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Chinese cuisine vs. Kung Pao chicken — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Chinese cuisine and Kung Pao chicken

  • Chinese cuisine has more Vitamin K, Vitamin B12, Folate, Zinc, and Vitamin C, however, Kung Pao chicken has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Chinese cuisine's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 31% more.
  • Chinese cuisine has 4 times more Vitamin B12 than Kung Pao chicken. Chinese cuisine has 0.48µg of Vitamin B12, while Kung Pao chicken has 0.11µg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Restaurant, Chinese, beef and vegetables and Restaurant, Chinese, kung pao chicken.

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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 +46.1%
Contains more Zinc +102.7%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.7%
Contains more Copper +49%
Contains more Manganese +74.1%
Contains more Selenium +20.9%
Equal in Calcium - 20
Equal in Potassium - 218
Equal in Sodium - 402
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 42% 11% 33% 18% 54% 41% 17% 20% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 29% 18% 41% 20% 53% 21% 25% 34% 45%
Contains more Iron +46.1%
Contains more Zinc +102.7%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.7%
Contains more Copper +49%
Contains more Manganese +74.1%
Contains more Selenium +20.9%
Equal in Calcium - 20
Equal in Potassium - 218
Equal in Sodium - 402

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 D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +63.4%
Contains more Folate +181.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +336.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +277.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +24.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +108.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.9%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1299
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.032
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.055
Equal in Choline - 37.4
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 76% 17% 3% 39% 9% 13% 25% 27% 38% 34% 60% 19% 129%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 78% 21% 0% 24% 8% 13% 52% 30% 57% 12% 14% 21% 34%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +63.4%
Contains more Folate +181.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +336.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +277.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +24.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +108.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.9%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1299
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.032
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.055
Equal in Choline - 37.4

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +37.9%
Contains more Fats +31.7%
Equal in Carbs - 6.87
Equal in Water - 74.78
Equal in Other - 1.61
7% 5% 7% 79%
Protein: 7.08 g
Fats: 5.3 g
Carbs: 7.29 g
Water: 78.82 g
Other: 1.51 g
10% 7% 7% 75%
Protein: 9.76 g
Fats: 6.98 g
Carbs: 6.87 g
Water: 74.78 g
Other: 1.61 g
Contains more Protein +37.9%
Contains more Fats +31.7%
Equal in Carbs - 6.87
Equal in Water - 74.78
Equal in Other - 1.61

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -27.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +78.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +41.8%
23% 28% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.978 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.217 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.13 g
21% 33% 46%
Saturated Fat: 1.352 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.173 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.02 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -27.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +78.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +41.8%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Starch +39%
Contains more Sucrose +59%
Equal in Glucose - 0.63
Equal in Fructose - 0.54
43% 28% 16% 13%
Starch: 1.82 g
Sucrose: 1.17 g
Glucose: 0.69 g
Fructose: 0.55 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
46% 33% 11% 10%
Starch: 2.53 g
Sucrose: 1.86 g
Glucose: 0.63 g
Fructose: 0.54 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Starch +39%
Contains more Sucrose +59%
Equal in Glucose - 0.63
Equal in Fructose - 0.54

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese cuisine Kung Pao chicken Opinion
Net carbs 5.79g 5.37g Chinese cuisine
Protein 7.08g 9.76g Kung Pao chicken
Fats 5.3g 6.98g Kung Pao chicken
Carbs 7.29g 6.87g Chinese cuisine
Calories 105kcal 129kcal Kung Pao chicken
Starch 1.82g 2.53g Kung Pao chicken
Fructose 0.55g 0.54g Chinese cuisine
Sugar 2.41g 3.03g Chinese cuisine
Fiber 1.5g 1.5g
Calcium 22mg 20mg Chinese cuisine
Iron 1.11mg 0.76mg Chinese cuisine
Magnesium 15mg 24mg Kung Pao chicken
Phosphorus 76mg 94mg Kung Pao chicken
Potassium 204mg 218mg Kung Pao chicken
Sodium 409mg 402mg Kung Pao chicken
Zinc 1.5mg 0.74mg Chinese cuisine
Copper 0.049mg 0.073mg Kung Pao chicken
Manganese 0.147mg 0.256mg Kung Pao chicken
Selenium 6.7µg 8.1µg Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin A 1262IU 1299IU Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin A RAE 63µg 65µg Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin E 0.82mg 1.02mg Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin D 3IU 0IU Chinese cuisine
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0µg Chinese cuisine
Vitamin C 11.6mg 7.1mg Chinese cuisine
Vitamin B1 0.033mg 0.032mg Chinese cuisine
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.055mg
Vitamin B3 1.32mg 2.757mg Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin B5 0.443mg 0.5mg Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin B6 0.161mg 0.243mg Kung Pao chicken
Folate 45µg 16µg Chinese cuisine
Vitamin B12 0.48µg 0.11µg Chinese cuisine
Choline 34.5mg 37.4mg Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin K 51.3µg 13.6µg Chinese cuisine
Tryptophan 0.083mg 0.118mg Kung Pao chicken
Threonine 0.313mg 0.407mg Kung Pao chicken
Isoleucine 0.314mg 0.431mg Kung Pao chicken
Leucine 0.525mg 0.775mg Kung Pao chicken
Lysine 0.552mg 0.449mg Chinese cuisine
Methionine 0.158mg 0.24mg Kung Pao chicken
Phenylalanine 0.317mg 0.402mg Kung Pao chicken
Valine 0.327mg 0.47mg Kung Pao chicken
Histidine 0.207mg 0.265mg Kung Pao chicken
Cholesterol 14mg 26mg Chinese cuisine
Trans Fat 0.058g 0.034g Kung Pao chicken
Saturated Fat 0.978g 1.352g Chinese cuisine
Omega-3 - DHA 0.001g 0.003g Kung Pao chicken
Omega-3 - EPA 0.004g 0.003g Chinese cuisine
Omega-3 - DPA 0.005g 0.004g Chinese cuisine
Monounsaturated Fat 1.217g 2.173g Kung Pao chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 2.13g 3.02g Kung Pao chicken
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g 0.005g Kung Pao chicken
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.803g 2.688g Kung Pao chicken
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g 0.002g Kung Pao chicken
Omega-3 - ALA 0.264g 0.244g Chinese cuisine
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.004g 0.005g Kung Pao chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chinese cuisine Kung Pao chicken
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
37%
Chinese cuisine
28%
Kung Pao chicken
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
28%
Chinese cuisine
29%
Kung Pao chicken

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Kung Pao chicken
Kung Pao chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kung Pao chicken
Kung Pao chicken is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.62g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.374g)
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. Chinese cuisine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168072/nutrients
  2. Kung Pao chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167676/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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