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Barbecue chicken vs Pork - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Barbecue chicken and Pork

  • The amount of Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B2 in Pork is higher than in Barbecue chicken.
  • Pork covers your daily need of Vitamin B1 69% more than Barbecue chicken.
  • Barbecue chicken contains 5 times more Sodium than Pork. While Barbecue chicken contains 335mg of Sodium, Pork contains only 62mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin and Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled.

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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
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Pork
Contains more Calcium +18.8%
Contains more Potassium +65.9%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +34.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.8%
Contains less Sodium -81.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.87
Equal in Copper - 0.073
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 36% 5% 23% 15% 26% 49% 94% 44%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 33% 6% 38% 20% 25% 66% 106% 9%
Contains more Calcium +18.8%
Contains more Potassium +65.9%
Contains more Magnesium +33.3%
Contains more Zinc +34.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.8%
Contains less Sodium -81.5%
Equal in Iron - 0.87
Equal in Copper - 0.073

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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Pork
Contains more Vitamin A +857.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.8%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1494.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +359.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +48.9%
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 2% 1% 6% 39% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 88% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +857.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +58.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +13.8%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1494.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +359.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +142.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +48.9%

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
56
Pork
Mineral Summary Score
36
Barbecue chicken
37
Pork

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
164%
Pork
Carbohydrates
0%
Barbecue chicken
0%
Pork
Fats
70%
Barbecue chicken
64%
Pork

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 Pork
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

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Barbecue chicken Pork
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pork
Pork is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 273mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork
Pork is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.303g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is cheaper (difference - $0.8)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barbecue chicken Pork Opinion
Calories 226 242 Pork
Protein 22.51 27.32 Pork
Fats 15.08 13.92 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin C 0 0.6 Pork
Carbs 0.12 0 Barbecue chicken
Cholesterol 127 80 Pork
Vitamin D 0 53 Pork
Iron 0.95 0.87 Barbecue chicken
Calcium 16 19 Pork
Potassium 255 423 Pork
Magnesium 21 28 Pork
Sugar 0.12 0 Pork
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.077 0.073 Barbecue chicken
Zinc 1.78 2.39 Pork
Starch 0 Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 218 246 Pork
Sodium 335 62 Pork
Vitamin A 67 7 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.46 0.29 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 0 1.3 Pork
Vitamin B1 0.055 0.877 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.227 0.321 Pork
Vitamin B3 5.732 5.037 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.152 0.698 Pork
Vitamin B6 0.191 0.464 Pork
Vitamin B12 0.47 0.7 Pork
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 8 5 Barbecue chicken
Trans Fat 0.078 Pork
Saturated Fat 3.927 5.23 Barbecue chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 6.446 6.19 Barbecue chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 2.038 1.2 Barbecue chicken
Tryptophan 0.173 0.338 Pork
Threonine 0.657 1.234 Pork
Isoleucine 0.853 1.26 Pork
Leucine 1.549 2.177 Pork
Lysine 1.75 2.446 Pork
Methionine 0.565 0.712 Pork
Phenylalanine 0.69 1.086 Pork
Valine 0.935 1.473 Pork
Histidine 0.592 1.067 Pork
Fructose 0.04 Barbecue chicken

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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.