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Veal vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Veal and Chicken meat

  • Veal has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B2, and Choline, however Chicken meat has more Selenium, Vitamin A, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Veal's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 40% more.
  • Veal has 2 times more Zinc than Chicken meat. Veal has 3.87mg of Zinc, while Chicken meat has 1.94mg.
  • Veal is lower in Saturated Fat.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Veal, ground, cooked, broiled 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
Veal
6
:
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +51.1%
Contains more Copper +56.1%
Contains more Zinc +99.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.2%
Contains more Iron +27.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Sodium - 82
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 6% 30% 18% 35% 106% 93% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 48% 5% 20% 17% 22% 53% 78% 11%
Contains more Calcium +13.3%
Contains more Potassium +51.1%
Contains more Copper +56.1%
Contains more Zinc +99.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.2%
Contains more Iron +27.3%
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
Veal
5
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +323.3%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.063
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.487
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 3% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 159% 3% 9%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 10% 6% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 38% 6% 4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +11.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +12.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +323.3%
Contains more Folate +120%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +80%
Contains more Vitamin K +100%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.063
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.487
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4

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
47
Veal
36
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
42
Veal
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
146%
Veal
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Veal
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
35%
Veal
63%
Chicken meat

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

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Veal Chicken meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Veal
Veal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Veal
Veal is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.75g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 15mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is cheaper (difference - $1.2)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Veal Chicken meat Opinion
Calories 172 239 Chicken meat
Protein 24.38 27.3 Chicken meat
Fats 7.56 13.6 Chicken meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 103 88 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0 2 Chicken meat
Iron 0.99 1.26 Chicken meat
Calcium 17 15 Veal
Potassium 337 223 Veal
Magnesium 24 23 Veal
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.103 0.066 Veal
Zinc 3.87 1.94 Veal
Starch
Phosphorus 217 182 Veal
Sodium 83 82 Chicken meat
Vitamin A 0 161 Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.15 0.27 Chicken meat
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.07 0.063 Veal
Vitamin B2 0.27 0.168 Veal
Vitamin B3 8.03 8.487 Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 1.16 1.03 Veal
Vitamin B6 0.39 0.4 Chicken meat
Vitamin B12 1.27 0.3 Veal
Vitamin K 1.2 2.4 Chicken meat
Folate 11 5 Veal
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.04 3.79 Veal
Monounsaturated Fat 2.84 5.34 Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.55 2.97 Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.247 0.305 Chicken meat
Threonine 1.065 1.128 Chicken meat
Isoleucine 1.201 1.362 Chicken meat
Leucine 1.94 1.986 Chicken meat
Lysine 2.009 2.223 Chicken meat
Methionine 0.569 0.726 Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.984 1.061 Chicken meat
Valine 1.347 1.325 Veal
Histidine 0.885 0.802 Veal
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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. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/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.