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Chicken meat vs. Meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chicken meat and Meat

  • Chicken meat has more Vitamin B3, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Meat is richer in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, and Potassium.
  • Meat covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 74% more than Chicken meat.
  • Meat contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted.

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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 +150%
Contains more Manganese +53.8%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
Contains more Potassium +88.8%
Contains less Sodium -30.5%
Contains more Zinc +24.7%
Contains more Copper +68.2%
Contains more Selenium +59.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.15
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 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37% 2% 209%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Manganese +53.8%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +46.7%
Contains more Potassium +88.8%
Contains less Sodium -30.5%
Contains more Zinc +24.7%
Contains more Copper +68.2%
Contains more Selenium +59.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.15

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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Meat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +237.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.2%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1407.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +90%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.012
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% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +237.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.2%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1407.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +90%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.012

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +287.5%
Contains more Water +16.8%
Equal in Protein - 26.17
Equal in Other - 0.87
27% 14% 59%
Protein: 27.3 g
Fats: 13.6 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.45 g
Other: 0 g
26% 4% 69%
Protein: 26.17 g
Fats: 3.51 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.45 g
Other: 0.87 g
Contains more Fats +287.5%
Contains more Water +16.8%
Equal in Protein - 26.17
Equal in Other - 0.87

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +300.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +487%
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.4%
31% 44% 25%
Saturated Fat: 3.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.97 g
39% 44% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.198 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.334 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.506 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +300.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +487%
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.4%

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 Meat
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 Meat Opinion
Protein 27.3g 26.17g Chicken meat
Fats 13.6g 3.51g Chicken meat
Calories 239kcal 143kcal Chicken meat
Calcium 15mg 6mg Chicken meat
Iron 1.26mg 1.15mg Chicken meat
Magnesium 23mg 29mg Meat
Phosphorus 182mg 267mg Meat
Potassium 223mg 421mg Meat
Sodium 82mg 57mg Meat
Zinc 1.94mg 2.42mg Meat
Copper 0.066mg 0.111mg Meat
Manganese 0.02mg 0.013mg Chicken meat
Selenium 23.9µg 38.2µg Meat
Vitamin A 161IU 0IU Chicken meat
Vitamin A RAE 48µg 0µg Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.08mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2IU 10IU Meat
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Meat
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.95mg Meat
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.387mg Meat
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 7.432mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg 1.012mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.739mg Meat
Folate 5µg 0µg Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 0.57µg Meat
Vitamin K 2.4µg 0µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305mg 0.275mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg 1.175mg Meat
Isoleucine 1.362mg 1.288mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg 2.229mg Meat
Lysine 2.223mg 2.427mg Meat
Methionine 0.726mg 0.721mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg 1.1mg Meat
Valine 1.325mg 1.367mg Meat
Histidine 0.802mg 1.13mg Meat
Cholesterol 88mg 73mg Meat
Trans Fat 0.033g Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 3.79g 1.198g Meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.04g 0g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34g 1.334g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 0.506g Chicken meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.013g Meat
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.411g Meat
Omega-3 - ALA 0.013g Meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat Meat
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
65%
Meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Chicken meat
54%
Meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.592g)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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

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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.