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Pork vs Pork jowl - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Pork and Pork jowl?

  • Pork is richer than Pork jowl in Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B5, Potassium, Vitamin B2, and Magnesium.
  • Pork jowl's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 100% more.
  • Pork has 30 times more Selenium than Pork jowl. While Pork has 45.3µg of Selenium, Pork jowl has only 1.5µg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Pork is lower.

We used Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Pork, fresh, variety meats and by-products, jowl, raw 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
7
:
Contains more Iron +107.1%
Contains more Calcium +375%
Contains more Potassium +185.8%
Contains more Magnesium +833.3%
Contains more Copper +82.5%
Contains more Zinc +184.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +186%
Contains less Sodium -59.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 16% 2% 14% 3% 14% 23% 37% 4%
Contains more Iron +107.1%
Contains more Calcium +375%
Contains more Potassium +185.8%
Contains more Magnesium +833.3%
Contains more Copper +82.5%
Contains more Zinc +184.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +186%
Contains less Sodium -59.7%

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
9
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +179.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +415.6%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +17.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.29
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.535
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% 6% 0% 97% 55% 86% 15% 21% 103% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +127.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +179.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +415.6%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +17.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.29
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 4.535

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
32
Pork jowl
Mineral Summary Score
37
Pork
14
Pork jowl

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
38%
Pork jowl
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
0%
Pork jowl
Fats
64%
Pork
321%
Pork jowl

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

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Pork Pork jowl
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 contains less Sodium?
Pork jowl
Pork jowl contains less Sodium (difference - 37mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 20.03g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in minerals
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($0.8)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pork Pork jowl Opinion
Calories 242 655 Pork jowl
Protein 27.32 6.38 Pork
Fats 13.92 69.61 Pork jowl
Vitamin C 0.6 0 Pork
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 80 90 Pork
Vitamin D 53 Pork
Iron 0.87 0.42 Pork
Calcium 19 4 Pork
Potassium 423 148 Pork
Magnesium 28 3 Pork
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.073 0.04 Pork
Zinc 2.39 0.84 Pork
Starch
Phosphorus 246 86 Pork
Sodium 62 25 Pork jowl
Vitamin A 7 9 Pork jowl
Vitamin E 0.29 0.29
Vitamin D 1.3 Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877 0.386 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321 0.236 Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037 4.535 Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698 0.25 Pork
Vitamin B6 0.464 0.09 Pork
Vitamin B12 0.7 0.82 Pork jowl
Vitamin K 0 Pork
Folate 5 1 Pork
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 5.23 25.26 Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19 32.89 Pork jowl
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 8.11 Pork jowl
Tryptophan 0.338 0.021 Pork
Threonine 1.234 0.21 Pork
Isoleucine 1.26 0.168 Pork
Leucine 2.177 0.446 Pork
Lysine 2.446 0.528 Pork
Methionine 0.712 0.095 Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086 0.239 Pork
Valine 1.473 0.305 Pork
Histidine 1.067 0.072 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. Pork jowl - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168269/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.