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Pot roast vs Pork chop - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pot roast and Pork chop

  • Pot roast has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron, while Pork chop has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B2.
  • Pot roast covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 61% more than Pork chop.
  • Pot roast contains 3 times more Iron than Pork chop. While Pot roast contains 2.42mg of Iron, Pork chop contains only 0.87mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Pork chop is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beef, chuck, arm pot roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, braised 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
Contains more Iron +178.2%
Contains less Sodium -36.5%
Contains more Zinc +111.4%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.5%
Contains more Potassium +36.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 20
Equal in Copper - 0.105
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 91% 14% 75% 21% 7% 182% 33%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35%
Contains more Iron +178.2%
Contains less Sodium -36.5%
Contains more Zinc +111.4%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.5%
Contains more Potassium +36.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 20
Equal in Copper - 0.105

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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Contains more Vitamin E +142.9%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +222.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +730.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +83%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +93.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 11% 6% 0% 15% 40% 77% 35% 66% 7% 267% 5%
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 +142.9%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +222.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +730.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +83%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +93.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Pot roast Pork chop Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.94g 23.72g Pot roast
Fats 19.17g 14.35g Pot roast
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 297kcal 231kcal Pot roast
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 16mg 56mg Pork chop
Iron 2.42mg 0.87mg Pot roast
Magnesium 19mg 20mg Pork chop
Phosphorus 174mg 241mg Pork chop
Potassium 231mg 315mg Pork chop
Sodium 47mg 74mg Pot roast
Zinc 6.66mg 3.15mg Pot roast
Copper 0.099mg 0.105mg Pork chop
Vitamin A 0IU 15IU Pork chop
Vitamin E 0.51mg 0.21mg Pot roast
Vitamin D 8IU 40IU Pork chop
Vitamin D 0.2µg 1µg Pork chop
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.059mg 0.49mg Pork chop
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.313mg Pork chop
Vitamin B3 4.105mg 7.927mg Pork chop
Vitamin B5 0.571mg 1.104mg Pork chop
Vitamin B6 0.283mg 0.489mg Pork chop
Folate 9µg 0µg Pot roast
Vitamin B12 2.13µg 0.66µg Pot roast
Vitamin K 1.8µg 0µg Pot roast
Tryptophan 0.19mg 0.282mg Pork chop
Threonine 1.156mg 1.043mg Pot roast
Isoleucine 1.317mg 1.123mg Pot roast
Leucine 2.302mg 1.952mg Pot roast
Lysine 2.446mg 2.109mg Pot roast
Methionine 0.754mg 0.65mg Pot roast
Phenylalanine 1.143mg 0.985mg Pot roast
Valine 1.436mg 1.2mg Pot roast
Histidine 0.924mg 0.965mg Pork chop
Cholesterol 116mg 78mg Pork chop
Trans Fat g 0.066g Pot roast
Saturated Fat 7.548g 4.339g Pork chop
Monounsaturated Fat 8.175g 4.887g Pot roast
Polyunsaturated fat 0.708g 1.894g Pork chop

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Pot roast 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
44
Pot roast
53
Pork chop
Mineral Summary Score
53
Pot roast
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
174%
Pot roast
142%
Pork chop
Carbohydrates
0%
Pot roast
0%
Pork chop
Fats
88%
Pot roast
66%
Pork chop

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pot roast
Pot roast contains less Sodium (difference - 27mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pot roast
Pot roast is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.209g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork chop
Pork chop is relatively richer in minerals
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 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. Pot roast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170213/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.