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Chicken wing vs. Chicken thigh raw — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chicken wing and Chicken thigh raw

  • Chicken wing has more Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Iron, however, Chicken thigh raw is richer in Vitamin B12, and Phosphorus.
  • Chicken thigh raw's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 15% more.
  • Chicken wing contains 6 times more Folate than Chicken thigh raw. Chicken wing contains 18µg of Folate, while Chicken thigh raw contains 3µg.
  • Chicken thigh raw contains less Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Chicken, broilers or fryers, wing, meat and skin, cooked, fried, batter and Chicken, broilers or fryers, thigh, 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 +185.7%
Contains more Iron +89.7%
Contains more Copper +16.7%
Contains more Manganese +361.5%
Contains more Selenium +36%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.8%
Contains more Potassium +47.8%
Contains less Sodium -74.7%
Equal in Zinc - 1.29
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 3% 26% 13% 68% 18% 11% 36% 18% 2% 104%
Contains more Calcium +185.7%
Contains more Iron +89.7%
Contains more Copper +16.7%
Contains more Manganese +361.5%
Contains more Selenium +36%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +29.8%
Contains more Potassium +47.8%
Contains less Sodium -74.7%
Equal in Zinc - 1.29

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 +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +273.7%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +148%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.145
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 5% 5% 3% 0% 19% 34% 87% 12% 81% 3% 78% 25% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +44.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +45.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +273.7%
Contains more Folate +500%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +148%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.145

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +20.3%
Contains more Fats +31.3%
Contains more Carbs +4276%
Contains more Other +680%
Contains more Water +43.8%
20% 22% 11% 46%
Protein: 19.87 g
Fats: 21.81 g
Carbs: 10.94 g
Water: 46.21 g
Other: 1.17 g
17% 17% 66%
Protein: 16.52 g
Fats: 16.61 g
Carbs: 0.25 g
Water: 66.47 g
Other: 0.15 g
Contains more Protein +20.3%
Contains more Fats +31.3%
Contains more Carbs +4276%
Contains more Other +680%
Contains more Water +43.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +29.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +46.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -22.4%
29% 45% 26%
Saturated Fat: 5.83 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.96 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.07 g
30% 46% 23%
Saturated Fat: 4.524 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.94 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.467 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +29.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +46.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -22.4%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken wing Chicken thigh raw Opinion
Net carbs 10.64g 0.25g Chicken wing
Protein 19.87g 16.52g Chicken wing
Fats 21.81g 16.61g Chicken wing
Carbs 10.94g 0.25g Chicken wing
Calories 324kcal 221kcal Chicken wing
Fiber 0.3g 0g Chicken wing
Calcium 20mg 7mg Chicken wing
Iron 1.29mg 0.68mg Chicken wing
Magnesium 16mg 18mg Chicken thigh raw
Phosphorus 121mg 157mg Chicken thigh raw
Potassium 138mg 204mg Chicken thigh raw
Sodium 320mg 81mg Chicken thigh raw
Zinc 1.38mg 1.29mg Chicken wing
Copper 0.063mg 0.054mg Chicken wing
Manganese 0.06mg 0.013mg Chicken wing
Selenium 25.7µg 18.9µg Chicken wing
Vitamin A 113IU 78IU Chicken wing
Vitamin A RAE 34µg 23µg Chicken wing
Vitamin E 0.21mg Chicken thigh raw
Vitamin D 3IU Chicken thigh raw
Vitamin D 0.1µg Chicken thigh raw
Vitamin B1 0.106mg 0.073mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.145mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B3 5.265mg 4.625mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B5 0.71mg 0.19mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.347mg Chicken thigh raw
Folate 18µg 3µg Chicken wing
Vitamin B12 0.25µg 0.62µg Chicken thigh raw
Choline 45.7mg Chicken thigh raw
Vitamin K 2.1µg Chicken thigh raw
Tryptophan 0.219mg 0.167mg Chicken wing
Threonine 0.795mg 0.735mg Chicken wing
Isoleucine 0.941mg 0.731mg Chicken wing
Leucine 1.421mg 1.318mg Chicken wing
Lysine 1.474mg 1.448mg Chicken wing
Methionine 0.499mg 0.438mg Chicken wing
Phenylalanine 0.785mg 0.632mg Chicken wing
Valine 0.953mg 0.764mg Chicken wing
Histidine 0.547mg 0.465mg Chicken wing
Cholesterol 79mg 98mg Chicken wing
Trans Fat 0.085g Chicken wing
Saturated Fat 5.83g 4.524g Chicken thigh raw
Omega-3 - DHA 0.04g 0.007g Chicken wing
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0.004g Chicken wing
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0.01g Chicken wing
Monounsaturated Fat 8.96g 6.94g Chicken wing
Polyunsaturated fat 5.07g 3.467g Chicken wing
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.021g Chicken thigh raw
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 3.05g Chicken thigh raw
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.018g Chicken thigh raw
Omega-3 - ALA 0.144g Chicken thigh raw
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Chicken thigh raw
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.034g Chicken thigh raw

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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
27%
Chicken thigh raw
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Chicken wing
29%
Chicken thigh raw

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
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 thigh raw
Chicken thigh raw contains less Sodium (difference - 239mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken thigh raw
Chicken thigh raw is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.306g)
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 thigh raw - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172385/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.