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Chicken meat vs Pastrami - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chicken meat and Pastrami

  • Chicken meat is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Selenium, yet Pastrami is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Pastrami is 65% higher.
  • Chicken meat contains 4 times more Vitamin B5 than Pastrami. Chicken meat contains 1.03mg of Vitamin B5, while Pastrami contains 0.265mg.
  • Pastrami contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Beef, cured, pastrami.

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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 +50%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.4%
Contains more Iron +76.2%
Contains more Copper +37.9%
Contains more Zinc +156.7%
Equal in Potassium - 210
Equal in Phosphorus - 175
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 5% 20% 17% 22% 53% 78% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 84% 3% 19% 13% 31% 136% 75% 141%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.4%
Contains more Iron +76.2%
Contains more Copper +37.9%
Contains more Zinc +156.7%
Equal in Potassium - 210
Equal in Phosphorus - 175

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 +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +99.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +288.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81%
Contains more Vitamin K +242.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +523.3%
Contains more Folate +20%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.161
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 1% 3% 3% 3% 14% 38% 80% 16% 51% 234% 2% 5%
Contains more Vitamin A +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +21.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +99.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +288.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +81%
Contains more Vitamin K +242.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +523.3%
Contains more Folate +20%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.161

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Pastrami Opinion
Calories 239kcal 147kcal Chicken meat
Protein 27.3g 21.8g Chicken meat
Fats 13.6g 5.82g Chicken meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0.3mg Pastrami
Net carbs 0g 0.36g Pastrami
Carbs 0g 0.36g Pastrami
Cholesterol 88mg 68mg Pastrami
Vitamin D 2IU 4IU Pastrami
Iron 1.26mg 2.22mg Pastrami
Calcium 15mg 10mg Chicken meat
Potassium 223mg 210mg Chicken meat
Magnesium 23mg 17mg Chicken meat
Sugar 0g 0.1g Chicken meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.066mg 0.091mg Pastrami
Zinc 1.94mg 4.98mg Pastrami
Starch g g
Phosphorus 182mg 175mg Chicken meat
Sodium 82mg 1078mg Chicken meat
Vitamin A 161IU 42IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.12mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0µg 0.1µg Pastrami
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.052mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.161mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 4.26mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg 0.265mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.221mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 1.87µg Pastrami
Vitamin K 2.4µg 0.7µg Chicken meat
Folate 5µg 6µg Pastrami
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.79g 2.681g Pastrami
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34g 2.118g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 0.145g Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305mg 0.141mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg 0.857mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362mg 0.976mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg 1.706mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223mg 1.812mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726mg 0.558mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg 0.847mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.325mg 1.065mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802mg 0.684mg Chicken meat
Fructose g 0.01g Pastrami

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chicken meat Pastrami
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
37
Pastrami
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
62
Pastrami

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
131%
Pastrami
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
0%
Pastrami
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
27%
Pastrami

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pastrami
Pastrami is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Pastrami
Pastrami is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.109g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.1g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 996mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 70)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is relatively richer in vitamins
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

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. Pastrami - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170204/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.