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

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How are Chicken heart and Chicken gizzard different?

  • Chicken heart is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Iron, Vitamin B6, Copper, Zinc, and Folate, however, Chicken gizzard is richer in Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Chicken heart is 260% higher.
  • Chicken heart contains 14 times more Folate than Chicken gizzard. While Chicken heart contains 72µg of Folate, Chicken gizzard contains only 5µg.
  • Chicken heart has less Cholesterol.

Chicken, heart, all classes, raw and Chicken, gizzard, all classes, cooked, simmered are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +86.8%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Zinc +49.1%
Contains more Copper +114.9%
Contains more Manganese +20.3%
Contains more Calcium +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -24.3%
Contains more Selenium +855.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 189
Equal in Potassium - 179
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 224% 11% 76% 16% 10% 180% 116% 12% 24%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 120% 3% 81% 16% 8% 121% 54% 10% 225%
Contains more Iron +86.8%
Contains more Magnesium +400%
Contains more Zinc +49.1%
Contains more Copper +114.9%
Contains more Manganese +20.3%
Contains more Calcium +41.7%
Contains less Sodium -24.3%
Contains more Selenium +855.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 189
Equal in Potassium - 179

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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +246.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +446.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +407%
Contains more Folate +1340%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +601%
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% 0% 0% 11% 38% 168% 92% 154% 84% 54% 912% 0% 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 0% 4% 0% 0% 7% 49% 59% 29% 17% 4% 130% 57% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +484.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +246.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +446.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +407%
Contains more Folate +1340%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +601%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +248.1%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +95.4%
Equal in Water - 67.93
16% 9% 74%
Protein: 15.55 g
Fats: 9.33 g
Carbs: 0.71 g
Water: 73.56 g
Other: 0.85 g
30% 3% 68%
Protein: 30.39 g
Fats: 2.68 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 67.93 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Fats +248.1%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +95.4%
Equal in Water - 67.93

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +348.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +667.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.8%
34% 31% 35%
Saturated Fat: 2.66 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.37 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.71 g
43% 34% 23%
Saturated Fat: 0.67 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.528 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.353 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +348.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +667.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chicken heart Chicken gizzard
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 heart Chicken gizzard Opinion
Net carbs 0.71g 0g Chicken heart
Protein 15.55g 30.39g Chicken gizzard
Fats 9.33g 2.68g Chicken heart
Carbs 0.71g 0g Chicken heart
Calories 153kcal 154kcal Chicken gizzard
Calcium 12mg 17mg Chicken gizzard
Iron 5.96mg 3.19mg Chicken heart
Magnesium 15mg 3mg Chicken heart
Phosphorus 177mg 189mg Chicken gizzard
Potassium 176mg 179mg Chicken gizzard
Sodium 74mg 56mg Chicken gizzard
Zinc 6.59mg 4.42mg Chicken heart
Copper 0.346mg 0.161mg Chicken heart
Manganese 0.089mg 0.074mg Chicken heart
Selenium 4.3µg 41.1µg Chicken gizzard
Vitamin A 30IU 0IU Chicken heart
Vitamin A RAE 9µg 0µg Chicken heart
Vitamin E 0.2mg Chicken gizzard
Vitamin C 3.2mg 0mg Chicken heart
Vitamin B1 0.152mg 0.026mg Chicken heart
Vitamin B2 0.728mg 0.21mg Chicken heart
Vitamin B3 4.883mg 3.12mg Chicken heart
Vitamin B5 2.559mg 0.468mg Chicken heart
Vitamin B6 0.36mg 0.071mg Chicken heart
Folate 72µg 5µg Chicken heart
Vitamin B12 7.29µg 1.04µg Chicken heart
Choline 104.4mg Chicken gizzard
Tryptophan 0.199mg Chicken heart
Threonine 0.704mg Chicken heart
Isoleucine 0.833mg Chicken heart
Leucine 1.355mg Chicken heart
Lysine 1.303mg Chicken heart
Methionine 0.376mg Chicken heart
Phenylalanine 0.696mg Chicken heart
Valine 0.88mg Chicken heart
Histidine 0.408mg Chicken heart
Cholesterol 136mg 370mg Chicken heart
Trans Fat 0.13g Chicken heart
Saturated Fat 2.66g 0.67g Chicken gizzard
Monounsaturated Fat 2.37g 0.528g Chicken heart
Polyunsaturated fat 2.71g 0.353g Chicken heart
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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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chicken heart Chicken gizzard
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
116%
Chicken heart
27%
Chicken gizzard
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
67%
Chicken heart
64%
Chicken gizzard

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicken heart
Chicken heart is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken heart
Chicken heart is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 234mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken heart
Chicken heart is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken gizzard
Chicken gizzard contains less Sodium (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken gizzard
Chicken gizzard is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.99g)
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 heart - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171458/nutrients
  2. Chicken gizzard - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171457/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.