Raw Beef vs. Raw Pork Belly

Nutrition comparison of Raw Beef and Raw Pork Belly


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in raw beef and raw pork belly:

  • Both raw pork belly and raw beef are high in calories, protein and saturated fat.
  • Raw pork belly has more thiamin, however, raw beef contains more Vitamin B6, folate and Vitamin B12.
  • Raw pork belly has signficantly less trans fat than raw beef.
Detailed nutritional comparison of raw beef and raw pork belly 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: Raw Beef (Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, raw) and Raw Pork Belly (Pork, fresh, belly, raw) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both raw pork belly and raw beef are high in calories. Raw pork belly has 56% more calories than raw beef - raw pork belly has 518 calories per 100 grams and raw beef has 332 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, raw beef is heavier in protein, lighter in fat and similar to raw pork belly for carbs. Raw beef has a macronutrient ratio of 18:0:82 and for raw pork belly, 7:0:93 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Raw Beef Raw Pork Belly
Protein 18% 7%
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Fat 82% 93%
Alcohol ~ ~


Protein

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Both raw pork belly and raw beef are high in protein. Raw beef has 54% more protein than raw pork belly - raw pork belly has 9.3g of protein per 100 grams and raw beef has 14.4g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both raw pork belly and raw beef are high in saturated fat. Raw pork belly has 64% more saturated fat than raw beef - raw pork belly has 19.3g of saturated fat per 100 grams and raw beef has 11.8g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Raw pork belly has signficantly less trans fat than raw beef - raw beef has 1.8g of trans fat per 100 grams and raw pork belly does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Raw pork belly and raw beef contain similar amounts of cholesterol - raw pork belly has 72mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and raw beef has 78mg of cholesterol.

Vitamins

Vitamin C

Raw pork belly and raw beef contain similar amounts of Vitamin C - raw pork belly has 0.3mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and raw beef does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin A

Raw pork belly and raw beef contain similar amounts of Vitamin A - raw pork belly has 3ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and raw beef has 4ug of Vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Raw beef and raw pork belly contain similar amounts of Vitamin D - raw beef has 3iu of Vitamin D per 100 grams and raw pork belly does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Raw pork belly and raw beef contain similar amounts of Vitamin E - raw pork belly has 0.39mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and raw beef has 0.17mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Raw beef and raw pork belly contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - raw beef has 2.9ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and raw pork belly does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Raw pork belly has more thiamin, however, raw beef contains more Vitamin B6, folate and Vitamin B12. Both raw beef and raw pork belly contain significant amounts of riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid.

Raw Beef Raw Pork Belly
Thiamin 0.044 MG 0.396 MG
Riboflavin 0.151 MG 0.242 MG
Niacin 3.382 MG 4.647 MG
Pantothenic acid 0.395 MG 0.256 MG
Vitamin B6 0.278 MG 0.13 MG
Folate 9 UG 1 UG
Vitamin B12 2.07 UG 0.84 UG

Minerals

calcium

Raw beef has 380% more calcium than raw pork belly - raw pork belly has 5mg of calcium per 100 grams and raw beef has 24mg of calcium.

iron

Raw beef has 215% more iron than raw pork belly - raw pork belly has 0.52mg of iron per 100 grams and raw beef has 1.6mg of iron.

potassium

Raw pork belly and raw beef contain similar amounts of potassium - raw pork belly has 185mg of potassium per 100 grams and raw beef has 218mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Raw Beef Raw Pork Belly
alpha linoleic acid 0.084 G 0.48 G
Total 0.084 G 0.48 G

omega 6s

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

Raw Beef Raw Pork Belly
other omega 6 0.035 G 0.14 G
linoleic acid 0.577 G 5.03 G
Total 0.612 G 5.17 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: Raw Beef (Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, raw) and Raw Pork Belly (Pork, fresh, belly, raw) .

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