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Chicken meat vs. Lamb leg — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chicken meat and Lamb leg

  • Chicken meat has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Selenium, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Lamb leg is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Vitamin B1.
  • Lamb leg covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 92% more than Chicken meat.
  • Lamb leg contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Lamb, domestic, leg, whole (shank and sirloin), separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, raw.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Selenium +15.5%
Contains more Iron +31.7%
Contains more Potassium +11.7%
Contains less Sodium -31.7%
Contains more Zinc +71.1%
Contains more Copper +71.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 170
Equal in Manganese - 0.02
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22% 3% 131%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 63% 17% 73% 22% 8% 91% 38% 3% 113%
Contains more Calcium +66.7%
Contains more Selenium +15.5%
Contains more Iron +31.7%
Contains more Potassium +11.7%
Contains less Sodium -31.7%
Contains more Zinc +71.1%
Contains more Copper +71.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 170
Equal in Manganese - 0.02

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.9%
Contains more Folate +280%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +733.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 36% 6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 0% 33% 54% 118% 42% 35% 15% 313% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +35.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +49.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +106.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +36.9%
Contains more Folate +280%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +733.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +52.4%
Contains more Fats +25.5%
Equal in Water - 64.32
Equal in Other - 0.7
27% 14% 59%
Protein: 27.3 g
Fats: 13.6 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.45 g
Other: 0 g
18% 17% 64%
Protein: 17.91 g
Fats: 17.07 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.32 g
Other: 0.7 g
Contains more Protein +52.4%
Contains more Fats +25.5%
Equal in Water - 64.32
Equal in Other - 0.7

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -49%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +120%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +31.1%
31% 44% 25%
Saturated Fat: 3.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.97 g
47% 44% 9%
Saturated Fat: 7.43 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.35 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -49%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +120%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +31.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chicken meat Lamb leg
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Lamb leg Opinion
Protein 27.3g 17.91g Chicken meat
Fats 13.6g 17.07g Lamb leg
Calories 239kcal 230kcal Chicken meat
Calcium 15mg 9mg Chicken meat
Iron 1.26mg 1.66mg Lamb leg
Magnesium 23mg 23mg
Phosphorus 182mg 170mg Chicken meat
Potassium 223mg 249mg Lamb leg
Sodium 82mg 56mg Lamb leg
Zinc 1.94mg 3.32mg Lamb leg
Copper 0.066mg 0.113mg Lamb leg
Manganese 0.02mg 0.02mg
Selenium 23.9µg 20.7µg Chicken meat
Vitamin A 161IU 0IU Chicken meat
Vitamin A RAE 48µg 0µg Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.21mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2IU Chicken meat
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.13mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.23mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 6.26mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg 0.69mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.15mg Chicken meat
Folate 5µg 19µg Lamb leg
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 2.5µg Lamb leg
Choline 65.9mg Chicken meat
Vitamin K 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305mg 0.209mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg 0.767mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362mg 0.864mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg 1.393mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223mg 1.582mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726mg 0.46mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg 0.729mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.325mg 0.967mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802mg 0.567mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 88mg 69mg Lamb leg
Saturated Fat 3.79g 7.43g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.04g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34g 7g Lamb leg
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 1.35g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat Lamb leg
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Chicken meat
47%
Lamb leg
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Chicken meat
43%
Lamb leg

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg contains less Sodium (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.64g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food 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 leg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174311/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.