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Chicken thigh vs. Bison meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chicken thigh and Bison meat

  • Chicken thigh is richer in Vitamin B3, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat, yet Bison meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Iron, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Bison meat is 105% higher.
  • Chicken thigh contains 10 times more Polyunsaturated fat than Bison meat. Chicken thigh contains 2.43g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Bison meat contains 0.24g.
  • Bison meat contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Chicken, broilers or fryers, thigh, meat only, cooked, fried and Game meat, bison, separable lean only, cooked, roasted.

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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 +62.5%
Contains more Manganese +237.5%
Contains more Iron +134.2%
Contains more Potassium +39.4%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +31.9%
Contains more Copper +18.9%
Contains more Selenium +73.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 26
Equal in Phosphorus - 209
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 55% 19% 86% 23% 13% 77% 30% 4% 112%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 129% 19% 90% 32% 8% 101% 36% 2% 194%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Manganese +237.5%
Contains more Iron +134.2%
Contains more Potassium +39.4%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +31.9%
Contains more Copper +18.9%
Contains more Selenium +73.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 26
Equal in Phosphorus - 209

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.9%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +766.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4
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% 0% 6% 0% 22% 59% 134% 78% 88% 7% 42% 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 0% 8% 0% 0% 25% 63% 70% 0% 93% 6% 358% 63% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +91.9%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +766.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +325.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +12.2%
Contains more Other +152.4%
Equal in Protein - 28.44
28% 10% 59%
Protein: 28.18 g
Fats: 10.3 g
Carbs: 1.18 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 1.03 g
28% 2% 67% 3%
Protein: 28.44 g
Fats: 2.42 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.54 g
Other: 2.6 g
Contains more Fats +325.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +12.2%
Contains more Other +152.4%
Equal in Protein - 28.44

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +302.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +912.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.3%
31% 42% 27%
Saturated Fat: 2.78 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.82 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.43 g
43% 45% 11%
Saturated Fat: 0.91 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.95 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.24 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +302.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +912.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken thigh Bison meat Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 0g Chicken thigh
Protein 28.18g 28.44g Bison meat
Fats 10.3g 2.42g Chicken thigh
Carbs 1.18g 0g Chicken thigh
Calories 218kcal 143kcal Chicken thigh
Calcium 13mg 8mg Chicken thigh
Iron 1.46mg 3.42mg Bison meat
Magnesium 26mg 26mg
Phosphorus 199mg 209mg Bison meat
Potassium 259mg 361mg Bison meat
Sodium 95mg 57mg Bison meat
Zinc 2.79mg 3.68mg Bison meat
Copper 0.09mg 0.107mg Bison meat
Manganese 0.027mg 0.008mg Chicken thigh
Selenium 20.5µg 35.5µg Bison meat
Vitamin A 70IU 0IU Chicken thigh
Vitamin E 0.36mg Bison meat
Vitamin D 8IU 0IU Chicken thigh
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.1mg Bison meat
Vitamin B2 0.255mg 0.27mg Bison meat
Vitamin B3 7.12mg 3.71mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B5 1.285mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B6 0.38mg 0.4mg Bison meat
Folate 9µg 8µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B12 0.33µg 2.86µg Bison meat
Choline 114.8mg Bison meat
Vitamin K 1.3µg Bison meat
Tryptophan 0.329mg Chicken thigh
Threonine 1.188mg 1.171mg Chicken thigh
Isoleucine 1.486mg 1.198mg Chicken thigh
Leucine 2.115mg 2.21mg Bison meat
Lysine 2.384mg 2.219mg Chicken thigh
Methionine 0.778mg 0.674mg Chicken thigh
Phenylalanine 1.121mg 1.065mg Chicken thigh
Valine 1.397mg 1.287mg Chicken thigh
Histidine 0.874mg 0.754mg Chicken thigh
Cholesterol 102mg 82mg Bison meat
Saturated Fat 2.78g 0.91g Bison meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.05g 0g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - DPA 0.03g 0g Chicken thigh
Monounsaturated Fat 3.82g 0.95g Chicken thigh
Polyunsaturated fat 2.43g 0.24g Chicken thigh

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
34%
Chicken thigh
53%
Bison meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Chicken thigh
61%
Bison meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Bison meat
Bison meat contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Bison meat
Bison meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Bison meat
Bison meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.87g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Bison meat
Bison meat is relatively richer in minerals
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 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 thigh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172387/nutrients
  2. Bison meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173852/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.