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Chicken meat vs Salami - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chicken meat and Salami different?

  • Chicken meat has more Vitamin B3, however Salami is richer in Vitamin B12, Manganese, Copper, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Selenium, and Zinc.
  • Salami covers your daily need of Sodium 72% more than Chicken meat.
  • Chicken meat contains less Saturated Fat.

Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Salami, cooked, beef and pork types were used in this article.

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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 Magnesium +21.1%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Iron +23.8%
Contains more Potassium +41.7%
Contains more Zinc +51%
Contains more Copper +440.9%
Equal in Calcium - 15
Equal in Phosphorus - 191
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 14% 82% 28% 227% 80% 119%
Contains more Magnesium +21.1%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Contains more Iron +23.8%
Contains more Potassium +41.7%
Contains more Zinc +51%
Contains more Copper +440.9%
Equal in Calcium - 15
Equal in Phosphorus - 191

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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Salami
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.2%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +482.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%
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% 30% 0% 92% 83% 114% 73% 106% 3% 191% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +22.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +40.2%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +482.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +14.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +406.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +33.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Salami Opinion
Net carbs 0g 2.4g Salami
Protein 27.3g 21.85g Chicken meat
Fats 13.6g 25.9g Salami
Carbs 0g 2.4g Salami
Calories 239kcal 336kcal Salami
Starch g g
Fructose g 0g Salami
Sugar 0g 0.96g Chicken meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 15mg
Iron 1.26mg 1.56mg Salami
Magnesium 23mg 19mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 182mg 191mg Salami
Potassium 223mg 316mg Salami
Sodium 82mg 1740mg Chicken meat
Zinc 1.94mg 2.93mg Salami
Copper 0.066mg 0.357mg Salami
Vitamin A 161IU 0IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.22mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2IU 41IU Salami
Vitamin D 0µg 1µg Salami
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.367mg Salami
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.357mg Salami
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 6.053mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg 1.201mg Salami
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.459mg Salami
Folate 5µg 3µg Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 1.52µg Salami
Vitamin K 2.4µg 3.2µg Salami
Tryptophan 0.305mg 0.114mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg 0.521mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362mg 0.675mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg 0.929mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223mg 1.107mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726mg 0.301mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg 0.481mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.325mg 0.668mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802mg 0.359mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 88mg 89mg Chicken meat
Trans Fat g 0.586g Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 3.79g 9.316g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34g 11.127g Salami
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 2.529g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat Salami
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
58
Salami
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
77
Salami

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%
Salami
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
2%
Salami
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
120%
Salami

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Salami
Salami is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.96g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1658mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.526g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1.7)
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. Salami - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172936/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.