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Frog legs vs Ham - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Frog legs and Ham

  • Frog legs have more Copper, however Ham have more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Vitamin B12, Selenium, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 from Ham is 51% higher.
  • Ham has 3 times less Copper than Frog legs. Frog legs have 0.25mg of Copper, while Ham has 0.079mg.
  • Frog legs are lower in Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Frog legs, raw and Pork, cured, ham, boneless, extra lean (approximately 5% fat), 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Ham
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Contains more Copper +216.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +188%
Equal in Iron - 1.48
Equal in Potassium - 287
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 57% 15% 63% 26% 8% 28% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 56% 10% 85% 26% 157% 79% 27%
Contains more Calcium +125%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Contains more Copper +216.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +188%
Equal in Iron - 1.48
Equal in Potassium - 287

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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Ham
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +438.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +235.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +62.5%
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 0% 5% 24% 0% 189% 47% 76% 25% 93% 3% 82% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +438.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +235.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +62.5%

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 Ham
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 Frog legs Ham Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.5g Ham
Protein 16.4g 20.93g Ham
Fats 0.3g 5.53g Ham
Carbs 0g 1.5g Ham
Calories 73kcal 145kcal Ham
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 8mg Frog legs
Iron 1.5mg 1.48mg Frog legs
Magnesium 20mg 14mg Frog legs
Phosphorus 147mg 196mg Ham
Potassium 285mg 287mg Ham
Sodium 58mg 1203mg Frog legs
Zinc 1mg 2.88mg Ham
Copper 0.25mg 0.079mg Frog legs
Vitamin A 50IU 0IU Frog legs
Vitamin E 1mg 0.25mg Frog legs
Vitamin D 8IU 32IU Ham
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0.8µg Ham
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.14mg 0.754mg Ham
Vitamin B2 0.25mg 0.202mg Frog legs
Vitamin B3 1.2mg 4.023mg Ham
Vitamin B5 mg 0.403mg Ham
Vitamin B6 0.12mg 0.4mg Ham
Folate 15µg 3µg Frog legs
Vitamin B12 0.4µg 0.65µg Ham
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0µg Frog legs
Tryptophan mg 0.251mg Ham
Threonine mg 0.931mg Ham
Isoleucine mg 0.918mg Ham
Leucine mg 1.661mg Ham
Lysine mg 1.775mg Ham
Methionine mg 0.553mg Ham
Phenylalanine mg 0.904mg Ham
Valine mg 0.908mg Ham
Histidine mg 0.75mg Ham
Cholesterol 50mg 53mg Frog legs
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.076g 1.81g Frog legs
Monounsaturated Fat 0.053g 2.62g Ham
Polyunsaturated fat 0.102g 0.54g Ham

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Frog legs Ham
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
45
Ham
Mineral Summary Score
35
Frog legs
55
Ham

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
126%
Ham
Carbohydrates
0%
Frog legs
2%
Ham
Fats
1%
Frog legs
26%
Ham

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Ham
Ham is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Frog legs
Frog legs contains less Sodium (difference - 1145mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.734g)
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. Ham - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167871/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.