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

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Significant differences between Chinese lemon chicken and Sesame chicken

  • The amount of Vitamin B2, Vitamin A RAE, Choline, Selenium, and Vitamin B12 in Sesame chicken is higher than in Chinese lemon chicken.
  • Sesame chicken covers your daily Vitamin B2 needs 12% more than Chinese lemon chicken.
  • Sesame chicken has 3 times less Calcium than Chinese lemon chicken. Chinese lemon chicken has 40mg of Calcium, while Sesame chicken has 12mg.
  • Chinese lemon chicken contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Restaurant, Chinese, lemon chicken and Restaurant, Chinese, sesame 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 Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Iron +11.9%
Contains less Sodium -47.7%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +26.7%
Contains more Zinc +78.4%
Contains more Copper +27.5%
Contains more Selenium +28.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 130
Equal in Manganese - 0.083
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 4% 41% 16% 56% 18% 63% 25% 17% 11% 92%
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Iron +11.9%
Contains less Sodium -47.7%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Potassium +26.7%
Contains more Zinc +78.4%
Contains more Copper +27.5%
Contains more Selenium +28.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 130
Equal in Manganese - 0.083

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 C +130%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.5%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +2563.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +221.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +127.3%
Contains more Choline +156.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +11.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 1.31
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.96
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.267
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 18% 27% 3% 4% 10% 52% 75% 0% 62% 6% 32% 40% 68%
Contains more Vitamin C +130%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +32.5%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +2563.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +221.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +127.3%
Contains more Choline +156.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +11.1%
Equal in Vitamin E - 1.31
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.96
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.267

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +23.1%
Contains more Protein +20.7%
Contains more Carbs +30.4%
Contains more Other +35.9%
Equal in Fats - 14.25
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% 14% 27% 43% 2%
Protein: 14.33 g
Fats: 14.25 g
Carbs: 26.88 g
Water: 42.8 g
Other: 1.74 g
Contains more Water +23.1%
Contains more Protein +20.7%
Contains more Carbs +30.4%
Contains more Other +35.9%
Equal in Fats - 14.25

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -15.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +29%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +13.1%
19% 25% 56%
Saturated Fat: 2.033 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.749 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 6.086 g
19% 28% 54%
Saturated Fat: 2.41 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.546 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 6.885 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -15.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +29%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +13.1%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +133.5%
Contains more Glucose +38%
Contains more Fructose +32.2%
Equal in Starch - 10.7
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
40% 44% 8% 8%
Starch: 10.7 g
Sucrose: 11.79 g
Glucose: 2.18 g
Fructose: 2.01 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +133.5%
Contains more Glucose +38%
Contains more Fructose +32.2%
Equal in Starch - 10.7

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 Sesame chicken
Rich in vitamins ok
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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinese lemon chicken Sesame chicken Opinion
Net carbs 19.61g 26.18g Sesame chicken
Protein 11.87g 14.33g Sesame chicken
Fats 13.55g 14.25g Sesame chicken
Carbs 20.61g 26.88g Sesame chicken
Calories 252kcal 293kcal Sesame chicken
Starch 10.27g 10.7g Sesame chicken
Fructose 1.52g 2.01g Sesame chicken
Sugar 8.18g 15.98g Chinese lemon chicken
Fiber 1g 0.7g Chinese lemon chicken
Calcium 40mg 12mg Chinese lemon chicken
Iron 1.22mg 1.09mg Chinese lemon chicken
Magnesium 16mg 22mg Sesame chicken
Phosphorus 136mg 130mg Chinese lemon chicken
Potassium 161mg 204mg Sesame chicken
Sodium 252mg 482mg Chinese lemon chicken
Zinc 0.51mg 0.91mg Sesame chicken
Copper 0.04mg 0.051mg Sesame chicken
Manganese 0.089mg 0.083mg Chinese lemon chicken
Selenium 13µg 16.7µg Sesame chicken
Vitamin A 11IU 293IU Sesame chicken
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 83µg Sesame chicken
Vitamin E 1.28mg 1.31mg Sesame chicken
Vitamin D 5IU 5IU
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.1µg
Vitamin C 2.3mg 1mg Chinese lemon chicken
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.04mg Chinese lemon chicken
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.225mg Sesame chicken
Vitamin B3 3.776mg 3.96mg Sesame chicken
Vitamin B5 0.52mg Chinese lemon chicken
Vitamin B6 0.25mg 0.267mg Sesame chicken
Folate 9µg 8µg Chinese lemon chicken
Vitamin B12 0.11µg 0.25µg Sesame chicken
Choline 28.6mg 73.3mg Sesame chicken
Vitamin K 24.4µg 27.1µg Sesame chicken
Tryptophan 0.141mg Chinese lemon chicken
Threonine 0.513mg Chinese lemon chicken
Isoleucine 0.537mg Chinese lemon chicken
Leucine 0.978mg Chinese lemon chicken
Lysine 0.958mg Chinese lemon chicken
Methionine 0.33mg Chinese lemon chicken
Phenylalanine 0.478mg Chinese lemon chicken
Valine 0.57mg Chinese lemon chicken
Histidine 0.365mg Chinese lemon chicken
Cholesterol 32mg 59mg Chinese lemon chicken
Trans Fat 0.068g 0.045g Sesame chicken
Saturated Fat 2.033g 2.41g Chinese lemon chicken
Omega-3 - DHA 0.003g 0.005g Sesame chicken
Omega-3 - EPA 0.003g 0.003g
Omega-3 - DPA 0.003g 0.006g Sesame chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 2.749g 3.546g Sesame chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 6.086g 6.885g Sesame chicken
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.008g 0.009g Sesame chicken
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 5.301g 5.925g Sesame chicken
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.006g 0.039g Sesame chicken
Omega-3 - ALA 0.663g 0.774g Sesame chicken
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g 0.001g
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.006g 0.009g Sesame chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chinese lemon chicken Sesame 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
30%
Sesame chicken
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
28%
Chinese lemon chicken
34%
Sesame chicken

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sesame chicken
Sesame chicken is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese lemon chicken
Chinese lemon chicken is lower in Sugar (difference - 7.8g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinese lemon chicken
Chinese lemon chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 230mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chinese lemon chicken
Chinese lemon chicken is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese lemon chicken
Chinese lemon chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.377g)
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.

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. Sesame chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168087/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.