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Chicken meat vs Veal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chicken meat and Veal

  • Chicken meat has more Selenium, however Veal has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A RAE, and Choline.
  • Veal's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 40% more.
  • Chicken meat has 2 times more Selenium than Veal. Chicken meat has 23.9µg of Selenium, while Veal has 13.7µg.
  • Veal is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Veal, ground, cooked, broiled.

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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 Iron +27.3%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.2%
Contains more Potassium +51.1%
Contains more Zinc +99.5%
Contains more Copper +56.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 24
Equal in Sodium - 83
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 18% 93% 30% 11% 106% 35%
Contains more Iron +27.3%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.2%
Contains more Potassium +51.1%
Contains more Zinc +99.5%
Contains more Copper +56.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 24
Equal in Sodium - 83

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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Veal
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.6%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +323.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.03
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.39
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% 3% 0% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 9% 159% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.6%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +323.3%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.03
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.39

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken meat Veal Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 27.3g 24.38g Chicken meat
Fats 13.6g 7.56g Chicken meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 239kcal 172kcal Chicken meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 17mg Veal
Iron 1.26mg 0.99mg Chicken meat
Magnesium 23mg 24mg Veal
Phosphorus 182mg 217mg Veal
Potassium 223mg 337mg Veal
Sodium 82mg 83mg Chicken meat
Zinc 1.94mg 3.87mg Veal
Copper 0.066mg 0.103mg Veal
Vitamin A 161IU 0IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg 0.15mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2IU 0IU Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.063mg 0.07mg Veal
Vitamin B2 0.168mg 0.27mg Veal
Vitamin B3 8.487mg 8.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg 1.16mg Veal
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.39mg Chicken meat
Folate 5µg 11µg Veal
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 1.27µg Veal
Vitamin K 2.4µg 1.2µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305mg 0.247mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg 1.065mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362mg 1.201mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg 1.94mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223mg 2.009mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726mg 0.569mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg 0.984mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.325mg 1.347mg Veal
Histidine 0.802mg 0.885mg Veal
Cholesterol 88mg 103mg Chicken meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.79g 3.04g Veal
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34g 2.84g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97g 0.55g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat Veal
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
47
Veal
Mineral Summary Score
31
Chicken meat
42
Veal

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
146%
Veal
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
0%
Veal
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
35%
Veal

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Veal
Veal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Veal
Veal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.75g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
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. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/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.