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Roast beef vs. Pork — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Roast beef and Pork

  • Roast beef has more Vitamin B12, and Iron, however, Pork is higher in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Choline, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B2.
  • Pork covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 69% more than Roast beef.
  • Pork contains 14 times less Sodium than Roast beef. Roast beef contains 853mg of Sodium, while Pork contains 62mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Roast beef, deli style, prepackaged, sliced 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +135.6%
Contains more Potassium +53%
Contains more Zinc +33.9%
Contains more Copper +17.8%
Contains more Manganese +66.7%
Contains more Calcium +280%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Selenium +208.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 246
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 77% 15% 104% 58% 112% 88% 29% 2% 81%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25% 2% 248%
Contains more Iron +135.6%
Contains more Potassium +53%
Contains more Zinc +33.9%
Contains more Copper +17.8%
Contains more Manganese +66.7%
Contains more Calcium +280%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Selenium +208.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 246

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.
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Pork
Contains more Vitamin A +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +69%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +191.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1939.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.3%
Contains more Choline +113.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.037
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.464
Equal in Folate - 5
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% 10% 0% 0% 11% 50% 105% 34% 107% 4% 256% 24% 4%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +69%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +191.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1939.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +23.3%
Contains more Choline +113.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.037
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.464
Equal in Folate - 5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +27.4%
Contains more Other +274.2%
Contains more Protein +46.7%
Contains more Fats +277.2%
19% 4% 74% 3%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 3.69 g
Carbs: 0.64 g
Water: 73.72 g
Other: 3.33 g
27% 14% 58%
Protein: 27.32 g
Fats: 13.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 57.87 g
Other: 0.89 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +27.4%
Contains more Other +274.2%
Contains more Protein +46.7%
Contains more Fats +277.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +307%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +344.4%
42% 49% 9%
Saturated Fat: 1.318 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.521 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.27 g
41% 49% 10%
Saturated Fat: 5.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.19 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +307%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +344.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Roast beef Pork
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Roast beef Pork Opinion
Net carbs 0.64g 0g Roast beef
Protein 18.62g 27.32g Pork
Fats 3.69g 13.92g Pork
Carbs 0.64g 0g Roast beef
Calories 115kcal 242kcal Pork
Sugar 0.29g 0g Pork
Calcium 5mg 19mg Pork
Iron 2.05mg 0.87mg Roast beef
Magnesium 20mg 28mg Pork
Phosphorus 242mg 246mg Pork
Potassium 647mg 423mg Roast beef
Sodium 853mg 62mg Pork
Zinc 3.2mg 2.39mg Roast beef
Copper 0.086mg 0.073mg Roast beef
Manganese 0.015mg 0.009mg Roast beef
Selenium 14.7µg 45.3µg Pork
Vitamin A 11IU 7IU Roast beef
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 2µg Roast beef
Vitamin E 0.49mg 0.29mg Roast beef
Vitamin D 1IU 53IU Pork
Vitamin D 0µg 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.321mg Pork
Vitamin B3 5.581mg 5.037mg Roast beef
Vitamin B5 0.566mg 0.698mg Pork
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0.464mg Pork
Folate 5µg 5µg
Vitamin B12 2.04µg 0.7µg Roast beef
Choline 43.9mg 93.9mg Pork
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0µg Roast beef
Tryptophan 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 51mg 80mg Roast beef
Trans Fat 0.148g Pork
Saturated Fat 1.318g 5.23g Roast beef
Omega-3 - DHA 0.001g 0g Roast beef
Omega-3 - EPA 0.007g 0g Roast beef
Omega-3 - DPA 0.012g 0g Roast beef
Monounsaturated Fat 1.521g 6.19g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 0.27g 1.2g Pork
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Roast beef
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.14g Roast beef
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Roast beef
Omega-3 - ALA 0.017g Roast beef
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Roast beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Roast beef Pork
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
46%
Roast beef
56%
Pork
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Roast beef
55%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Roast beef
Roast beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Roast beef
Roast beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.912g)
Which food is cheaper?
Roast beef
Roast beef is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pork
Pork is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.29g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 791mg)
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. Roast beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174570/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.

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