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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 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 Potassium +235.7%
Contains more Magnesium +180%
Contains more Zinc +127.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +43%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +36.8%
Contains more Calcium +163.2%
Contains more Copper +2639.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 45% 15% 12% 8% 667% 29% 74% 17%
Contains more Potassium +235.7%
Contains more Magnesium +180%
Contains more Zinc +127.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +43%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Iron +36.8%
Contains more Calcium +163.2%
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 Vitamin B12 +58.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +780%
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% 32% 21% 67% 17% 119% 2% 84% 28% 139% 1% 33%
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 Vitamin B12 +58.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +780%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
164%
Pork
75%
Egg
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
1%
Egg
Fats
64%
Pork
49%
Egg

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pork Egg
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pork Egg
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 - 293mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Pork
Pork contains less Sugars (difference - 1.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 62mg)
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?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pork Egg Opinion
Calories 242 155 Pork
Protein 27.32 12.58 Pork
Fats 13.92 10.61 Pork
Vitamin C 0.6 0 Pork
Carbs 0 1.12 Egg
Cholesterol 80 373 Pork
Vitamin D 53 87 Egg
Iron 0.87 1.19 Egg
Calcium 19 50 Egg
Potassium 423 126 Pork
Magnesium 28 10 Pork
Sugars 0 1.12 Pork
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.073 2 Egg
Zinc 2.39 1.05 Pork
Starch
Phosphorus 246 172 Pork
Sodium 62 124 Pork
Vitamin A 7 520 Egg
Vitamin E 0.29 1.03 Egg
Vitamin D 1.3 2.2 Egg
Vitamin B1 0.877 0.066 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321 0.513 Egg
Vitamin B3 5.037 0.064 Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698 1.398 Egg
Vitamin B6 0.464 0.121 Pork
Vitamin B12 0.7 1.11 Egg
Vitamin K 0 0.3 Egg
Folate 5 44 Egg
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 5.23 3.267 Egg
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19 4.077 Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 1.414 Egg
Tryptophan 0.338 0.153 Pork
Threonine 1.234 0.604 Pork
Isoleucine 1.26 0.686 Pork
Leucine 2.177 1.075 Pork
Lysine 2.446 0.904 Pork
Methionine 0.712 0.392 Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086 0.668 Pork
Valine 1.473 0.767 Pork
Histidine 1.067 0.298 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 of 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.