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The Nutritional Value of Pork

by
author image Allan Robinson
Allan Robinson has written numerous articles for various health and fitness sites. Robinson also has 15 years of experience as a software engineer and has extensive accreditation in software engineering. He holds a bachelor's degree with majors in biology and mathematics.
The Nutritional Value of Pork
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Pork is the common name for fresh meat, as opposed to ham or other processed meats, from a domestic pig, also known as Sus domesticus. Pork provides plenty of protein but also a large dose of saturated fat.

Serving Information

The listed nutritional information comes from Fitbit. This information is for a typical cut of pork and is not specific to any particular producer. The serving size is 4 oz. of pork and includes no additional ingredients.

Calories

A serving of pork has a total of 290 calories. Fat provides 148 calories, protein accounts for 138 calories and carbohydrates provide the remaining 4 calories. A serving of pork provides 14.5 percent of the total calorie requirements for one day, assuming a daily diet of 2,000 calories.

Protein and Carbohydrates

A serving of pork contains 34 g of protein, which is 68 percent of the daily value for protein. It also contains 1 g of carbohydrates, which is less than 1 percent of the daily value for carbohydrates. This carbohydrate content consists entirely of starch, as pork contains no dietary fiber or sugar.

Fat

Pork contains 16.5 g of total fat per serving or 25 percent of the daily value for total fat. Saturated fats account for the other 7 g of the fat content, which is 35 percent of the daily value for saturated fat. A serving of pork also contains 129.5 mg of cholesterol, which is about 26 percent of the daily value for cholesterol.

Vitamins and Minerals

A serving of pork provides 150 mg of sodium. The daily value for sodium is 2,300 mg, so a serving of pork provides 5 percent of the daily value for sodium. Pork contains no vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron or potassium.

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