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Pork vs Cheese - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Pork and Cheese

  • Pork has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Selenium, while Cheese has more Calcium, Vitamin A RAE, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B12.
  • Pork's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 71% higher.
  • Cheese contains 85 times less Vitamin B3 than Pork. Pork contains 5.037mg of Vitamin B3, while Cheese contains 0.059mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Pork is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Cheese, cheddar.

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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
5
:
3
Cheese
Contains more Iron +521.4%
Contains more Potassium +456.6%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Copper +143.3%
Contains more Calcium +3636.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +85%
Contains more Zinc +52.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 27
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 213% 6% 20% 195% 7% 86% 100% 10%
Contains more Iron +521.4%
Contains more Potassium +456.6%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Copper +143.3%
Contains more Calcium +3636.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +85%
Contains more Zinc +52.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 27

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
6
:
6
Cheese
Contains more Vitamin D +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2924.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +8437.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +603%
Contains more Vitamin A +17642.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +144.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Folate +440%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 75% 15% 18% 0% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 21% 138% 6%
Contains more Vitamin D +116.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2924.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +8437.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +70.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +603%
Contains more Vitamin A +17642.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +144.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.3%
Contains more Folate +440%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork Cheese Opinion
Net carbs 0g 3.09g Cheese
Protein 27.32g 22.87g Pork
Fats 13.92g 33.31g Cheese
Carbs 0g 3.09g Cheese
Calories 242kcal 404kcal Cheese
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Cheese
Sugar 0g 0.48g Pork
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 710mg Cheese
Iron 0.87mg 0.14mg Pork
Magnesium 28mg 27mg Pork
Phosphorus 246mg 455mg Cheese
Potassium 423mg 76mg Pork
Sodium 62mg 653mg Pork
Zinc 2.39mg 3.64mg Cheese
Copper 0.073mg 0.03mg Pork
Vitamin A 7IU 1242IU Cheese
Vitamin E 0.29mg 0.71mg Cheese
Vitamin D 53IU 24IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg 0.6µg Pork
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877mg 0.029mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321mg 0.428mg Cheese
Vitamin B3 5.037mg 0.059mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698mg 0.41mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464mg 0.066mg Pork
Folate 5µg 27µg Cheese
Vitamin B12 0.7µg 1.1µg Cheese
Vitamin K 0µg 2.4µg Cheese
Tryptophan 0.338mg 0.547mg Cheese
Threonine 1.234mg 1.044mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg 1.206mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg 1.939mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg 1.025mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg 0.547mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 1.074mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg 1.404mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg 0.547mg Pork
Cholesterol 80mg 99mg Pork
Trans Fat g 0.917g Pork
Saturated Fat 5.23g 18.867g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19g 9.246g Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2g 1.421g Cheese

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pork Cheese
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
56
Pork
35
Cheese
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
79
Cheese

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 food.
Protein
164%
Pork
137%
Cheese
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
3%
Cheese
Fats
64%
Pork
154%
Cheese

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pork
Pork is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.48g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 591mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 13.637g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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

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 to 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. Cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173414/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.