Apple vs. Pork

Nutrition comparison of Apple and Cooked Pork


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of apple versus cooked pork (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in apple and pork:

  • Apple is a great source of dietary fiber.
  • Pork has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12.
  • Pork is an excellent source of potassium and protein.
Detailed nutritional comparison of apple and pork is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Apple (Apples, raw, with skin (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) and Pork (Pork, fresh, ground, cooked) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Pork is high in calories and apple has 82% less calories than pork - pork has 297 calories per 100 grams and apple has 52 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, apple is much lighter in protein, much heavier in carbs and much lighter in fat compared to pork per calorie. Apple has a macronutrient ratio of 2:96:3 and for pork, 36:0:65 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Apple Pork
Protein 2% 36%
Carbohydrates 96% ~
Fat 3% 65%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Pork has less carbohydrates than apple - apple has 13.8g of total carbs per 100 grams and pork does not contain significant amounts.

dietary fiber

Apple is a great source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than pork - apple has 2.4g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and pork does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Pork has less sugar than apple - apple has 10.4g of sugar per 100 grams and pork does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

protein

Pork is an excellent source of protein and it has 97 times more protein than apple - pork has 25.7g of protein per 100 grams and apple has 0.26g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Pork is high in saturated fat and apple has 100% less saturated fat than pork - pork has 7.7g of saturated fat per 100 grams and apple has 0.03g of saturated fat.

cholesterol

Apple has less cholesterol than pork - pork has 94mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and apple does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Apple has 557% more Vitamin C than pork - pork has 0.7mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and apple has 4.6mg of Vitamin C.

Vitamin A

Pork and apple contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - pork has 2ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and apple has 3ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Pork has more Vitamin D than apple - pork has 21iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and apple does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Pork and apple contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - pork has 0.21mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and apple has 0.18mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Apple and pork contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - apple has 2.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and pork does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Pork has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12. Both apple and pork contain significant amounts of folate.

Apple Pork
Thiamin 0.017 MG 0.706 MG
Riboflavin 0.026 MG 0.22 MG
Niacin 0.091 MG 4.206 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.061 MG 0.52 MG
Vitamin B6 0.041 MG 0.391 MG
Folate 3 UG 6 UG
Vitamin B12 ~ 0.54 UG

Minerals

calcium

Pork has 267% more calcium than apple - pork has 22mg of calcium per 100 grams and apple has 6mg of calcium.

iron

Pork has 975% more iron than apple - pork has 1.3mg of iron per 100 grams and apple has 0.12mg of iron.

potassium

Pork is an excellent source of potassium and it has 238% more potassium than apple - pork has 362mg of potassium per 100 grams and apple has 107mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, pork has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than apple per 100 grams.

Apple Pork
alpha linoleic acid 0.009 G 0.07 G
Total 0.009 G 0.07 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, pork has more linoleic acid than apple per 100 grams.

Apple Pork
linoleic acid 0.043 G 1.64 G
other omega 6 ~ 0.08 G
Total 0.043 G 1.72 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Apple (Apples, raw, with skin (Includes foods for USDA's Food Distribution Program)) and Pork (Pork, fresh, ground, cooked) .

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