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Goat vs. Chicken meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Goat and Chicken meat?

  • Goat is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Copper, Iron, and Zinc, however, Chicken meat is richer in Vitamin B3, Selenium, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Goat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 35% more.
  • Chicken meat contains 4 times less Copper than Goat. Goat contains 0.256mg of Copper, while Chicken meat contains 0.066mg.
  • Goat has less Cholesterol.

We used Goat, raw and Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted types 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +124.6%
Contains more Potassium +72.6%
Contains more Zinc +106.2%
Contains more Copper +287.9%
Contains more Manganese +90%
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains more Selenium +171.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 182
Equal in Sodium - 82
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 107% 0% 78% 34% 11% 110% 86% 5% 48%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22% 3% 131%
Contains more Iron +124.6%
Contains more Potassium +72.6%
Contains more Zinc +106.2%
Contains more Copper +287.9%
Contains more Manganese +90%
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains more Selenium +171.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 182
Equal in Sodium - 82

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.
Goat
3
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +74.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +191.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +276.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +126.3%
Equal in Folate - 5
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% 0% 0% 0% 28% 114% 71% 0% 0% 4% 142% 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 B1 +74.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +191.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +276.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +126.3%
Equal in Folate - 5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +27.6%
Contains more Protein +32.5%
Contains more Fats +488.7%
21% 2% 76%
Protein: 20.6 g
Fats: 2.31 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 75.84 g
Other: 1.25 g
27% 14% 59%
Protein: 27.3 g
Fats: 13.6 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.45 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Water +27.6%
Contains more Protein +32.5%
Contains more Fats +488.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +418.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1647.1%
37% 54% 9%
Saturated Fat: 0.71 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.03 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.17 g
31% 44% 25%
Saturated Fat: 3.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.97 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +418.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1647.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Goat Chicken meat
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Goat Chicken meat Opinion
Protein 20.6g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 2.31g 13.6g Chicken meat
Calories 109kcal 239kcal Chicken meat
Calcium 13mg 15mg Chicken meat
Iron 2.83mg 1.26mg Goat
Magnesium 23mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 180mg 182mg Chicken meat
Potassium 385mg 223mg Goat
Sodium 82mg 82mg
Zinc 4mg 1.94mg Goat
Copper 0.256mg 0.066mg Goat
Manganese 0.038mg 0.02mg Goat
Selenium 8.8µg 23.9µg Chicken meat
Vitamin A 0IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 48µg Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.27mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2IU Chicken meat
Vitamin B1 0.11mg 0.063mg Goat
Vitamin B2 0.49mg 0.168mg Goat
Vitamin B3 3.75mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.4mg Chicken meat
Folate 5µg 5µg
Vitamin B12 1.13µg 0.3µg Goat
Choline 65.9mg Chicken meat
Vitamin K 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.306mg 0.305mg Goat
Threonine 0.981mg 1.128mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.042mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.716mg 1.986mg Chicken meat
Lysine 1.532mg 2.223mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.552mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.715mg 1.061mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.103mg 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.429mg 0.802mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 57mg 88mg Goat
Saturated Fat 0.71g 3.79g Goat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.04g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.03g 5.34g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.17g 2.97g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Goat Chicken meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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
27%
Goat
36%
Chicken meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
48%
Goat
38%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Goat
Goat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Goat
Goat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Goat
Goat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.08g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (82 mg)
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.

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. Goat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175303/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.