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Chuck steak vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Chuck steak and Chicken meat different?

  • Chuck steak is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Selenium and Monounsaturated Fat, however Chicken meat is richer in Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Chuck steak is 114% higher.
  • Chuck steak contains 4 times more Zinc than Chicken meat. While Chuck steak contains 8.68mg of Zinc, Chicken meat contains only 1.94mg.
  • Chicken meat has less Saturated Fat.

Beef, chuck eye steak, boneless, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted are the varieties used in this article.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +94.4%
Contains more Potassium +45.7%
Contains more Copper +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +347.4%
Contains less Sodium -13.4%
Equal in Calcium - 15
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 182
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 92% 5% 29% 16% 26% 237% 83% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 5% 20% 17% 22% 53% 78% 11%
Contains more Iron +94.4%
Contains more Potassium +45.7%
Contains more Copper +16.7%
Contains more Zinc +347.4%
Contains less Sodium -13.4%
Equal in Calcium - 15
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 182

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart 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 B2 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +910%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin A +544%
Contains more Vitamin E +170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.063
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 2% 2% 3% 17% 45% 88% 46% 87% 379% 4% 5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 10% 6% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 38% 6% 4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +910%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin A +544%
Contains more Vitamin E +170%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +82%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.063
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
56
Chuck steak
36
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
62
Chuck steak
31
Chicken meat

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
150%
Chuck steak
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Chuck steak
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
91%
Chuck steak
63%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Chuck steak Chicken meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Chuck steak Chicken meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.87g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Chuck steak Chicken meat Opinion
Calories 277 239 Chuck steak
Protein 24.98 27.3 Chicken meat
Fats 19.64 13.6 Chuck steak
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 87 88 Chuck steak
Vitamin D 5 2 Chuck steak
Iron 2.45 1.26 Chuck steak
Calcium 16 15 Chuck steak
Potassium 325 223 Chuck steak
Magnesium 22 23 Chicken meat
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.077 0.066 Chuck steak
Zinc 8.68 1.94 Chuck steak
Starch
Phosphorus 193 182 Chuck steak
Sodium 71 82 Chuck steak
Vitamin A 25 161 Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.1 0.27 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0.1 0 Chuck steak
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.063 Chuck steak
Vitamin B2 0.191 0.168 Chuck steak
Vitamin B3 4.663 8.487 Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 0.752 1.03 Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.373 0.4 Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 3.03 0.3 Chuck steak
Vitamin K 1.6 2.4 Chicken meat
Folate 6 5 Chuck steak
Trans Fat 1.287 Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 8.66 3.79 Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 9.457 5.34 Chuck steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81 2.97 Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.281 0.305 Chicken meat
Threonine 1.099 1.128 Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.062 1.362 Chicken meat
Leucine 2.009 1.986 Chuck steak
Lysine 2.184 2.223 Chicken meat
Methionine 0.709 0.726 Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.951 1.061 Chicken meat
Valine 1.129 1.325 Chicken meat
Histidine 0.809 0.802 Chuck steak
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References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Chuck steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171228/nutrients
  2. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.