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Veal vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Veal and Pork

  • Veal has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Zinc, and Vitamin B5, however Pork is higher in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B6.
  • Pork covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 67% more than Veal.
  • Pork contains 2 times less Vitamin B12 than Veal. Veal contains 1.27µg of Vitamin B12, while Pork contains 0.7µg.
  • Pork has less Cholesterol.

Food varieties used in this article are Veal, ground, cooked, broiled and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Veal
3
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5
Pork
Contains more Iron +13.8%
Contains more Zinc +61.9%
Contains more Copper +41.1%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.4%
Contains more Potassium +25.5%
Contains less Sodium -25.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 18% 93% 30% 11% 106% 35%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25%
Contains more Iron +13.8%
Contains more Zinc +61.9%
Contains more Copper +41.1%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.4%
Contains more Potassium +25.5%
Contains less Sodium -25.3%

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
Veal
5
:
7
Pork
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.2%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +81.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 0% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 9% 159% 3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +59.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.2%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +81.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +93.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1152.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +19%

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.
Veal Pork
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 Veal Pork Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 24.38g 27.32g Pork
Fats 7.56g 13.92g Pork
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 172kcal 242kcal Pork
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 17mg 19mg Pork
Iron 0.99mg 0.87mg Veal
Magnesium 24mg 28mg Pork
Phosphorus 217mg 246mg Pork
Potassium 337mg 423mg Pork
Sodium 83mg 62mg Pork
Zinc 3.87mg 2.39mg Veal
Copper 0.103mg 0.073mg Veal
Vitamin A 0IU 7IU Pork
Vitamin E 0.15mg 0.29mg Pork
Vitamin D 0IU 53IU Pork
Vitamin D 0µg 1.3µg Pork
Vitamin C 0mg 0.6mg Pork
Vitamin B1 0.07mg 0.877mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.321mg Pork
Vitamin B3 8.03mg 5.037mg Veal
Vitamin B5 1.16mg 0.698mg Veal
Vitamin B6 0.39mg 0.464mg Pork
Folate 11µg 5µg Veal
Vitamin B12 1.27µg 0.7µg Veal
Vitamin K 1.2µg 0µg Veal
Tryptophan 0.247mg 0.338mg Pork
Threonine 1.065mg 1.234mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.201mg 1.26mg Pork
Leucine 1.94mg 2.177mg Pork
Lysine 2.009mg 2.446mg Pork
Methionine 0.569mg 0.712mg Pork
Phenylalanine 0.984mg 1.086mg Pork
Valine 1.347mg 1.473mg Pork
Histidine 0.885mg 1.067mg Pork
Cholesterol 103mg 80mg Pork
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.04g 5.23g Veal
Monounsaturated Fat 2.84g 6.19g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 0.55g 1.2g Pork

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Veal Pork
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
47
Veal
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
42
Veal
37
Pork

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
146%
Veal
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
0%
Veal
0%
Pork
Fats
35%
Veal
64%
Pork

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Veal
Veal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.19g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $1.4)
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. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/nutrients
  2. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.