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Knackwurst vs. Chicken thigh — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Knackwurst and Chicken thigh

  • Knackwurst is higher in Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B1, yet Chicken thigh is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Selenium.
  • Knackwurst covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 37% more than Chicken thigh.
  • Knackwurst contains 10 times more Sodium than Chicken thigh. While Knackwurst contains 930mg of Sodium, Chicken thigh contains only 95mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Knackwurst, knockwurst, pork, beef and Chicken, broilers or fryers, thigh, meat only, cooked, fried.

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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 Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Iron +121.2%
Contains more Magnesium +136.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.1%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -89.8%
Contains more Zinc +68.1%
Contains more Copper +50%
Contains more Manganese +28.6%
Contains more Selenium +51.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 25% 8% 43% 18% 122% 46% 20% 3% 74%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 55% 19% 86% 23% 13% 77% 30% 4% 112%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Iron +121.2%
Contains more Magnesium +136.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +103.1%
Contains more Potassium +30.2%
Contains less Sodium -89.8%
Contains more Zinc +68.1%
Contains more Copper +50%
Contains more Manganese +28.6%
Contains more Selenium +51.9%

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 D +450%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +288.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +257.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +160.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +301.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.5%
Contains more Folate +350%
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% 12% 34% 0% 86% 33% 52% 20% 40% 2% 148% 30% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 0% 6% 0% 22% 59% 134% 78% 88% 7% 42% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin D +450%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +288.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +257.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +160.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +301.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +123.5%
Contains more Folate +350%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +168.9%
Contains more Carbs +171.2%
Contains more Other +162.1%
Contains more Protein +153.9%
Equal in Water - 59.31
11% 28% 3% 55% 3%
Protein: 11.1 g
Fats: 27.7 g
Carbs: 3.2 g
Water: 55.3 g
Other: 2.7 g
28% 10% 59%
Protein: 28.18 g
Fats: 10.3 g
Carbs: 1.18 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 1.03 g
Contains more Fats +168.9%
Contains more Carbs +171.2%
Contains more Other +162.1%
Contains more Protein +153.9%
Equal in Water - 59.31

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +235.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +20.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.8%
39% 49% 11%
Saturated Fat: 10.21 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.81 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.92 g
31% 42% 27%
Saturated Fat: 2.78 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.82 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.43 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +235.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +20.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Knackwurst Chicken thigh Opinion
Net carbs 3.2g 1.18g Knackwurst
Protein 11.1g 28.18g Chicken thigh
Fats 27.7g 10.3g Knackwurst
Carbs 3.2g 1.18g Knackwurst
Calories 307kcal 218kcal Knackwurst
Calcium 11mg 13mg Chicken thigh
Iron 0.66mg 1.46mg Chicken thigh
Magnesium 11mg 26mg Chicken thigh
Phosphorus 98mg 199mg Chicken thigh
Potassium 199mg 259mg Chicken thigh
Sodium 930mg 95mg Chicken thigh
Zinc 1.66mg 2.79mg Chicken thigh
Copper 0.06mg 0.09mg Chicken thigh
Manganese 0.021mg 0.027mg Chicken thigh
Selenium 13.5µg 20.5µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin A 0IU 70IU Chicken thigh
Vitamin E 0.57mg Knackwurst
Vitamin D 44IU 8IU Knackwurst
Vitamin D 1.1µg 0.2µg Knackwurst
Vitamin B1 0.342mg 0.088mg Knackwurst
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.255mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B3 2.734mg 7.12mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B5 0.32mg 1.285mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B6 0.17mg 0.38mg Chicken thigh
Folate 2µg 9µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B12 1.18µg 0.33µg Knackwurst
Choline 55mg Knackwurst
Vitamin K 1.6µg Knackwurst
Tryptophan 0.138mg 0.329mg Chicken thigh
Threonine 0.432mg 1.188mg Chicken thigh
Isoleucine 0.639mg 1.486mg Chicken thigh
Leucine 0.874mg 2.115mg Chicken thigh
Lysine 1.01mg 2.384mg Chicken thigh
Methionine 0.276mg 0.778mg Chicken thigh
Phenylalanine 0.501mg 1.121mg Chicken thigh
Valine 0.639mg 1.397mg Chicken thigh
Histidine 0.314mg 0.874mg Chicken thigh
Cholesterol 60mg 102mg Knackwurst
Saturated Fat 10.21g 2.78g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.05g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.01g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.03g Chicken thigh
Monounsaturated Fat 12.81g 3.82g Knackwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 2.92g 2.43g Knackwurst

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Knackwurst Chicken thigh
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
35%
Knackwurst
34%
Chicken thigh
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Knackwurst
42%
Chicken thigh

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh contains less Sodium (difference - 835mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.43g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Knackwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173867/nutrients
  2. Chicken thigh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172387/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.