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Barbecue chicken vs. Beef shank — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Barbecue chicken and Beef shank different?

  • Beef shank has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Copper, and Vitamin B1 than Barbecue chicken.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Beef shank is 138% higher.
  • Barbecue chicken contains 5 times more Sodium than Beef shank. While Barbecue chicken contains 335mg of Sodium, Beef shank contains only 64mg.

Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin and Beef, shank crosscuts, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked, simmered 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 Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +306.3%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.6%
Contains more Potassium +75.3%
Contains less Sodium -80.9%
Contains more Zinc +489.3%
Contains more Copper +123.4%
Contains more Manganese +300%
Contains more Selenium +36.4%
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 10% 145% 22% 113% 40% 9% 287% 58% 3% 164%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Iron +306.3%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.6%
Contains more Potassium +75.3%
Contains less Sodium -80.9%
Contains more Zinc +489.3%
Contains more Copper +123.4%
Contains more Manganese +300%
Contains more Selenium +36.4%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +169.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.7%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +706.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.21
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.89
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 10% 0% 0% 14% 53% 108% 10% 45% 6% 59% 35% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 35% 49% 111% 25% 86% 8% 474% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +154.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +169.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +93.7%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +706.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.21
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.89

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +137.1%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +49.6%
Contains more Other +98.9%
Equal in Water - 58.21
23% 15% 61%
Protein: 22.51 g
Fats: 15.08 g
Carbs: 0.12 g
Water: 61.41 g
Other: 0.88 g
34% 6% 58% 2%
Protein: 33.68 g
Fats: 6.36 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 58.21 g
Other: 1.75 g
Contains more Fats +137.1%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +49.6%
Contains more Other +98.9%
Equal in Water - 58.21

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +125.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +870.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -41.7%
32% 52% 16%
Saturated Fat: 3.927 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.446 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.038 g
43% 53% 4%
Saturated Fat: 2.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.86 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.21 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +125.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +870.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -41.7%

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 shank
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barbecue chicken Beef shank Opinion
Net carbs 0.12g 0g Barbecue chicken
Protein 22.51g 33.68g Beef shank
Fats 15.08g 6.36g Barbecue chicken
Carbs 0.12g 0g Barbecue chicken
Calories 226kcal 201kcal Barbecue chicken
Fructose 0.04g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0.12g Beef shank
Calcium 16mg 32mg Beef shank
Iron 0.95mg 3.86mg Beef shank
Magnesium 21mg 30mg Beef shank
Phosphorus 218mg 263mg Beef shank
Potassium 255mg 447mg Beef shank
Sodium 335mg 64mg Beef shank
Zinc 1.78mg 10.49mg Beef shank
Copper 0.077mg 0.172mg Beef shank
Manganese 0.005mg 0.02mg Beef shank
Selenium 22µg 30µg Beef shank
Vitamin A 67IU 0IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin A RAE 20µg 0µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.46mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.14mg Beef shank
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.21mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B3 5.732mg 5.89mg Beef shank
Vitamin B5 0.152mg 0.41mg Beef shank
Vitamin B6 0.191mg 0.37mg Beef shank
Folate 8µg 10µg Beef shank
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 3.79µg Beef shank
Choline 62.9mg Barbecue chicken
Tryptophan 0.173mg 0.377mg Beef shank
Threonine 0.657mg 1.471mg Beef shank
Isoleucine 0.853mg 1.514mg Beef shank
Leucine 1.549mg 2.662mg Beef shank
Lysine 1.75mg 2.802mg Beef shank
Methionine 0.565mg 0.862mg Beef shank
Phenylalanine 0.69mg 1.315mg Beef shank
Valine 0.935mg 1.638mg Beef shank
Histidine 0.592mg 1.153mg Beef shank
Cholesterol 127mg 78mg Beef shank
Trans Fat 0.078g Beef shank
Saturated Fat 3.927g 2.29g Beef shank
Monounsaturated Fat 6.446g 2.86g Barbecue chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 2.038g 0.21g Barbecue chicken
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.011g Barbecue chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Barbecue chicken Beef shank
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
26%
Barbecue chicken
60%
Beef shank
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
41%
Barbecue chicken
85%
Beef shank

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef shank
Beef shank is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef shank
Beef shank contains less Sodium (difference - 271mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef shank
Beef shank is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef shank
Beef shank is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.637g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef shank
Beef shank is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef shank
Beef shank is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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 shank - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169442/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.