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Corned beef vs. Chicken meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Corned beef and Chicken meat?

  • Corned beef is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, and Copper, while Chicken meat is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus.
  • Corned beef's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 55% higher.
  • Chicken meat has 12 times less Sodium than Corned beef. Corned beef has 973mg of Sodium, while Chicken meat has 82mg.

We used Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked and Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted 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 Iron +47.6%
Contains more Zinc +136.1%
Contains more Copper +133.3%
Contains more Selenium +37.2%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.6%
Contains more Potassium +53.8%
Contains less Sodium -91.6%
Equal in Manganese - 0.02
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52% 3% 179%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22% 3% 131%
Contains more Iron +47.6%
Contains more Zinc +136.1%
Contains more Copper +133.3%
Contains more Selenium +37.2%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Magnesium +91.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.6%
Contains more Potassium +53.8%
Contains less Sodium -91.6%
Equal in Manganese - 0.02

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 D +∞%
Contains more Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +443.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +180.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +145.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +60%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 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 Folate +20%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +443.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +142.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +180.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +145.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +60%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +39.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +50.2%
Equal in Water - 59.45
18% 19% 60% 3%
Protein: 18.17 g
Fats: 18.98 g
Carbs: 0.47 g
Water: 59.79 g
Other: 2.59 g
27% 14% 59%
Protein: 27.3 g
Fats: 13.6 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.45 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Fats +39.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +50.2%
Equal in Water - 59.45

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +72.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -40.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +343.3%
39% 57% 4%
Saturated Fat: 6.34 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.22 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.67 g
31% 44% 25%
Saturated Fat: 3.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.97 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +72.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -40.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +343.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corned beef Chicken meat Opinion
Net carbs 0.47g 0g Corned beef
Protein 18.17g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 18.98g 13.6g Corned beef
Carbs 0.47g 0g Corned beef
Calories 251kcal 239kcal Corned beef
Calcium 8mg 15mg Chicken meat
Iron 1.86mg 1.26mg Corned beef
Magnesium 12mg 23mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 125mg 182mg Chicken meat
Potassium 145mg 223mg Chicken meat
Sodium 973mg 82mg Chicken meat
Zinc 4.58mg 1.94mg Corned beef
Copper 0.154mg 0.066mg Corned beef
Manganese 0.022mg 0.02mg Corned beef
Selenium 32.8µg 23.9µg Corned beef
Vitamin A 0IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 48µg Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.16mg 0.27mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 4IU 2IU Corned beef
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0µg Corned beef
Vitamin B1 0.026mg 0.063mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.168mg Corned beef
Vitamin B3 3.03mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 0.42mg 1.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 0.4mg Chicken meat
Folate 6µg 5µg Corned beef
Vitamin B12 1.63µg 0.3µg Corned beef
Vitamin K 1.5µg 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.119mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 0.726mg 1.128mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 0.827mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.445mg 1.986mg Chicken meat
Lysine 1.536mg 2.223mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.473mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.718mg 1.061mg Chicken meat
Valine 0.901mg 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.58mg 0.802mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 98mg 88mg Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 6.34g 3.79g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.04g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.01g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.02g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 9.22g 5.34g Corned beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.67g 2.97g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Corned beef Chicken meat
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
33%
Corned beef
36%
Chicken meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
63%
Corned beef
38%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Corned beef
Corned beef is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 891mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.55g)
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 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

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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.