Pork vs Ground Beef: All Nutritional Differences

Where is more calories, protein, carbs - what is more healthy?

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Pork - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
Ground beef - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition

Fact 1: There is Less Calories in Pork

At first glance, you can see that in pork is just a little less calories than in ground beef.

Pork has 242 kcal per 100g and ground beef 247 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 2%.

In pork and in ground beef most calories came from fat.

See tables below to compare pork with ground beef in details.

Fact 2: Pork And Ground beef Nutrition Difference

Ground beef vs Pork: Vitamins and Minerals Comparison

per 100gPorkGround beef
Calories242 247
Fat13.92 g19.07 g
Protein27.32 g17.44 g
Water57.87 g62.58 g
Calcium19 mg17 mg
Iron0.87 mg1.97 mg
Magnessium28 mg17 mg
Potassium423 mg274 mg
Sodium62 mg66 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.877 mg0.043 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.321 mg0.151 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)5.037 mg4.305 mg
Vitaminium B60.464 mg0.328 mg
Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)0.005 mg0.007 mg
Vitaminium E0.29 mg0.17 mg

More protein in pork

It is aslo easy to see see that in pork is more protein than in ground beef.

There is 17.44g per 100g of ground beef and 27.32g per 100g of pork so using simple math we can see that difference is about 57%.

Less fat in pork

In pork is less fats than in ground beef.

The tables above show us that there is 19.07g/100g of fats in ground beef and 13.92g/100g in pork. In this case difference is about 37%.


  • Calories242
  • Fat13.92 g
  • Protein27.32 g
  • Water57.87 g
Pork calories per:
100g | ounce | standard serving size | pork shoulder | pork neck | pork tenderloin | pork chop slice

Calories source

  • 0% CARBS.
  • 47% PROTEIN
  • 53% FAT

Ground beef

  • Calories247
  • Fat19.07 g
  • Protein17.44 g
  • Water62.58 g
Ground beef calories per:
100g | ounce | standard serving size | cup | half cup

Calories source

  • 0% CARBS
  • 29% PROTEIN
  • 71% FAT

Vitamins: ground beef vs pork

Minerals: pork vs ground beef

Marcin Piotrowicz
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Marcin Piotrowicz

calories-info.com creator
Healthy eating and living style promoter

All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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