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Chicken meat vs Frog legs - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chicken meat and Frog legs different?

  • Chicken meat is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Selenium, and Zinc, however Frog legs are richer in Copper, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 from Chicken meat is 46% higher.
  • Chicken meat contains 50 times more Saturated Fat than Frog legs. While Chicken meat contains 3.79g of Saturated Fat, Frog legs contain only 0.076g.

Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Frog legs, raw 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
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.8%
Contains more Zinc +94%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +19%
Contains more Potassium +27.8%
Contains less Sodium -29.3%
Contains more Copper +278.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 57% 15% 63% 26% 8% 28% 84%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.8%
Contains more Zinc +94%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Iron +19%
Contains more Potassium +27.8%
Contains less Sodium -29.3%
Contains more Copper +278.8%

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 +222%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +607.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2300%
Contains more Vitamin E +270.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +33.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 20% 6% 0% 35% 58% 23% 0% 28% 12% 50% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +222%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +607.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2300%
Contains more Vitamin E +270.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.8%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +33.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Frog legs Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 27.3g 16.4g Chicken meat
Fats 13.6g 0.3g Chicken meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 239kcal 73kcal Chicken meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 18mg Frog legs
Iron 1.26mg 1.5mg Frog legs
Magnesium 23mg 20mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 182mg 147mg Chicken meat
Potassium 223mg 285mg Frog legs
Sodium 82mg 58mg Frog legs
Zinc 1.94mg 1mg Chicken meat
Copper 0.066mg 0.25mg Frog legs
Vitamin A 161IU 50IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg 1mg Frog legs
Vitamin D 2IU 8IU Frog legs
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Frog legs
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.14mg Frog legs
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.25mg Frog legs
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 1.2mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.12mg Chicken meat
Folate 5µg 15µg Frog legs
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 0.4µg Frog legs
Vitamin K 2.4µg 0.1µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305mg mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362mg mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223mg mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726mg mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.325mg mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802mg mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 88mg 50mg Frog legs
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.79g 0.076g Frog legs
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34g 0.053g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 0.102g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
36
Chicken meat
19
Frog legs
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
35
Frog legs

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 food.
Protein
164%
Chicken meat
98%
Frog legs
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
0%
Frog legs
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
1%
Frog legs

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Frog legs
Frog legs contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.714g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
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 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.
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

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to 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. Frog legs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168148/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.