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Pork jowl vs Steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pork jowl and Steak

  • Pork jowl has more Vitamin B1, however Steak has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Phosphorus.
  • Pork jowl's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 84% more.
  • Pork jowl has 5 times more Vitamin B1 than Steak. Pork jowl has 0.386mg of Vitamin B1, while Steak has 0.074mg.
  • Steak is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, raw and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled.

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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 -56.9%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +471.4%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.5%
Contains more Potassium +88.5%
Contains more Zinc +654.8%
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 4% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Contains less Sodium -56.9%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +471.4%
Contains more Magnesium +666.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.5%
Contains more Potassium +88.5%
Contains more Zinc +654.8%
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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Steak
Contains more Vitamin B1 +421.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +455.6%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +168.3%
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 2% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +421.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +177.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +455.6%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +168.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork jowl Steak Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 6.38g 24.85g Steak
Fats 69.61g 19.02g Pork jowl
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 655kcal 271kcal Pork jowl
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 4mg 12mg Steak
Iron 0.42mg 2.4mg Steak
Magnesium 3mg 23mg Steak
Phosphorus 86mg 163mg Steak
Potassium 148mg 279mg Steak
Sodium 25mg 58mg Pork jowl
Zinc 0.84mg 6.34mg Steak
Copper 0.04mg 0.085mg Steak
Vitamin A 9IU 25IU Steak
Vitamin E 0.29mg mg Pork jowl
Vitamin D IU 6IU Steak
Vitamin D µg 0.1µg Steak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.386mg 0.074mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B2 0.236mg 0.301mg Steak
Vitamin B3 4.535mg 5.149mg Steak
Vitamin B5 0.25mg mg Pork jowl
Vitamin B6 0.09mg 0.5mg Steak
Folate 1µg 6µg Steak
Vitamin B12 0.82µg 2.2µg Steak
Vitamin K µg 1.6µg Steak
Tryptophan 0.021mg 0.278mg Steak
Threonine 0.21mg 1.171mg Steak
Isoleucine 0.168mg 1.157mg Steak
Leucine 0.446mg 2.142mg Steak
Lysine 0.528mg 2.38mg Steak
Methionine 0.095mg 0.672mg Steak
Phenylalanine 0.239mg 0.997mg Steak
Valine 0.305mg 1.242mg Steak
Histidine 0.072mg 0.931mg Steak
Cholesterol 90mg 78mg Steak
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 25.26g 8.443g Steak
Monounsaturated Fat 32.89g 9.171g Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 8.11g 0.896g Pork jowl

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pork jowl Steak
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
49
Steak
Mineral Summary Score
14
Pork jowl
52
Steak

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
149%
Steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork jowl
0%
Steak
Fats
321%
Pork jowl
88%
Steak

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Steak
Steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 16.817g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Steak
Steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Steak
Steak is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 33mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.