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Pork jowl vs Pork chop - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pork jowl and Pork chop

  • Pork jowl has more Vitamin B12, however Pork chop is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, and Copper.
  • Pork jowl covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 105% more than Pork chop.
  • Pork chop has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, raw and Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, separable lean and fat, 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
Contains less Sodium -66.2%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Iron +107.1%
Contains more Magnesium +566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +180.2%
Contains more Potassium +112.8%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Contains more Copper +162.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 16% 3% 37% 14% 4% 23% 14%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35%
Contains less Sodium -66.2%
Contains more Calcium +1300%
Contains more Iron +107.1%
Contains more Magnesium +566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +180.2%
Contains more Potassium +112.8%
Contains more Zinc +275%
Contains more Copper +162.5%

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 +38.1%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +341.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +443.3%
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% 5% 30% 0% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 0% 83% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +38.1%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +74.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +341.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +443.3%

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 Pork chop
Lower in Sodium 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
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork jowl Pork chop Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 6.38g 23.72g Pork chop
Fats 69.61g 14.35g Pork jowl
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 655kcal 231kcal Pork jowl
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 4mg 56mg Pork chop
Iron 0.42mg 0.87mg Pork chop
Magnesium 3mg 20mg Pork chop
Phosphorus 86mg 241mg Pork chop
Potassium 148mg 315mg Pork chop
Sodium 25mg 74mg Pork jowl
Zinc 0.84mg 3.15mg Pork chop
Copper 0.04mg 0.105mg Pork chop
Vitamin A 9IU 15IU Pork chop
Vitamin E 0.29mg 0.21mg Pork jowl
Vitamin D IU 40IU Pork chop
Vitamin D µg 1µg Pork chop
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.386mg 0.49mg Pork chop
Vitamin B2 0.236mg 0.313mg Pork chop
Vitamin B3 4.535mg 7.927mg Pork chop
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 1.104mg Pork chop
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.489mg Pork chop
Folate 1µg 0µg Pork jowl
Vitamin B12 0.82µg 0.66µg Pork jowl
Vitamin K µg 0µg Pork chop
Tryptophan 0.021mg 0.282mg Pork chop
Threonine 0.21mg 1.043mg Pork chop
Isoleucine 0.168mg 1.123mg Pork chop
Leucine 0.446mg 1.952mg Pork chop
Lysine 0.528mg 2.109mg Pork chop
Methionine 0.095mg 0.65mg Pork chop
Phenylalanine 0.239mg 0.985mg Pork chop
Valine 0.305mg 1.2mg Pork chop
Histidine 0.072mg 0.965mg Pork chop
Cholesterol 90mg 78mg Pork chop
Trans Fat g 0.066g Pork jowl
Saturated Fat 25.26g 4.339g Pork chop
Monounsaturated Fat 32.89g 4.887g Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 8.11g 1.894g Pork jowl

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pork jowl Pork chop
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
53
Pork chop
Mineral Summary Score
14
Pork jowl
41
Pork chop

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
142%
Pork chop
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork jowl
0%
Pork chop
Fats
321%
Pork jowl
66%
Pork chop

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 20.921g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork chop
Pork chop is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork chop
Pork chop 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)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.8)

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. Pork chop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167824/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.