Chicken vs. Beef

By: Gina Farhat

Nutrients

Chicken:

-Has vitamin B6.

-Chicken breast contains almost double the amount of protein per 3 ounce serving than an equivalent portion

-This makes it a suitable choice of meat as it can help you stabilize your blood pressure.

Beef

-Beef is a rich source of many minerals including zinc, iron, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium potassium and copper.

-The iron and zinc found in beef is more easily absorbed than vegetable sources of these important minerals.


Cooking Methods

Roasted vs.Grilled

-Grilling produces grill marks and food with lower fat content.

-Roasting can also reduce fat content.

- Roasting takes place at a slower pace, so it's possible to cook larger cuts without their being burnt on the outside or raw in the middle.

White vs. Dark Poultry

Dark

- dark meat usually contains more calories than white meat.

- Dark meat chicken is rich in myoglobin, a compound packed with iron found in muscle cells.

-dark meat chicken contains more zinc and B vitamins than white meat chicken.

White

- White has less calories

- white meat chicken breast with skin has approximately 340 calories.

- White meat is healthier.


Five Cooking Methods