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

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How are Pork loin and Pork spare ribs different?

  • Pork loin is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B12, while Pork spare ribs are higher in Vitamin D, Vitamin B6, and Zinc.
  • Pork loin covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 48% more than Pork spare ribs.
  • Pork loin contains 2 times more Selenium than Pork spare ribs. Pork loin contains 33.2µg of Selenium, while Pork spare ribs contain 22µg.
  • Pork loin is lower in Cholesterol.

Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, raw and Pork, fresh, spareribs, separable lean and fat, raw types were used in this article.

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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 +20%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.7%
Contains more Potassium +47.1%
Contains less Sodium -38.3%
Contains more Selenium +50.9%
Contains more Iron +15.2%
Contains more Zinc +43.7%
Contains more Copper +42.9%
Equal in Manganese - 0.01
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 5% 35% 12% 61% 22% 11% 69% 27% 2% 120%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.7%
Contains more Potassium +47.1%
Contains less Sodium -38.3%
Contains more Selenium +50.9%
Contains more Iron +15.2%
Contains more Zinc +43.7%
Contains more Copper +42.9%
Equal in Manganese - 0.01

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 +182.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +39.5%
Contains more Choline +16.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +76.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +360%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.251
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.662
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 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 +182.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +39.5%
Contains more Choline +16.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +76.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +360%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.251
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.662

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +27.6%
Contains more Water +12%
Contains more Fats +86%
Contains more Other +81.6%
20% 13% 67%
Protein: 19.74 g
Fats: 12.58 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.92 g
Other: 0.76 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 +27.6%
Contains more Water +12%
Contains more Fats +86%
Contains more Other +81.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -42.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +52.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +195%
39% 50% 12%
Saturated Fat: 4.36 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.34 g
38% 43% 20%
Saturated Fat: 7.529 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.542 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.953 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -42.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +52.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +195%

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 spare ribs
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
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 loin Pork spare ribs Opinion
Protein 19.74g 15.47g Pork loin
Fats 12.58g 23.4g Pork spare ribs
Calories 198kcal 277kcal Pork spare ribs
Calcium 18mg 15mg Pork loin
Iron 0.79mg 0.91mg Pork spare ribs
Magnesium 21mg 16mg Pork loin
Phosphorus 197mg 141mg Pork loin
Potassium 356mg 242mg Pork loin
Sodium 50mg 81mg Pork loin
Zinc 1.74mg 2.5mg Pork spare ribs
Copper 0.056mg 0.08mg Pork spare ribs
Manganese 0.011mg 0.01mg Pork loin
Selenium 33.2µg 22µg Pork loin
Vitamin A 7IU 0IU Pork loin
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 0µg Pork loin
Vitamin E 0.21mg 0.37mg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin D 21IU 91IU Pork spare ribs
Vitamin D 0.5µg 2.3µg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Pork loin
Vitamin B1 0.901mg 0.319mg Pork loin
Vitamin B2 0.248mg 0.251mg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin B3 4.58mg 4.662mg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin B5 0.723mg 0.625mg Pork loin
Vitamin B6 0.472mg 0.574mg Pork spare ribs
Folate 1µg 0µg Pork loin
Vitamin B12 0.53µg 0.38µg Pork loin
Choline 69.7mg 59.7mg Pork loin
Tryptophan 0.244mg 0.163mg Pork loin
Threonine 0.891mg 0.695mg Pork loin
Isoleucine 0.91mg 0.761mg Pork loin
Leucine 1.572mg 1.318mg Pork loin
Lysine 1.766mg 1.435mg Pork loin
Methionine 0.514mg 0.426mg Pork loin
Phenylalanine 0.785mg 0.65mg Pork loin
Valine 1.064mg 0.809mg Pork loin
Histidine 0.77mg 0.668mg Pork loin
Cholesterol 63mg 80mg Pork loin
Trans Fat 0.222g Pork loin
Saturated Fat 4.36g 7.529g Pork loin
Monounsaturated Fat 5.61g 8.542g Pork spare ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 1.34g 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 loin 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
50%
Pork loin
42%
Pork spare ribs
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Pork loin
36%
Pork spare ribs

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork loin
Pork loin contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork loin
Pork loin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork loin
Pork loin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.169g)
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 ($)
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 loin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167818/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.