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Chicken meat vs Chuck steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chicken meat and Chuck steak different?

  • Chicken meat is higher in Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B5, however Chuck steak is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Selenium and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Chuck steak is 114% higher.
  • Chicken meat contains 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Chuck steak. While Chicken meat contains 8.487mg of Vitamin B3, Chuck steak contains only 4.663mg.
  • Chicken meat has less Saturated Fat.

Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Beef, chuck eye steak, boneless, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +94.4%
Contains more Potassium +45.7%
Contains more Copper +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +347.4%
Contains less Sodium -13.4%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Phosphorus - 193
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 5% 20% 17% 22% 53% 78% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 5% 29% 16% 26% 237% 83% 10%
Contains more Iron +94.4%
Contains more Potassium +45.7%
Contains more Copper +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +347.4%
Contains less Sodium -13.4%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Equal in Phosphorus - 193

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart 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 +544%
Contains more Vitamin E +170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +910%
Contains more Folate +20%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.373
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 10% 6% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 38% 6% 4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 2% 3% 17% 45% 88% 46% 87% 379% 4% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +544%
Contains more Vitamin E +170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +910%
Contains more Folate +20%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.066
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.373

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
36
Chicken meat
56
Chuck steak
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
62
Chuck steak

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
164%
Chicken meat
150%
Chuck steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
0%
Chuck steak
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
91%
Chuck steak

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chicken meat Chuck steak
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat Chuck steak
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.87g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chicken meat Chuck steak Opinion
Calories 239 277 Chuck steak
Protein 27.3 24.98 Chicken meat
Fats 13.6 19.64 Chuck steak
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 88 87 Chuck steak
Vitamin D 2 5 Chuck steak
Iron 1.26 2.45 Chuck steak
Calcium 15 16 Chuck steak
Potassium 223 325 Chuck steak
Magnesium 23 22 Chicken meat
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.066 0.077 Chuck steak
Zinc 1.94 8.68 Chuck steak
Starch
Phosphorus 182 193 Chuck steak
Sodium 82 71 Chuck steak
Vitamin A 161 25 Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27 0.1 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0 0.1 Chuck steak
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.066 Chuck steak
Vitamin B2 0.168 0.191 Chuck steak
Vitamin B3 8.487 4.663 Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03 0.752 Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.373 Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.3 3.03 Chuck steak
Vitamin K 2.4 1.6 Chicken meat
Folate 5 6 Chuck steak
Trans Fat 1.287 Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 3.79 8.66 Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34 9.457 Chuck steak
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97 0.81 Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305 0.281 Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128 1.099 Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362 1.062 Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986 2.009 Chuck steak
Lysine 2.223 2.184 Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726 0.709 Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061 0.951 Chicken meat
Valine 1.325 1.129 Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802 0.809 Chuck steak
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/nutrients
  2. Chuck steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171228/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.