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Pot roast vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Pot roast and Pork

  • Pot roast has more Vitamin B12, Zinc and Iron, however Pork is higher in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2 and Phosphorus.
  • Pork covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 68% more than Pot roast.
  • Pork contains 3 times less Vitamin B12 than Pot roast. Pot roast contains 2.13µg of Vitamin B12, while Pork contains 0.7µg.
  • Pork has less Cholesterol.

Food varieties used in this article are Beef, chuck, arm pot roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, braised and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, 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
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Pork
Contains more Iron +178.2%
Contains more Copper +35.6%
Contains more Zinc +178.7%
Contains less Sodium -24.2%
Contains more Calcium +18.8%
Contains more Potassium +83.1%
Contains more Magnesium +47.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 91% 5% 21% 14% 33% 182% 75% 7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Contains more Iron +178.2%
Contains more Copper +35.6%
Contains more Zinc +178.7%
Contains less Sodium -24.2%
Contains more Calcium +18.8%
Contains more Potassium +83.1%
Contains more Magnesium +47.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.4%

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
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Pork
Contains more Vitamin E +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +204.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1386.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +64%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 11% 6% 15% 40% 77% 35% 66% 267% 5% 7%
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%
Contains more Vitamin E +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +204.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1386.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +64%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
44
Pot roast
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
53
Pot roast
37
Pork

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 the food
Protein
174%
Pot roast
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
0%
Pot roast
0%
Pork
Fats
88%
Pot roast
64%
Pork

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pot roast Pork
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Pot roast Pork
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?
Pot roast
Pot roast contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pot roast
Pot roast is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork
Pork is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.318g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pot roast Pork Opinion
Calories 297 242 Pot roast
Protein 28.94 27.32 Pot roast
Fats 19.17 13.92 Pot roast
Vitamin C 0 0.6 Pork
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 116 80 Pork
Vitamin D 8 53 Pork
Iron 2.42 0.87 Pot roast
Calcium 16 19 Pork
Potassium 231 423 Pork
Magnesium 19 28 Pork
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.099 0.073 Pot roast
Zinc 6.66 2.39 Pot roast
Starch
Phosphorus 174 246 Pork
Sodium 47 62 Pot roast
Vitamin A 0 7 Pork
Vitamin E 0.51 0.29 Pot roast
Vitamin D 0.2 1.3 Pork
Vitamin B1 0.059 0.877 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.171 0.321 Pork
Vitamin B3 4.105 5.037 Pork
Vitamin B5 0.571 0.698 Pork
Vitamin B6 0.283 0.464 Pork
Vitamin B12 2.13 0.7 Pot roast
Vitamin K 1.8 0 Pot roast
Folate 9 5 Pot roast
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 7.548 5.23 Pork
Monounsaturated Fat 8.175 6.19 Pot roast
Polyunsaturated fat 0.708 1.2 Pork
Tryptophan 0.19 0.338 Pork
Threonine 1.156 1.234 Pork
Isoleucine 1.317 1.26 Pot roast
Leucine 2.302 2.177 Pot roast
Lysine 2.446 2.446
Methionine 0.754 0.712 Pot roast
Phenylalanine 1.143 1.086 Pot roast
Valine 1.436 1.473 Pork
Histidine 0.924 1.067 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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Pot roast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170213/nutrients
  2. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.