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Pork jowl vs Meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pork jowl and Meat?

  • Pork jowl is richer in Vitamin B12, yet 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.
  • 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Meat
Contains less Sodium -56.1%
Contains more Iron +173.8%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +184.5%
Contains more Magnesium +866.7%
Contains more Copper +177.5%
Contains more Zinc +188.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +210.5%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 2% 14% 3% 14% 23% 37% 4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 44% 2% 38% 21% 37% 66% 115% 8%
Contains less Sodium -56.1%
Contains more Iron +173.8%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Potassium +184.5%
Contains more Magnesium +866.7%
Contains more Copper +177.5%
Contains more Zinc +188.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +210.5%

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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Meat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +262.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +43.9%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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 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% 0% 2% 6% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 72% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +262.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +43.9%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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 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
65
Meat
Mineral Summary Score
14
Pork jowl
41
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
157%
Meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork jowl
0%
Meat
Fats
321%
Pork jowl
16%
Meat

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork jowl Meat
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 - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 24.062g)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Meat
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?
?
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork jowl Meat Opinion
Calories 655 143 Pork jowl
Protein 6.38 26.17 Meat
Fats 69.61 3.51 Pork jowl
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 90 73 Meat
Vitamin D 10 Meat
Iron 0.42 1.15 Meat
Calcium 4 6 Meat
Potassium 148 421 Meat
Magnesium 3 29 Meat
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.04 0.111 Meat
Zinc 0.84 2.42 Meat
Starch
Phosphorus 86 267 Meat
Sodium 25 57 Pork jowl
Vitamin A 9 0 Pork jowl
Vitamin E 0.29 0.08 Pork jowl
Vitamin D 0.2 Meat
Vitamin B1 0.386 0.95 Meat
Vitamin B2 0.236 0.387 Meat
Vitamin B3 4.535 7.432 Meat
Vitamin B5 0.25 1.012 Meat
Vitamin B6 0.09 0.739 Meat
Vitamin B12 0.82 0.57 Pork jowl
Vitamin K 0 Meat
Folate 1 0 Pork jowl
Trans Fat 0.033 Pork jowl
Saturated Fat 25.26 1.198 Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 32.89 1.334 Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 8.11 0.506 Pork jowl
Tryptophan 0.021 0.275 Meat
Threonine 0.21 1.175 Meat
Isoleucine 0.168 1.288 Meat
Leucine 0.446 2.229 Meat
Lysine 0.528 2.427 Meat
Methionine 0.095 0.721 Meat
Phenylalanine 0.239 1.1 Meat
Valine 0.305 1.367 Meat
Histidine 0.072 1.13 Meat
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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. 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.