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Kung Pao chicken vs. Chinese cuisine — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Kung Pao chicken and Chinese cuisine

  • Kung Pao chicken has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat, however, Chinese cuisine has more Vitamin K, Vitamin B12, Folate, Zinc, and Vitamin C.
  • Chinese cuisine's daily need coverage for Vitamin K is 31% more.
  • Kung Pao chicken has 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Chinese cuisine. Kung Pao chicken has 2.757mg of Vitamin B3, while Chinese cuisine has 1.32mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Restaurant, Chinese, kung pao chicken and Restaurant, Chinese, beef and vegetables.

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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 +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.7%
Contains more Copper +49%
Contains more Manganese +74.1%
Contains more Selenium +20.9%
Contains more Iron +46.1%
Contains more Zinc +102.7%
Equal in Calcium - 22
Equal in Potassium - 204
Equal in Sodium - 409
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 29% 18% 41% 20% 53% 21% 25% 34% 45%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 42% 11% 33% 18% 54% 41% 17% 20% 37%
Contains more Magnesium +60%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.7%
Contains more Copper +49%
Contains more Manganese +74.1%
Contains more Selenium +20.9%
Contains more Iron +46.1%
Contains more Zinc +102.7%
Equal in Calcium - 22
Equal in Potassium - 204
Equal in Sodium - 409

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 +24.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +108.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.9%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +63.4%
Contains more Folate +181.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +336.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +277.2%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1262
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.033
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.055
Equal in Choline - 34.5
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 78% 21% 0% 24% 8% 13% 52% 30% 57% 12% 14% 21% 34%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 76% 17% 3% 39% 9% 13% 25% 27% 38% 34% 60% 19% 129%
Contains more Vitamin E +24.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +108.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +50.9%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +63.4%
Contains more Folate +181.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +336.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +277.2%
Equal in Vitamin A - 1262
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.033
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.055
Equal in Choline - 34.5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +37.9%
Contains more Fats +31.7%
Equal in Carbs - 7.29
Equal in Water - 78.82
Equal in Other - 1.51
10% 7% 7% 75%
Protein: 9.76 g
Fats: 6.98 g
Carbs: 6.87 g
Water: 74.78 g
Other: 1.61 g
7% 5% 7% 79%
Protein: 7.08 g
Fats: 5.3 g
Carbs: 7.29 g
Water: 78.82 g
Other: 1.51 g
Contains more Protein +37.9%
Contains more Fats +31.7%
Equal in Carbs - 7.29
Equal in Water - 78.82
Equal in Other - 1.51

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +78.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +41.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -27.7%
21% 33% 46%
Saturated Fat: 1.352 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.173 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.02 g
23% 28% 49%
Saturated Fat: 0.978 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.217 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.13 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +78.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +41.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -27.7%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Starch +39%
Contains more Sucrose +59%
Equal in Glucose - 0.69
Equal in Fructose - 0.55
46% 33% 11% 10%
Starch: 2.53 g
Sucrose: 1.86 g
Glucose: 0.63 g
Fructose: 0.54 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
43% 28% 16% 13%
Starch: 1.82 g
Sucrose: 1.17 g
Glucose: 0.69 g
Fructose: 0.55 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Starch +39%
Contains more Sucrose +59%
Equal in Glucose - 0.69
Equal in Fructose - 0.55

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kung Pao chicken Chinese cuisine Opinion
Net carbs 5.37g 5.79g Chinese cuisine
Protein 9.76g 7.08g Kung Pao chicken
Fats 6.98g 5.3g Kung Pao chicken
Carbs 6.87g 7.29g Chinese cuisine
Calories 129kcal 105kcal Kung Pao chicken
Starch 2.53g 1.82g Kung Pao chicken
Fructose 0.54g 0.55g Chinese cuisine
Sugar 3.03g 2.41g Chinese cuisine
Fiber 1.5g 1.5g
Calcium 20mg 22mg Chinese cuisine
Iron 0.76mg 1.11mg Chinese cuisine
Magnesium 24mg 15mg Kung Pao chicken
Phosphorus 94mg 76mg Kung Pao chicken
Potassium 218mg 204mg Kung Pao chicken
Sodium 402mg 409mg Kung Pao chicken
Zinc 0.74mg 1.5mg Chinese cuisine
Copper 0.073mg 0.049mg Kung Pao chicken
Manganese 0.256mg 0.147mg Kung Pao chicken
Selenium 8.1µg 6.7µg Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin A 1299IU 1262IU Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin A RAE 65µg 63µg Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin E 1.02mg 0.82mg Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin D 0IU 3IU Chinese cuisine
Vitamin D 0µg 0.1µg Chinese cuisine
Vitamin C 7.1mg 11.6mg Chinese cuisine
Vitamin B1 0.032mg 0.033mg Chinese cuisine
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.055mg
Vitamin B3 2.757mg 1.32mg Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin B5 0.5mg 0.443mg Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin B6 0.243mg 0.161mg Kung Pao chicken
Folate 16µg 45µg Chinese cuisine
Vitamin B12 0.11µg 0.48µg Chinese cuisine
Choline 37.4mg 34.5mg Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin K 13.6µg 51.3µg Chinese cuisine
Tryptophan 0.118mg 0.083mg Kung Pao chicken
Threonine 0.407mg 0.313mg Kung Pao chicken
Isoleucine 0.431mg 0.314mg Kung Pao chicken
Leucine 0.775mg 0.525mg Kung Pao chicken
Lysine 0.449mg 0.552mg Chinese cuisine
Methionine 0.24mg 0.158mg Kung Pao chicken
Phenylalanine 0.402mg 0.317mg Kung Pao chicken
Valine 0.47mg 0.327mg Kung Pao chicken
Histidine 0.265mg 0.207mg Kung Pao chicken
Cholesterol 26mg 14mg Chinese cuisine
Trans Fat 0.034g 0.058g Kung Pao chicken
Saturated Fat 1.352g 0.978g Chinese cuisine
Omega-3 - DHA 0.003g 0.001g Kung Pao chicken
Omega-3 - EPA 0.003g 0.004g Chinese cuisine
Omega-3 - DPA 0.004g 0.005g Chinese cuisine
Monounsaturated Fat 2.173g 1.217g Kung Pao chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 3.02g 2.13g Kung Pao chicken
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.005g 0.002g Kung Pao chicken
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.688g 1.803g Kung Pao chicken
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.002g 0.001g Kung Pao chicken
Omega-3 - ALA 0.244g 0.264g Chinese cuisine
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.005g 0.004g Kung Pao chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Kung Pao chicken Chinese cuisine
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
28%
Kung Pao chicken
37%
Chinese cuisine
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
29%
Kung Pao chicken
28%
Chinese cuisine

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Kung Pao chicken
Kung Pao chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Kung Pao chicken
Kung Pao chicken is lower in glycemic index (difference - 5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.62g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.374g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

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. Kung Pao chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167676/nutrients
  2. Chinese cuisine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168072/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.