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Chicken breast vs. Deer meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chicken breast and Deer meat

  • Chicken breast has more Vitamin B3, and Selenium, however, Deer meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Zinc, Copper, Vitamin B1, and Phosphorus.
  • Deer meat covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 135% more than Chicken breast.
  • Deer meat has 2 times less Selenium than Chicken breast. Chicken breast has 26.2µg of Selenium, while Deer meat has 11µg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Chicken, broilers or fryers, breast, meat only, cooked, fried and Game meat, deer, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, broiled.

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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 Calcium +220%
Contains more Selenium +138.2%
Contains more Iron +272.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.5%
Contains more Potassium +57.2%
Contains less Sodium -27.8%
Contains more Zinc +269.4%
Contains more Copper +370.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 33
Equal in Manganese - 0.022
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 43% 23% 106% 25% 11% 30% 18% 3% 143%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 160% 24% 129% 39% 8% 109% 85% 3% 60%
Contains more Calcium +220%
Contains more Selenium +138.2%
Contains more Iron +272.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.5%
Contains more Potassium +57.2%
Contains less Sodium -27.8%
Contains more Zinc +269.4%
Contains more Copper +370.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 33
Equal in Manganese - 0.022

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +229.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350.4%
Contains more Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +878.4%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.614
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 9% 3% 0% 20% 29% 278% 63% 148% 3% 47% 53% 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 0% 13% 0% 0% 65% 130% 165% 52% 142% 7% 453% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +229.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +350.4%
Contains more Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +878.4%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.614

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +11.8%
Contains more Fats +100.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +105.5%
Contains more Water +11.6%
33% 5% 60%
Protein: 33.44 g
Fats: 4.71 g
Carbs: 0.51 g
Water: 60.21 g
Other: 1.13 g
30% 2% 67%
Protein: 29.9 g
Fats: 2.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 67.2 g
Other: 0.55 g
Contains more Protein +11.8%
Contains more Fats +100.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +105.5%
Contains more Water +11.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +210.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +742.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -11.5%
32% 42% 26%
Saturated Fat: 1.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.72 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.07 g
63% 30% 7%
Saturated Fat: 1.142 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.554 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.127 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +210.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +742.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -11.5%

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 Deer meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken breast Deer meat Opinion
Net carbs 0.51g 0g Chicken breast
Protein 33.44g 29.9g Chicken breast
Fats 4.71g 2.35g Chicken breast
Carbs 0.51g 0g Chicken breast
Calories 187kcal 149kcal Chicken breast
Calcium 16mg 5mg Chicken breast
Iron 1.14mg 4.25mg Deer meat
Magnesium 31mg 33mg Deer meat
Phosphorus 246mg 299mg Deer meat
Potassium 276mg 434mg Deer meat
Sodium 79mg 57mg Deer meat
Zinc 1.08mg 3.99mg Deer meat
Copper 0.054mg 0.254mg Deer meat
Manganese 0.021mg 0.022mg Deer meat
Selenium 26.2µg 11µg Chicken breast
Vitamin A 23IU 0IU Chicken breast
Vitamin A RAE 7µg 0µg Chicken breast
Vitamin E 0.42mg 0.62mg Deer meat
Vitamin D 5IU Chicken breast
Vitamin D 0.1µg Chicken breast
Vitamin B1 0.079mg 0.26mg Deer meat
Vitamin B2 0.125mg 0.563mg Deer meat
Vitamin B3 14.782mg 8.78mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B5 1.04mg 0.856mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B6 0.64mg 0.614mg Chicken breast
Folate 4µg 9µg Deer meat
Vitamin B12 0.37µg 3.62µg Deer meat
Choline 95.9mg Chicken breast
Vitamin K 2.4µg Chicken breast
Tryptophan 0.39mg 0.266mg Chicken breast
Threonine 1.412mg 1.133mg Chicken breast
Isoleucine 1.765mg 1.287mg Chicken breast
Leucine 2.509mg 2.28mg Chicken breast
Lysine 2.836mg 2.434mg Chicken breast
Methionine 0.925mg 0.7mg Chicken breast
Phenylalanine 1.328mg 1.133mg Chicken breast
Valine 1.659mg 1.455mg Chicken breast
Histidine 1.037mg 0.895mg Chicken breast
Cholesterol 91mg 88mg Deer meat
Saturated Fat 1.29g 1.142g Deer meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.03g 0g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0g Chicken breast
Monounsaturated Fat 1.72g 0.554g Chicken breast
Polyunsaturated fat 1.07g 0.127g Chicken breast
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Deer meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken breast Deer meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
50%
Chicken breast
79%
Deer meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
40%
Chicken breast
61%
Deer meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Deer meat
Deer meat contains less Sodium (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Deer meat
Deer meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Deer meat
Deer meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.148g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Deer meat
Deer 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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Chicken breast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171078/nutrients
  2. Deer meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174430/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.