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Pork vs Beefsteak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Pork and Beefsteak?

  • Pork is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin D, yet Beefsteak is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron and Vitamin B6.
  • Beefsteak's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 83% higher.
  • Pork has 18 times more Vitamin D than Beefsteak. Pork has 53IU of Vitamin D, while Beefsteak has 3IU.
  • Beefsteak contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Beef, loin, top sirloin cap steak, boneless, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Pork
4
:
Contains more Calcium +280%
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Contains more Magnesium +12%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains more Iron +129.9%
Contains more Zinc +121.8%
Contains less Sodium -11.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 75% 2% 34% 18% 27% 145% 95% 8%
Contains more Calcium +280%
Contains more Potassium +12.8%
Contains more Magnesium +12%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.8%
Contains more Iron +129.9%
Contains more Zinc +121.8%
Contains less Sodium -11.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.079

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
Pork
8
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1069.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.4%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +284.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.048
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 1% 6% 39% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 88% 0% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 0% 3% 19% 42% 95% 0% 126% 337% 4% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1069.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +76.4%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +17%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +284.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.048

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
56
Pork
52
Beefsteak
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
50
Beefsteak

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 the food
Protein
164%
Pork
128%
Beefsteak
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
0%
Beefsteak
Fats
64%
Pork
25%
Beefsteak

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pork Beefsteak
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pork Beefsteak
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.6)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 13mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.355g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pork Beefsteak Opinion
Calories 242 134 Pork
Protein 27.32 21.38 Pork
Fats 13.92 5.36 Pork
Vitamin C 0.6 0 Pork
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 80 67 Beefsteak
Vitamin D 53 3 Pork
Iron 0.87 2 Beefsteak
Calcium 19 5 Pork
Potassium 423 375 Pork
Magnesium 28 25 Pork
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.073 0.079 Beefsteak
Zinc 2.39 5.3 Beefsteak
Starch
Phosphorus 246 220 Pork
Sodium 62 55 Beefsteak
Vitamin A 7 6 Pork
Vitamin E 0.29 Pork
Vitamin D 1.3 0.1 Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877 0.075 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321 0.182 Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037 5.048 Beefsteak
Vitamin B5 0.698 Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464 0.543 Beefsteak
Vitamin B12 0.7 2.69 Beefsteak
Vitamin K 0 1.5 Beefsteak
Folate 5 3 Pork
Trans Fat 0.253 Pork
Saturated Fat 5.23 1.875 Beefsteak
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19 2.354 Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 0.189 Pork
Tryptophan 0.338 0.262 Pork
Threonine 1.234 1.099 Pork
Isoleucine 1.26 1.09 Pork
Leucine 2.177 2.011 Pork
Lysine 2.446 2.247 Pork
Methionine 0.712 0.621 Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086 0.931 Pork
Valine 1.473 1.152 Pork
Histidine 1.067 0.868 Pork
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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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/nutrients
  2. Beefsteak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172173/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.