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Ground meat vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Ground meat and Chicken meat

  • Ground meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron, yet Chicken meat is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin A.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Ground meat is 91% higher.
  • Ground meat contains 3 times more Zinc than Chicken meat. Ground meat contains 5.84mg of Zinc, while Chicken meat contains 1.94mg.
  • Chicken meat contains less Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +80.2%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Copper +19.7%
Contains more Zinc +201%
Contains less Sodium -11%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Equal in Potassium - 223
Equal in Phosphorus - 182
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 5% 20% 17% 22% 53% 78% 11%
Contains more Iron +80.2%
Contains more Calcium +120%
Contains more Copper +19.7%
Contains more Zinc +201%
Contains less Sodium -11%
Contains more Magnesium +35.3%
Equal in Potassium - 223
Equal in Phosphorus - 182

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 B12 +730%
Contains more Vitamin K +20.8%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin A +1688.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
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 B12 +730%
Contains more Vitamin K +20.8%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin A +1688.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +110.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +101.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.168

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.
Ground meat Chicken meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground meat Chicken meat Opinion
Calories 241kcal 239kcal Ground meat
Protein 23.87g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 15.37g 13.6g Ground meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0g 0g
Carbs 0g 0g
Cholesterol 88mg 88mg
Vitamin D 2IU 2IU
Iron 2.27mg 1.26mg Ground meat
Calcium 33mg 15mg Ground meat
Potassium 241mg 223mg Ground meat
Magnesium 17mg 23mg Chicken meat
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.079mg 0.066mg Ground meat
Zinc 5.84mg 1.94mg Ground meat
Starch g g
Phosphorus 166mg 182mg Chicken meat
Sodium 73mg 82mg Ground meat
Vitamin A 9IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.27mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.063mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.168mg Ground meat
Vitamin B3 4.026mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 0.512mg 1.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.311mg 0.4mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 2.49µg 0.3µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9µg 2.4µg Ground meat
Folate 7µg 5µg Ground meat
Trans Fat 1.173g g Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 6.073g 3.79g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 5.34g Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 2.97g Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.121mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 0.923mg 1.128mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.055mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.861mg 1.986mg Chicken meat
Lysine 1.976mg 2.223mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.614mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 1.061mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.172mg 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.775mg 0.802mg Chicken meat
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Ground meat Chicken meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
46
Ground meat
36
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
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
143%
Ground meat
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
71%
Ground meat
63%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.283g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (88 mg)
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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.