Nutrition for Raw Chicken (ground)

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More

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Raw Chicken Nutrition Summary

One ounce of raw ground raw chicken (28.3 grams) contains 40 calories and 4.9 grams of protein. Raw chicken consist of 73% water, 17% protein, 8% fat, and less than 1% of carbohydrates.

Raw chicken is an excellent source of a few nutrients, including potassium. It also contains significant amounts of protein, choline and phosphorus.

In one ounce of raw ground raw chicken:

  • Calories: 40
  • Protein: 4.9 g
  • Fat: 2.3 g, (Saturated: 0.7 g)
  • Cholesterol: 24.3 mg
  • Sodium: 17 mg
There is no significant amounts of sugar or dietary fiber in raw chicken.

See the Raw Chicken Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Chicken, ground, raw.

Calories in Raw Chicken

Raw chicken has 40 calories per ounce or 142 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat and protein.

51% of calories in raw chicken are from fat and 49% of calories are from protein.

Calories from Fat

The majority, or 51% of the calories in ground Raw Chicken are from fat. Raw chicken has a moderate amount of total fat, with 2.3 grams or 4% of recommended daily values per ounce. Most of the fat in raw chicken are healthier unsaturated fats.

Raw chicken contains 0.0183625 grams of trans fat and24.3 mg of cholesterol.

  • Total fat: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 24.3 mg
  • Trans fat: < 0.1 g
  • Saturated fat: 0.7 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4 g

Omega-6 in Raw Chicken

A good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every ounce of raw chicken contains a total of 0.4 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in raw chicken comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid. [2]

  • linoleic acid: 0.37 g
  • other omega 6: 0.02 g

Calories Similar to Raw Chicken

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Protein in Raw Chicken

An excellent source of protein, a single ounce of Raw Chicken contains 10% of recommended daily values or 4.9 grams of protein. In addition, raw chicken is also a source of complete protein, meaning it abundantly contains all 9 essential amino acids.

  • Protein: 4.93 g
  • Tryptophan: 0.04 g
  • Threonine: 0.21 g
  • Isoleucine: 0.22 g
  • Leucine: 0.38 g
  • Lysine: 0.43 g
  • Methionine: 0.13 g
  • Phenylalanine: 0.19 g
  • Valine: 0.23 g
  • Histidine: 0.15 g

Protein Similar to Raw Chicken

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Vitamins and Minerals in Raw Chicken

An good source of nutrients, ground raw chicken contains abundant amounts of potassium. In fact, a single ounce of raw chicken contains 6% of recommended daily values or 147.5 milligrams of potassium.

Vitamins in raw chicken (1 oz):
  • Thiamin: < 0.1 mg
  • Riboflavin: 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin b6: 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin e: 0.1 mg
  • Folate: 0.3 ug
  • Vitamin b12: 0.2 ug
  • Vitamin k: 0.2 ug
Minerals in raw chicken (1 oz):
  • Calcium: 1.7 mg
  • Potassium: 147.5 mg
  • Iron: 0.2 mg
  • Magnesium: 5.9 mg
  • Zinc: 0.4 mg
  • Selenium: 2.9 ug
  • Phosphorus: 50.3 mg
  • Copper: < 0.1 mg
  • Choline: 16.6 mg
There is no significant amounts of manganese, vitamin a, pantothenic acid or vitamin c in raw chicken.

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Here are some other proteins with similarly abundant amounts of potassium to raw chicken:

Raw Chicken Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

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