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Turkey bacon vs. Pork loin — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Turkey bacon and Pork loin

  • Turkey bacon has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, and Calcium, however, Pork loin has more Vitamin B1, Selenium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Pork loin is 73% higher.
  • Pork loin has 21 times less Sodium than Turkey bacon. Turkey bacon has 1069mg of Sodium, while Pork loin has 50mg.

Food types used in this article are Turkey bacon, unprepared and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, raw.

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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 Calcium +344.4%
Contains more Iron +77.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.7%
Contains more Zinc +46%
Contains more Copper +21.4%
Contains more Manganese +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Selenium +110.1%
Equal in Potassium - 356
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 53% 12% 96% 31% 140% 70% 23% 3% 87%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 30% 15% 85% 32% 7% 48% 19% 2% 182%
Contains more Calcium +344.4%
Contains more Iron +77.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.7%
Contains more Zinc +46%
Contains more Copper +21.4%
Contains more Manganese +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Selenium +110.1%
Equal in Potassium - 356

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 A +385.7%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +124.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2903.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.248
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.723
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 3% 0% 0% 8% 55% 76% 41% 57% 8% 149% 0% 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 1% 5% 15% 2% 226% 58% 86% 44% 109% 1% 67% 39% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +385.7%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +124.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2903.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.248
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.723

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +34.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +348.7%
Contains more Protein +23.8%
Equal in Water - 66.92
16% 17% 2% 62% 3%
Protein: 15.94 g
Fats: 16.93 g
Carbs: 1.89 g
Water: 61.83 g
Other: 3.41 g
20% 13% 67%
Protein: 19.74 g
Fats: 12.58 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.92 g
Other: 0.76 g
Contains more Fats +34.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +348.7%
Contains more Protein +23.8%
Equal in Water - 66.92

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +10.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +250.7%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 4.36
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 5.61
29% 40% 30%
Saturated Fat: 4.52 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.223 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.699 g
39% 50% 12%
Saturated Fat: 4.36 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.61 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.34 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +10.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +250.7%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 4.36
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 5.61

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey bacon Pork loin Opinion
Net carbs 1.89g 0g Turkey bacon
Protein 15.94g 19.74g Pork loin
Fats 16.93g 12.58g Turkey bacon
Carbs 1.89g 0g Turkey bacon
Calories 226kcal 198kcal Turkey bacon
Calcium 80mg 18mg Turkey bacon
Iron 1.4mg 0.79mg Turkey bacon
Magnesium 16mg 21mg Pork loin
Phosphorus 222mg 197mg Turkey bacon
Potassium 349mg 356mg Pork loin
Sodium 1069mg 50mg Pork loin
Zinc 2.54mg 1.74mg Turkey bacon
Copper 0.068mg 0.056mg Turkey bacon
Manganese 0.019mg 0.011mg Turkey bacon
Selenium 15.8µg 33.2µg Pork loin
Vitamin A 34IU 7IU Turkey bacon
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 2µg Turkey bacon
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.21mg Pork loin
Vitamin D 21IU Pork loin
Vitamin D 0.5µg Pork loin
Vitamin C 0.6mg Pork loin
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.901mg Pork loin
Vitamin B2 0.237mg 0.248mg Pork loin
Vitamin B3 4.032mg 4.58mg Pork loin
Vitamin B5 0.675mg 0.723mg Pork loin
Vitamin B6 0.244mg 0.472mg Pork loin
Folate 10µg 1µg Turkey bacon
Vitamin B12 1.19µg 0.53µg Turkey bacon
Choline 69.7mg Pork loin
Tryptophan 0.244mg Pork loin
Threonine 0.891mg Pork loin
Isoleucine 0.91mg Pork loin
Leucine 1.572mg Pork loin
Lysine 1.766mg Pork loin
Methionine 0.514mg Pork loin
Phenylalanine 0.785mg Pork loin
Valine 1.064mg Pork loin
Histidine 0.77mg Pork loin
Cholesterol 86mg 63mg Pork loin
Trans Fat 0.184g Pork loin
Saturated Fat 4.52g 4.36g Pork loin
Omega-3 - DHA 0.007g 0g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - EPA 0.006g 0g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g 0g Turkey bacon
Monounsaturated Fat 6.223g 5.61g Turkey bacon
Polyunsaturated fat 4.699g 1.34g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.027g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 4.197g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.01g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - ALA 0.241g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.003g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.013g Turkey bacon

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Turkey bacon Pork loin
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Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
30%
Turkey bacon
50%
Pork loin
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
53%
Turkey bacon
42%
Pork loin

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork loin
Pork loin contains less Sodium (difference - 1019mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork loin
Pork loin is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pork loin
Pork loin is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.16g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork loin
Pork loin is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Turkey bacon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174592/nutrients
  2. Pork loin - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167818/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.