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

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Summary of differences between Pork spare ribs and Pork belly

  • Pork spare ribs have more Vitamin B6, Selenium, Zinc, and Vitamin B5, however, Pork belly is higher in Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B1.
  • Pork belly covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 59% more than Pork spare ribs.
  • Pork spare ribs have 4 times more Vitamin B6 than Pork belly. While Pork spare ribs have 0.574mg of Vitamin B6, Pork belly has only 0.13mg.
  • Pork spare ribs have less Saturated Fat.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pork, fresh, spareribs, separable lean and fat, raw and Pork, fresh, belly, raw.

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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 +200%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.6%
Contains more Potassium +30.8%
Contains more Zinc +145.1%
Contains more Copper +53.8%
Contains more Manganese +66.7%
Contains more Selenium +175%
Contains less Sodium -60.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 35% 12% 61% 22% 11% 69% 27% 2% 120%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 20% 3% 47% 17% 5% 28% 18% 1% 44%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Iron +75%
Contains more Magnesium +300%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.6%
Contains more Potassium +30.8%
Contains more Zinc +145.1%
Contains more Copper +53.8%
Contains more Manganese +66.7%
Contains more Selenium +175%
Contains less Sodium -60.5%

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 B5 +144.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +341.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24.1%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +121.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.39
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.242
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.647
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%
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% 8% 0% 1% 99% 56% 88% 16% 30% 1% 105% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +144.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +341.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +24.1%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +121.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.39
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.242
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.647

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +65.6%
Contains more Water +62.6%
Contains more Other +51.6%
Contains more Fats +126.5%
15% 23% 60%
Protein: 15.47 g
Fats: 23.4 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.75 g
Other: 1.38 g
9% 53% 37%
Protein: 9.34 g
Fats: 53.01 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 36.74 g
Other: 0.91 g
Contains more Protein +65.6%
Contains more Water +62.6%
Contains more Other +51.6%
Contains more Fats +126.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -61.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +189.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +42.9%
38% 43% 20%
Saturated Fat: 7.529 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.542 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.953 g
39% 50% 11%
Saturated Fat: 19.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 24.7 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.65 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -61.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +189.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +42.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork spare ribs Pork belly Opinion
Protein 15.47g 9.34g Pork spare ribs
Fats 23.4g 53.01g Pork belly
Calories 277kcal 518kcal Pork belly
Calcium 15mg 5mg Pork spare ribs
Iron 0.91mg 0.52mg Pork spare ribs
Magnesium 16mg 4mg Pork spare ribs
Phosphorus 141mg 108mg Pork spare ribs
Potassium 242mg 185mg Pork spare ribs
Sodium 81mg 32mg Pork belly
Zinc 2.5mg 1.02mg Pork spare ribs
Copper 0.08mg 0.052mg Pork spare ribs
Manganese 0.01mg 0.006mg Pork spare ribs
Selenium 22µg 8µg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin A 0IU 10IU Pork belly
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 3µg Pork belly
Vitamin E 0.37mg 0.39mg Pork belly
Vitamin D 91IU Pork spare ribs
Vitamin D 2.3µg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin C 0mg 0.3mg Pork belly
Vitamin B1 0.319mg 0.396mg Pork belly
Vitamin B2 0.251mg 0.242mg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin B3 4.662mg 4.647mg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin B5 0.625mg 0.256mg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin B6 0.574mg 0.13mg Pork spare ribs
Folate 0µg 1µg Pork belly
Vitamin B12 0.38µg 0.84µg Pork belly
Choline 59.7mg Pork spare ribs
Tryptophan 0.163mg Pork spare ribs
Threonine 0.695mg Pork spare ribs
Isoleucine 0.761mg Pork spare ribs
Leucine 1.318mg Pork spare ribs
Lysine 1.435mg Pork spare ribs
Methionine 0.426mg Pork spare ribs
Phenylalanine 0.65mg Pork spare ribs
Valine 0.809mg Pork spare ribs
Histidine 0.668mg Pork spare ribs
Cholesterol 80mg 72mg Pork belly
Trans Fat 0.222g Pork belly
Saturated Fat 7.529g 19.33g Pork spare ribs
Monounsaturated Fat 8.542g 24.7g Pork belly
Polyunsaturated fat 3.953g 5.65g Pork belly
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 spare ribs Pork belly
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 spare ribs
31%
Pork belly
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Pork spare ribs
18%
Pork belly

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork spare ribs
Pork spare ribs is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork spare ribs
Pork spare ribs is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.801g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork belly
Pork belly contains less Sodium (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork belly
Pork belly is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
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 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 spare ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167853/nutrients
  2. Pork belly - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167812/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.