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Pork jowl vs. Pork Meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pork jowl and Pork Meat?

  • Pork jowl is richer in Vitamin B12, yet Pork Meat is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Zinc, and Vitamin B2.
  • Pork jowl's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 120% higher.
  • Pork Meat contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, raw and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted types in this comparison.

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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 less Sodium -56.1%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +173.8%
Contains more Magnesium +866.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +210.5%
Contains more Potassium +184.5%
Contains more Zinc +188.1%
Contains more Copper +177.5%
Contains more Manganese +160%
Contains more Selenium +2446.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 16% 3% 37% 14% 4% 23% 14% 1% 9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37% 2% 209%
Contains less Sodium -56.1%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +173.8%
Contains more Magnesium +866.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +210.5%
Contains more Potassium +184.5%
Contains more Zinc +188.1%
Contains more Copper +177.5%
Contains more Manganese +160%
Contains more Selenium +2446.7%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +262.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +304.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +721.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 6% 0% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 1% 103% 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 0% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 49% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +262.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +43.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +304.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +721.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +1883.2%
Contains more Other +109.2%
Contains more Protein +310.2%
Contains more Water +213%
6% 70% 22% 2%
Protein: 6.38 g
Fats: 69.61 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 22.19 g
Other: 1.82 g
26% 4% 69%
Protein: 26.17 g
Fats: 3.51 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.45 g
Other: 0.87 g
Contains more Fats +1883.2%
Contains more Other +109.2%
Contains more Protein +310.2%
Contains more Water +213%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2365.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1502.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.3%
38% 50% 12%
Saturated Fat: 25.26 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 32.89 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 8.11 g
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.198 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.334 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.506 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2365.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1502.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pork jowl Pork Meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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 Pork Meat Opinion
Protein 6.38g 26.17g Pork Meat
Fats 69.61g 3.51g Pork jowl
Calories 655kcal 143kcal Pork jowl
Calcium 4mg 6mg Pork Meat
Iron 0.42mg 1.15mg Pork Meat
Magnesium 3mg 29mg Pork Meat
Phosphorus 86mg 267mg Pork Meat
Potassium 148mg 421mg Pork Meat
Sodium 25mg 57mg Pork jowl
Zinc 0.84mg 2.42mg Pork Meat
Copper 0.04mg 0.111mg Pork Meat
Manganese 0.005mg 0.013mg Pork Meat
Selenium 1.5µg 38.2µg Pork Meat
Vitamin A 9IU 0IU Pork jowl
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Pork jowl
Vitamin E 0.29mg 0.08mg Pork jowl
Vitamin D 10IU Pork Meat
Vitamin D 0.2µg Pork Meat
Vitamin B1 0.386mg 0.95mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B2 0.236mg 0.387mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B3 4.535mg 7.432mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 1.012mg Pork Meat
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.739mg Pork Meat
Folate 1µg 0µg Pork jowl
Vitamin B12 0.82µg 0.57µg Pork jowl
Choline 88.9mg Pork Meat
Tryptophan 0.021mg 0.275mg Pork Meat
Threonine 0.21mg 1.175mg Pork Meat
Isoleucine 0.168mg 1.288mg Pork Meat
Leucine 0.446mg 2.229mg Pork Meat
Lysine 0.528mg 2.427mg Pork Meat
Methionine 0.095mg 0.721mg Pork Meat
Phenylalanine 0.239mg 1.1mg Pork Meat
Valine 0.305mg 1.367mg Pork Meat
Histidine 0.072mg 1.13mg Pork Meat
Cholesterol 90mg 73mg Pork Meat
Trans Fat 0.033g Pork jowl
Saturated Fat 25.26g 1.198g Pork Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 32.89g 1.334g Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 8.11g 0.506g Pork jowl
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.013g Pork Meat
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.411g Pork Meat
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g Pork Meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork jowl Pork Meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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
29%
Pork jowl
63%
Pork Meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Pork jowl
54%
Pork Meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 24.062g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork Meat
Pork Meat 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

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 jowl - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168269/nutrients
  2. Pork Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.