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Pork leg vs. Pork spare ribs — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pork leg and Pork spare ribs?

  • Pork leg is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B12, and Phosphorus, while Pork spare ribs are higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Zinc, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Pork leg's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 35% higher.
  • Pork spare ribs have 2 times less Vitamin B12 than Pork leg. Pork leg has 0.63µg of Vitamin B12, while Pork spare ribs have 0.38µg.
  • Pork leg is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Pork, fresh, leg (ham), whole, separable lean and fat, raw and Pork, fresh, spareribs, separable lean and fat, raw 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 more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.1%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -42%
Contains more Manganese +130%
Contains more Selenium +33.6%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Zinc +29.5%
Contains more Copper +23.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.91
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 32% 15% 86% 28% 7% 53% 22% 3% 161%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 35% 12% 61% 22% 11% 69% 27% 2% 120%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.1%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -42%
Contains more Manganese +130%
Contains more Selenium +33.6%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Zinc +29.5%
Contains more Copper +23.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.91

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +65.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +360%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.662
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.625
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% 0% 15% 3% 185% 47% 86% 42% 93% 6% 79% 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% 8% 69% 0% 80% 58% 88% 38% 133% 0% 48% 33% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +65.8%
Contains more Vitamin D +360%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +43.1%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.662
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.625

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +12.7%
Contains more Fats +24%
Contains more Other +12.2%
Equal in Water - 59.75
17% 19% 62%
Protein: 17.43 g
Fats: 18.87 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.47 g
Other: 1.23 g
15% 23% 60%
Protein: 15.47 g
Fats: 23.4 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.75 g
Other: 1.38 g
Contains more Protein +12.7%
Contains more Fats +24%
Contains more Other +12.2%
Equal in Water - 59.75

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -13.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +96.7%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 8.542
39% 49% 12%
Saturated Fat: 6.54 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.38 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.01 g
38% 43% 20%
Saturated Fat: 7.529 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.542 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.953 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -13.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +96.7%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 8.542

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pork leg Pork spare ribs
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork leg Pork spare ribs Opinion
Protein 17.43g 15.47g Pork leg
Fats 18.87g 23.4g Pork spare ribs
Calories 245kcal 277kcal Pork spare ribs
Calcium 5mg 15mg Pork spare ribs
Iron 0.85mg 0.91mg Pork spare ribs
Magnesium 20mg 16mg Pork leg
Phosphorus 199mg 141mg Pork leg
Potassium 315mg 242mg Pork leg
Sodium 47mg 81mg Pork leg
Zinc 1.93mg 2.5mg Pork spare ribs
Copper 0.065mg 0.08mg Pork spare ribs
Manganese 0.023mg 0.01mg Pork leg
Selenium 29.4µg 22µg Pork leg
Vitamin A 7IU 0IU Pork leg
Vitamin E 0.37mg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin D 20IU 91IU Pork spare ribs
Vitamin D 0.5µg 2.3µg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin C 0.7mg 0mg Pork leg
Vitamin B1 0.736mg 0.319mg Pork leg
Vitamin B2 0.2mg 0.251mg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin B3 4.574mg 4.662mg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin B5 0.685mg 0.625mg Pork leg
Vitamin B6 0.401mg 0.574mg Pork spare ribs
Folate 7µg 0µg Pork leg
Vitamin B12 0.63µg 0.38µg Pork leg
Choline 59.7mg Pork spare ribs
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.163mg Pork leg
Threonine 0.776mg 0.695mg Pork leg
Isoleucine 0.787mg 0.761mg Pork leg
Leucine 1.376mg 1.318mg Pork leg
Lysine 1.55mg 1.435mg Pork leg
Methionine 0.444mg 0.426mg Pork leg
Phenylalanine 0.689mg 0.65mg Pork leg
Valine 0.931mg 0.809mg Pork leg
Histidine 0.659mg 0.668mg Pork spare ribs
Cholesterol 73mg 80mg Pork leg
Trans Fat 0.222g Pork leg
Saturated Fat 6.54g 7.529g Pork leg
Monounsaturated Fat 8.38g 8.542g Pork spare ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 2.01g 3.953g Pork spare ribs
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.079g Pork spare ribs
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 3.146g Pork spare ribs
Omega-3 - ALA 0.081g Pork spare ribs

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork leg Pork spare ribs
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
42%
Pork leg
42%
Pork spare ribs
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
40%
Pork leg
36%
Pork spare ribs

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pork leg
Pork leg is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork leg
Pork leg contains less Sodium (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork leg
Pork leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork leg
Pork leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.989g)
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 ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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

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 leg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168222/nutrients
  2. Pork spare ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167853/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.