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Pork vs. Veal — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pork and Veal

  • Pork has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B6, however, Veal is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Zinc, and Vitamin B5.
  • Pork covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 67% more than Veal.
  • Veal has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled and Veal, ground, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Pork
6
:
4
Veal
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.4%
Contains more Potassium +25.5%
Contains less Sodium -25.3%
Contains more Selenium +230.7%
Contains more Iron +13.8%
Contains more Zinc +61.9%
Contains more Copper +41.1%
Contains more Manganese +288.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25% 2% 248%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 38% 18% 93% 30% 11% 106% 35% 5% 75%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.4%
Contains more Potassium +25.5%
Contains less Sodium -25.3%
Contains more Selenium +230.7%
Contains more Iron +13.8%
Contains more Zinc +61.9%
Contains more Copper +41.1%
Contains more Manganese +288.9%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Pork
7
:
6
Veal
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.2%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +81.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Choline - 95
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 52% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 9% 159% 52% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.2%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +81.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Choline - 95

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Pork
2
:
2
Veal
Contains more Protein +12.1%
Contains more Fats +84.1%
Contains more Water +15.4%
Contains more Other +46.1%
27% 14% 58%
Protein: 27.32 g
Fats: 13.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 57.87 g
Other: 0.89 g
24% 8% 67%
Protein: 24.38 g
Fats: 7.56 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.76 g
Other: 1.3 g
Contains more Protein +12.1%
Contains more Fats +84.1%
Contains more Water +15.4%
Contains more Other +46.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Pork
2
:
1
Veal
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +118%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +118.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -41.9%
41% 49% 10%
Saturated Fat: 5.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.19 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2 g
47% 44% 9%
Saturated Fat: 3.04 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.84 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.55 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +118%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +118.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -41.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pork Veal
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Veal Opinion
Protein 27.32g 24.38g Pork
Fats 13.92g 7.56g Pork
Calories 242kcal 172kcal Pork
Calcium 19mg 17mg Pork
Iron 0.87mg 0.99mg Veal
Magnesium 28mg 24mg Pork
Phosphorus 246mg 217mg Pork
Potassium 423mg 337mg Pork
Sodium 62mg 83mg Pork
Zinc 2.39mg 3.87mg Veal
Copper 0.073mg 0.103mg Veal
Manganese 0.009mg 0.035mg Veal
Selenium 45.3µg 13.7µg Pork
Vitamin A 7IU 0IU Pork
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 0µg Pork
Vitamin E 0.29mg 0.15mg Pork
Vitamin D 53IU 0IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg 0µg Pork
Vitamin C 0.6mg 0mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877mg 0.07mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321mg 0.27mg Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037mg 8.03mg Veal
Vitamin B5 0.698mg 1.16mg Veal
Vitamin B6 0.464mg 0.39mg Pork
Folate 5µg 11µg Veal
Vitamin B12 0.7µg 1.27µg Veal
Choline 93.9mg 95mg Veal
Vitamin K 0µg 1.2µg Veal
Tryptophan 0.338mg 0.247mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg 1.065mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg 1.201mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg 1.94mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg 2.009mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg 0.569mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 0.984mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg 1.347mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg 0.885mg Pork
Cholesterol 80mg 103mg Pork
Saturated Fat 5.23g 3.04g Veal
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19g 2.84g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2g 0.55g Pork

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pork Veal
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Pork
47%
Veal
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Pork
41%
Veal

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Veal
Veal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.19g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/nutrients
  2. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/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.