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

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

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.
Frog legs 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 Frog legs Chicken meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 16.4g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 0.3g 13.6g Chicken meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 73kcal 239kcal Chicken meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 15mg Frog legs
Iron 1.5mg 1.26mg Frog legs
Magnesium 20mg 23mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 147mg 182mg Chicken meat
Potassium 285mg 223mg Frog legs
Sodium 58mg 82mg Frog legs
Zinc 1mg 1.94mg Chicken meat
Copper 0.25mg 0.066mg Frog legs
Vitamin A 50IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 1mg 0.27mg Frog legs
Vitamin D 8IU 2IU Frog legs
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0µg Frog legs
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.14mg 0.063mg Frog legs
Vitamin B2 0.25mg 0.168mg Frog legs
Vitamin B3 1.2mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 mg 1.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.4mg Chicken meat
Folate 15µg 5µg Frog legs
Vitamin B12 0.4µg 0.3µg Frog legs
Vitamin K 0.1µg 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine mg 1.128mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine mg 1.986mg Chicken meat
Lysine mg 2.223mg Chicken meat
Methionine mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine mg 1.061mg Chicken meat
Valine mg 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine mg 0.802mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 50mg 88mg Frog legs
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.076g 3.79g Frog legs
Monounsaturated Fat 0.053g 5.34g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.102g 2.97g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Frog legs 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
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 food.
Protein
98%
Frog legs
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Frog legs
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
1%
Frog legs
63%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Frog legs
Frog legs contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 38mg)
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 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. 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.