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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 RAE.
  • 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 Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Iron +49.2%
Contains more Potassium +39%
Contains less Sodium -12.2%
Contains more Zinc +129.9%
Contains more Copper +80.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 188
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% 71% 17% 81% 28% 10% 122% 40%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Iron +49.2%
Contains more Potassium +39%
Contains less Sodium -12.2%
Contains more Zinc +129.9%
Contains more Copper +80.3%
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 Folate +260%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +750%
Contains more Vitamin K +91.7%
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 0% 3% 3% 0% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 14% 319% 12%
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 Folate +260%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +750%
Contains more Vitamin K +91.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Lamb and mutton Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 27.3g 24.52g Chicken meat
Fats 13.6g 20.94g Lamb and mutton
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 239kcal 294kcal Lamb and mutton
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 17mg Lamb and mutton
Iron 1.26mg 1.88mg Lamb and mutton
Magnesium 23mg 23mg
Phosphorus 182mg 188mg Lamb and mutton
Potassium 223mg 310mg Lamb and mutton
Sodium 82mg 72mg Lamb and mutton
Zinc 1.94mg 4.46mg Lamb and mutton
Copper 0.066mg 0.119mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin A 161IU 0IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.14mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2IU 2IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0.1µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.1mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.25mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 6.66mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg 0.66mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.13mg Chicken meat
Folate 5µg 18µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 2.55µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin K 2.4µg 4.6µg Lamb and mutton
Tryptophan 0.305mg 0.287mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg 1.05mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362mg 1.183mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg 1.908mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223mg 2.166mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726mg 0.629mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg 0.998mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.325mg 1.323mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802mg 0.777mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 88mg 97mg Chicken meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.79g 8.83g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34g 8.82g Lamb and mutton
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 1.51g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat Lamb and mutton
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
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

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.

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.