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Chicken breast vs. Lamb leg — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chicken breast and Lamb leg

  • Chicken breast has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Selenium, and Vitamin B5, however, Lamb leg has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Lamb leg is 89% higher.
  • Lamb leg has 4 times less Vitamin B6 than Chicken breast. Chicken breast has 0.64mg of Vitamin B6, while Lamb leg has 0.15mg.
  • Lamb leg is lower in Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Chicken, broilers or fryers, breast, meat only, cooked, fried and Lamb, domestic, leg, whole (shank and sirloin), separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, raw.

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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 +77.8%
Contains more Magnesium +34.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.7%
Contains more Potassium +10.8%
Contains more Selenium +26.6%
Contains more Iron +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -29.1%
Contains more Zinc +207.4%
Contains more Copper +109.3%
Equal in Potassium - 249
Equal in Manganese - 0.02
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 3% 63% 17% 73% 22% 8% 91% 38% 3% 113%
Contains more Calcium +77.8%
Contains more Magnesium +34.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +44.7%
Contains more Potassium +10.8%
Contains more Selenium +26.6%
Contains more Iron +45.6%
Contains less Sodium -29.1%
Contains more Zinc +207.4%
Contains more Copper +109.3%
Equal in Potassium - 249
Equal in Manganese - 0.02

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 E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +136.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +84%
Contains more Folate +375%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +575.7%
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% 5% 0% 0% 33% 54% 118% 42% 35% 15% 313% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +136.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +64.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +84%
Contains more Folate +375%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +575.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +86.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +61.4%
Contains more Fats +262.4%
Equal in Water - 64.32
33% 5% 60%
Protein: 33.44 g
Fats: 4.71 g
Carbs: 0.51 g
Water: 60.21 g
Other: 1.13 g
18% 17% 64%
Protein: 17.91 g
Fats: 17.07 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.32 g
Other: 0.7 g
Contains more Protein +86.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +61.4%
Contains more Fats +262.4%
Equal in Water - 64.32

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -82.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +307%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +26.2%
32% 42% 26%
Saturated Fat: 1.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.72 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.07 g
47% 44% 9%
Saturated Fat: 7.43 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.35 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -82.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +307%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +26.2%

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 Lamb leg
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken breast Lamb leg Opinion
Net carbs 0.51g 0g Chicken breast
Protein 33.44g 17.91g Chicken breast
Fats 4.71g 17.07g Lamb leg
Carbs 0.51g 0g Chicken breast
Calories 187kcal 230kcal Lamb leg
Calcium 16mg 9mg Chicken breast
Iron 1.14mg 1.66mg Lamb leg
Magnesium 31mg 23mg Chicken breast
Phosphorus 246mg 170mg Chicken breast
Potassium 276mg 249mg Chicken breast
Sodium 79mg 56mg Lamb leg
Zinc 1.08mg 3.32mg Lamb leg
Copper 0.054mg 0.113mg Lamb leg
Manganese 0.021mg 0.02mg Chicken breast
Selenium 26.2µg 20.7µg Chicken breast
Vitamin A 23IU 0IU Chicken breast
Vitamin A RAE 7µg 0µg Chicken breast
Vitamin E 0.42mg 0.21mg Chicken breast
Vitamin D 5IU Chicken breast
Vitamin D 0.1µg Chicken breast
Vitamin B1 0.079mg 0.13mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B2 0.125mg 0.23mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B3 14.782mg 6.26mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B5 1.04mg 0.69mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B6 0.64mg 0.15mg Chicken breast
Folate 4µg 19µg Lamb leg
Vitamin B12 0.37µg 2.5µg Lamb leg
Choline 95.9mg Chicken breast
Vitamin K 2.4µg Chicken breast
Tryptophan 0.39mg 0.209mg Chicken breast
Threonine 1.412mg 0.767mg Chicken breast
Isoleucine 1.765mg 0.864mg Chicken breast
Leucine 2.509mg 1.393mg Chicken breast
Lysine 2.836mg 1.582mg Chicken breast
Methionine 0.925mg 0.46mg Chicken breast
Phenylalanine 1.328mg 0.729mg Chicken breast
Valine 1.659mg 0.967mg Chicken breast
Histidine 1.037mg 0.567mg Chicken breast
Cholesterol 91mg 69mg Lamb leg
Saturated Fat 1.29g 7.43g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - DHA 0.03g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g Chicken breast
Monounsaturated Fat 1.72g 7g Lamb leg
Polyunsaturated fat 1.07g 1.35g Lamb leg

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken breast Lamb leg
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
47%
Lamb leg
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
40%
Chicken breast
43%
Lamb leg

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.14g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is relatively richer in vitamins
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 ($)

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. Lamb leg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174311/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.