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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
Pork
5
:
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Potassium +191.7%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.8%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Contains more Iron +113.8%
Contains more Copper +111%
Contains more Zinc +91.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 70% 3% 13% 9% 52% 125% 54% 127%
Contains more Calcium +137.5%
Contains more Potassium +191.7%
Contains more Magnesium +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.8%
Contains less Sodium -93.6%
Contains more Iron +113.8%
Contains more Copper +111%
Contains more Zinc +91.6%

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
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
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 Vitamin B12 +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +20%
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% 0% 4% 3% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 204% 4% 5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +81.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
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 Vitamin B12 +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +20%

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Pork Corned beef
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 911mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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