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Turkey meat vs Pork chop - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Turkey meat and Pork chop?

  • Turkey meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B6, yet Pork chop is richer in Vitamin B1, Selenium and Zinc.
  • Pork chop's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 37% higher.
  • Turkey meat has 2 times more Vitamin B12 than Pork chop. Turkey meat has 1.02µg of Vitamin B12, while Pork chop has 0.66µg.
  • Pork chop contains less Cholesterol.

We used Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Pork, fresh, loin, blade (chops), bone-in, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled types in this comparison.

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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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Contains more Iron +25.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +31.8%
Contains more Copper +12.9%
Contains more Zinc +27%
Contains less Sodium -28.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 241
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 17% 28% 15% 35% 86% 104% 10%
Contains more Iron +25.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +31.8%
Contains more Copper +12.9%
Contains more Zinc +27%
Contains less Sodium -28.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 241

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 A +160%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +54.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin D +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +988.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 2% 12% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 128% 0% 7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 5% 30% 123% 73% 149% 67% 113% 83% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +160%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +54.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +200%
Contains more Vitamin D +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +988.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.5%

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
50
Turkey meat
53
Pork chop
Mineral Summary Score
37
Turkey meat
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 the food
Protein
171%
Turkey meat
142%
Pork chop
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
0%
Pork chop
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
66%
Pork chop

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.
Turkey meat Pork chop
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Turkey meat Pork chop
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.184g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 31mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork chop
Pork chop contains less Sodium (difference - 29mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork chop
Pork chop is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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 Turkey meat Pork chop Opinion
Calories 189 231 Pork chop
Protein 28.55 23.72 Turkey meat
Fats 7.39 14.35 Pork chop
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.06 0 Turkey meat
Cholesterol 109 78 Pork chop
Vitamin D 15 40 Pork chop
Iron 1.09 0.87 Turkey meat
Calcium 14 56 Pork chop
Potassium 239 315 Pork chop
Magnesium 30 20 Turkey meat
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.093 0.105 Pork chop
Zinc 2.48 3.15 Pork chop
Starch
Phosphorus 223 241 Pork chop
Sodium 103 74 Pork chop
Vitamin A 39 15 Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07 0.21 Pork chop
Vitamin D 0.4 1 Pork chop
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.49 Pork chop
Vitamin B2 0.281 0.313 Pork chop
Vitamin B3 9.573 7.927 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948 1.104 Pork chop
Vitamin B6 0.616 0.489 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02 0.66 Turkey meat
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 9 0 Turkey meat
Trans Fat 0.101 0.066 Pork chop
Saturated Fat 2.155 4.339 Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647 4.887 Pork chop
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119 1.894 Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.291 0.282 Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004 1.043 Pork chop
Isoleucine 0.796 1.123 Pork chop
Leucine 1.925 1.952 Pork chop
Lysine 2.282 2.109 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724 0.65 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903 0.985 Pork chop
Valine 0.902 1.2 Pork chop
Histidine 0.749 0.965 Pork chop
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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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.