Peanut Butter vs. Chicken

Nutrition comparison of Peanut Butter and Cooked Chicken


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of peanut butter versus cooked chicken (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in peanut butter and chicken:

  • Both chicken and peanut butter are high in calories, potassium and protein.
  • Chicken has more riboflavin and Vitamin B12, however, peanut butter contains more folate.
  • Chicken has signficantly less carbohydrates than peanut butter.
  • For omega-3 fatty acids, chicken has more dha and dpa than peanut butter.
  • Peanut butter has signficantly less cholesterol than chicken.
  • Peanut butter has signficantly more Vitamin E than chicken.
  • Peanut butter is a great source of calcium.
  • Peanut butter is an excellent source of dietary fiber.
Detailed nutritional comparison of peanut butter and chicken is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Peanut Butter (Peanut butter, chunk style, with salt) and Chicken (Chicken, ground, crumbles, cooked, pan-browned) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both chicken and peanut butter are high in calories. Peanut butter has 212% more calories than chicken - chicken has 189 calories per 100 grams and peanut butter has 589 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, peanut butter is much lighter in protein, heavier in carbs and heavier in fat compared to chicken per calorie. Peanut butter has a macronutrient ratio of 15:14:71 and for chicken, 49:0:52 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

Peanut Butter Chicken
Protein 15% 49%
Carbohydrates 14% ~
Fat 71% 52%
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carbohydrates

Chicken has signficantly less carbohydrates than peanut butter - peanut butter has 21.6g of total carbs per 100 grams and chicken does not contain significant amounts.

dietary fiber

Peanut butter is an excellent source of dietary fiber and it has more dietary fiber than chicken - peanut butter has 8g of dietary fiber per 100 grams and chicken does not contain significant amounts.

sugar

Chicken has less sugar than peanut butter - peanut butter has 8.4g of sugar per 100 grams and chicken does not contain significant amounts.



Protein

protein

Both chicken and peanut butter are high in protein. Chicken is very similar to chicken for protein - chicken has 23.3g of protein per 100 grams and peanut butter has 24.1g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Peanut butter is high in saturated fat and chicken has 59% less saturated fat than peanut butter - chicken has 3.1g of saturated fat per 100 grams and peanut butter has 7.6g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both chicken and peanut butter are low in trans fat - chicken has 0.09g of trans fat per 100 grams and peanut butter does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Peanut butter has signficantly less cholesterol than chicken - chicken has 107mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and peanut butter does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin E

Peanut butter has signficantly more Vitamin E than chicken - chicken has 0.39mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and peanut butter has 6.3mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Chicken and peanut butter contain similar amounts of Vitamin K - chicken has 2.1ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and peanut butter has 0.5ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Chicken has more riboflavin and Vitamin B12, however, peanut butter contains more folate. Both peanut butter and chicken contain significant amounts of thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid and Vitamin B6.

Peanut Butter Chicken
Thiamin 0.106 MG 0.121 MG
Riboflavin 0.111 MG 0.302 MG
Niacin 13.696 MG 7.107 MG
Pantothenic acid 1.118 MG 1.327 MG
Vitamin B6 0.418 MG 0.538 MG
Folate 92 UG 2 UG
Vitamin B12 ~ 0.51 UG

Minerals

calcium

Peanut butter is a great source of calcium and it has 463% more calcium than chicken - chicken has 8mg of calcium per 100 grams and peanut butter has 45mg of calcium.

iron

Peanut butter has 104% more iron than chicken - chicken has 0.93mg of iron per 100 grams and peanut butter has 1.9mg of iron.

potassium

Both chicken and peanut butter are high in potassium. Peanut butter has a little more potassium (10%) than chicken by weight - chicken has 677mg of potassium per 100 grams and peanut butter has 745mg of potassium.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, chicken has more DHA and DPA than peanut butter per 100 grams. Both peanut butter and chicken contain significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid (ALA).

Peanut Butter Chicken
alpha linoleic acid 0.078 G 0.1 G
DHA ~ 0.031 G
EPA ~ 0.008 G
DPA ~ 0.016 G
Total 0.078 G 0.155 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, peanut butter has more linoleic acid than chicken per 100 grams.

Peanut Butter Chicken
other omega 6 ~ 0.02 G
linoleic acid 13.854 G 1.818 G
Total 13.854 G 1.838 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Peanut Butter (Peanut butter, chunk style, with salt) and Chicken (Chicken, ground, crumbles, cooked, pan-browned) .

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