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Turkey meat vs. Pork hock — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Turkey meat and Pork hock

  • Turkey meat is richer than Pork hock in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Selenium, and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 from Turkey meat is 53% higher.
  • Turkey meat contains 10 times more Vitamin B6 than Pork hock. Turkey meat contains 0.616mg of Vitamin B6, while Pork hock contains 0.064mg.
  • Pork hock contains less Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Pork, pickled pork hocks.

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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 Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +271.7%
Contains more Potassium +408.5%
Contains less Sodium -90.2%
Contains more Copper +13.4%
Contains more Selenium +13.3%
Contains more Calcium +35.7%
Contains more Manganese +57.1%
Equal in Iron - 1.14
Equal in Zinc - 2.38
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31% 2% 163%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 43% 5% 26% 5% 137% 65% 28% 3% 144%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Phosphorus +271.7%
Contains more Potassium +408.5%
Contains less Sodium -90.2%
Contains more Copper +13.4%
Contains more Selenium +13.3%
Contains more Calcium +35.7%
Contains more Manganese +57.1%
Equal in Iron - 1.14
Equal in Zinc - 2.38

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 B2 +313.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +770.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +175.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +862.5%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +94.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.8%
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% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 48% 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 5% 4% 0% 0% 20% 16% 21% 21% 15% 1% 64% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +313.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +770.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +175.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +862.5%
Contains more Folate +800%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +100%
Contains more Vitamin A +94.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +77.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +49.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Fats +42.6%
Contains more Other +385.4%
Equal in Water - 68.02
29% 7% 64%
Protein: 28.55 g
Fats: 7.39 g
Carbs: 0.06 g
Water: 63.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
19% 11% 68% 2%
Protein: 19.11 g
Fats: 10.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.02 g
Other: 2.33 g
Contains more Protein +49.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Fats +42.6%
Contains more Other +385.4%
Equal in Water - 68.02

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -33.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +76.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +94%
31% 38% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.155 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.647 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.119 g
34% 54% 13%
Saturated Fat: 3.231 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.134 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.198 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -33.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +76.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +94%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey meat Pork hock Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Protein 28.55g 19.11g Turkey meat
Fats 7.39g 10.54g Pork hock
Carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Calories 189kcal 171kcal Turkey meat
Calcium 14mg 19mg Pork hock
Iron 1.09mg 1.14mg Pork hock
Magnesium 30mg 6mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 223mg 60mg Turkey meat
Potassium 239mg 47mg Turkey meat
Sodium 103mg 1050mg Turkey meat
Zinc 2.48mg 2.38mg Turkey meat
Copper 0.093mg 0.082mg Turkey meat
Manganese 0.014mg 0.022mg Pork hock
Selenium 29.8µg 26.3µg Turkey meat
Vitamin A 39IU 76IU Pork hock
Vitamin A RAE 12µg 23µg Pork hock
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.17mg Pork hock
Vitamin D 15IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.08mg Pork hock
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 0.068mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 1.1mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg 0.344mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.064mg Turkey meat
Folate 9µg 1µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 0.51µg Turkey meat
Choline 87.4mg Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.038mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004mg 0.516mg Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.796mg 0.325mg Turkey meat
Leucine 1.925mg 0.841mg Turkey meat
Lysine 2.282mg 0.822mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724mg 0.211mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903mg 0.554mg Turkey meat
Valine 0.902mg 0.478mg Turkey meat
Histidine 0.749mg 0.211mg Turkey meat
Cholesterol 109mg 89mg Pork hock
Trans Fat 0.101g 0.113g Turkey meat
Saturated Fat 2.155g 3.231g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.005g 0g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0.008g 0g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.008g 0g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647g 5.134g Pork hock
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 1.198g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.014g 0.045g Pork hock
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.841g 0.986g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.003g 0g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - ALA 0.105g 0.042g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.01g Turkey meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey meat Pork hock
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
50%
Turkey meat
13%
Pork hock
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
46%
Turkey meat
46%
Pork hock

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 947mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.076g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork hock
Pork hock is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork hock
Pork hock is cheaper (difference - $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.

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 meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/nutrients
  2. Pork hock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169157/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.