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Pork jowl vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pork jowl and Beef

  • Pork jowl has more Vitamin B1, however Beef is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B3.
  • Pork jowl covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 97% more than Beef.
  • Pork jowl has 8 times more Vitamin B1 than Beef. While Pork jowl has 0.386mg of Vitamin B1, Beef has only 0.046mg.
  • Beef has less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, raw and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Beef
Contains less Sodium -65.3%
Contains more Iron +519%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Potassium +114.9%
Contains more Magnesium +600%
Contains more Copper +112.5%
Contains more Zinc +651.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +130.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 2% 14% 3% 14% 23% 37% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 98% 6% 29% 15% 29% 173% 85% 10%
Contains less Sodium -65.3%
Contains more Iron +519%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Potassium +114.9%
Contains more Magnesium +600%
Contains more Copper +112.5%
Contains more Zinc +651.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +130.2%

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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Beef
Contains more Vitamin E +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +739.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +324.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +222%
Contains more Folate +800%
Equal in Vitamin A - 9
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% 6% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 103% 0% 1%
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% 3% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 331% 3% 7%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +739.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +34.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +163.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +324.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +222%
Contains more Folate +800%
Equal in Vitamin A - 9

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
32
Pork jowl
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
14
Pork jowl
55
Beef

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
38%
Pork jowl
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork jowl
0%
Beef
Fats
321%
Pork jowl
71%
Beef

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 jowl Beef
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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Pork jowl Beef
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 47mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 19.365g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beef
Beef 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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork jowl Beef Opinion
Calories 655 250 Pork jowl
Protein 6.38 25.93 Beef
Fats 69.61 15.41 Pork jowl
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 90 88 Beef
Vitamin D 2 Beef
Iron 0.42 2.6 Beef
Calcium 4 18 Beef
Potassium 148 318 Beef
Magnesium 3 21 Beef
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.04 0.085 Beef
Zinc 0.84 6.31 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 86 198 Beef
Sodium 25 72 Pork jowl
Vitamin A 9 9
Vitamin E 0.29 0.12 Pork jowl
Vitamin D 0 Beef
Vitamin B1 0.386 0.046 Pork jowl
Vitamin B2 0.236 0.176 Pork jowl
Vitamin B3 4.535 5.378 Beef
Vitamin B5 0.25 0.658 Beef
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.382 Beef
Vitamin B12 0.82 2.64 Beef
Vitamin K 1.2 Beef
Folate 1 9 Beef
Trans Fat 0.572 Pork jowl
Saturated Fat 25.26 5.895 Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 32.89 6.668 Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 8.11 0.484 Pork jowl
Tryptophan 0.021 0.094 Beef
Threonine 0.21 0.72 Beef
Isoleucine 0.168 0.822 Beef
Leucine 0.446 1.45 Beef
Lysine 0.528 1.54 Beef
Methionine 0.095 0.478 Beef
Phenylalanine 0.239 0.725 Beef
Valine 0.305 0.914 Beef
Histidine 0.072 0.604 Beef
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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 jowl - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168269/nutrients
  2. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/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.