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Pork vs Duck meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pork and Duck meat

  • Pork has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, and Vitamin D, however Duck meat is richer in Iron, Copper, and Vitamin B5.
  • Pork's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 59% more.
  • Pork contains 18 times more Vitamin D than Duck meat. Pork contains 53IU of Vitamin D, while Duck meat contains 3IU.
  • Pork contains less Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted.

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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
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Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.7%
Contains more Potassium +107.4%
Contains more Zinc +28.5%
Contains more Iron +210.3%
Contains more Copper +211%
Equal in Sodium - 59
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 102% 12% 67% 18% 8% 51% 76%
Contains more Calcium +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.7%
Contains more Potassium +107.4%
Contains more Zinc +28.5%
Contains more Iron +210.3%
Contains more Copper +211%
Equal in Sodium - 59

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +404%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +157.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2900%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.3%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.825
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 13% 14% 3% 0% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 5% 38% 13%
Contains more Vitamin D +1200%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +404%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +19.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +157.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2900%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +57.3%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.825

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 Duck meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork Duck meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 27.32g 18.99g Pork
Fats 13.92g 28.35g Duck meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 242kcal 337kcal Duck meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 11mg Pork
Iron 0.87mg 2.7mg Duck meat
Magnesium 28mg 16mg Pork
Phosphorus 246mg 156mg Pork
Potassium 423mg 204mg Pork
Sodium 62mg 59mg Duck meat
Zinc 2.39mg 1.86mg Pork
Copper 0.073mg 0.227mg Duck meat
Vitamin A 7IU 210IU Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.29mg 0.7mg Duck meat
Vitamin D 53IU 3IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg 0.1µg Pork
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877mg 0.174mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321mg 0.269mg Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037mg 4.825mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698mg 1.098mg Duck meat
Vitamin B6 0.464mg 0.18mg Pork
Folate 5µg 6µg Duck meat
Vitamin B12 0.7µg 0.3µg Pork
Vitamin K 0µg 5.1µg Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.338mg 0.232mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg 0.773mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg 0.872mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg 1.465mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg 1.486mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg 0.475mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 0.752mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg 0.938mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg 0.462mg Pork
Cholesterol 80mg 84mg Pork
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 5.23g 9.67g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19g 12.9g Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2g 3.65g Duck meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pork Duck meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
32
Duck meat
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
42
Duck meat

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
114%
Duck meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
0%
Duck meat
Fats
64%
Pork
131%
Duck meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.44g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Duck meat
Duck meat contains less Sodium (difference - 3mg)
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 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. Duck meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172409/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.