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Beef vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.105g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Beef Chicken meat
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Beef Chicken meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
28
Beef
25
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
37
Beef
22
Chicken meat

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Beef
7
:
Contains more Iron +106.3%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +42.6%
Contains more Copper +28.8%
Contains more Zinc +225.3%
Contains less Sodium -12.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 182
Contains more Iron +106.3%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +42.6%
Contains more Copper +28.8%
Contains more Zinc +225.3%
Contains less Sodium -12.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 182

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Beef
2
:
Contains more Vitamin B12 +780%
Contains more Vitamin A +1688.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Equal in Vitamin D - 2
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4
Contains more Vitamin B12 +780%
Contains more Vitamin A +1688.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +37%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Equal in Vitamin D - 2
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
156%
Beef
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
71%
Beef
63%
Chicken meat

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Beef Chicken meat Opinion
Calories 250 239 Beef
Protein 25.93 27.3 Chicken meat
Fats 15.41 13.6 Beef
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 88 88
Vitamin D 2 2
Iron 2.6 1.26 Beef
Calcium 18 15 Beef
Potassium 318 223 Beef
Magnesium 21 23 Chicken meat
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.085 0.066 Beef
Zinc 6.31 1.94 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 198 182 Beef
Sodium 72 82 Beef
Vitamin A 9 161 Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.12 0.27 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.046 0.063 Chicken meat
Vitamin B2 0.176 0.168 Beef
Vitamin B3 5.378 8.487 Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 0.658 1.03 Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.382 0.4 Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 2.64 0.3 Beef
Vitamin K 1.2 2.4 Chicken meat
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.572 Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 5.895 3.79 Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668 5.34 Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484 2.97 Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.094 0.305 Chicken meat
Threonine 0.72 1.128 Chicken meat
Isoleucine 0.822 1.362 Chicken meat
Leucine 1.45 1.986 Chicken meat
Lysine 1.54 2.223 Chicken meat
Methionine 0.478 0.726 Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.725 1.061 Chicken meat
Valine 0.914 1.325 Chicken meat
Histidine 0.604 0.802 Chicken meat
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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