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Chinese lemon chicken vs. Orange chicken — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Chinese lemon chicken and Orange chicken?

  • Orange chicken has more Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin A RAE, Selenium, Choline, and Zinc than Chinese lemon chicken.
  • Orange chicken's daily need coverage for Sodium is 13% higher.
  • Orange chicken has 3 times less Calcium than Chinese lemon chicken. Chinese lemon chicken has 40mg of Calcium, while Orange chicken has 14mg.
  • Chinese lemon chicken is lower in Cholesterol.

We used Restaurant, Chinese, lemon chicken and Restaurant, Chinese, orange chicken types in this comparison.

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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 +29.8%
Contains less Sodium -54.4%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Potassium +29.8%
Contains more Zinc +121.6%
Contains more Selenium +31.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 130
Equal in Copper - 0.042
Equal in Manganese - 0.087
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 46% 12% 59% 15% 33% 14% 14% 12% 71%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 36% 15% 56% 19% 73% 31% 14% 12% 94%
Contains more Calcium +185.7%
Contains more Iron +29.8%
Contains less Sodium -54.4%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Potassium +29.8%
Contains more Zinc +121.6%
Contains more Selenium +31.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 130
Equal in Copper - 0.042
Equal in Manganese - 0.087

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 E +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.3%
Contains more Folate +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +81.8%
Contains more Choline +131.1%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.59
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.23
Equal in Vitamin K - 24.4
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 26% 3% 8% 14% 17% 71% 32% 58% 7% 14% 16% 61%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 16% 22% 3% 3% 11% 51% 68% 60% 54% 8% 25% 37% 61%
Contains more Vitamin E +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +214.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +92.3%
Contains more Folate +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +81.8%
Contains more Choline +131.1%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.59
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.23
Equal in Vitamin K - 24.4

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +21.8%
Contains more Other +53.9%
Equal in Fats - 12.68
Equal in Carbs - 22.46
Equal in Water - 48.43
12% 14% 21% 53%
Protein: 11.87 g
Fats: 13.55 g
Carbs: 20.61 g
Water: 52.69 g
Other: 1.28 g
14% 13% 22% 48% 2%
Protein: 14.46 g
Fats: 12.68 g
Carbs: 22.46 g
Water: 48.43 g
Other: 1.97 g
Contains more Protein +21.8%
Contains more Other +53.9%
Equal in Fats - 12.68
Equal in Carbs - 22.46
Equal in Water - 48.43

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -16.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +26.4%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 6.086
19% 25% 56%
Saturated Fat: 2.033 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.749 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 6.086 g
20% 29% 51%
Saturated Fat: 2.422 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.474 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 6.086 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -16.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +26.4%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 6.086

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Glucose +150.8%
Contains more Fructose +126.9%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +143.6%
Equal in Starch - 10.5
56% 27% 9% 8%
Starch: 10.27 g
Sucrose: 5.05 g
Glucose: 1.58 g
Fructose: 1.52 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0.03 g
Galactose: 0 g
44% 51% 3% 3%
Starch: 10.5 g
Sucrose: 12.3 g
Glucose: 0.63 g
Fructose: 0.67 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Glucose +150.8%
Contains more Fructose +126.9%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +143.6%
Equal in Starch - 10.5

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese lemon chicken Orange chicken Opinion
Net carbs 19.61g 21.66g Orange chicken
Protein 11.87g 14.46g Orange chicken
Fats 13.55g 12.68g Chinese lemon chicken
Carbs 20.61g 22.46g Orange chicken
Calories 252kcal 262kcal Orange chicken
Starch 10.27g 10.5g Orange chicken
Fructose 1.52g 0.67g Chinese lemon chicken
Sugar 8.18g 13.6g Chinese lemon chicken
Fiber 1g 0.8g Chinese lemon chicken
Calcium 40mg 14mg Chinese lemon chicken
Iron 1.22mg 0.94mg Chinese lemon chicken
Magnesium 16mg 20mg Orange chicken
Phosphorus 136mg 130mg Chinese lemon chicken
Potassium 161mg 209mg Orange chicken
Sodium 252mg 553mg Chinese lemon chicken
Zinc 0.51mg 1.13mg Orange chicken
Copper 0.04mg 0.042mg Orange chicken
Manganese 0.089mg 0.087mg Chinese lemon chicken
Selenium 13µg 17.1µg Orange chicken
Vitamin A 11IU 264IU Orange chicken
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 75µg Orange chicken
Vitamin E 1.28mg 1.07mg Chinese lemon chicken
Vitamin D 5IU 5IU
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.1µg
Vitamin C 2.3mg 0.9mg Chinese lemon chicken
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.043mg Chinese lemon chicken
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.22mg Orange chicken
Vitamin B3 3.776mg 3.59mg Chinese lemon chicken
Vitamin B5 0.52mg 1mg Orange chicken
Vitamin B6 0.25mg 0.23mg Chinese lemon chicken
Folate 9µg 10µg Orange chicken
Vitamin B12 0.11µg 0.2µg Orange chicken
Choline 28.6mg 66.1mg Orange chicken
Vitamin K 24.4µg 24.4µg
Tryptophan 0.141mg 0.113mg Chinese lemon chicken
Threonine 0.513mg 0.576mg Orange chicken
Isoleucine 0.537mg 0.576mg Orange chicken
Leucine 0.978mg 1.001mg Orange chicken
Lysine 0.958mg 1.058mg Orange chicken
Methionine 0.33mg 0.34mg Orange chicken
Phenylalanine 0.478mg 0.51mg Orange chicken
Valine 0.57mg 0.614mg Orange chicken
Histidine 0.365mg 0.359mg Chinese lemon chicken
Cholesterol 32mg 61mg Chinese lemon chicken
Trans Fat 0.068g 0.053g Orange chicken
Saturated Fat 2.033g 2.422g Chinese lemon chicken
Omega-3 - DHA 0.003g 0.005g Orange chicken
Omega-3 - EPA 0.003g 0.001g Chinese lemon chicken
Omega-3 - DPA 0.003g 0.003g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.749g 3.474g Orange chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 6.086g 6.086g
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.008g 0.008g
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 5.301g 5.284g Chinese lemon chicken
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.006g 0.028g Orange chicken
Omega-3 - ALA 0.663g 0.619g Chinese lemon chicken
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g 0g Chinese lemon chicken
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.006g 0.01g Orange chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinese lemon chicken Orange chicken
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
25%
Chinese lemon chicken
32%
Orange chicken
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
28%
Chinese lemon chicken
35%
Orange chicken

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese lemon chicken
Chinese lemon chicken is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.42g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinese lemon chicken
Chinese lemon chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 301mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chinese lemon chicken
Chinese lemon chicken is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese lemon chicken
Chinese lemon chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.389g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
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 lemon chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167674/nutrients
  2. Orange chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167679/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.