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Pork vs Meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pork and Meat

  • Pork has more Selenium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B12, while Meat has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2.
  • Meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B6 21% more than Pork.
  • Pork contains 5 times more Vitamin D than Meat. While Pork contains 53IU of Vitamin D, Meat contains only 10IU.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Meat is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, 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
2
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6
Meat
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Contains more Iron +32.2%
Contains more Copper +52.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 29
Equal in Phosphorus - 267
Equal in Potassium - 421
Equal in Sodium - 57
Equal in Zinc - 2.42
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37%
Contains more Calcium +216.7%
Contains more Iron +32.2%
Contains more Copper +52.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 29
Equal in Phosphorus - 267
Equal in Potassium - 421
Equal in Sodium - 57
Equal in Zinc - 2.42

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
6
:
5
Meat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +262.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +550%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.95
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 0% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +262.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +550%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +22.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +47.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +59.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.95

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork Meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 27.32g 26.17g Pork
Fats 13.92g 3.51g Pork
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 242kcal 143kcal Pork
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 6mg Pork
Iron 0.87mg 1.15mg Meat
Magnesium 28mg 29mg Meat
Phosphorus 246mg 267mg Meat
Potassium 423mg 421mg Pork
Sodium 62mg 57mg Meat
Zinc 2.39mg 2.42mg Meat
Copper 0.073mg 0.111mg Meat
Vitamin A 7IU 0IU Pork
Vitamin E 0.29mg 0.08mg Pork
Vitamin D 53IU 10IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg 0.2µg Pork
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877mg 0.95mg Meat
Vitamin B2 0.321mg 0.387mg Meat
Vitamin B3 5.037mg 7.432mg Meat
Vitamin B5 0.698mg 1.012mg Meat
Vitamin B6 0.464mg 0.739mg Meat
Folate 5µg 0µg Pork
Vitamin B12 0.7µg 0.57µg Pork
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.338mg 0.275mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg 1.175mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg 1.288mg Meat
Leucine 2.177mg 2.229mg Meat
Lysine 2.446mg 2.427mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg 0.721mg Meat
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 1.1mg Meat
Valine 1.473mg 1.367mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg 1.13mg Meat
Cholesterol 80mg 73mg Meat
Trans Fat g 0.033g Pork
Saturated Fat 5.23g 1.198g Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19g 1.334g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2g 0.506g Pork

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork 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
65
Meat
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
41
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
157%
Meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
0%
Meat
Fats
64%
Pork
16%
Meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.032g)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $0.3)
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.
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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.