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Kung Pao chicken vs. Frog legs — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Kung Pao chicken and Frog legs different?

  • Kung Pao chicken is higher in Vitamin K, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, however, Frog legs are richer in Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Iron, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Frog legs is 20% higher.
  • Kung Pao chicken contains 136 times more Vitamin K than Frog legs. While Kung Pao chicken contains 13.6µg of Vitamin K, Frog legs contain only 0.1µg.
  • Frog legs have less Sodium.

Restaurant, Chinese, kung pao chicken and Frog legs, raw are the varieties used 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 Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Iron +97.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.4%
Contains more Potassium +30.7%
Contains less Sodium -85.6%
Contains more Zinc +35.1%
Contains more Copper +242.5%
Contains more Selenium +74.1%
Equal in Calcium - 18
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 6% 57% 15% 63% 26% 8% 28% 84% 0% 77%
Contains more Calcium +11.1%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Iron +97.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.4%
Contains more Potassium +30.7%
Contains less Sodium -85.6%
Contains more Zinc +35.1%
Contains more Copper +242.5%
Contains more Selenium +74.1%
Equal in Calcium - 18

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 A +2498%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +129.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +102.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +13500%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +337.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +354.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +263.6%
Contains more Choline +73.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 1
Equal in Folate - 15
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 3% 20% 6% 0% 35% 58% 23% 0% 28% 12% 50% 36% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2498%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +129.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +102.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +13500%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +337.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +354.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +263.6%
Contains more Choline +73.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 1
Equal in Folate - 15

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +2226.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +15%
Contains more Protein +68%
Equal in Water - 81.9
10% 7% 7% 75%
Protein: 9.76 g
Fats: 6.98 g
Carbs: 6.87 g
Water: 74.78 g
Other: 1.61 g
16% 82%
Protein: 16.4 g
Fats: 0.3 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 81.9 g
Other: 1.4 g
Contains more Fats +2226.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +15%
Contains more Protein +68%
Equal in Water - 81.9

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4000%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2860.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.4%
21% 33% 46%
Saturated Fat: 1.352 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.173 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.02 g
33% 23% 44%
Saturated Fat: 0.076 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.053 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.102 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4000%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2860.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.4%

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 Frog legs
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Kung Pao chicken Frog legs Opinion
Net carbs 5.37g 0g Kung Pao chicken
Protein 9.76g 16.4g Frog legs
Fats 6.98g 0.3g Kung Pao chicken
Carbs 6.87g 0g Kung Pao chicken
Calories 129kcal 73kcal Kung Pao chicken
Starch 2.53g Kung Pao chicken
Fructose 0.54g Kung Pao chicken
Sugar 3.03g 0g Frog legs
Fiber 1.5g 0g Kung Pao chicken
Calcium 20mg 18mg Kung Pao chicken
Iron 0.76mg 1.5mg Frog legs
Magnesium 24mg 20mg Kung Pao chicken
Phosphorus 94mg 147mg Frog legs
Potassium 218mg 285mg Frog legs
Sodium 402mg 58mg Frog legs
Zinc 0.74mg 1mg Frog legs
Copper 0.073mg 0.25mg Frog legs
Manganese 0.256mg Kung Pao chicken
Selenium 8.1µg 14.1µg Frog legs
Vitamin A 1299IU 50IU Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin A RAE 65µg 15µg Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin E 1.02mg 1mg Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin D 0IU 8IU Frog legs
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Frog legs
Vitamin C 7.1mg 0mg Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin B1 0.032mg 0.14mg Frog legs
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.25mg Frog legs
Vitamin B3 2.757mg 1.2mg Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin B5 0.5mg Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin B6 0.243mg 0.12mg Kung Pao chicken
Folate 16µg 15µg Kung Pao chicken
Vitamin B12 0.11µg 0.4µg Frog legs
Choline 37.4mg 65mg Frog legs
Vitamin K 13.6µg 0.1µg Kung Pao chicken
Tryptophan 0.118mg Kung Pao chicken
Threonine 0.407mg Kung Pao chicken
Isoleucine 0.431mg Kung Pao chicken
Leucine 0.775mg Kung Pao chicken
Lysine 0.449mg Kung Pao chicken
Methionine 0.24mg Kung Pao chicken
Phenylalanine 0.402mg Kung Pao chicken
Valine 0.47mg Kung Pao chicken
Histidine 0.265mg Kung Pao chicken
Cholesterol 26mg 50mg Kung Pao chicken
Trans Fat 0.034g Frog legs
Saturated Fat 1.352g 0.076g Frog legs
Omega-3 - DHA 0.003g 0.02g Frog legs
Omega-3 - EPA 0.003g 0.014g Frog legs
Omega-3 - DPA 0.004g 0.007g Frog legs
Monounsaturated Fat 2.173g 0.053g Kung Pao chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 3.02g 0.102g Kung Pao chicken
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.005g Kung Pao chicken
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.688g Kung Pao chicken
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.002g Kung Pao chicken
Omega-3 - ALA 0.244g Kung Pao chicken
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.005g Kung Pao chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Kung Pao chicken Frog legs
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
21%
Frog legs
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
29%
Kung Pao chicken
36%
Frog legs

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Kung Pao chicken
Kung Pao chicken is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Kung Pao chicken
Kung Pao chicken is cheaper (difference - $2.5)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Sugar (difference - 3.03g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Frog legs
Frog legs contains less Sodium (difference - 344mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.276g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Frog legs
Frog legs is lower in glycemic index (difference - 55)
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. Frog legs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168148/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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