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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, and Selenium, however Chicken meat is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • 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
Contains more Iron +94.4%
Contains more Potassium +45.7%
Contains less Sodium -13.4%
Contains more Zinc +347.4%
Contains more Copper +16.7%
Equal in Calcium - 15
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 182
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 92% 16% 83% 29% 10% 237% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Contains more Iron +94.4%
Contains more Potassium +45.7%
Contains less Sodium -13.4%
Contains more Zinc +347.4%
Contains more Copper +16.7%
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 Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +910%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 2% 3% 0% 17% 45% 88% 46% 87% 5% 379% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.7%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +910%
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

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to 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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chuck steak Chicken meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 24.98g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 19.64g 13.6g Chuck steak
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 277kcal 239kcal Chuck steak
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 16mg 15mg Chuck steak
Iron 2.45mg 1.26mg Chuck steak
Magnesium 22mg 23mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 193mg 182mg Chuck steak
Potassium 325mg 223mg Chuck steak
Sodium 71mg 82mg Chuck steak
Zinc 8.68mg 1.94mg Chuck steak
Copper 0.077mg 0.066mg Chuck steak
Vitamin A 25IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.1mg 0.27mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 5IU 2IU Chuck steak
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0µg Chuck steak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.066mg 0.063mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B2 0.191mg 0.168mg Chuck steak
Vitamin B3 4.663mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 0.752mg 1.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.373mg 0.4mg Chicken meat
Folate 6µg 5µg Chuck steak
Vitamin B12 3.03µg 0.3µg Chuck steak
Vitamin K 1.6µg 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.281mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.099mg 1.128mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.062mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 2.009mg 1.986mg Chuck steak
Lysine 2.184mg 2.223mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.709mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.951mg 1.061mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.129mg 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.809mg 0.802mg Chuck steak
Cholesterol 87mg 88mg Chuck steak
Trans Fat 1.287g g Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 8.66g 3.79g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 9.457g 5.34g Chuck steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.81g 2.97g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills 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 food.
Protein
150%
Chuck steak
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Chuck steak
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
91%
Chuck steak
63%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak contains less Sodium (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chuck steak
Chuck steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (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 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

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 to 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.