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Pork loin vs. Pork bacon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pork loin and Pork bacon

  • The amount of Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, and Zinc in Pork loin is higher than in Pork bacon.
  • Pork loin covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 52% more than Pork bacon.
  • Pork loin contains 3 times more Vitamin B2 than Pork bacon. While Pork loin contains 0.248mg of Vitamin B2, Pork bacon contains only 0.081mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Pork loin is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, raw and Pork, cured, bacon, unprepared.

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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 Calcium +260%
Contains more Iron +92.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.8%
Contains more Potassium +79.8%
Contains less Sodium -92.4%
Contains more Zinc +47.5%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Selenium +65.2%
Equal in Manganese - 0.011
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 30% 15% 85% 32% 7% 48% 19% 2% 182%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 16% 9% 62% 18% 87% 33% 14% 2% 110%
Contains more Calcium +260%
Contains more Iron +92.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.8%
Contains more Potassium +79.8%
Contains less Sodium -92.4%
Contains more Zinc +47.5%
Contains more Copper +33.3%
Contains more Selenium +65.2%
Equal in Manganese - 0.011

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 D +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +206.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.4%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +45.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +428.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +104.8%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.5
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% 5% 15% 2% 226% 58% 86% 44% 109% 1% 67% 39% 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 3% 9% 12% 0% 70% 19% 76% 34% 62% 0% 63% 27% 0%
Contains more Vitamin D +25%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +226.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +206.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +30.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.4%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Choline +45.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +428.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +104.8%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +56.4%
Contains more Water +51.3%
Contains more Fats +215.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +185.5%
20% 13% 67%
Protein: 19.74 g
Fats: 12.58 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.92 g
Other: 0.76 g
13% 40% 44% 2%
Protein: 12.62 g
Fats: 39.69 g
Carbs: 1.28 g
Water: 44.24 g
Other: 2.17 g
Contains more Protein +56.4%
Contains more Water +51.3%
Contains more Fats +215.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +185.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +210.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +381.6%
39% 50% 12%
Saturated Fat: 4.36 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.34 g
36% 47% 17%
Saturated Fat: 13.296 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 17.439 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 6.454 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +210.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +381.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork loin Pork bacon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.28g Pork bacon
Protein 19.74g 12.62g Pork loin
Fats 12.58g 39.69g Pork bacon
Carbs 0g 1.28g Pork bacon
Calories 198kcal 417kcal Pork bacon
Sugar 0g 1g Pork loin
Calcium 18mg 5mg Pork loin
Iron 0.79mg 0.41mg Pork loin
Magnesium 21mg 12mg Pork loin
Phosphorus 197mg 144mg Pork loin
Potassium 356mg 198mg Pork loin
Sodium 50mg 662mg Pork loin
Zinc 1.74mg 1.18mg Pork loin
Copper 0.056mg 0.042mg Pork loin
Manganese 0.011mg 0.011mg
Selenium 33.2µg 20.1µg Pork loin
Vitamin A 7IU 37IU Pork bacon
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 11µg Pork bacon
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.43mg Pork bacon
Vitamin D 21IU 16IU Pork loin
Vitamin D 0.5µg 0.4µg Pork loin
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Pork loin
Vitamin B1 0.901mg 0.276mg Pork loin
Vitamin B2 0.248mg 0.081mg Pork loin
Vitamin B3 4.58mg 4.022mg Pork loin
Vitamin B5 0.723mg 0.555mg Pork loin
Vitamin B6 0.472mg 0.266mg Pork loin
Folate 1µg 0µg Pork loin
Vitamin B12 0.53µg 0.5µg Pork loin
Choline 69.7mg 47.8mg Pork loin
Tryptophan 0.244mg 0.15mg Pork loin
Threonine 0.891mg 0.555mg Pork loin
Isoleucine 0.91mg 0.598mg Pork loin
Leucine 1.572mg 1.039mg Pork loin
Lysine 1.766mg 1.123mg Pork loin
Methionine 0.514mg 0.346mg Pork loin
Phenylalanine 0.785mg 0.524mg Pork loin
Valine 1.064mg 0.638mg Pork loin
Histidine 0.77mg 0.513mg Pork loin
Cholesterol 63mg 66mg Pork loin
Trans Fat 0.133g Pork loin
Saturated Fat 4.36g 13.296g Pork loin
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.005g Pork bacon
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.004g Pork bacon
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.022g Pork bacon
Monounsaturated Fat 5.61g 17.439g Pork bacon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.34g 6.454g Pork bacon
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.246g Pork bacon
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 5.617g Pork bacon
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.006g Pork bacon
Omega-3 - ALA 0.234g Pork bacon
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.032g Pork bacon
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.038g Pork bacon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork loin Pork bacon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
50%
Pork loin
28%
Pork bacon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Pork loin
35%
Pork bacon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pork loin
Pork loin is lower in Sugar (difference - 1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork loin
Pork loin contains less Sodium (difference - 612mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork loin
Pork loin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork loin
Pork loin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.936g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork loin
Pork loin is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork loin
Pork loin is relatively richer in vitamins
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 ($)

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 loin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167818/nutrients
  2. Pork bacon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168277/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.