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Chicken gizzard vs. Chicken thigh — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Chicken gizzard and Chicken thigh

  • Chicken gizzard has more Selenium, Vitamin B12, Iron, Zinc, and Copper, while Chicken thigh has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5.
  • Chicken gizzard's daily need coverage for Cholesterol is 89% higher.
  • Chicken thigh contains 3 times less Vitamin B12 than Chicken gizzard. Chicken gizzard contains 1.04µg of Vitamin B12, while Chicken thigh contains 0.33µg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Chicken thigh is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Chicken, gizzard, all classes, cooked, simmered and Chicken, broilers or fryers, thigh, meat only, cooked, fried.

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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 +30.8%
Contains more Iron +118.5%
Contains less Sodium -41.1%
Contains more Zinc +58.4%
Contains more Copper +78.9%
Contains more Manganese +174.1%
Contains more Selenium +100.5%
Contains more Magnesium +766.7%
Contains more Potassium +44.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 199
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 120% 3% 81% 16% 8% 121% 54% 10% 225%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 55% 19% 86% 23% 13% 77% 30% 4% 112%
Contains more Calcium +30.8%
Contains more Iron +118.5%
Contains less Sodium -41.1%
Contains more Zinc +58.4%
Contains more Copper +78.9%
Contains more Manganese +174.1%
Contains more Selenium +100.5%
Contains more Magnesium +766.7%
Contains more Potassium +44.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 199

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 B12 +215.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +238.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +174.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +435.2%
Contains more Folate +80%
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% 4% 0% 0% 7% 49% 59% 29% 17% 4% 130% 57% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 0% 6% 0% 22% 59% 134% 78% 88% 7% 42% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +215.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +238.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +174.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +435.2%
Contains more Folate +80%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +14.5%
Contains more Fats +284.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Protein - 28.18
Equal in Other - 1.03
30% 3% 68%
Protein: 30.39 g
Fats: 2.68 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 67.93 g
Other: 0 g
28% 10% 59%
Protein: 28.18 g
Fats: 10.3 g
Carbs: 1.18 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 1.03 g
Contains more Water +14.5%
Contains more Fats +284.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Protein - 28.18
Equal in Other - 1.03

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +623.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +588.4%
43% 34% 23%
Saturated Fat: 0.67 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.528 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.353 g
31% 42% 27%
Saturated Fat: 2.78 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.82 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.43 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -75.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +623.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +588.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken gizzard Chicken thigh Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.18g Chicken thigh
Protein 30.39g 28.18g Chicken gizzard
Fats 2.68g 10.3g Chicken thigh
Carbs 0g 1.18g Chicken thigh
Calories 154kcal 218kcal Chicken thigh
Calcium 17mg 13mg Chicken gizzard
Iron 3.19mg 1.46mg Chicken gizzard
Magnesium 3mg 26mg Chicken thigh
Phosphorus 189mg 199mg Chicken thigh
Potassium 179mg 259mg Chicken thigh
Sodium 56mg 95mg Chicken gizzard
Zinc 4.42mg 2.79mg Chicken gizzard
Copper 0.161mg 0.09mg Chicken gizzard
Manganese 0.074mg 0.027mg Chicken gizzard
Selenium 41.1µg 20.5µg Chicken gizzard
Vitamin A 0IU 70IU Chicken thigh
Vitamin E 0.2mg Chicken gizzard
Vitamin D 0IU 8IU Chicken thigh
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B1 0.026mg 0.088mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B2 0.21mg 0.255mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B3 3.12mg 7.12mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B5 0.468mg 1.285mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B6 0.071mg 0.38mg Chicken thigh
Folate 5µg 9µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B12 1.04µg 0.33µg Chicken gizzard
Choline 104.4mg Chicken gizzard
Tryptophan 0.329mg Chicken thigh
Threonine 1.188mg Chicken thigh
Isoleucine 1.486mg Chicken thigh
Leucine 2.115mg Chicken thigh
Lysine 2.384mg Chicken thigh
Methionine 0.778mg Chicken thigh
Phenylalanine 1.121mg Chicken thigh
Valine 1.397mg Chicken thigh
Histidine 0.874mg Chicken thigh
Cholesterol 370mg 102mg Chicken thigh
Trans Fat 0.13g Chicken thigh
Saturated Fat 0.67g 2.78g Chicken gizzard
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.05g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.01g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.03g Chicken thigh
Monounsaturated Fat 0.528g 3.82g Chicken thigh
Polyunsaturated fat 0.353g 2.43g Chicken thigh
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.019g Chicken gizzard
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.003g Chicken gizzard
Omega-3 - ALA 0.004g Chicken gizzard

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken gizzard Chicken thigh
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
27%
Chicken gizzard
34%
Chicken thigh
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
64%
Chicken gizzard
42%
Chicken thigh

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 268mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken gizzard
Chicken gizzard contains less Sodium (difference - 39mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken gizzard
Chicken gizzard is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.11g)
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 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 gizzard - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171457/nutrients
  2. Chicken thigh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172387/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.