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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
Pork
4
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Contains more Potassium +75.5%
Contains more Magnesium +64.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.2%
Contains less Sodium -15.1%
Contains more Iron +160.9%
Contains more Calcium +73.7%
Contains more Zinc +144.4%
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Contains more Potassium +75.5%
Contains more Magnesium +64.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +48.2%
Contains less Sodium -15.1%
Contains more Iron +160.9%
Contains more Calcium +73.7%
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
8
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
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 Vitamin B12 +255.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +40%
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% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +141.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
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 Vitamin B12 +255.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +40%

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork Ground meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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