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Barbecue chicken vs. Chicken thigh — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Barbecue chicken and Chicken thigh different?

  • Barbecue chicken is richer in Vitamin B12, and Monounsaturated Fat, while Chicken thigh is higher in Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin B3, and Iron.
  • Chicken thigh covers your daily need of Vitamin B5 23% more than Barbecue chicken.
  • Barbecue chicken contains 4 times more Sodium than Chicken thigh. Barbecue chicken contains 335mg of Sodium, while Chicken thigh contains 95mg.

Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin and Chicken, broilers or fryers, thigh, meat only, cooked, fried types were 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 +23.1%
Contains more Iron +53.7%
Contains more Magnesium +23.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.6%
Contains more Zinc +56.7%
Contains more Copper +16.9%
Contains more Manganese +440%
Equal in Phosphorus - 199
Equal in Potassium - 259
Equal in Selenium - 20.5
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 4% 55% 19% 86% 23% 13% 77% 30% 4% 112%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Iron +53.7%
Contains more Magnesium +23.8%
Contains less Sodium -71.6%
Contains more Zinc +56.7%
Contains more Copper +16.9%
Contains more Manganese +440%
Equal in Phosphorus - 199
Equal in Potassium - 259
Equal in Selenium - 20.5

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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Contains more Vitamin B12 +42.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +745.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +99%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Equal in Vitamin A - 70
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 5% 0% 6% 0% 22% 59% 134% 78% 88% 7% 42% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +42.4%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +745.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +99%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Equal in Vitamin A - 70

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +46.4%
Contains more Protein +25.2%
Contains more Carbs +883.3%
Contains more Other +17%
Equal in Water - 59.31
23% 15% 61%
Protein: 22.51 g
Fats: 15.08 g
Carbs: 0.12 g
Water: 61.41 g
Other: 0.88 g
28% 10% 59%
Protein: 28.18 g
Fats: 10.3 g
Carbs: 1.18 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 1.03 g
Contains more Fats +46.4%
Contains more Protein +25.2%
Contains more Carbs +883.3%
Contains more Other +17%
Equal in Water - 59.31

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +68.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +19.2%
32% 52% 16%
Saturated Fat: 3.927 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.446 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.038 g
31% 42% 27%
Saturated Fat: 2.78 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.82 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.43 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +68.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -29.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +19.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barbecue chicken Chicken thigh Opinion
Net carbs 0.12g 1.18g Chicken thigh
Protein 22.51g 28.18g Chicken thigh
Fats 15.08g 10.3g Barbecue chicken
Carbs 0.12g 1.18g Chicken thigh
Calories 226kcal 218kcal Barbecue chicken
Fructose 0.04g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0.12g Chicken thigh
Calcium 16mg 13mg Barbecue chicken
Iron 0.95mg 1.46mg Chicken thigh
Magnesium 21mg 26mg Chicken thigh
Phosphorus 218mg 199mg Barbecue chicken
Potassium 255mg 259mg Chicken thigh
Sodium 335mg 95mg Chicken thigh
Zinc 1.78mg 2.79mg Chicken thigh
Copper 0.077mg 0.09mg Chicken thigh
Manganese 0.005mg 0.027mg Chicken thigh
Selenium 22µg 20.5µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin A 67IU 70IU Chicken thigh
Vitamin A RAE 20µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.46mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 0IU 8IU Chicken thigh
Vitamin D 0µg 0.2µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.088mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.255mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B3 5.732mg 7.12mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B5 0.152mg 1.285mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B6 0.191mg 0.38mg Chicken thigh
Folate 8µg 9µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 0.33µg Barbecue chicken
Choline 62.9mg Barbecue chicken
Tryptophan 0.173mg 0.329mg Chicken thigh
Threonine 0.657mg 1.188mg Chicken thigh
Isoleucine 0.853mg 1.486mg Chicken thigh
Leucine 1.549mg 2.115mg Chicken thigh
Lysine 1.75mg 2.384mg Chicken thigh
Methionine 0.565mg 0.778mg Chicken thigh
Phenylalanine 0.69mg 1.121mg Chicken thigh
Valine 0.935mg 1.397mg Chicken thigh
Histidine 0.592mg 0.874mg Chicken thigh
Cholesterol 127mg 102mg Chicken thigh
Trans Fat 0.078g Chicken thigh
Saturated Fat 3.927g 2.78g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.05g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.01g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.03g Chicken thigh
Monounsaturated Fat 6.446g 3.82g Barbecue chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 2.038g 2.43g Chicken thigh
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.011g Barbecue chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barbecue chicken Chicken thigh
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
34%
Chicken thigh
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
41%
Barbecue chicken
42%
Chicken thigh

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh contains less Sodium (difference - 240mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.147g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Chicken thigh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172387/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.