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Pork vs Egg - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Pork and Egg

  • Pork has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Selenium, while Egg has more Copper, Choline, Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B2.
  • Egg's daily need coverage for Copper is 214% higher.
  • Egg contains 79 times less Vitamin B3 than Pork. Pork contains 5.037mg of Vitamin B3, while Egg contains 0.064mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Pork is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Egg, whole, cooked, hard-boiled.

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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
Egg
Contains more Magnesium +180%
Contains more Phosphorus +43%
Contains more Potassium +235.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +127.6%
Contains more Calcium +163.2%
Contains more Iron +36.8%
Contains more Copper +2639.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 15% 45% 8% 74% 12% 17% 29% 667%
Contains more Magnesium +180%
Contains more Phosphorus +43%
Contains more Potassium +235.7%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Zinc +127.6%
Contains more Calcium +163.2%
Contains more Iron +36.8%
Contains more Copper +2639.7%

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
4
:
8
Egg
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1228.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +7770.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +283.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +7328.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +255.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.3%
Contains more Folate +780%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +58.6%
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 32% 21% 67% 0% 17% 119% 2% 84% 28% 33% 139% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1228.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +7770.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +283.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +7328.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +255.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +69.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +100.3%
Contains more Folate +780%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +58.6%
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 Egg
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork Egg Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.12g Egg
Protein 27.32g 12.58g Pork
Fats 13.92g 10.61g Pork
Carbs 0g 1.12g Egg
Calories 242kcal 155kcal Pork
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 1.12g Pork
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 50mg Egg
Iron 0.87mg 1.19mg Egg
Magnesium 28mg 10mg Pork
Phosphorus 246mg 172mg Pork
Potassium 423mg 126mg Pork
Sodium 62mg 124mg Pork
Zinc 2.39mg 1.05mg Pork
Copper 0.073mg 2mg Egg
Vitamin A 7IU 520IU Egg
Vitamin E 0.29mg 1.03mg Egg
Vitamin D 53IU 87IU Egg
Vitamin D 1.3µg 2.2µg Egg
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877mg 0.066mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321mg 0.513mg Egg
Vitamin B3 5.037mg 0.064mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698mg 1.398mg Egg
Vitamin B6 0.464mg 0.121mg Pork
Folate 5µg 44µg Egg
Vitamin B12 0.7µg 1.11µg Egg
Vitamin K 0µg 0.3µg Egg
Tryptophan 0.338mg 0.153mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg 0.604mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg 0.686mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg 1.075mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg 0.904mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg 0.392mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 0.668mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg 0.767mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg 0.298mg Pork
Cholesterol 80mg 373mg Pork
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 5.23g 3.267g Egg
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19g 4.077g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2g 1.414g Egg

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork Egg
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
45
Egg
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
108
Egg

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
75%
Egg
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
1%
Egg
Fats
64%
Pork
49%
Egg

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pork
Pork is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 62mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 293mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Egg
Egg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.963g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Egg
Egg is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Egg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173424/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.