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Pork jowl vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Pork jowl and Ground meat

  • Pork jowl has more Vitamin B1, however Ground meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5.
  • Pork jowl covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 96% more than Ground meat.
  • Ground meat has 8 times less Vitamin B1 than Pork jowl. Pork jowl has 0.386mg of Vitamin B1, while Ground meat has 0.051mg.
  • Ground meat contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, raw and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked.

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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
Contains less Sodium -65.8%
Contains more Calcium +725%
Contains more Iron +440.5%
Contains more Magnesium +466.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +93%
Contains more Potassium +62.8%
Contains more Zinc +595.2%
Contains more Copper +97.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 16% 3% 37% 14% 4% 23% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Contains less Sodium -65.8%
Contains more Calcium +725%
Contains more Iron +440.5%
Contains more Magnesium +466.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +93%
Contains more Potassium +62.8%
Contains more Zinc +595.2%
Contains more Copper +97.5%

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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Contains more Vitamin E +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +656.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +245.6%
Contains more Folate +600%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +203.7%
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% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +656.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +104.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +245.6%
Contains more Folate +600%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +203.7%
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 Ground meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork jowl Ground meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 6.38g 23.87g Ground meat
Fats 69.61g 15.37g Pork jowl
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 655kcal 241kcal Pork jowl
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 4mg 33mg Ground meat
Iron 0.42mg 2.27mg Ground meat
Magnesium 3mg 17mg Ground meat
Phosphorus 86mg 166mg Ground meat
Potassium 148mg 241mg Ground meat
Sodium 25mg 73mg Pork jowl
Zinc 0.84mg 5.84mg Ground meat
Copper 0.04mg 0.079mg Ground meat
Vitamin A 9IU 9IU
Vitamin E 0.29mg 0.12mg Pork jowl
Vitamin D IU 2IU Ground meat
Vitamin D µg 0µg Ground meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.386mg 0.051mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B2 0.236mg 0.171mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B3 4.535mg 4.026mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.512mg Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.311mg Ground meat
Folate 1µg 7µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 0.82µg 2.49µg Ground meat
Vitamin K µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.021mg 0.121mg Ground meat
Threonine 0.21mg 0.923mg Ground meat
Isoleucine 0.168mg 1.055mg Ground meat
Leucine 0.446mg 1.861mg Ground meat
Lysine 0.528mg 1.976mg Ground meat
Methionine 0.095mg 0.614mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.239mg 0.931mg Ground meat
Valine 0.305mg 1.172mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.072mg 0.775mg Ground meat
Cholesterol 90mg 88mg Ground meat
Trans Fat g 1.173g Pork jowl
Saturated Fat 25.26g 6.073g Ground meat
Monounsaturated Fat 32.89g 7.322g Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 8.11g 0.408g Pork jowl

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pork jowl Ground meat
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
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
14
Pork jowl
49
Ground meat

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
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork jowl
0%
Ground meat
Fats
321%
Pork jowl
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 48mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 19.187g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ground meat
Ground meat is relatively richer in minerals
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 richer in vitamins?
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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

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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.