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Roast beef vs. Chicken meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Roast beef and Chicken meat

  • Roast beef has more Vitamin B12, Potassium, Zinc, and Iron, however, Chicken meat has more Vitamin B3, Selenium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Roast beef's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 73% more.
  • Roast beef has 10 times more Sodium than Chicken meat. Roast beef has 853mg of Sodium, while Chicken meat has 82mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Roast beef, deli style, prepackaged, sliced 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +62.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +33%
Contains more Potassium +190.1%
Contains more Zinc +64.9%
Contains more Copper +30.3%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains less Sodium -90.4%
Contains more Manganese +33.3%
Contains more Selenium +62.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 77% 15% 104% 58% 112% 88% 29% 2% 81%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22% 3% 131%
Contains more Iron +62.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +33%
Contains more Potassium +190.1%
Contains more Zinc +64.9%
Contains more Copper +30.3%
Contains more Calcium +200%
Contains more Magnesium +15%
Contains less Sodium -90.4%
Contains more Manganese +33.3%
Contains more Selenium +62.6%

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 +81.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +580%
Contains more Vitamin A +1363.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82%
Contains more Choline +50.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Equal in Folate - 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 1% 10% 0% 0% 11% 50% 105% 34% 107% 4% 256% 24% 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 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 36% 6%
Contains more Vitamin E +81.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +26.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +580%
Contains more Vitamin A +1363.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +46.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +82%
Contains more Choline +50.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +50%
Equal in Folate - 5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +24%
Contains more Protein +46.6%
Contains more Fats +268.6%
19% 4% 74% 3%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 3.69 g
Carbs: 0.64 g
Water: 73.72 g
Other: 3.33 g
27% 14% 59%
Protein: 27.3 g
Fats: 13.6 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.45 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +24%
Contains more Protein +46.6%
Contains more Fats +268.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +251.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1000%
42% 49% 9%
Saturated Fat: 1.318 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.521 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.27 g
31% 44% 25%
Saturated Fat: 3.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.97 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +251.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1000%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Roast beef Chicken meat Opinion
Net carbs 0.64g 0g Roast beef
Protein 18.62g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 3.69g 13.6g Chicken meat
Carbs 0.64g 0g Roast beef
Calories 115kcal 239kcal Chicken meat
Sugar 0.29g 0g Chicken meat
Calcium 5mg 15mg Chicken meat
Iron 2.05mg 1.26mg Roast beef
Magnesium 20mg 23mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 242mg 182mg Roast beef
Potassium 647mg 223mg Roast beef
Sodium 853mg 82mg Chicken meat
Zinc 3.2mg 1.94mg Roast beef
Copper 0.086mg 0.066mg Roast beef
Manganese 0.015mg 0.02mg Chicken meat
Selenium 14.7µg 23.9µg Chicken meat
Vitamin A 11IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 48µg Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.49mg 0.27mg Roast beef
Vitamin D 1IU 2IU Chicken meat
Vitamin B1 0.043mg 0.063mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.168mg Roast beef
Vitamin B3 5.581mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 0.566mg 1.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0.4mg Roast beef
Folate 5µg 5µg
Vitamin B12 2.04µg 0.3µg Roast beef
Choline 43.9mg 65.9mg Chicken meat
Vitamin K 1.6µg 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 1.128mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.986mg Chicken meat
Lysine 2.223mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.061mg Chicken meat
Valine 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.802mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 51mg 88mg Roast beef
Trans Fat 0.148g Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 1.318g 3.79g Roast beef
Omega-3 - DHA 0.001g 0.04g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0.007g 0.01g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.012g 0.02g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.521g 5.34g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.27g 2.97g Chicken meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Roast beef
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.14g Roast beef
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Roast beef
Omega-3 - ALA 0.017g Roast beef
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Roast beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Roast beef Chicken meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
46%
Roast beef
36%
Chicken meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Roast beef
38%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Roast beef
Roast beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 37mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Roast beef
Roast beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.472g)
Which food is cheaper?
Roast beef
Roast beef is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.29g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 771mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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. Roast beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174570/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.