Pork is red meat and is derived from a pig. It is high in protein and essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids good for overall health. Lean pork, when trimmed of visible fat, is nutrient-dense, satisfying, and good for you. Some pork parts like that of tenderloin, loin chops, and sirloin roast are made from lean cuts and are more healthy than chicken. Whereas some preparations like bacon and fatty cuts promote cholesterol build-up and are full of saturated fat which results in clogging of the artery- definitely not meant for everyday consumption and in uncontrolled portions.
Nutrition of PorkThe fat in pork is trans-fat free and mostly mono-and poly-unsaturated, so trimmed pork is suitable for even cholesterol-lowering or healthy heart diets. Pork has a high mineral content of Phosphorus, Selenium, Sodium, Zinc, Potassium, and Copper. The two minerals which are present in good quantities are Iron and Magnesium, while Calcium and Manganese are found in traces only. Pork is highly enriched with Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Thiamin, Niacin, Riboflavin, and Pantothenic Acid. Some quantities of Vitamin A and Vitamin E are found in very small amounts. The calorific value of Pork is 458.0 per 100 gm.
See below the nutritional comparison of pork tenderloin with chicken breasts: