Beef vs. Pork

Nutrition comparison of Beef and Pork


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

We compared the nutritional contents between Beef and Pork (100g each) below using 2019 USDA data.

You can also visualize the comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.


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Calories and Carbs

calories

Both beef and pork are high in calories - beef has 332kcal of calories per 100 grams and pork has 263kcal of calories.

Protein

protein

Both beef and pork are high in protein - beef has 14.4g of protein per 100 grams and pork has 16.9g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both beef and pork are high in saturated fat - beef has 11.8g of saturated fat per 100 grams and pork has 7.9g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Beef has signficantly more trans fat than pork - beef has 1.8g of trans fat per 100 grams and pork does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Pork has more Vitamin C than beef - pork has 0.7mg of vitamin c per 100 grams and beef does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Beef and pork contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - beef has 4ug of vitamin a per 100 grams and pork has 2ug of vitamin a.

Vitamin D

Beef and pork contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - beef has 3iu of vitamin d per 100 grams and pork does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin B Complex

Pork has more Thiamin. Both beef and pork contain significant amounts of Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6 and Folate.

Minerals

calcium

Beef has more calcium than pork - beef has 24mg of calcium per 100 grams and pork has 14mg of calcium.

iron

Beef has more iron than pork - beef has 1.6mg of iron per 100 grams and pork has 0.9mg of iron.

potassium

Both beef and pork are high in potassium - beef has 218mg of potassium per 100 grams and pork has 287mg of potassium.


Customize your serving size

We know that 100g isn't that intuitive of a measurement for most ingredients or food.

Below, you can try increasing or decreasing the amount of either Beef or Pork and compare more detailed nutrition at your preferred portion size.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Beef (Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, raw) and Pork (Pork, fresh, ground, raw) .

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