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Chicken thigh vs. Veal — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Chicken thigh and Veal

  • Chicken thigh has more Selenium, Iron, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat, however, Veal is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Vitamin B3.
  • Veal covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 39% more than Chicken thigh.
  • Veal has 4 times less Polyunsaturated fat than Chicken thigh. Chicken thigh has 2.43g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Veal has 0.55g.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Chicken, broilers or fryers, thigh, meat only, cooked, fried 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +47.5%
Contains more Selenium +49.6%
Contains more Calcium +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +30.1%
Contains less Sodium -12.6%
Contains more Zinc +38.7%
Contains more Copper +14.4%
Contains more Manganese +29.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 24
Equal in Phosphorus - 217
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 6% 38% 18% 93% 30% 11% 106% 35% 5% 75%
Contains more Iron +47.5%
Contains more Selenium +49.6%
Contains more Calcium +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +30.1%
Contains less Sodium -12.6%
Contains more Zinc +38.7%
Contains more Copper +14.4%
Contains more Manganese +29.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 24
Equal in Phosphorus - 217

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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Veal
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.8%
Contains more Folate +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +284.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.16
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.39
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% 3% 0% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 9% 159% 52% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +12.8%
Contains more Folate +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +284.8%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.16
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.39

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +15.6%
Contains more Fats +36.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +12.6%
Contains more Other +26.2%
28% 10% 59%
Protein: 28.18 g
Fats: 10.3 g
Carbs: 1.18 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 1.03 g
24% 8% 67%
Protein: 24.38 g
Fats: 7.56 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.76 g
Other: 1.3 g
Contains more Protein +15.6%
Contains more Fats +36.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +12.6%
Contains more Other +26.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +34.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +341.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 3.04
31% 42% 27%
Saturated Fat: 2.78 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.82 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.43 g
47% 44% 9%
Saturated Fat: 3.04 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.84 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.55 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +34.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +341.8%
Equal in Saturated Fat - 3.04

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken thigh Veal Opinion
Net carbs 1.18g 0g Chicken thigh
Protein 28.18g 24.38g Chicken thigh
Fats 10.3g 7.56g Chicken thigh
Carbs 1.18g 0g Chicken thigh
Calories 218kcal 172kcal Chicken thigh
Calcium 13mg 17mg Veal
Iron 1.46mg 0.99mg Chicken thigh
Magnesium 26mg 24mg Chicken thigh
Phosphorus 199mg 217mg Veal
Potassium 259mg 337mg Veal
Sodium 95mg 83mg Veal
Zinc 2.79mg 3.87mg Veal
Copper 0.09mg 0.103mg Veal
Manganese 0.027mg 0.035mg Veal
Selenium 20.5µg 13.7µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin A 70IU 0IU Chicken thigh
Vitamin E 0.15mg Veal
Vitamin D 8IU 0IU Chicken thigh
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B1 0.088mg 0.07mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B2 0.255mg 0.27mg Veal
Vitamin B3 7.12mg 8.03mg Veal
Vitamin B5 1.285mg 1.16mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B6 0.38mg 0.39mg Veal
Folate 9µg 11µg Veal
Vitamin B12 0.33µg 1.27µg Veal
Choline 95mg Veal
Vitamin K 1.2µg Veal
Tryptophan 0.329mg 0.247mg Chicken thigh
Threonine 1.188mg 1.065mg Chicken thigh
Isoleucine 1.486mg 1.201mg Chicken thigh
Leucine 2.115mg 1.94mg Chicken thigh
Lysine 2.384mg 2.009mg Chicken thigh
Methionine 0.778mg 0.569mg Chicken thigh
Phenylalanine 1.121mg 0.984mg Chicken thigh
Valine 1.397mg 1.347mg Chicken thigh
Histidine 0.874mg 0.885mg Veal
Cholesterol 102mg 103mg Chicken thigh
Saturated Fat 2.78g 3.04g Chicken thigh
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 2.84g Chicken thigh
Polyunsaturated fat 2.43g 0.55g Chicken thigh

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chicken thigh Veal
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
47%
Veal
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
42%
Chicken thigh
41%
Veal

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Veal
Veal contains less Sodium (difference - 12mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Veal
Veal is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.26g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is cheaper (difference - $2.2)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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.

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. 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.