Bacon vs. Soy Protein Powder

Nutrition comparison of Cooked Bacon and Soy Protein Powder


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in bacon and soy protein powder:

  • Both bacon and soy protein powder are high in calories.
  • Bacon has signficantly less carbohydrates than soy protein powder.
  • Soy protein powder has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate, however, bacon contains more Vitamin B12.
  • Soy protein powder is an excellent source of calcium, dietary fiber, iron, potassium and protein.
Detailed nutritional comparison of bacon and soy protein powder 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: Bacon (Pork, bacon, rendered fat, cooked) and Soy Protein Powder (Protein powder, soy based, NFS) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


Calories and Carbs

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Both bacon and soy protein powder are high in calories. Bacon has 131% more calories than soy protein powder - bacon has 898 calories per 100 grams and soy protein powder has 388 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, bacon is much lighter in protein, much lighter in carbs and much heavier in fat compared to soy protein powder per calorie. Bacon has a macronutrient ratio of 0:0:100 and for soy protein powder, 57:30:13 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Bacon Soy Protein Powder
Protein ~ 57%
Carbohydrates ~ 30%
Fat 100% 13%
Alcohol ~ ~

carbohydrates

Bacon has signficantly less carbohydrates than soy protein powder - soy protein powder has 28.9g of total carbs per 100 grams and bacon does not contain significant amounts.

dietary fiber

Soy protein powder is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than bacon - soy protein powder has 6.7g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and bacon does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Soy protein powder is high in sugar and bacon has less sugar than soy protein powder - soy protein powder has 22.2g of sugar per 100 grams and bacon does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

protein

Soy protein powder is an excellent source of protein and it has 792 times more protein than bacon - bacon has 0.07g of protein per 100 grams and soy protein powder has 55.6g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Bacon is high in saturated fat and soy protein powder has 97% less saturated fat than bacon - bacon has 32g of saturated fat per 100 grams and soy protein powder has 1.1g of saturated fat.

cholesterol

Soy protein powder has less cholesterol than bacon - bacon has 97mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and soy protein powder does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Bacon has more Vitamin A than soy protein powder - bacon has 11ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and soy protein powder does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Soy protein powder has more thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate, however, bacon contains more Vitamin B12.

Bacon Soy Protein Powder
Thiamin 0.004 MG 0.288 MG
Riboflavin 0.015 MG 0.164 MG
Niacin 0.725 MG 2.357 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.007 MG ~
Vitamin B6 0.005 MG 0.164 MG
Folate ~ 289 UG
Vitamin B12 0.09 UG ~

Minerals

calcium

Soy protein powder is an excellent source of calcium and it has 177 times more calcium than bacon - bacon has 1mg of calcium per 100 grams and soy protein powder has 178mg of calcium.

iron

Soy protein powder is an excellent source of iron and it has 91 times more iron than bacon - bacon has 0.13mg of iron per 100 grams and soy protein powder has 12mg of iron.

potassium

Soy protein powder is an excellent source of potassium and it has 61 times more potassium than bacon - bacon has 15mg of potassium per 100 grams and soy protein powder has 933mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, both bacon and soy protein powder contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Bacon Soy Protein Powder
alpha linoleic acid 0.476 G 0.32 G
Total 0.476 G 0.32 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, bacon has more linoleic acid than soy protein powder per 100 grams.

Bacon Soy Protein Powder
other omega 6 0.442 G ~
linoleic acid 9.426 G 2.381 G
Total 9.868 G 2.381 G



Customize your serving size


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: Bacon (Pork, bacon, rendered fat, cooked) and Soy Protein Powder (Protein powder, soy based, NFS) .

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