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

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The main differences between Chicken thigh and Deer meat

  • Chicken thigh is richer in Selenium, yet Deer meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Deer meat is 137% higher.
  • Chicken thigh contains 2 times more Selenium than Deer meat. Chicken thigh contains 20.5µg of Selenium, while Deer meat contains 11µg.

Food types used in this article are Chicken, broilers or fryers, thigh, meat only, cooked, fried and Game meat, deer, tenderloin, separable lean only, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Manganese +22.7%
Contains more Selenium +86.4%
Contains more Iron +191.1%
Contains more Magnesium +26.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +50.3%
Contains more Potassium +67.6%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +43%
Contains more Copper +182.2%
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 2% 160% 24% 129% 39% 8% 109% 85% 3% 60%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Manganese +22.7%
Contains more Selenium +86.4%
Contains more Iron +191.1%
Contains more Magnesium +26.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +50.3%
Contains more Potassium +67.6%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Contains more Zinc +43%
Contains more Copper +182.2%

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 B5 +50.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +195.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +997%
Equal in Folate - 9
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% 13% 0% 0% 65% 130% 165% 52% 142% 7% 453% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +195.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +997%
Equal in Folate - 9

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +338.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +87.3%
Contains more Water +13.3%
Equal in Protein - 29.9
28% 10% 59%
Protein: 28.18 g
Fats: 10.3 g
Carbs: 1.18 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 1.03 g
30% 2% 67%
Protein: 29.9 g
Fats: 2.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 67.2 g
Other: 0.55 g
Contains more Fats +338.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +87.3%
Contains more Water +13.3%
Equal in Protein - 29.9

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +589.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1813.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.9%
31% 42% 27%
Saturated Fat: 2.78 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.82 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.43 g
63% 30% 7%
Saturated Fat: 1.142 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.554 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.127 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +589.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1813.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -58.9%

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 Deer meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar 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 thigh Deer meat Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 0g Chicken thigh
Protein 28.18g 29.9g Deer meat
Fats 10.3g 2.35g Chicken thigh
Carbs 1.18g 0g Chicken thigh
Calories 218kcal 149kcal Chicken thigh
Calcium 13mg 5mg Chicken thigh
Iron 1.46mg 4.25mg Deer meat
Magnesium 26mg 33mg Deer meat
Phosphorus 199mg 299mg Deer meat
Potassium 259mg 434mg Deer meat
Sodium 95mg 57mg Deer meat
Zinc 2.79mg 3.99mg Deer meat
Copper 0.09mg 0.254mg Deer meat
Manganese 0.027mg 0.022mg Chicken thigh
Selenium 20.5µg 11µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin A 70IU 0IU Chicken thigh
Vitamin E 0.62mg Deer meat
Vitamin D 8IU Chicken thigh
Vitamin D 0.2µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.26mg Deer meat
Vitamin B2 0.255mg 0.563mg Deer meat
Vitamin B3 7.12mg 8.78mg Deer meat
Vitamin B5 1.285mg 0.856mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B6 0.38mg 0.614mg Deer meat
Folate 9µg 9µg
Vitamin B12 0.33µg 3.62µg Deer meat
Tryptophan 0.329mg 0.266mg Chicken thigh
Threonine 1.188mg 1.133mg Chicken thigh
Isoleucine 1.486mg 1.287mg Chicken thigh
Leucine 2.115mg 2.28mg Deer meat
Lysine 2.384mg 2.434mg Deer meat
Methionine 0.778mg 0.7mg Chicken thigh
Phenylalanine 1.121mg 1.133mg Deer meat
Valine 1.397mg 1.455mg Deer meat
Histidine 0.874mg 0.895mg Deer meat
Cholesterol 102mg 88mg Deer meat
Saturated Fat 2.78g 1.142g Deer 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 0.554g Chicken thigh
Polyunsaturated fat 2.43g 0.127g Chicken thigh
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Deer meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken thigh Deer 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
79%
Deer meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Chicken thigh
61%
Deer meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Deer meat
Deer meat contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Deer meat
Deer meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Deer meat
Deer meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.638g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
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 thigh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172387/nutrients
  2. Deer meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174430/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.