Nutritional Data at a Glance- Pork

July 30, 2021

All nutritional data can be found on the United States Department of Agriculture FoodData Search site!

Below you will find data on some of the nutrients available in particular cuts, per 100g (both muscle meat & secreting organs) from a pig.  

For macronutrients (carbs, calories, protein, fat, including energy in kcal, water, fiber & sugar) see the USDA's site (fatty acids are also detailed on their website). 

**µg = microgram**

**for some listings, you may see I included the Vitamin D nutritional info 2x; the 1st line with "IU" is the international measurement (which is sometimes on the label of some supplements), directly below that you may see Vitamin D again, but with "µg" which is just the measurements in micrograms!**

When following a strict BARF or PMR diet, some of the nutrients most commonly lacking are: 
Vitamin E
Vitamin D

If present in the figures shared below (no matter how little), I have gone ahead and highlighted them for you!

As you scroll through, notice how much higher Linoleic Acid (LA) is in comparison to Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA); this is why we recommend pairing chia seeds, flaxseed or flaxseed oils with meals that are higher in pork/pork fat. Chia and flax will help boost Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) and balance out your omega-6 fatty acids within a raw diet (if more raw animal fat cannot/is not be added).


Avoid feeding weight bearing bones from pigs as the raw meaty bone portion of your pet's diet because they are very dense and can lead to injury. Instead, remove all skin and meat from these unsafe raw bones (the raw meat & skin can be fed) and use the bones to make a nutritious bone broth!

Due to this risk, I would only recommend feeding the following raw meaty bones from a pig (IF YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE DOING SO & IF THEY ARE AN APPROPRIATE SIZE FOR YOUR PET):
- Raw Pork Feet  ("Pig Trotters")
- Raw Pork Ribs  (Baby Back Ribs & Spare Ribs)
- Raw Pig Tails  ("Pork Tails")

Monitor your pet's stool to see how they have digested these raw bones before continuing to include raw turkey bones in their diet. If there are shards of undigested bone in their stool, it may be best to switch to "softer" bones that may be digested more easily (ie. bones from chicken, duck, quail, rabbit etc...).

If you believe your pet to have sustained an injury from ingesting a raw meaty bone, or that there may be a blockage, seek professional medical help IMMEDIATELY!


per 100g
Calcium:  10mg
Iron:  1.6mg
Magnesium:  14mg
Phosphorus:  282mg
Potassium:  258mg
Sodium:  120mg
Zinc:  1.27mg
Copper:  0.24mg
Manganese:  0.094mg
Selenium:  15.9µg
Thiamin: 0.155mg
Riboflavin: 0.275mg
Niacin: 4.28mg
Pantothenic acid: 2.8mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.19mg
Folate:  6µg
Vitamin B-12: 2.19µg
LA: 0.09g
ALA: 0.12g
AA: 0.47g
DPA: 0.22g
DHA: 0.45g


per 100g
Calcium:  21mg
Iron:  2.4mg
Magnesium:  7mg
Phosphorus:  41mg
Potassium:  55mg
Sodium:  191mg
Zinc:  0.19mg
Copper:  0.006mg
Manganese:  0.012mg
Selenium:  4.3µg
Thiamin: 0.08mg
Riboflavin: 0.11mg
Niacin: 0.78mg
Pantothenic acid: 0.068mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.02mg
Vitamin B-12: 0.07µg
LA: 1.41g
ALA: 0.13g
AA: 0.07g


per 100g
Calcium:  1mg
Iron:  0.09mg
Magnesium:  1mg
Phosphorus:  19mg
Potassium:  31mg
Sodium:  5mg
Zinc:  0.18mg
Copper:  0.009mg
Manganese:  0.001mg
Selenium:  8µg
Thiamin: 0.106mg
Riboflavin: 0.065mg
Niacin: 1.25mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.03mg
Vitamin B-12: 0.23µg
LA: 6.34g
ALA: 0.94g


per 100g
(no bone-in data currently exists, so your best bet would be to utilise whatever data we DO have, to arrive at a reasonable estimate when feeding pig feet...OR it can be easily factored into a ratio diet; see MY RAW MEATY BONE PERCENTAGE SPREADSHEET)
Calcium:  70mg
Iron:  0.58mg
Magnesium:  6mg
Phosphorus:  75mg
Potassium:  63mg
Sodium:  132mg
Zinc:  0.76mg
Copper:  0.07mg
Selenium:  23.3µg
Thiamin: 0.026mg
Riboflavin: 0.106mg
Niacin: 1.13mg
Pantothenic acid: 0.303mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.053mg
Vitamin B-12: 0.52µg
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.02 mg
LA: 0.93g
ALA: 0.043g
AA: 0.053g


per 100g
Calcium:  14mg
Iron:  0.88mg
Magnesium:  19mg
Phosphorus:  175mg
Potassium:  287mg
Sodium:  56mg
Zinc:  2.2mg
Copper:  0.045mg
Manganese:  0.01mg
Selenium:  24.6µg
Vitamin C:  0.7mg
Thiamin: 0.732mg
Riboflavin: 0.235mg
Niacin: 4.34mg
Pantothenic acid: 0.668mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.383mg
Folate:  5µg
Vitamin B-12: 0.7µg
Vitamin A, RAE: 2µg
Vitamin A, IU: 7IU
LA: 1.67g
ALA: 0.07g
AA: 0.08g


per 100g
Calcium:  5mg
Iron:  4.68mg
Magnesium:  19mg
Phosphorus:  169mg
Potassium:  294mg
Sodium:  56mg
Zinc:  2.8mg
Copper:  0.408mg
Manganese:  0.063mg
Selenium:  10.4µg
Vitamin C:  5.3mg
Thiamin: 0.613mg
Riboflavin: 1.18mg
Niacin: 6.76mg
Pantothenic acid: 2.52mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.39mg
Folate:  4µg
Vitamin B-12: 3.79µg
Vitamin A, RAE: 8µg
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol): 0.63mg
LA: 0.77g
ALA: 0.08g
AA: 0.27g


per 100g
Calcium:  9mg
Iron:  4.89mg
Magnesium:  17mg
Phosphorus:  204mg
Potassium:  229mg
Sodium:  121mg
Zinc:  2.75mg
Copper:  0.622mg
Manganese:  0.123mg
Selenium:  190µg
Vitamin C:  13.3mg
Thiamin: 0.34mg
Riboflavin: 1.7mg
Niacin: 8.21mg
Pantothenic acid: 3.13mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.44mg
Folate:  42µg
Vitamin B-12: 8.49µg
Vitamin A, RAE: 59µg
Vitamin A, IU: 198IU
LA: 0.17g
ALA: 0.01g
AA: 0.08g


per 100g
Calcium:  5mg
Iron:  0.85mg
Magnesium:  20mg
Phosphorus:  199mg
Potassium:  315mg
Sodium:  47mg
Zinc:  1.93mg
Copper:  0.065mg
Manganese:  0.023mg
Selenium:  29.4µg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid: 0.7mg
Thiamin: 0.736mg
Riboflavin: 0.2mg
Niacin: 4.57mg
Pantothenic acid: 0.685mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.401mg
Folate:  7µg
Vitamin B-12: 0.63µg
Vitamin A, IU: 7IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  20IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3): 0.5µg
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol): 0.5µg
LA: 1.69g
ALA: 0.14g
AA: 0.09g


per 100g
Calcium:  9mg
Iron:  23.3mg
Magnesium:  18mg
Phosphorus:  288mg
Potassium:  273mg
Sodium:  87mg
Zinc:  5.76mg
Copper:  0.677mg
Manganese:  0.344mg
Selenium:  52.7µg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid: 25.3mg
Thiamin: 0.283mg
Riboflavin: 3mg
Niacin: 15.3mg
Pantothenic acid: 6.65mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.69mg
Folate:  212µg
Vitamin B-12: 26µg
Vitamin A, RAE: 6500µg
Vitamin A, IU: 21600IU
LA: 0.35g
ALA: 0.03g
AA: 0.44g
DPA:  0.03g
DHA:  0.02g


per 100g
Calcium:  18mg
Iron:  0.79mg
Magnesium:  21mg
Phosphorus:  197mg
Potassium:  356mg
Sodium:  50mg
Zinc:  1.74mg
Copper:  0.056mg
Manganese:  0.011mg
Selenium:  33.2µg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid: 0.6mg
Thiamin: 0.901mg
Riboflavin: 0.248mg
Niacin: 4.58mg
Pantothenic acid: 0.723mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.472mg
Folate:  1µg
Choline:  69.7mg
Vitamin B-12: 0.53µg
Vitamin A, RAE: 2µg
Vitamin A, IU: 7IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol): 0.21mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  21IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3): 0.5µg
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol): 0.5µg
LA: 1.11g
ALA: 0.09g
AA: 0.08g


per 100g
Calcium:  7mg
Iron:  18.9mg
Magnesium:  14mg
Phosphorus:  196mg
Potassium:  303mg
Sodium:  153mg
Zinc:  2.03mg
Copper:  0.083mg
Manganese:  0.017mg
Selenium:  17.8µg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid:  12.3mg
Thiamin: 0.085mg
Riboflavin: 0.43mg
Niacin: 3.34mg
Pantothenic acid: 0.9mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.1mg
Folate:  3µg
Vitamin B-12 2.75 µg
LA: 0.12g
AA: 0.18g
EPA:  0.01g
DPA:  0.03g
DHA:  0.01g


per 100g
Calcium:  11mg
Iron:  2.13mg
Magnesium:  17mg
Phosphorus:  234mg
Potassium:  197mg
Sodium:  44mg
Zinc:  2.62mg
Copper:  0.09mg
Manganese:  0.157mg
Selenium:  40.8µg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid: 15.3mg
Thiamin: 0.105mg
Riboflavin: 0.46mg
Niacin: 3.45mg
Pantothenic acid: 4.56mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.46mg
Folate:  3µg
Vitamin B-12: 16.4µg
LA: 1.45g
ALA: 0.09g
AA: 0.57g


per 100g
Calcium:  22mg
Iron:  0.85mg
Magnesium:  21mg
Phosphorus:  193mg
Potassium:  318mg
Sodium:  63mg
Zinc:  2.78mg
Copper:  0.078mg
Manganese:  0.011mg
Selenium:  32.3µg
Thiamin: 0.375mg
Riboflavin: 0.253mg
Niacin: 3.08mg
Pantothenic acid: 1.61mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.539mg
Choline:  81.4mg
Vitamin B-12: 1µg
Vitamin A, RAE: 2µg
Vitamin A, IU: 8IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol): 0.23mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  29IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3): 0.7µg
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol): 0.7µg
LA:  0.862g
ALA:  0.04g
AA: 0.031g

PORK SHOULDER (Boston Butt), Raw

per 100g
Calcium:  16mg
Iron:  1.12mg
Magnesium:  20mg
Phosphorus:  190mg
Potassium:  318mg
Sodium:  61mg
Zinc:  3.09mg
Copper:  0.096mg
Manganese:  0.011mg
Selenium:  26.2µg
Thiamin: 0.52mg
Riboflavin: 0.353mg
Niacin: 4.24mg
Pantothenic acid: 1.45mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.486mg
Choline:  73.3mg
Vitamin B-12: 0.91µg
Vitamin A, RAE: 2µg
Vitamin A, IU: 8IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol): 0.22mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  30IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3): 0.7µg
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol): 0.7µg
LA: 1.4g
ALA: 0.063g
AA: 0.074g


per 100g
Calcium:  15mg
Iron:  1.05mg
Magnesium:  18mg
Phosphorus:  182mg
Potassium:  302mg
Sodium:  65mg
Zinc:  2.7mg
Copper:  0.084mg
Manganese:  0.011mg
Selenium:  25.5µg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid: 0.7mg
Thiamin: 0.767mg
Riboflavin: 0.275mg
Niacin: 3.83mg
Pantothenic acid: 0.719mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.348mg
Folate:  5µg
Choline:  60.6mg
Vitamin B-12: 0.74µg
Vitamin A, RAE: 2µg
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol): 0.19mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  70IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3): 1.7µg
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol): 1.7µg
LA: 1.6g
ALA: 0.13g
AA: 0.1g


per 100g
Calcium:  10mg
Iron:  22.3mg
Magnesium:  13mg
Phosphorus:  260mg
Potassium:  396mg
Sodium:  98mg
Zinc:  2.54mg
Copper:  0.131mg
Manganese:  0.072mg
Selenium:  32.8µg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid: 28.5mg
Thiamin: 0.13mg
Riboflavin: 0.3mg
Niacin: 5.87mg
Pantothenic acid: 1.06mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.06mg
Folate:  4µg
Vitamin B-12: 3.26µg
LA: 0.19g


per 100g
Calcium:  11mg
Iron:  1.01mg
Magnesium:  11mg
Phosphorus:  130mg
Potassium:  140mg
Sodium:  75mg
Zinc:  1.85mg
Copper:  0.169mg
Manganese:  0.038mg
Selenium:  31.1µg
Thiamin: 0.051mg
Riboflavin: 0.201mg
Niacin: 2.48mg
Pantothenic acid: 1.22mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.034mg
Folate:  3µg
Choline:  195mg
Vitamin B-12: 0.3µg
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol): 0.04mg
LA: 0.724g
ALA: 0.021g
AA: 0.11g


per 100g
Calcium:  18mg
Iron:  0.99mg
Magnesium:  8mg
Phosphorus:  50mg
Potassium:  349mg
Sodium:  63mg
Zinc:  2.31mg
Copper:  0.084mg
Manganese:  0.011mg
Selenium:  2.7µg
Thiamin: 0.21mg
Riboflavin: 0.11mg
Niacin: 2.06mg
Pantothenic acid: 0.673mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.37mg
Folate:  5µg
Vitamin B-12: 0.88µg
LA: 3.19g
ALA: 0.28g
AA: 0.21g


per 100g
Calcium:  6mg
Iron:  0.97mg
Magnesium:  27mg
Phosphorus:  243mg
Potassium:  393mg
Sodium:  52mg
Zinc:  1.87mg
Copper:  0.089mg
Manganese:  0.014mg
Selenium:  30.3µg
Thiamin: 0.982mg
Riboflavin: 0.337mg
Niacin: 6.61mg
Pantothenic acid: 0.837mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.765mg
Choline:  79.7mg
Vitamin B-12: 0.52µg
Vitamin A, IU: 2IU
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol): 0.22mg
Vitamin D (D2 + D3):  10IU
Vitamin D (D2 + D3): 0.3µg
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol): 0.3µg
LA: 0.476g
ALA: 0.016g
AA: 0.054g


per 100g
Calcium:  16mg
Iron:  3.35mg
Magnesium:  18mg
Phosphorus:  193mg
Potassium:  243mg
Sodium:  110mg
Zinc:  3.01mg
Copper:  0.07mg
Manganese:  0.011mg
Selenium:  10.4µg
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid: 4.4mg
Thiamin: 0.49mg
Riboflavin: 0.485mg
Niacin: 5.3mg
Pantothenic acid: 0.641mg
Vitamin B-6: 0.24mg
Folate:  4µg
Vitamin B-12: 2.84µg
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol): 0.29mg
LA: 1.7g
ALA: 0.08g


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