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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" chart 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 Iron +113.8%
Contains more Zinc +91.6%
Contains more Copper +111%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52%
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 Iron +113.8%
Contains more Zinc +91.6%
Contains more Copper +111%

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
9
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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 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 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 0% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 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 Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +132.9%
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 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
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
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
Vitamin A 7IU 0IU 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
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
Trans Fat g g
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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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
33
Corned beef
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
56
Corned beef

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
109%
Corned beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
0%
Corned beef
Fats
64%
Pork
88%
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

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. 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.