Pork has 1346 calories per pound or 297 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat and protein.
65% of calories in pork are from fat and 36% of calories are from protein.
The majority, or 65% of the calories in ground Pork are from fat. Pork is high in total fat
, with 94.1 grams or 147% of recommended daily values per pound. Most of the fat in pork are healthier unsaturated fats but it also contains a high amount of saturated fat
, about 190% of recommended daily values.
Pork contains 426.1 mg of cholesterol and no trans-fat
There is no significant amounts of
trans fat in pork.
- Total fat: 94.1 g
- Cholesterol: 426.1 mg
- Saturated fat: 35 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 41.9 g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 8.5 g
Pork is a source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, containing a total of 0.32 grams for every pound. It contains significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid.
- alpha linoleic acid: 0.32 g
Also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every pound of pork contains a total of 7.8 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in pork comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid.
- linoleic acid: 7.43 g
- other omega 6: 0.36 g
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in pork is 24.3: 1.
Some other proteins with similar calories to pork by weight: