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Chicken meat vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chicken meat and Ground meat

  • Chicken meat is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin A, yet Ground meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Ground meat is 91% higher.
  • Chicken meat contains 16 times more Vitamin A than Ground meat. Chicken meat contains 48µg of Vitamin A, while Ground meat contains 3µg.
  • Chicken meat contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked.

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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 Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Iron +80.2%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Copper +19.7%
Contains more Zinc +201%
Contains less Sodium -11%
Equal in Potassium - 241
Equal in Phosphorus - 166
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 5% 20% 17% 22% 53% 78% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains more Iron +80.2%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Copper +19.7%
Contains more Zinc +201%
Contains less Sodium -11%
Equal in Potassium - 241
Equal in Phosphorus - 166

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 +1688.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +730%
Contains more Vitamin K +20.8%
Contains more Folate +40%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171
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% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +1688.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +730%
Contains more Vitamin K +20.8%
Contains more Folate +40%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.171

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
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
49
Ground meat

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
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
0%
Ground meat
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
71%
Ground meat

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 Ground meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Chicken meat Ground meat
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.283g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Ground meat Opinion
Calories 239 241 Ground meat
Protein 27.3 23.87 Chicken meat
Fats 13.6 15.37 Ground meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 88 88
Vitamin D 2 2
Iron 1.26 2.27 Ground meat
Calcium 15 33 Ground meat
Potassium 223 241 Ground meat
Magnesium 23 17 Chicken meat
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.066 0.079 Ground meat
Zinc 1.94 5.84 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 182 166 Chicken meat
Sodium 82 73 Ground meat
Vitamin A 161 9 Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27 0.12 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.051 Chicken meat
Vitamin B2 0.168 0.171 Ground meat
Vitamin B3 8.487 4.026 Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03 0.512 Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.311 Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.3 2.49 Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.4 2.9 Ground meat
Folate 5 7 Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173 Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 3.79 6.073 Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34 7.322 Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97 0.408 Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305 0.121 Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128 0.923 Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362 1.055 Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986 1.861 Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223 1.976 Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726 0.614 Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061 0.931 Chicken meat
Valine 1.325 1.172 Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802 0.775 Chicken meat
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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 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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.