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Ground chicken vs. Chicken meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Ground chicken and Chicken meat

  • Ground chicken has more Potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5, however, Chicken meat has more Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Chicken meat's daily need coverage for Selenium is 17% more.
  • Ground chicken has 3 times more Potassium than Chicken meat. Ground chicken has 677mg of Potassium, while Chicken meat has 223mg.
  • Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Chicken, ground, crumbles, cooked, pan-browned 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 Magnesium +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +203.6%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Iron +35.5%
Contains more Manganese +25%
Contains more Selenium +67.1%
Equal in Sodium - 82
Equal in Zinc - 1.94
Equal in Copper - 0.066
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 35% 20% 101% 60% 10% 53% 21% 3% 78%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22% 3% 131%
Contains more Magnesium +21.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +203.6%
Contains more Calcium +87.5%
Contains more Iron +35.5%
Contains more Manganese +25%
Contains more Selenium +67.1%
Equal in Sodium - 82
Equal in Zinc - 1.94
Equal in Copper - 0.066

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 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +79.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +70%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.4%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Choline +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +14.3%
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% 8% 0% 0% 31% 70% 134% 80% 125% 2% 64% 33% 6%
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 +44.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +92.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +79.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +70%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.4%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Choline +11.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +14.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +17.3%
Contains more Fats +24.5%
Equal in Water - 59.45
23% 11% 65%
Protein: 23.28 g
Fats: 10.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.92 g
Other: 0.88 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 +17.3%
Contains more Fats +24.5%
Equal in Water - 59.45

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +42.8%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 5.34
31% 48% 21%
Saturated Fat: 3.11 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.879 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.08 g
31% 44% 25%
Saturated Fat: 3.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.97 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -17.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +42.8%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 5.34

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground chicken Chicken meat Opinion
Protein 23.28g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 10.92g 13.6g Chicken meat
Calories 189kcal 239kcal Chicken meat
Calcium 8mg 15mg Chicken meat
Iron 0.93mg 1.26mg Chicken meat
Magnesium 28mg 23mg Ground chicken
Phosphorus 234mg 182mg Ground chicken
Potassium 677mg 223mg Ground chicken
Sodium 75mg 82mg Ground chicken
Zinc 1.92mg 1.94mg Chicken meat
Copper 0.062mg 0.066mg Chicken meat
Manganese 0.016mg 0.02mg Chicken meat
Selenium 14.3µg 23.9µg Chicken meat
Vitamin A 0IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 48µg Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.39mg 0.27mg Ground chicken
Vitamin D 2IU Chicken meat
Vitamin B1 0.121mg 0.063mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B2 0.302mg 0.168mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B3 7.107mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.327mg 1.03mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B6 0.538mg 0.4mg Ground chicken
Folate 2µg 5µg Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 0.51µg 0.3µg Ground chicken
Choline 59mg 65.9mg Chicken meat
Vitamin K 2.1µg 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.196mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 0.97mg 1.128mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.06mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.816mg 1.986mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.014mg 2.223mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.596mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.912mg 1.061mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.102mg 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.706mg 0.802mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 107mg 88mg Chicken meat
Trans Fat 0.087g Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 3.11g 3.79g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - DHA 0.031g 0.04g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0.008g 0.01g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.016g 0.02g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 4.879g 5.34g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.08g 2.97g Chicken meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.015g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.787g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.02g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - ALA 0.081g Ground chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground chicken 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
42%
Ground chicken
36%
Chicken meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Ground chicken
38%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.68g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 19mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is relatively richer in minerals
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 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. Ground chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171117/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.