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Pork vs. Corned beef — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Pork and Corned beef different?

  • Pork is higher in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2, however, Corned beef is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Pork is 71% higher.
  • Pork contains 2 times more Vitamin B6 than Corned beef. While Pork contains 0.464mg of Vitamin B6, Corned beef contains only 0.23mg.
  • Pork has less Sodium.

Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked are the varieties 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 +137.5%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.8%
Contains more Potassium +191.7%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Contains more Selenium +38.1%
Contains more Iron +113.8%
Contains more Zinc +91.6%
Contains more Copper +111%
Contains more Manganese +144.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25% 2% 248%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52% 3% 179%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.8%
Contains more Potassium +191.7%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Contains more Selenium +38.1%
Contains more Iron +113.8%
Contains more Zinc +91.6%
Contains more Copper +111%
Contains more Manganese +144.4%

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.
Pork
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3273.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +88.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.7%
Contains more Choline +35.7%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +132.9%
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 Choline Vitamin K 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 52% 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% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 38% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3273.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +88.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +101.7%
Contains more Choline +35.7%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +50.4%
Contains more Fats +36.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +191%
Equal in Water - 59.79
27% 14% 58%
Protein: 27.32 g
Fats: 13.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 57.87 g
Other: 0.89 g
18% 19% 60% 3%
Protein: 18.17 g
Fats: 18.98 g
Carbs: 0.47 g
Water: 59.79 g
Other: 2.59 g
Contains more Protein +50.4%
Contains more Fats +36.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +191%
Equal in Water - 59.79

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +79.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +48.9%
41% 49% 10%
Saturated Fat: 5.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.19 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2 g
39% 57% 4%
Saturated Fat: 6.34 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.22 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.67 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +79.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +48.9%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork Corned beef Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.47g Corned beef
Protein 27.32g 18.17g Pork
Fats 13.92g 18.98g Corned beef
Carbs 0g 0.47g Corned beef
Calories 242kcal 251kcal Corned beef
Calcium 19mg 8mg Pork
Iron 0.87mg 1.86mg Corned beef
Magnesium 28mg 12mg Pork
Phosphorus 246mg 125mg Pork
Potassium 423mg 145mg Pork
Sodium 62mg 973mg Pork
Zinc 2.39mg 4.58mg Corned beef
Copper 0.073mg 0.154mg Corned beef
Manganese 0.009mg 0.022mg Corned beef
Selenium 45.3µg 32.8µg Pork
Vitamin A 7IU 0IU Pork
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 0µg Pork
Vitamin E 0.29mg 0.16mg Pork
Vitamin D 53IU 4IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg 0.1µg Pork
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877mg 0.026mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321mg 0.17mg Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037mg 3.03mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698mg 0.42mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464mg 0.23mg Pork
Folate 5µg 6µg Corned beef
Vitamin B12 0.7µg 1.63µg Corned beef
Choline 93.9mg 69.2mg Pork
Vitamin K 0µg 1.5µg Corned beef
Tryptophan 0.338mg 0.119mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg 0.726mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg 0.827mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg 1.445mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg 1.536mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg 0.473mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 0.718mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg 0.901mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg 0.58mg Pork
Cholesterol 80mg 98mg Pork
Saturated Fat 5.23g 6.34g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19g 9.22g Corned beef
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2g 0.67g Pork

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork Corned beef
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
56%
Pork
34%
Corned beef
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Pork
63%
Corned beef

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 911mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.11g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Corned beef
Corned beef is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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 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.

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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/nutrients
  2. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.