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Frog legs vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Frog legs and Chicken meat different?

  • Frog legs are higher in Copper, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B2, however Chicken meat is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Selenium and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 from Chicken meat is 46% higher.
  • Frog legs contain 4 times more Copper than Chicken meat. While Frog legs contain 0.25mg of Copper, Chicken meat contains only 0.066mg.
  • Frog legs have less Cholesterol.

Frog legs, raw 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 +19%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +27.8%
Contains more Copper +278.8%
Contains less Sodium -29.3%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Zinc +94%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 57% 6% 26% 15% 84% 28% 63% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 5% 20% 17% 22% 53% 78% 11%
Contains more Iron +19%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Potassium +27.8%
Contains more Copper +278.8%
Contains less Sodium -29.3%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains more Zinc +94%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.8%

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 E +270.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +33.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +222%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +607.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2300%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 20% 6% 35% 58% 23% 0% 28% 50% 1% 12%
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 E +270.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +33.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +222%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +607.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2300%

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
19
Frog legs
36
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
35
Frog legs
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
98%
Frog legs
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Frog legs
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
1%
Frog legs
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.
Frog legs Chicken meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Frog legs 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?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 38mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Frog legs
Frog legs contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.714g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
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?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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 Frog legs Chicken meat Opinion
Calories 73 239 Chicken meat
Protein 16.4 27.3 Chicken meat
Fats 0.3 13.6 Chicken meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 50 88 Frog legs
Vitamin D 8 2 Frog legs
Iron 1.5 1.26 Frog legs
Calcium 18 15 Frog legs
Potassium 285 223 Frog legs
Magnesium 20 23 Chicken meat
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.25 0.066 Frog legs
Zinc 1 1.94 Chicken meat
Starch
Phosphorus 147 182 Chicken meat
Sodium 58 82 Frog legs
Vitamin A 50 161 Chicken meat
Vitamin E 1 0.27 Frog legs
Vitamin D 0.2 0 Frog legs
Vitamin B1 0.14 0.063 Frog legs
Vitamin B2 0.25 0.168 Frog legs
Vitamin B3 1.2 8.487 Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03 Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.12 0.4 Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.4 0.3 Frog legs
Vitamin K 0.1 2.4 Chicken meat
Folate 15 5 Frog legs
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.076 3.79 Frog legs
Monounsaturated Fat 0.053 5.34 Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.102 2.97 Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305 Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128 Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362 Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986 Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223 Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726 Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061 Chicken meat
Valine 1.325 Chicken meat
Histidine 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 separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Frog legs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168148/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.