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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 Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +519%
Contains more Magnesium +600%
Contains more Phosphorus +130.2%
Contains more Potassium +114.9%
Contains more Zinc +651.2%
Contains more Copper +112.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 16% 3% 37% 14% 4% 23% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Contains less Sodium -65.3%
Contains more Calcium +350%
Contains more Iron +519%
Contains more Magnesium +600%
Contains more Phosphorus +130.2%
Contains more Potassium +114.9%
Contains more Zinc +651.2%
Contains more Copper +112.5%

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 Folate +800%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +222%
Equal in Vitamin A - 9
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 0% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 1% 103% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
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 Folate +800%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +222%
Equal in Vitamin A - 9

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork jowl Beef
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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

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)

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.