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Barbecue chicken vs Ham - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Barbecue chicken and Ham

  • Barbecue chicken has more Vitamin B3, however Ham is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin B12, Iron, and Vitamin D.
  • Ham covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 58% more than Barbecue chicken.
  • Ham contains 2 times less Cholesterol than Barbecue chicken. Barbecue chicken contains 127mg of Cholesterol, while Ham contains 53mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin and Pork, cured, ham, boneless, extra lean (approximately 5% fat), roasted.

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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 +100%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.2%
Contains less Sodium -72.2%
Contains more Iron +55.8%
Contains more Potassium +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +61.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.079
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 36% 15% 94% 23% 44% 49% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 56% 10% 85% 26% 157% 79% 27%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.2%
Contains less Sodium -72.2%
Contains more Iron +55.8%
Contains more Potassium +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +61.8%
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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Ham
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +84%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.5%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1270.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +165.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +109.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +38.3%
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 0% 5% 24% 0% 189% 47% 76% 25% 93% 3% 82% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +84%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.5%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1270.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +165.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +109.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +38.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barbecue chicken Ham Opinion
Net carbs 0.12g 1.5g Ham
Protein 22.51g 20.93g Barbecue chicken
Fats 15.08g 5.53g Barbecue chicken
Carbs 0.12g 1.5g Ham
Calories 226kcal 145kcal Barbecue chicken
Starch 0g g Barbecue chicken
Fructose 0.04g g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0.12g 0g Ham
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 16mg 8mg Barbecue chicken
Iron 0.95mg 1.48mg Ham
Magnesium 21mg 14mg Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 218mg 196mg Barbecue chicken
Potassium 255mg 287mg Ham
Sodium 335mg 1203mg Barbecue chicken
Zinc 1.78mg 2.88mg Ham
Copper 0.077mg 0.079mg Ham
Vitamin A 67IU 0IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.25mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 0IU 32IU Ham
Vitamin D 0µg 0.8µg Ham
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.754mg Ham
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.202mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B3 5.732mg 4.023mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.152mg 0.403mg Ham
Vitamin B6 0.191mg 0.4mg Ham
Folate 8µg 3µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 0.65µg Ham
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.173mg 0.251mg Ham
Threonine 0.657mg 0.931mg Ham
Isoleucine 0.853mg 0.918mg Ham
Leucine 1.549mg 1.661mg Ham
Lysine 1.75mg 1.775mg Ham
Methionine 0.565mg 0.553mg Barbecue chicken
Phenylalanine 0.69mg 0.904mg Ham
Valine 0.935mg 0.908mg Barbecue chicken
Histidine 0.592mg 0.75mg Ham
Cholesterol 127mg 53mg Ham
Trans Fat 0.078g g Ham
Saturated Fat 3.927g 1.81g Ham
Monounsaturated Fat 6.446g 2.62g Barbecue chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 2.038g 0.54g Barbecue chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Barbecue chicken Ham
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
45
Ham
Mineral Summary Score
36
Barbecue chicken
55
Ham

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
126%
Ham
Carbohydrates
0%
Barbecue chicken
2%
Ham
Fats
70%
Barbecue chicken
26%
Ham

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ham
Ham is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ham
Ham is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 74mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ham
Ham is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.117g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ham
Ham is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 868mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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. Ham - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167871/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.