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Egg vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Egg
2
:
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Copper +2930.3%
Contains more Potassium +77%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Zinc +84.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.9%
Equal in Iron - 1.26
Equal in Phosphorus - 182
Contains more Calcium +233.3%
Contains more Copper +2930.3%
Contains more Potassium +77%
Contains more Magnesium +130%
Contains more Zinc +84.8%
Contains less Sodium -33.9%
Equal in Iron - 1.26
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
Egg
8
:
Contains more Vitamin A +223%
Contains more Vitamin E +281.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +205.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +270%
Contains more Folate, total +780%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +230.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.063
Contains more Vitamin A +223%
Contains more Vitamin E +281.5%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +205.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +35.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +270%
Contains more Folate, total +780%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +230.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +700%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.063

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
28
Egg
23
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
55
Egg
22
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
75%
Egg
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
1%
Egg
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
49%
Egg
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.
Egg Chicken meat
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Egg
Egg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.523g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Egg
Egg is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 285mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sugars (difference - 1.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Egg Chicken meat Opinion
Calories 155 239 Chicken meat
Protein 12.58 27.3 Chicken meat
Fats 10.61 13.6 Chicken meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.12 0 Egg
Cholesterol 373 88 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 87 2 Egg
Iron 1.19 1.26 Chicken meat
Calcium 50 15 Egg
Potassium 126 223 Chicken meat
Magnesium 10 23 Chicken meat
Sugars 1.12 0 Egg
Fiber 0 0
Copper 2 0.066 Egg
Zinc 1.05 1.94 Chicken meat
Starch
Phosphorus 172 182 Chicken meat
Sodium 124 82 Chicken meat
Vitamin A 520 161 Egg
Vitamin E 1.03 0.27 Egg
Vitamin D 2.2 0 Egg
Vitamin B1 0.066 0.063 Egg
Vitamin B2 0.513 0.168 Egg
Vitamin B3 0.064 8.487 Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.398 1.03 Egg
Vitamin B6 0.121 0.4 Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 1.11 0.3 Egg
Vitamin K 0.3 2.4 Chicken meat
Folate, total 44 5 Egg
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.267 3.79 Egg
Monounsaturated Fat 4.077 5.34 Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.414 2.97 Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.153 0.305 Chicken meat
Threonine 0.604 1.128 Chicken meat
Isoleucine 0.686 1.362 Chicken meat
Leucine 1.075 1.986 Chicken meat
Lysine 0.904 2.223 Chicken meat
Methionine 0.392 0.726 Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.668 1.061 Chicken meat
Valine 0.767 1.325 Chicken meat
Histidine 0.298 0.802 Chicken meat
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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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Egg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173424/nutrients
  2. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/nutrients

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.