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

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The main differences between Chicken thigh and Quail meat

  • Chicken thigh is richer in Vitamin B5, and Selenium, yet Quail meat is richer in Copper, Iron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Quail meat is 46% higher.
  • Chicken thigh contains 2 times more Vitamin B5 than Quail meat. Chicken thigh contains 1.285mg of Vitamin B5, while Quail meat contains 0.772mg.
  • Quail meat contains less Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Chicken, broilers or fryers, thigh, meat only, cooked, fried and Quail, 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 Magnesium +13%
Contains more Potassium +19.9%
Contains more Zinc +15.3%
Contains more Manganese +42.1%
Contains more Selenium +23.5%
Contains more Iron +171.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.2%
Contains less Sodium -44.2%
Contains more Copper +463.3%
Equal in Calcium - 13
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 4% 149% 17% 118% 20% 7% 66% 169% 3% 91%
Contains more Magnesium +13%
Contains more Potassium +19.9%
Contains more Zinc +15.3%
Contains more Manganese +42.1%
Contains more Selenium +23.5%
Contains more Iron +171.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +38.2%
Contains less Sodium -44.2%
Contains more Copper +463.3%
Equal in Calcium - 13

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 B5 +66.5%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +247.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +177.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +30.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.26
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 7.538
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 15% 0% 0% 21% 61% 60% 142% 47% 139% 6% 54% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.5%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +247.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +177.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +30.3%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.26
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 7.538

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +43.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Fats +17%
Contains more Water +17.4%
28% 10% 59%
Protein: 28.18 g
Fats: 10.3 g
Carbs: 1.18 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 1.03 g
20% 12% 70%
Protein: 19.63 g
Fats: 12.05 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.65 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +43.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Fats +17%
Contains more Water +17.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +22.6%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 4.18
31% 42% 27%
Saturated Fat: 2.78 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.82 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.43 g
32% 40% 28%
Saturated Fat: 3.38 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.18 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.98 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +22.6%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 4.18

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 Quail meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken thigh Quail meat Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 0g Chicken thigh
Protein 28.18g 19.63g Chicken thigh
Fats 10.3g 12.05g Quail meat
Carbs 1.18g 0g Chicken thigh
Calories 218kcal 192kcal Chicken thigh
Calcium 13mg 13mg
Iron 1.46mg 3.97mg Quail meat
Magnesium 26mg 23mg Chicken thigh
Phosphorus 199mg 275mg Quail meat
Potassium 259mg 216mg Chicken thigh
Sodium 95mg 53mg Quail meat
Zinc 2.79mg 2.42mg Chicken thigh
Copper 0.09mg 0.507mg Quail meat
Manganese 0.027mg 0.019mg Chicken thigh
Selenium 20.5µg 16.6µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin A 70IU 243IU Quail meat
Vitamin A RAE 73µg Quail meat
Vitamin D 8IU Chicken thigh
Vitamin D 0.2µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin C 0mg 6.1mg Quail meat
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.244mg Quail meat
Vitamin B2 0.255mg 0.26mg Quail meat
Vitamin B3 7.12mg 7.538mg Quail meat
Vitamin B5 1.285mg 0.772mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B6 0.38mg 0.6mg Quail meat
Folate 9µg 8µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B12 0.33µg 0.43µg Quail meat
Tryptophan 0.329mg 0.288mg Chicken thigh
Threonine 1.188mg 0.945mg Chicken thigh
Isoleucine 1.486mg 1.013mg Chicken thigh
Leucine 2.115mg 1.613mg Chicken thigh
Lysine 2.384mg 1.645mg Chicken thigh
Methionine 0.778mg 0.591mg Chicken thigh
Phenylalanine 1.121mg 0.826mg Chicken thigh
Valine 1.397mg 1.033mg Chicken thigh
Histidine 0.874mg 0.696mg Chicken thigh
Cholesterol 102mg 76mg Quail meat
Saturated Fat 2.78g 3.38g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - DHA 0.05g 0g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0.01g
Omega-3 - DPA 0.03g 0.03g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.82g 4.18g Quail meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.43g 2.98g Quail meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken thigh Quail 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
42%
Quail meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Chicken thigh
64%
Quail meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Quail meat
Quail meat contains less Sodium (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Quail meat
Quail meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Quail meat
Quail meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.6g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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 ($)

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. Quail meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172418/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.