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

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What are the main differences between Orange chicken and Chinese lemon 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.
  • Chinese lemon chicken has 25 times less Vitamin A RAE than Orange chicken. Orange chicken has 75µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Chinese lemon chicken has 3µg.
  • Chinese lemon chicken is lower in Sodium.

We used Restaurant, Chinese, orange chicken and Restaurant, Chinese, lemon 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 Magnesium +25%
Contains more Potassium +29.8%
Contains more Zinc +121.6%
Contains more Selenium +31.5%
Contains more Calcium +185.7%
Contains more Iron +29.8%
Contains less Sodium -54.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 136
Equal in Copper - 0.04
Equal in Manganese - 0.089
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 36% 15% 56% 19% 73% 31% 14% 12% 94%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 12% 46% 12% 59% 15% 33% 14% 14% 12% 71%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Potassium +29.8%
Contains more Zinc +121.6%
Contains more Selenium +31.5%
Contains more Calcium +185.7%
Contains more Iron +29.8%
Contains less Sodium -54.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 136
Equal in Copper - 0.04
Equal in Manganese - 0.089

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 +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%
Contains more Vitamin E +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.3%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.776
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.25
Equal in Folate - 9
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 16% 22% 3% 3% 11% 51% 68% 60% 54% 8% 25% 37% 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 1% 26% 3% 8% 14% 17% 71% 32% 58% 7% 14% 16% 61%
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%
Contains more Vitamin E +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.3%
Equal in Vitamin D - 0.1
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.776
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.25
Equal in Folate - 9
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 - 13.55
Equal in Carbs - 20.61
Equal in Water - 52.69
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
12% 14% 21% 53%
Protein: 11.87 g
Fats: 13.55 g
Carbs: 20.61 g
Water: 52.69 g
Other: 1.28 g
Contains more Protein +21.8%
Contains more Other +53.9%
Equal in Fats - 13.55
Equal in Carbs - 20.61
Equal in Water - 52.69

Fat Type Comparison

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

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +143.6%
Contains more Glucose +150.8%
Contains more Fructose +126.9%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Equal in Starch - 10.27
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
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
Contains more Sucrose +143.6%
Contains more Glucose +150.8%
Contains more Fructose +126.9%
Contains more Maltose +∞%
Equal in Starch - 10.27

Comparison summary table

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Orange chicken Chinese lemon 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
32%
Orange chicken
25%
Chinese lemon chicken
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
35%
Orange chicken
28%
Chinese lemon 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. Orange chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167679/nutrients
  2. Chinese lemon chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167674/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.