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Chicken breast vs. Chicken wing — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chicken breast and Chicken wing

  • Chicken breast has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5, however, Chicken wing has more Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 from Chicken breast is 59% higher.
  • Chicken wing has 2 times less Vitamin B6 than Chicken breast. Chicken breast has 0.64mg of Vitamin B6, while Chicken wing has 0.3mg.
  • Chicken breast is lower in Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Chicken, broilers or fryers, breast, meat only, cooked, fried and Chicken, broilers or fryers, wing, meat and skin, cooked, fried, batter.

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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 Magnesium +93.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.3%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains less Sodium -75.3%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +13.2%
Contains more Zinc +27.8%
Contains more Copper +16.7%
Contains more Manganese +185.7%
Equal in Selenium - 25.7
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4.8% 43% 22% 105% 24% 10% 29% 18% 2.7% 143%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 48% 11% 52% 12% 42% 38% 21% 7.8% 140%
Contains more Magnesium +93.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.3%
Contains more Potassium +100%
Contains less Sodium -75.3%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Iron +13.2%
Contains more Zinc +27.8%
Contains more Copper +16.7%
Contains more Manganese +185.7%
Equal in Selenium - 25.7

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 B3 +180.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +48%
Contains more Vitamin A +391.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.6%
Contains more Folate +350%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1.4% 8.4% 3% 0% 20% 29% 277% 62% 148% 3% 46% 52% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6.8% 0% 0% 0% 27% 35% 99% 43% 69% 14% 31% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +180.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +46.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +113.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +48%
Contains more Vitamin A +391.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.6%
Contains more Folate +350%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +68.3%
Contains more Water +30.3%
Contains more Fats +363.1%
Contains more Carbs +2045.1%
Equal in Other - 1.17
33% 5% 60%
Protein: 33.44 g
Fats: 4.71 g
Carbs: 0.51 g
Water: 60.21 g
Other: 1.13 g
20% 22% 11% 46%
Protein: 19.87 g
Fats: 21.81 g
Carbs: 10.94 g
Water: 46.21 g
Other: 1.17 g
Contains more Protein +68.3%
Contains more Water +30.3%
Contains more Fats +363.1%
Contains more Carbs +2045.1%
Equal in Other - 1.17

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +420.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +373.8%
32% 42% 26%
Saturated Fat: 1.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.72 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.07 g
29% 45% 26%
Saturated Fat: 5.83 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.96 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.07 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +420.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +373.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken breast Chicken wing Opinion
Net carbs 0.51g 10.64g Chicken wing
Protein 33.44g 19.87g Chicken breast
Fats 4.71g 21.81g Chicken wing
Carbs 0.51g 10.94g Chicken wing
Calories 187kcal 324kcal Chicken wing
Fiber 0g 0.3g Chicken wing
Calcium 16mg 20mg Chicken wing
Iron 1.14mg 1.29mg Chicken wing
Magnesium 31mg 16mg Chicken breast
Phosphorus 246mg 121mg Chicken breast
Potassium 276mg 138mg Chicken breast
Sodium 79mg 320mg Chicken breast
Zinc 1.08mg 1.38mg Chicken wing
Copper 0.054mg 0.063mg Chicken wing
Manganese 0.021mg 0.06mg Chicken wing
Selenium 26.2µg 25.7µg Chicken breast
Vitamin A 23IU 113IU Chicken wing
Vitamin A RAE 7µg 34µg Chicken wing
Vitamin E 0.42mg Chicken breast
Vitamin D 5IU Chicken breast
Vitamin D 0.1µg Chicken breast
Vitamin B1 0.079mg 0.106mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B2 0.125mg 0.152mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B3 14.782mg 5.265mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B5 1.04mg 0.71mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B6 0.64mg 0.3mg Chicken breast
Folate 4µg 18µg Chicken wing
Vitamin B12 0.37µg 0.25µg Chicken breast
Choline 95.9mg Chicken breast
Vitamin K 2.4µg Chicken breast
Tryptophan 0.39mg 0.219mg Chicken breast
Threonine 1.412mg 0.795mg Chicken breast
Isoleucine 1.765mg 0.941mg Chicken breast
Leucine 2.509mg 1.421mg Chicken breast
Lysine 2.836mg 1.474mg Chicken breast
Methionine 0.925mg 0.499mg Chicken breast
Phenylalanine 1.328mg 0.785mg Chicken breast
Valine 1.659mg 0.953mg Chicken breast
Histidine 1.037mg 0.547mg Chicken breast
Cholesterol 91mg 79mg Chicken wing
Saturated Fat 1.29g 5.83g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - DHA 0.03g 0.04g Chicken wing
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0.01g
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0.02g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.72g 8.96g Chicken wing
Polyunsaturated fat 1.07g 5.07g Chicken wing

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken breast Chicken wing
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
50%
Chicken breast
25%
Chicken wing
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
40%
Chicken breast
38%
Chicken wing

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast contains less Sodium (difference - 241mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.54g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Chicken breast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171078/nutrients
  2. Chicken wing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173628/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.