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Barbecue chicken vs Fajita - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Barbecue chicken and Fajita

  • Barbecue chicken has more Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Copper, however Fajita has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Fajita is 20% higher.
  • Fajita has 3 times less Copper than Barbecue chicken. Barbecue chicken has 0.077mg of Copper, while Fajita has 0.03mg.
  • Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin and USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen.

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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 Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Copper +156.7%
Contains more Zinc +29.9%
Contains less Sodium -58.1%
Contains more Potassium +11.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.99
Equal in Magnesium - 22
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 36% 5% 23% 15% 26% 49% 94% 44%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 4% 26% 16% 10% 38% 119% 105%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Copper +156.7%
Contains more Zinc +29.9%
Contains less Sodium -58.1%
Contains more Potassium +11.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.1%
Equal in Iron - 0.99
Equal in Magnesium - 22

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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Fajita
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +377.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +102.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.213
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 5% 10% 0% 14% 53% 108% 10% 45% 59% 0% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 5% 0% 25% 50% 90% 44% 90% 68% 1% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +377.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +102.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.213

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 Fajita
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barbecue chicken Fajita Opinion
Calories 226kcal 135kcal Barbecue chicken
Protein 22.51g 18.56g Barbecue chicken
Fats 15.08g 5.73g Barbecue chicken
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0.12g 2.23g Fajita
Carbs 0.12g 2.23g Fajita
Cholesterol 127mg 88mg Fajita
Vitamin D 0IU IU Barbecue chicken
Iron 0.95mg 0.99mg Fajita
Calcium 16mg 13mg Barbecue chicken
Potassium 255mg 284mg Fajita
Magnesium 21mg 22mg Fajita
Sugar 0.12g 0g Fajita
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.077mg 0.03mg Barbecue chicken
Zinc 1.78mg 1.37mg Barbecue chicken
Starch 0g g Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 218mg 277mg Fajita
Sodium 335mg 799mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin A 67IU 0IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.22mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 0µg µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.1mg Fajita
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.213mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B3 5.732mg 4.779mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.152mg 0.726mg Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.191mg 0.387mg Fajita
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 0.54µg Fajita
Vitamin K 0µg 0.2µg Fajita
Folate 8µg 4µg Barbecue chicken
Trans Fat 0.078g g Fajita
Saturated Fat 3.927g 1.596g Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 6.446g 2.333g Barbecue chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 2.038g 1.089g Barbecue chicken
Tryptophan 0.173mg 0.2mg Fajita
Threonine 0.657mg 0.452mg Barbecue chicken
Isoleucine 0.853mg 0.813mg Barbecue chicken
Leucine 1.549mg 1.56mg Fajita
Lysine 1.75mg 1.857mg Fajita
Methionine 0.565mg 0.552mg Barbecue chicken
Phenylalanine 0.69mg 0.763mg Fajita
Valine 0.935mg 0.847mg Barbecue chicken
Histidine 0.592mg 0.68mg Fajita
Fructose 0.04g g Barbecue chicken

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Barbecue chicken Fajita
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
31
Fajita
Mineral Summary Score
36
Barbecue chicken
44
Fajita

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
111%
Fajita
Carbohydrates
0%
Barbecue chicken
2%
Fajita
Fats
70%
Barbecue chicken
26%
Fajita

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 39mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.331g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 464mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
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.
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

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.