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Chicken meat vs Ostrich - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chicken meat and Ostrich

  • Ostrich is higher than Chicken meat in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Copper, and Vitamin B2.
  • Ostrich covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 248% more than Chicken meat.
  • Chicken meat contains 4 times more Saturated Fat than Ostrich. While Chicken meat contains 3.79g of Saturated Fat, Ostrich contains only 1g.

Food varieties used in this article are Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Ostrich, tip trimmed, 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 +150%
Contains more Iron +121.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.9%
Contains more Potassium +62.3%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +130.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Sodium - 80
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 105% 18% 108% 32% 11% 133% 51%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Contains more Iron +121.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.9%
Contains more Potassium +62.3%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +130.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 25
Equal in Sodium - 80

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 +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +268.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1983.3%
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% 5% 0% 0% 59% 68% 134% 80% 126% 12% 782% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +268.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1983.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Ostrich Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 27.3g 28.49g Ostrich
Fats 13.6g 2.57g Chicken meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 239kcal 145kcal Chicken meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 6mg Chicken meat
Iron 1.26mg 2.79mg Ostrich
Magnesium 23mg 25mg Ostrich
Phosphorus 182mg 251mg Ostrich
Potassium 223mg 362mg Ostrich
Sodium 82mg 80mg Ostrich
Zinc 1.94mg 4.85mg Ostrich
Copper 0.066mg 0.152mg Ostrich
Vitamin A 161IU 0IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.23mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2IU IU Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0µg µg Chicken meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.232mg Ostrich
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.292mg Ostrich
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 7.143mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg 1.318mg Ostrich
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.545mg Ostrich
Folate 5µg 15µg Ostrich
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 6.25µg Ostrich
Vitamin K 2.4µg µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305mg 0.254mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg 1.25mg Ostrich
Isoleucine 1.362mg 1.354mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg 2.315mg Ostrich
Lysine 2.223mg 2.516mg Ostrich
Methionine 0.726mg 0.796mg Ostrich
Phenylalanine 1.061mg 1.176mg Ostrich
Valine 1.325mg 1.407mg Ostrich
Histidine 0.802mg 0.716mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 88mg 85mg Ostrich
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.79g 1g Ostrich
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34g 0.97g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 0.44g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat Ostrich
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
105
Ostrich
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
57
Ostrich

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
171%
Ostrich
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
0%
Ostrich
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
12%
Ostrich

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ostrich
Ostrich contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.79g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ostrich
Ostrich is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ostrich
Ostrich is relatively richer in minerals
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. Ostrich - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174488/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.