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Ostrich vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Ostrich and Chicken meat

  • Ostrich is higher than Chicken meat in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Copper, and Vitamin B2.
  • Ostrich covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 248% more than Chicken meat.
  • Ostrich contains 4 times more Vitamin B1 than Chicken meat. While Ostrich contains 0.232mg of Vitamin B1, Chicken meat contains only 0.063mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Ostrich is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Ostrich, tip trimmed, 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 Iron +121.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.9%
Contains more Potassium +62.3%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +130.3%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Sodium - 82
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 105% 18% 108% 32% 11% 133% 51%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22%
Contains more Iron +121.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.9%
Contains more Potassium +62.3%
Contains more Zinc +150%
Contains more Copper +130.3%
Contains more Calcium +150%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Sodium - 82

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 B1 +268.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1983.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 0% 59% 68% 134% 80% 126% 12% 782% 0%
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 B1 +268.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +73.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1983.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +17.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +18.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ostrich Chicken meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.49g 27.3g Ostrich
Fats 2.57g 13.6g Chicken meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 145kcal 239kcal Chicken meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 6mg 15mg Chicken meat
Iron 2.79mg 1.26mg Ostrich
Magnesium 25mg 23mg Ostrich
Phosphorus 251mg 182mg Ostrich
Potassium 362mg 223mg Ostrich
Sodium 80mg 82mg Ostrich
Zinc 4.85mg 1.94mg Ostrich
Copper 0.152mg 0.066mg Ostrich
Vitamin A 0IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.23mg 0.27mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D IU 2IU Chicken meat
Vitamin D µg 0µg Chicken meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.232mg 0.063mg Ostrich
Vitamin B2 0.292mg 0.168mg Ostrich
Vitamin B3 7.143mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.318mg 1.03mg Ostrich
Vitamin B6 0.545mg 0.4mg Ostrich
Folate 15µg 5µg Ostrich
Vitamin B12 6.25µg 0.3µg Ostrich
Vitamin K µg 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.254mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.25mg 1.128mg Ostrich
Isoleucine 1.354mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 2.315mg 1.986mg Ostrich
Lysine 2.516mg 2.223mg Ostrich
Methionine 0.796mg 0.726mg Ostrich
Phenylalanine 1.176mg 1.061mg Ostrich
Valine 1.407mg 1.325mg Ostrich
Histidine 0.716mg 0.802mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 85mg 88mg Ostrich
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1g 3.79g Ostrich
Monounsaturated Fat 0.97g 5.34g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.44g 2.97g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Ostrich 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
105
Ostrich
36
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
57
Ostrich
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
171%
Ostrich
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Ostrich
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
12%
Ostrich
63%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Ostrich
Ostrich contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.79g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ostrich
Ostrich is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ostrich
Ostrich is relatively richer in minerals
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. Ostrich - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174488/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.