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Chicken wing vs. Chicken neck — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Chicken wing and Chicken neck

  • Chicken wing has more Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, however, Chicken neck is higher in Iron, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Chicken wing covers your daily Selenium needs 25% more than Chicken neck.
  • Chicken neck contains 5 times less Sodium than Chicken wing. Chicken wing contains 320mg of Sodium, while Chicken neck contains 64mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Chicken, broilers or fryers, wing, meat and skin, cooked, fried, batter and Chicken, broilers or fryers, neck, 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 +11.1%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Manganese +81.8%
Contains more Selenium +114.2%
Contains more Iron +47.3%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +34.8%
Contains more Copper +27%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Phosphorus - 112
Equal in Potassium - 137
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 49% 12% 52% 13% 42% 38% 21% 8% 141%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 72% 10% 48% 13% 9% 51% 27% 5% 66%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Magnesium +23.1%
Contains more Manganese +81.8%
Contains more Selenium +114.2%
Contains more Iron +47.3%
Contains less Sodium -80%
Contains more Zinc +34.8%
Contains more Copper +27%
Equal in Calcium - 18
Equal in Phosphorus - 112
Equal in Potassium - 137

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 B1 +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.5%
Contains more Folate +260%
Contains more Vitamin A +91.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.7%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.26
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 0% 27% 36% 99% 43% 70% 14% 32% 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 13% 6% 0% 0% 12% 45% 68% 51% 40% 4% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +76.5%
Contains more Folate +260%
Contains more Vitamin A +91.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +19.7%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.26

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +41.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Fats +20.3%
Contains more Water +29.8%
20% 22% 11% 46%
Protein: 19.87 g
Fats: 21.81 g
Carbs: 10.94 g
Water: 46.21 g
Other: 1.17 g
14% 26% 60%
Protein: 14.07 g
Fats: 26.24 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.99 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +41.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Fats +20.3%
Contains more Water +29.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -19.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +17.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +12%
29% 45% 26%
Saturated Fat: 5.83 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.96 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.07 g
31% 45% 24%
Saturated Fat: 7.27 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10.55 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.68 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -19.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +17.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +12%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken wing Chicken neck Opinion
Net carbs 10.64g 0g Chicken wing
Protein 19.87g 14.07g Chicken wing
Fats 21.81g 26.24g Chicken neck
Carbs 10.94g 0g Chicken wing
Calories 324kcal 297kcal Chicken wing
Fiber 0.3g 0g Chicken wing
Calcium 20mg 18mg Chicken wing
Iron 1.29mg 1.9mg Chicken neck
Magnesium 16mg 13mg Chicken wing
Phosphorus 121mg 112mg Chicken wing
Potassium 138mg 137mg Chicken wing
Sodium 320mg 64mg Chicken neck
Zinc 1.38mg 1.86mg Chicken neck
Copper 0.063mg 0.08mg Chicken neck
Manganese 0.06mg 0.033mg Chicken wing
Selenium 25.7µg 12µg Chicken wing
Vitamin A 113IU 216IU Chicken neck
Vitamin A RAE 34µg 65µg Chicken neck
Vitamin E 0.3mg Chicken neck
Vitamin B1 0.106mg 0.047mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.191mg Chicken neck
Vitamin B3 5.265mg 3.608mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B5 0.71mg 0.85mg Chicken neck
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.17mg Chicken wing
Folate 18µg 5µg Chicken wing
Vitamin B12 0.25µg 0.26µg Chicken neck
Tryptophan 0.219mg 0.137mg Chicken wing
Threonine 0.795mg 0.545mg Chicken wing
Isoleucine 0.941mg 0.588mg Chicken wing
Leucine 1.421mg 0.933mg Chicken wing
Lysine 1.474mg 1.005mg Chicken wing
Methionine 0.499mg 0.332mg Chicken wing
Phenylalanine 0.785mg 0.514mg Chicken wing
Valine 0.953mg 0.641mg Chicken wing
Histidine 0.547mg 0.348mg Chicken wing
Cholesterol 79mg 99mg Chicken wing
Saturated Fat 5.83g 7.27g Chicken wing
Omega-3 - DHA 0.04g 0.06g Chicken neck
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0.02g Chicken neck
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0.03g Chicken neck
Monounsaturated Fat 8.96g 10.55g Chicken neck
Polyunsaturated fat 5.07g 5.68g Chicken neck

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
25%
Chicken wing
21%
Chicken neck
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Chicken wing
30%
Chicken neck

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.44g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken neck
Chicken neck contains less Sodium (difference - 256mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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 wing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173628/nutrients
  2. Chicken neck - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172382/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.