Chicken meat vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison
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Chicken meat vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

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

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.
Chicken meat Beef
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat Beef
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
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
25
Chicken meat
28
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
22
Chicken meat
37
Beef

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
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Beef
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +106.3%
Contains more Potassium +42.6%
Contains less Sodium -12.2%
Contains more Zinc +225.3%
Contains more Copper +28.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 198
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +106.3%
Contains more Potassium +42.6%
Contains less Sodium -12.2%
Contains more Zinc +225.3%
Contains more Copper +28.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 198

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
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2
Beef
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%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +780%
Equal in Vitamin D - 2
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.176
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.382
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%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +780%
Equal in Vitamin D - 2
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.176
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.382

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
164%
Chicken meat
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
0%
Beef
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
71%
Beef

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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 Chicken meat Beef Opinion
Protein 27.3 25.93 Chicken meat
Fats 13.6 15.41 Beef
Carbs 0 0
Calories 239 250 Beef
Starch
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Calcium 15 18 Beef
Iron 1.26 2.6 Beef
Magnesium 23 21 Chicken meat
Phosphorus 182 198 Beef
Potassium 223 318 Beef
Sodium 82 72 Beef
Zinc 1.94 6.31 Beef
Copper 0.066 0.085 Beef
Vitamin A 161 9 Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27 0.12 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2 2
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin C 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.046 Chicken meat
Vitamin B2 0.168 0.176 Beef
Vitamin B3 8.487 5.378 Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03 0.658 Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.382 Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.3 2.64 Beef
Vitamin K 2.4 1.2 Chicken meat
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Tryptophan 0.305 0.094 Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128 0.72 Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362 0.822 Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986 1.45 Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223 1.54 Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726 0.478 Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061 0.725 Chicken meat
Valine 1.325 0.914 Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802 0.604 Chicken meat
Cholesterol 88 88
Trans Fat 0.572 Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 3.79 5.895 Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34 6.668 Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97 0.484 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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