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Food Fight: Chicken vs. The Egg

Which comes first? We pick the better protein source.

chicken vs. eggs

They’re two of the best low-calorie, low-fat, high-protein options out there, but which one gives you the most bang for your buck? While it seems that chicken breast is the clear-cut winner with twice the protein for only 70 cents more, delving a little deeper reveals some interesting results. With each egg costing 25 cents in a pack of a dozen, you pay approximately two cents per gram of protein. On the other hand, for a four-ounce serving of chicken, you pay an average of 92.5 cents. That equates to a price of approximately 3.4 cents per gram of protein. The argument for eggs gets even better. They’re also packed with antioxidants that keep your eyes healthy, as well as choline, which keeps your brain in top shape. If you’re training on a budget, go with eggs. Two servings will cost you a sixth of a cent more per gram of protein than one serving of chicken, and you’ll have two more servings than a four-pack of chicken breasts.

  Chicken Eggs
Price $3.70/lb $2.99/Dozen
Fat 4g 11g
Protein 27g 13g
Calories 153 155
Sodium 51mg 124mg
Cholesterol 75mg 373mg
Intangibles None Choline for brain health, antioxidants for eye health

*All numbers per 100 grams

**Winner: The Egg**

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