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Chicken neck vs. Chicken thigh raw — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chicken neck and Chicken thigh raw

  • Chicken neck has more Iron, Vitamin B5, and Zinc, however, Chicken thigh raw is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3.
  • Chicken neck covers your daily Iron needs 15% more than Chicken thigh raw.
  • Chicken thigh raw contains 4 times less Vitamin B5 than Chicken neck. Chicken neck contains 0.85mg of Vitamin B5, while Chicken thigh raw contains 0.19mg.
  • Chicken thigh raw has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Chicken, broilers or fryers, neck, meat and skin, raw and Chicken, broilers or fryers, thigh, meat and skin, raw.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Iron +179.4%
Contains less Sodium -21%
Contains more Zinc +44.2%
Contains more Copper +48.1%
Contains more Manganese +153.8%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.2%
Contains more Potassium +48.9%
Contains more Selenium +57.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 72% 10% 48% 13% 9% 51% 27% 5% 66%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 26% 13% 68% 18% 11% 36% 18% 2% 104%
Contains more Calcium +157.1%
Contains more Iron +179.4%
Contains less Sodium -21%
Contains more Zinc +44.2%
Contains more Copper +48.1%
Contains more Manganese +153.8%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +40.2%
Contains more Potassium +48.9%
Contains more Selenium +57.5%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +176.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +347.4%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +138.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 13% 6% 0% 0% 12% 45% 68% 51% 40% 4% 33% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 5% 3% 0% 19% 34% 87% 12% 81% 3% 78% 25% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +176.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +347.4%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +138.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +58%
Contains more Protein +17.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +10.8%
Equal in Other - 0.15
14% 26% 60%
Protein: 14.07 g
Fats: 26.24 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.99 g
Other: 0 g
17% 17% 66%
Protein: 16.52 g
Fats: 16.61 g
Carbs: 0.25 g
Water: 66.47 g
Other: 0.15 g
Contains more Fats +58%
Contains more Protein +17.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +10.8%
Equal in Other - 0.15

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +52%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +63.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -37.8%
31% 45% 24%
Saturated Fat: 7.27 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10.55 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.68 g
30% 46% 23%
Saturated Fat: 4.524 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.94 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.467 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +52%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +63.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -37.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chicken neck Chicken thigh raw
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken neck Chicken thigh raw Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.25g Chicken thigh raw
Protein 14.07g 16.52g Chicken thigh raw
Fats 26.24g 16.61g Chicken neck
Carbs 0g 0.25g Chicken thigh raw
Calories 297kcal 221kcal Chicken neck
Calcium 18mg 7mg Chicken neck
Iron 1.9mg 0.68mg Chicken neck
Magnesium 13mg 18mg Chicken thigh raw
Phosphorus 112mg 157mg Chicken thigh raw
Potassium 137mg 204mg Chicken thigh raw
Sodium 64mg 81mg Chicken neck
Zinc 1.86mg 1.29mg Chicken neck
Copper 0.08mg 0.054mg Chicken neck
Manganese 0.033mg 0.013mg Chicken neck
Selenium 12µg 18.9µg Chicken thigh raw
Vitamin A 216IU 78IU Chicken neck
Vitamin A RAE 65µg 23µg Chicken neck
Vitamin E 0.3mg 0.21mg Chicken neck
Vitamin D 3IU Chicken thigh raw
Vitamin D 0.1µg Chicken thigh raw
Vitamin B1 0.047mg 0.073mg Chicken thigh raw
Vitamin B2 0.191mg 0.145mg Chicken neck
Vitamin B3 3.608mg 4.625mg Chicken thigh raw
Vitamin B5 0.85mg 0.19mg Chicken neck
Vitamin B6 0.17mg 0.347mg Chicken thigh raw
Folate 5µg 3µg Chicken neck
Vitamin B12 0.26µg 0.62µg Chicken thigh raw
Choline 45.7mg Chicken thigh raw
Vitamin K 2.1µg Chicken thigh raw
Tryptophan 0.137mg 0.167mg Chicken thigh raw
Threonine 0.545mg 0.735mg Chicken thigh raw
Isoleucine 0.588mg 0.731mg Chicken thigh raw
Leucine 0.933mg 1.318mg Chicken thigh raw
Lysine 1.005mg 1.448mg Chicken thigh raw
Methionine 0.332mg 0.438mg Chicken thigh raw
Phenylalanine 0.514mg 0.632mg Chicken thigh raw
Valine 0.641mg 0.764mg Chicken thigh raw
Histidine 0.348mg 0.465mg Chicken thigh raw
Cholesterol 99mg 98mg Chicken thigh raw
Trans Fat 0.085g Chicken neck
Saturated Fat 7.27g 4.524g Chicken thigh raw
Omega-3 - DHA 0.06g 0.007g Chicken neck
Omega-3 - EPA 0.02g 0.004g Chicken neck
Omega-3 - DPA 0.03g 0.01g Chicken neck
Monounsaturated Fat 10.55g 6.94g Chicken neck
Polyunsaturated fat 5.68g 3.467g Chicken neck
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.021g Chicken thigh raw
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 3.05g Chicken thigh raw
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.018g Chicken thigh raw
Omega-3 - ALA 0.144g Chicken thigh raw
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Chicken thigh raw
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.034g Chicken thigh raw

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken neck Chicken thigh raw
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Chicken neck
27%
Chicken thigh raw
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
30%
Chicken neck
29%
Chicken thigh raw

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken thigh raw
Chicken thigh raw is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken thigh raw
Chicken thigh raw is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.746g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicken neck
Chicken neck is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken neck
Chicken neck contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chicken neck - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172382/nutrients
  2. Chicken thigh raw - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172385/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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