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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
Contains more Iron +25.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +31.8%
Contains less Sodium -28.2%
Contains more Zinc +27%
Contains more Copper +12.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 241
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 17% 33% 15% 104% 28% 10% 86% 35%
Contains more Iron +25.3%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Calcium +300%
Contains more Potassium +31.8%
Contains less Sodium -28.2%
Contains more Zinc +27%
Contains more Copper +12.9%
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 Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +54.5%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 0%
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 A +160%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +26%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +54.5%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey meat Pork chop Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Protein 28.55g 23.72g Turkey meat
Fats 7.39g 14.35g Pork chop
Carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Calories 189kcal 231kcal Pork chop
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 14mg 56mg Pork chop
Iron 1.09mg 0.87mg Turkey meat
Magnesium 30mg 20mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 223mg 241mg Pork chop
Potassium 239mg 315mg Pork chop
Sodium 103mg 74mg Pork chop
Zinc 2.48mg 3.15mg Pork chop
Copper 0.093mg 0.105mg Pork chop
Vitamin A 39IU 15IU Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.21mg Pork chop
Vitamin D 15IU 40IU Pork chop
Vitamin D 0.4µg 1µg Pork chop
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.49mg Pork chop
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 0.313mg Pork chop
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 7.927mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg 1.104mg Pork chop
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.489mg Turkey meat
Folate 9µg 0µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 0.66µg Turkey meat
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.282mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004mg 1.043mg Pork chop
Isoleucine 0.796mg 1.123mg Pork chop
Leucine 1.925mg 1.952mg Pork chop
Lysine 2.282mg 2.109mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724mg 0.65mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903mg 0.985mg Pork chop
Valine 0.902mg 1.2mg Pork chop
Histidine 0.749mg 0.965mg Pork chop
Cholesterol 109mg 78mg Pork chop
Trans Fat 0.101g 0.066g Pork chop
Saturated Fat 2.155g 4.339g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647g 4.887g Pork chop
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 1.894g Turkey meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey meat Pork chop
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
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 food.
Protein
171%
Turkey meat
142%
Pork chop
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
0%
Pork chop
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
66%
Pork chop

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.184g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork chop
Pork chop contains less Sodium (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork chop
Pork chop is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 31mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork chop
Pork chop is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
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 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

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. 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.