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Lamb and mutton vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Lamb and mutton and Chicken meat

  • Lamb and mutton has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B2, and Copper, while Chicken meat has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Lamb and mutton's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 94% higher.
  • Chicken meat contains 2 times less Saturated Fat than Lamb and mutton. Lamb and mutton contains 8.83g of Saturated Fat, while Chicken meat contains 3.79g.

The food types used in this comparison are Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked 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 Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Iron +49.2%
Contains more Potassium +39%
Contains less Sodium -12.2%
Contains more Zinc +129.9%
Contains more Copper +80.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 182
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 71% 17% 81% 28% 10% 122% 40%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Iron +49.2%
Contains more Potassium +39%
Contains less Sodium -12.2%
Contains more Zinc +129.9%
Contains more Copper +80.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
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 D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.8%
Contains more Folate +260%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +750%
Contains more Vitamin K +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 3% 3% 0% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 14% 319% 12%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +48.8%
Contains more Folate +260%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +750%
Contains more Vitamin K +91.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +56.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lamb and mutton Chicken meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 24.52g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 20.94g 13.6g Lamb and mutton
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 294kcal 239kcal Lamb and mutton
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 17mg 15mg Lamb and mutton
Iron 1.88mg 1.26mg Lamb and mutton
Magnesium 23mg 23mg
Phosphorus 188mg 182mg Lamb and mutton
Potassium 310mg 223mg Lamb and mutton
Sodium 72mg 82mg Lamb and mutton
Zinc 4.46mg 1.94mg Lamb and mutton
Copper 0.119mg 0.066mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin A 0IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.14mg 0.27mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 2IU 2IU
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.063mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B2 0.25mg 0.168mg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B3 6.66mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 0.66mg 1.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.4mg Chicken meat
Folate 18µg 5µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin B12 2.55µg 0.3µg Lamb and mutton
Vitamin K 4.6µg 2.4µg Lamb and mutton
Tryptophan 0.287mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.05mg 1.128mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.183mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.908mg 1.986mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.166mg 2.223mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.629mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.998mg 1.061mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.323mg 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.777mg 0.802mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 97mg 88mg Chicken meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 8.83g 3.79g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 8.82g 5.34g Lamb and mutton
Polyunsaturated fat 1.51g 2.97g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lamb and mutton Chicken meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
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
52
Lamb and mutton
36
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
46
Lamb and mutton
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
147%
Lamb and mutton
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Lamb and mutton
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
97%
Lamb and mutton
63%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb and mutton
Lamb and mutton contains less Sodium (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.04g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1.3)
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

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. Lamb and mutton - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/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.