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Barbecue chicken vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Barbecue chicken and Ground meat?

  • Barbecue chicken is richer in Vitamin B3, and Phosphorus, yet Ground meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5.
  • Ground meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 84% higher.
  • Barbecue chicken has 5 times more Sodium than Ground meat. Barbecue chicken has 335mg of Sodium, while Ground meat has 73mg.

We used Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked types in this comparison.

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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 Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Contains more Iron +138.9%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Zinc +228.1%
Contains less Sodium -78.2%
Equal in Potassium - 241
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 36% 5% 23% 15% 26% 49% 94% 44%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Contains more Iron +138.9%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Zinc +228.1%
Contains less Sodium -78.2%
Equal in Potassium - 241
Equal in Copper - 0.079

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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Contains more Vitamin A +644.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.4%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +236.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +429.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.051
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% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +644.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.4%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +236.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +429.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.051

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barbecue chicken Ground meat Opinion
Calories 226kcal 241kcal Ground meat
Protein 22.51g 23.87g Ground meat
Fats 15.08g 15.37g Ground meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0.12g 0g Barbecue chicken
Carbs 0.12g 0g Barbecue chicken
Cholesterol 127mg 88mg Ground meat
Vitamin D 0IU 2IU Ground meat
Iron 0.95mg 2.27mg Ground meat
Calcium 16mg 33mg Ground meat
Potassium 255mg 241mg Barbecue chicken
Magnesium 21mg 17mg Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0.12g 0g Ground meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.077mg 0.079mg Ground meat
Zinc 1.78mg 5.84mg Ground meat
Starch 0g g Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 218mg 166mg Barbecue chicken
Sodium 335mg 73mg Ground meat
Vitamin A 67IU 9IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.12mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.051mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.171mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B3 5.732mg 4.026mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.152mg 0.512mg Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.191mg 0.311mg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 2.49µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 0µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Folate 8µg 7µg Barbecue chicken
Trans Fat 0.078g 1.173g Barbecue chicken
Saturated Fat 3.927g 6.073g Barbecue chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 6.446g 7.322g Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.038g 0.408g Barbecue chicken
Tryptophan 0.173mg 0.121mg Barbecue chicken
Threonine 0.657mg 0.923mg Ground meat
Isoleucine 0.853mg 1.055mg Ground meat
Leucine 1.549mg 1.861mg Ground meat
Lysine 1.75mg 1.976mg Ground meat
Methionine 0.565mg 0.614mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.69mg 0.931mg Ground meat
Valine 0.935mg 1.172mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.592mg 0.775mg Ground meat
Fructose 0.04g g Barbecue chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barbecue chicken Ground meat
Low Calories diet ok
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
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
36
Barbecue chicken
49
Ground meat

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
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Barbecue chicken
0%
Ground meat
Fats
70%
Barbecue chicken
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 39mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 262mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.146g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is cheaper (difference - $2)
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
  2. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.