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Roast beef vs. Pork chop — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Roast beef and Pork chop

  • Roast beef has more Vitamin B12, Iron, and Potassium, while Pork chop has more Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5.
  • Roast beef covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 58% more than Pork chop.
  • Roast beef contains 12 times more Sodium than Pork chop. While Roast beef contains 853mg of Sodium, Pork chop contains only 74mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Roast beef, deli style, prepackaged, sliced 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" 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 +105.4%
Contains more Manganese +50%
Contains more Calcium +1020%
Contains less Sodium -91.3%
Contains more Copper +22.1%
Contains more Selenium +147.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 20
Equal in Phosphorus - 241
Equal in Zinc - 3.15
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 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35% 2% 199%
Contains more Iron +135.6%
Contains more Potassium +105.4%
Contains more Manganese +50%
Contains more Calcium +1020%
Contains less Sodium -91.3%
Contains more Copper +22.1%
Contains more Selenium +147.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 20
Equal in Phosphorus - 241
Equal in Zinc - 3.15

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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Contains more Vitamin E +133.3%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1039.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.1%
Contains more Choline +53.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.489
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% 5% 30% 0% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 0% 83% 37% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +133.3%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +209.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1039.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +46.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +95.1%
Contains more Choline +53.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.489

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +20%
Contains more Other +593.8%
Contains more Protein +27.4%
Contains more Fats +288.9%
19% 4% 74% 3%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 3.69 g
Carbs: 0.64 g
Water: 73.72 g
Other: 3.33 g
24% 14% 61%
Protein: 23.72 g
Fats: 14.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 61.45 g
Other: 0.48 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +20%
Contains more Other +593.8%
Contains more Protein +27.4%
Contains more Fats +288.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -69.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +221.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +601.5%
42% 49% 9%
Saturated Fat: 1.318 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.521 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.27 g
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 4.339 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.887 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.894 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -69.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +221.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +601.5%

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 chop
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Roast beef Pork chop Opinion
Net carbs 0.64g 0g Roast beef
Protein 18.62g 23.72g Pork chop
Fats 3.69g 14.35g Pork chop
Carbs 0.64g 0g Roast beef
Calories 115kcal 231kcal Pork chop
Sugar 0.29g 0g Pork chop
Calcium 5mg 56mg Pork chop
Iron 2.05mg 0.87mg Roast beef
Magnesium 20mg 20mg
Phosphorus 242mg 241mg Roast beef
Potassium 647mg 315mg Roast beef
Sodium 853mg 74mg Pork chop
Zinc 3.2mg 3.15mg Roast beef
Copper 0.086mg 0.105mg Pork chop
Manganese 0.015mg 0.01mg Roast beef
Selenium 14.7µg 36.4µg Pork chop
Vitamin A 11IU 15IU Pork chop
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 4µg Pork chop
Vitamin E 0.49mg 0.21mg Roast beef
Vitamin D 1IU 40IU Pork chop
Vitamin D 0µg 1µg Pork chop
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.49mg Pork chop
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.313mg Pork chop
Vitamin B3 5.581mg 7.927mg Pork chop
Vitamin B5 0.566mg 1.104mg Pork chop
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0.489mg Pork chop
Folate 5µg 0µg Roast beef
Vitamin B12 2.04µg 0.66µg Roast beef
Choline 43.9mg 67.5mg Pork chop
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0µg Roast beef
Tryptophan 0.282mg Pork chop
Threonine 1.043mg Pork chop
Isoleucine 1.123mg Pork chop
Leucine 1.952mg Pork chop
Lysine 2.109mg Pork chop
Methionine 0.65mg Pork chop
Phenylalanine 0.985mg Pork chop
Valine 1.2mg Pork chop
Histidine 0.965mg Pork chop
Cholesterol 51mg 78mg Roast beef
Trans Fat 0.148g 0.066g Pork chop
Saturated Fat 1.318g 4.339g Roast beef
Omega-3 - DHA 0.001g 0.001g
Omega-3 - EPA 0.007g 0g Roast beef
Omega-3 - DPA 0.012g 0.011g Roast beef
Monounsaturated Fat 1.521g 4.887g Pork chop
Polyunsaturated fat 0.27g 1.894g Pork chop
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g 0.065g Pork chop
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.14g 0.922g Pork chop
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g 0.003g Pork chop
Omega-3 - ALA 0.017g 0.065g Pork chop
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Roast beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Roast beef Pork chop
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
52%
Pork chop
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Roast beef
53%
Pork chop

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Roast beef
Roast beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Roast beef
Roast beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.021g)
Which food is cheaper?
Roast beef
Roast beef is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Roast beef
Roast beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.29g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork chop
Pork chop contains less Sodium (difference - 779mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork chop
Pork chop is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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 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.

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