Chicken vs Luncheon Meat: What Should You Choose?

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Chicken - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
Chicken - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition

Luncheon meat vs Chicken: Nutrition Comparison

per 100gChickenLuncheon meat
Calories114 263
Fat1.65 g20.68 g
Protein23.2 g16.28 g
Water74.86 g57.35 g
Calcium12 mg10 mg
Iron0.73 mg0.79 mg
Magnessium27 mg16 mg
Phosphorus2.4 mg0.7 mg
Potassium239 mg311 mg
Sodium68 mg1245 mg
Zink2.4 mg0.7 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.068 mg0.712 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.092 mg0.19 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)10.604 mg4.162 mg
Vitaminium B60.54 mg0.26 mg
Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)0.004 mg0.001 mg
Vitaminium E0.22 mg0.27 mg

Less Calories in Chicken

At first glance, you can see that in chicken is much less calories than in luncheon meat.

Chicken has 114 kcal per 100g and luncheon meat 263 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 131%.

Additionally, it is also easy to notice that most of the calories in chicken cames from protein and in luncheon meat from fat.

See tables below to compare chicken with luncheon meat in details.

Chicken And Luncheon meat Nutrition Difference

  • Calories:
    luncheon meat - 131% more than chicken
  • Fat:
    luncheon meat - 1153% more than chicken
  • Protein:
    chicken - 43% more than luncheon meat
  • Water:
    chicken - 31% more than luncheon meat

More protein in chicken

It is aslo easy to see see that in chicken is more protein than in luncheon meat.

There is 16.28g per 100g of luncheon meat and 23.2g per 100g of chicken so using simple math we can see that difference is about 43%.

Less fat in chicken

In chicken is less fats than in luncheon meat.

The tables above show us that there is 20.68g/100g of fats in luncheon meat and 1.65g/100g in chicken. In this case difference is about 1153%.


  • Calories114
  • Fat1.65 g
  • Protein23.2 g
  • Water74.86 g
Chicken calories per:
| ounce | single piece | breast | thigh | leg | wing

Calories source

  • 0% CARBS.
  • 86% PROTEIN
  • 14% FAT

Luncheon meat

  • Calories263
  • Fat20.68 g
  • Protein16.28 g
  • Water57.35 g
Luncheon meat calories per:
| ounce | slice | cup | half cup

Calories source

  • 3% CARBS
  • 25% PROTEIN
  • 72% FAT

Vitamins: luncheon meat vs chicken

  • Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine):
    luncheon meat - 947% more than chicken
  • Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin):
    luncheon meat - 107% more than chicken
  • Vitaminium B3 (Niacin):
    chicken - 155% more than luncheon meat
  • Vitaminium B6:
    chicken - 108% more than luncheon meat
  • Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid):
    chicken - 300% more than luncheon meat
  • Vitaminium E:
    luncheon meat - 23% more than chicken

Minerals: chicken vs luncheon meat

  • Calcium:
    chicken - 20% more than luncheon meat
  • Iron:
    luncheon meat - 8% more than chicken
  • Magnessium:
    chicken - 69% more than luncheon meat
  • Phosphorus:
    chicken - 243% more than luncheon meat
  • Potassium:
    luncheon meat - 30% more than chicken
  • Sodium:
    luncheon meat - 1731% more than chicken
  • Zink:
    chicken - 243% more than luncheon meat
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All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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