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Elk meat vs. Chicken meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Elk meat and Chicken meat

  • Elk meat has more Vitamin B12, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1, while Chicken meat has more Selenium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Elk meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 111% higher.
  • Chicken meat contains 5 times less Copper than Elk meat. Elk meat contains 0.349mg of Copper, while Chicken meat contains 0.066mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Elk meat is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Game meat, elk, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, broiled and Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted.

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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 +223%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.6%
Contains more Potassium +75.8%
Contains less Sodium -39%
Contains more Zinc +112.4%
Contains more Copper +428.8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Selenium +127.6%
Equal in Manganese - 0.02
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 153% 21% 123% 35% 7% 113% 117% 3% 58%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22% 3% 131%
Contains more Iron +223%
Contains more Magnesium +26.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.6%
Contains more Potassium +75.8%
Contains less Sodium -39%
Contains more Zinc +112.4%
Contains more Copper +428.8%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Selenium +127.6%
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 E +103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.3%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +886.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 11% 0% 0% 36% 86% 116% 73% 112% 7% 370% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 36% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +103.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +120.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +17.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21.3%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +886.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +12.7%
Contains more Fats +298.8%
Equal in Water - 59.45
31% 3% 65%
Protein: 30.76 g
Fats: 3.41 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.93 g
Other: 0.9 g
27% 14% 59%
Protein: 27.3 g
Fats: 13.6 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.45 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +12.7%
Contains more Fats +298.8%
Equal in Water - 59.45

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -64.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +450.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1744.7%
54% 39% 7%
Saturated Fat: 1.342 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.97 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.161 g
31% 44% 25%
Saturated Fat: 3.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.97 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -64.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +450.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1744.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Elk meat Chicken meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price 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 Elk meat Chicken meat Opinion
Protein 30.76g 27.3g Elk meat
Fats 3.41g 13.6g Chicken meat
Calories 162kcal 239kcal Chicken meat
Calcium 5mg 15mg Chicken meat
Iron 4.07mg 1.26mg Elk meat
Magnesium 29mg 23mg Elk meat
Phosphorus 285mg 182mg Elk meat
Potassium 392mg 223mg Elk meat
Sodium 50mg 82mg Elk meat
Zinc 4.12mg 1.94mg Elk meat
Copper 0.349mg 0.066mg Elk meat
Manganese 0.019mg 0.02mg Chicken meat
Selenium 10.5µg 23.9µg Chicken meat
Vitamin A 0IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 48µg Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.55mg 0.27mg Elk meat
Vitamin D 2IU Chicken meat
Vitamin B1 0.144mg 0.063mg Elk meat
Vitamin B2 0.37mg 0.168mg Elk meat
Vitamin B3 6.143mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.212mg 1.03mg Elk meat
Vitamin B6 0.485mg 0.4mg Elk meat
Folate 9µg 5µg Elk meat
Vitamin B12 2.96µg 0.3µg Elk meat
Choline 65.9mg Chicken meat
Vitamin K 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.275mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.236mg 1.128mg Elk meat
Isoleucine 1.291mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 2.293mg 1.986mg Elk meat
Lysine 2.513mg 2.223mg Elk meat
Methionine 0.755mg 0.726mg Elk meat
Phenylalanine 1.126mg 1.061mg Elk meat
Valine 1.428mg 1.325mg Elk meat
Histidine 0.948mg 0.802mg Elk meat
Cholesterol 72mg 88mg Elk meat
Saturated Fat 1.342g 3.79g Elk meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.04g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.97g 5.34g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.161g 2.97g Chicken meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Elk meat
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.002g Elk meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Elk meat Chicken meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
62%
Elk meat
36%
Chicken meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
63%
Elk meat
38%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Elk meat
Elk meat contains less Sodium (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Elk meat
Elk meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Elk meat
Elk meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.448g)
Which food is cheaper?
Elk meat
Elk 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 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. Elk meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174429/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.