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Pork vs Pork chop - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Pork and Pork chop

  • Pork has more Vitamin B1, and Selenium, however Pork chop is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Zinc.
  • Pork's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 32% more.
  • Pork chop contains less Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled.

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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 Magnesium +40%
Contains more Potassium +34.3%
Contains less Sodium -16.2%
Contains more Calcium +194.7%
Contains more Zinc +31.8%
Contains more Copper +43.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.87
Equal in Phosphorus - 241
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Potassium +34.3%
Contains less Sodium -16.2%
Contains more Calcium +194.7%
Contains more Zinc +31.8%
Contains more Copper +43.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.87
Equal in Phosphorus - 241

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin E +38.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +30%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +79%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.313
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.489
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.66
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% 5% 30% 0% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 0% 83% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +38.1%
Contains more Vitamin D +30%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +79%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.313
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.489
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.66

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork Pork chop Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 27.32g 23.72g Pork
Fats 13.92g 14.35g Pork chop
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 242kcal 231kcal Pork
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 19mg 56mg Pork chop
Iron 0.87mg 0.87mg
Magnesium 28mg 20mg Pork
Phosphorus 246mg 241mg Pork
Potassium 423mg 315mg Pork
Sodium 62mg 74mg Pork
Zinc 2.39mg 3.15mg Pork chop
Copper 0.073mg 0.105mg Pork chop
Vitamin A 7IU 15IU Pork chop
Vitamin E 0.29mg 0.21mg Pork
Vitamin D 53IU 40IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg 1µg Pork
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877mg 0.49mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321mg 0.313mg Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037mg 7.927mg Pork chop
Vitamin B5 0.698mg 1.104mg Pork chop
Vitamin B6 0.464mg 0.489mg Pork chop
Folate 5µg 0µg Pork
Vitamin B12 0.7µg 0.66µg Pork
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.338mg 0.282mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg 1.043mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg 1.123mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg 1.952mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg 2.109mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg 0.65mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 0.985mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg 1.2mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg 0.965mg Pork
Cholesterol 80mg 78mg Pork chop
Trans Fat g 0.066g Pork
Saturated Fat 5.23g 4.339g Pork chop
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19g 4.887g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2g 1.894g Pork chop

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork Pork chop
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
53
Pork chop
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
41
Pork chop

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
142%
Pork chop
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
0%
Pork chop
Fats
64%
Pork
66%
Pork chop

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.891g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.8)
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. Pork chop - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167824/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.