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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 and Monounsaturated Fat, however Veal has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B2, Vitamin A and Choline.
  • Veal's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 40% more.
  • Chicken meat has 2 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Veal. Chicken meat has 5.34g of Monounsaturated Fat, while Veal has 2.84g.
  • 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
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6
Veal
Contains more Iron +27.3%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +51.1%
Contains more Copper +56.1%
Contains more Zinc +99.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 24
Equal in Sodium - 83
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 5% 20% 17% 22% 53% 78% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 6% 30% 18% 35% 106% 93% 11%
Contains more Iron +27.3%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +51.1%
Contains more Copper +56.1%
Contains more Zinc +99.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.2%
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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5
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 Vitamin B12 +323.3%
Contains more Folate +120%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.03
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.39
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 0% 0% 3% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 159% 3% 9%
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 Vitamin B12 +323.3%
Contains more Folate +120%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.03
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.39

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
164%
Chicken meat
146%
Veal
Carbohydrates
0%
Chicken meat
0%
Veal
Fats
63%
Chicken meat
35%
Veal

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken meat Veal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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 is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chicken meat Veal Opinion
Calories 239 172 Chicken meat
Protein 27.3 24.38 Chicken meat
Fats 13.6 7.56 Chicken meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 88 103 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2 0 Chicken meat
Iron 1.26 0.99 Chicken meat
Calcium 15 17 Veal
Potassium 223 337 Veal
Magnesium 23 24 Veal
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.066 0.103 Veal
Zinc 1.94 3.87 Veal
Starch
Phosphorus 182 217 Veal
Sodium 82 83 Chicken meat
Vitamin A 161 0 Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27 0.15 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.063 0.07 Veal
Vitamin B2 0.168 0.27 Veal
Vitamin B3 8.487 8.03 Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03 1.16 Veal
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.39 Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.3 1.27 Veal
Vitamin K 2.4 1.2 Chicken meat
Folate 5 11 Veal
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.79 3.04 Veal
Monounsaturated Fat 5.34 2.84 Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.97 0.55 Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305 0.247 Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128 1.065 Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362 1.201 Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986 1.94 Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223 2.009 Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726 0.569 Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061 0.984 Chicken meat
Valine 1.325 1.347 Veal
Histidine 0.802 0.885 Veal
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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 of 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.