
Calories 171kcal 236kcal Pork shoulder
Calcium 19mg 15mg Pork hock
Iron 1.14mg 1.05mg Pork hock
Magnesium 6mg 18mg Pork shoulder
Phosphorus 60mg 182mg Pork shoulder
Potassium 47mg 302mg Pork shoulder
Sodium 1050mg 65mg Pork shoulder
Zinc 2.38mg 2.7mg Pork shoulder
Copper 0.082mg 0.084mg Pork shoulder
Manganese 0.022mg 0.011mg Pork hock
Selenium 26.3µg 25.5µg Pork hock
Vitamin A 76IU 7IU Pork hock
Vitamin A RAE 23µg 2µg Pork hock
Vitamin E 0.17mg 0.19mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin D 70IU Pork shoulder
Vitamin D 1.7µg Pork shoulder
Vitamin C 0mg 0.7mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.767mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B2 0.068mg 0.275mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B3 1.1mg 3.833mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B5 0.344mg 0.719mg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B6 0.064mg 0.348mg Pork shoulder
Folate 1µg 5µg Pork shoulder
Vitamin B12 0.51µg 0.74µg Pork shoulder
Choline 60.6mg Pork shoulder
Tryptophan 0.038mg 0.208mg Pork shoulder
Threonine 0.516mg 0.768mg Pork shoulder
Isoleucine 0.325mg 0.781mg Pork shoulder
Leucine 0.841mg 1.36mg Pork shoulder
Lysine 0.822mg 1.531mg Pork shoulder
Methionine 0.211mg 0.441mg Pork shoulder
Phenylalanine 0.554mg 0.681mg Pork shoulder
Valine 0.478mg 0.921mg Pork shoulder
Histidine 0.211mg 0.656mg Pork shoulder
Cholesterol 89mg 71mg Pork shoulder
Trans Fat 0.113g Pork shoulder
Saturated Fat 3.231g 6.24g Pork hock
Monounsaturated Fat 5.134g 8.01g Pork shoulder
Polyunsaturated fat 1.198g 1.92g Pork shoulder
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 shoulder
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
49%
Pork shoulder
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
46%
Pork hock
41%
Pork shoulder

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder contains less Sodium (difference - 985mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork shoulder
Pork shoulder is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork hock
Pork hock is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.009g)
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 ($)
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.

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 shoulder - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167843/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.