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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" chart 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%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 198
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 36% 15% 94% 23% 44% 49% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
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%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 198

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart 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

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of 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
Starch 0g g Barbecue chicken
Fructose 0.04g g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0.12g 0g Beef
Fiber 0g 0g
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
Vitamin A 67IU 9IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.12mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 0IU 2IU Beef
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
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
Monounsaturated Fat 6.446g 6.668g Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 2.038g 0.484g Barbecue chicken

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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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
25
Barbecue chicken
52
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
36
Barbecue chicken
55
Beef

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
135%
Barbecue chicken
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Barbecue chicken
0%
Beef
Fats
70%
Barbecue chicken
71%
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

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods 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.