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Chicken meat vs Lamb and mutton - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Chicken meat and Lamb and mutton

  • Chicken meat has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B5, while Lamb and mutton has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B2, Copper, and Vitamin A.
  • Lamb and mutton's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 94% higher.
  • Lamb and mutton contains 3 times less Vitamin B6 than Chicken meat. Chicken meat contains 0.4mg of Vitamin B6, while Lamb and mutton contains 0.13mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Chicken meat is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked.

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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 Iron +49.2%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +39%
Contains more Copper +80.3%
Contains more Zinc +129.9%
Contains less Sodium -12.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 188
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 5% 20% 17% 22% 53% 78% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 71% 6% 28% 17% 40% 122% 81% 10%
Contains more Iron +49.2%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +39%
Contains more Copper +80.3%
Contains more Zinc +129.9%
Contains less Sodium -12.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 188

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +750%
Contains more Vitamin K +91.7%
Contains more Folate +260%
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% 0% 3% 3% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 319% 12% 14%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +750%
Contains more Vitamin K +91.7%
Contains more Folate +260%

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
52
Lamb and mutton
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
46
Lamb and mutton

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
147%
Lamb and mutton
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
0%
Lamb and mutton
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
97%
Lamb and mutton

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 Lamb and mutton
Rich in minerals ok
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 vitamins Equal

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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 richer in minerals?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.04g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
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 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 Lamb and mutton Opinion
Calories 239 294 Lamb and mutton
Protein 27.3 24.52 Chicken meat
Fats 13.6 20.94 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 88 97 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2 2
Iron 1.26 1.88 Lamb and mutton
Calcium 15 17 Lamb and mutton
Potassium 223 310 Lamb and mutton
Magnesium 23 23
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.066 0.119 Lamb and mutton
Zinc 1.94 4.46 Lamb and mutton
Starch
Phosphorus 182 188 Lamb and mutton
Sodium 82 72 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin A 161 0 Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27 0.14 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0 0.1 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.1 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B2 0.168 0.25 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B3 8.487 6.66 Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03 0.66 Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.13 Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.3 2.55 Lamb and mutton
Vitamin K 2.4 4.6 Lamb and mutton
Folate 5 18 Lamb and mutton
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.79 8.83 Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34 8.82 Lamb and mutton
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97 1.51 Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305 0.287 Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128 1.05 Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362 1.183 Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986 1.908 Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223 2.166 Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726 0.629 Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061 0.998 Chicken meat
Valine 1.325 1.323 Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802 0.777 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. Lamb and mutton - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/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.