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Barbecue chicken vs. Beef — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Barbecue chicken and Beef different?

  • Beef has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5 than Barbecue chicken.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Beef is 90% higher.
  • Barbecue chicken contains 5 times more Sodium than Beef. While Barbecue chicken contains 335mg of Sodium, Beef contains only 72mg.

Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin and Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled are the varieties used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Phosphorus +10.1%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +173.7%
Contains more Potassium +24.7%
Contains less Sodium -78.5%
Contains more Zinc +254.5%
Contains more Copper +10.4%
Contains more Manganese +140%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 198
Equal in Selenium - 21.5
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 36% 15% 94% 23% 44% 49% 26% 1% 120%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29% 2% 118%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.1%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +173.7%
Contains more Potassium +24.7%
Contains less Sodium -78.5%
Contains more Zinc +254.5%
Contains more Copper +10.4%
Contains more Manganese +140%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 198
Equal in Selenium - 21.5

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Beef
Contains more Vitamin A +644.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +332.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +461.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.378
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 10% 0% 0% 14% 53% 108% 10% 45% 6% 59% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +644.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +332.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +461.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.378

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +29.4%
Contains more Protein +15.2%
Equal in Fats - 15.41
Equal in Water - 57.98
23% 15% 61%
Protein: 22.51 g
Fats: 15.08 g
Carbs: 0.12 g
Water: 61.41 g
Other: 0.88 g
26% 15% 58%
Protein: 25.93 g
Fats: 15.41 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 57.98 g
Other: 0.68 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +29.4%
Contains more Protein +15.2%
Equal in Fats - 15.41
Equal in Water - 57.98

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -33.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +321.1%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 6.668
32% 52% 16%
Saturated Fat: 3.927 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.446 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.038 g
45% 51% 4%
Saturated Fat: 5.895 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.668 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.484 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -33.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +321.1%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 6.668

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Barbecue chicken Beef
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barbecue chicken Beef Opinion
Net carbs 0.12g 0g Barbecue chicken
Protein 22.51g 25.93g Beef
Fats 15.08g 15.41g Beef
Carbs 0.12g 0g Barbecue chicken
Calories 226kcal 250kcal Beef
Fructose 0.04g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0.12g 0g Beef
Calcium 16mg 18mg Beef
Iron 0.95mg 2.6mg Beef
Magnesium 21mg 21mg
Phosphorus 218mg 198mg Barbecue chicken
Potassium 255mg 318mg Beef
Sodium 335mg 72mg Beef
Zinc 1.78mg 6.31mg Beef
Copper 0.077mg 0.085mg Beef
Manganese 0.005mg 0.012mg Beef
Selenium 22µg 21.5µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin A 67IU 9IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin A RAE 20µg 3µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.12mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 0IU 2IU Beef
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.046mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.176mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B3 5.732mg 5.378mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.152mg 0.658mg Beef
Vitamin B6 0.191mg 0.382mg Beef
Folate 8µg 9µg Beef
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 2.64µg Beef
Vitamin K 0µg 1.2µg Beef
Tryptophan 0.173mg 0.094mg Barbecue chicken
Threonine 0.657mg 0.72mg Beef
Isoleucine 0.853mg 0.822mg Barbecue chicken
Leucine 1.549mg 1.45mg Barbecue chicken
Lysine 1.75mg 1.54mg Barbecue chicken
Methionine 0.565mg 0.478mg Barbecue chicken
Phenylalanine 0.69mg 0.725mg Beef
Valine 0.935mg 0.914mg Barbecue chicken
Histidine 0.592mg 0.604mg Beef
Cholesterol 127mg 88mg Beef
Trans Fat 0.078g 0.572g Barbecue chicken
Saturated Fat 3.927g 5.895g Barbecue chicken
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.001g Beef
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.003g Beef
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.016g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.446g 6.668g Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 2.038g 0.484g Barbecue chicken
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.011g 0g Barbecue chicken
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.012g Beef
Omega-3 - ALA 0.044g Beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barbecue chicken Beef
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
25%
Barbecue chicken
52%
Beef
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
41%
Barbecue chicken
56%
Beef

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef
Beef is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 263mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 39mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.968g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Barbecue chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171127/nutrients
  2. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.