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Pork vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Pork and Ground meat?

  • Pork is higher in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B3, yet Ground meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Ground meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 75% more.
  • Pork has 27 times more Vitamin D than Ground meat. While Pork has 53IU of Vitamin D, Ground meat has only 2IU.

We used Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked types 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 Magnesium +64.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.2%
Contains more Potassium +75.5%
Contains less Sodium -15.1%
Contains more Calcium +73.7%
Contains more Iron +160.9%
Contains more Zinc +144.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Contains more Magnesium +64.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.2%
Contains more Potassium +75.5%
Contains less Sodium -15.1%
Contains more Calcium +73.7%
Contains more Iron +160.9%
Contains more Zinc +144.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.079

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
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Contains more Vitamin E +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1619.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +28.6%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +255.7%
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 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1619.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +49.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +28.6%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +255.7%
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 Ground meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork Ground meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 27.32g 23.87g Pork
Fats 13.92g 15.37g Ground meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 242kcal 241kcal Pork
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 33mg Ground meat
Iron 0.87mg 2.27mg Ground meat
Magnesium 28mg 17mg Pork
Phosphorus 246mg 166mg Pork
Potassium 423mg 241mg Pork
Sodium 62mg 73mg Pork
Zinc 2.39mg 5.84mg Ground meat
Copper 0.073mg 0.079mg Ground meat
Vitamin A 7IU 9IU Ground meat
Vitamin E 0.29mg 0.12mg Pork
Vitamin D 53IU 2IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg 0µg Pork
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877mg 0.051mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321mg 0.171mg Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037mg 4.026mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698mg 0.512mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464mg 0.311mg Pork
Folate 5µg 7µg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 0.7µg 2.49µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 0µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.338mg 0.121mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg 0.923mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg 1.055mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg 1.861mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg 1.976mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg 0.614mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 0.931mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg 1.172mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg 0.775mg Pork
Cholesterol 80mg 88mg Pork
Trans Fat g 1.173g Pork
Saturated Fat 5.23g 6.073g Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19g 7.322g Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2g 0.408g Pork

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork Ground 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
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
49
Ground 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
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
0%
Ground meat
Fats
64%
Pork
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.843g)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.