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Bison meat vs. Chicken meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Bison meat and Chicken meat?

  • Bison meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium, Zinc, Choline, and Vitamin B2, while Chicken meat is higher in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Bison meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 107% higher.
  • Chicken meat has 3 times less Iron than Bison meat. Bison meat has 3.42mg of Iron, while Chicken meat has 1.26mg.
  • Bison meat is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Game meat, bison, separable lean only, cooked, roasted and Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted types in this comparison.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +171.4%
Contains more Magnesium +13%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.8%
Contains more Potassium +61.9%
Contains less Sodium -30.5%
Contains more Zinc +89.7%
Contains more Copper +62.1%
Contains more Selenium +48.5%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Manganese +150%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 129% 19% 90% 32% 8% 101% 36% 2% 194%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22% 3% 131%
Contains more Iron +171.4%
Contains more Magnesium +13%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.8%
Contains more Potassium +61.9%
Contains less Sodium -30.5%
Contains more Zinc +89.7%
Contains more Copper +62.1%
Contains more Selenium +48.5%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Manganese +150%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.7%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +853.3%
Contains more Choline +74.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +84.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 8% 0% 0% 25% 63% 70% 0% 93% 6% 358% 63% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 36% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.7%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +853.3%
Contains more Choline +74.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +84.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +11.9%
Contains more Fats +462%
Equal in Protein - 27.3
28% 2% 67% 3%
Protein: 28.44 g
Fats: 2.42 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.54 g
Other: 2.6 g
27% 14% 59%
Protein: 27.3 g
Fats: 13.6 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.45 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Water +11.9%
Contains more Fats +462%
Equal in Protein - 27.3

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -76%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +462.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1137.5%
43% 45% 11%
Saturated Fat: 0.91 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.95 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.24 g
31% 44% 25%
Saturated Fat: 3.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.97 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -76%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +462.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1137.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Bison meat Chicken meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Bison meat Chicken meat Opinion
Protein 28.44g 27.3g Bison meat
Fats 2.42g 13.6g Chicken meat
Calories 143kcal 239kcal Chicken meat
Calcium 8mg 15mg Chicken meat
Iron 3.42mg 1.26mg Bison meat
Magnesium 26mg 23mg Bison meat
Phosphorus 209mg 182mg Bison meat
Potassium 361mg 223mg Bison meat
Sodium 57mg 82mg Bison meat
Zinc 3.68mg 1.94mg Bison meat
Copper 0.107mg 0.066mg Bison meat
Manganese 0.008mg 0.02mg Chicken meat
Selenium 35.5µg 23.9µg Bison meat
Vitamin A 0IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 48µg Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.36mg 0.27mg Bison meat
Vitamin D 0IU 2IU Chicken meat
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.063mg Bison meat
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.168mg Bison meat
Vitamin B3 3.71mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.4mg
Folate 8µg 5µg Bison meat
Vitamin B12 2.86µg 0.3µg Bison meat
Choline 114.8mg 65.9mg Bison meat
Vitamin K 1.3µg 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.171mg 1.128mg Bison meat
Isoleucine 1.198mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 2.21mg 1.986mg Bison meat
Lysine 2.219mg 2.223mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.674mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.065mg 1.061mg Bison meat
Valine 1.287mg 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.754mg 0.802mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 82mg 88mg Bison meat
Saturated Fat 0.91g 3.79g Bison meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.04g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.01g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.02g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.95g 5.34g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.24g 2.97g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Bison meat Chicken meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
53%
Bison meat
36%
Chicken meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
61%
Bison meat
38%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Bison meat
Bison meat contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bison meat
Bison meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bison meat
Bison meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.88g)
Which food is cheaper?
Bison meat
Bison meat is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bison meat
Bison meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Bison meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173852/nutrients
  2. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.