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Barbecue chicken vs. Pork spare ribs — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Barbecue chicken and Pork spare ribs different?

  • Barbecue chicken is higher in Phosphorus, and Vitamin B3, however, Pork spare ribs are richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Vitamin D, Vitamin B5, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 from Pork spare ribs is 29% higher.
  • Barbecue chicken contains 4 times more Sodium than Pork spare ribs. While Barbecue chicken contains 335mg of Sodium, Pork spare ribs contain only 81mg.

Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin and Pork, fresh, spareribs, separable lean and fat, raw are the varieties 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 Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.6%
Contains less Sodium -75.8%
Contains more Zinc +40.4%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Equal in Calcium - 15
Equal in Iron - 0.91
Equal in Potassium - 242
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Selenium - 22
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 5% 35% 12% 61% 22% 11% 69% 27% 2% 120%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.6%
Contains less Sodium -75.8%
Contains more Zinc +40.4%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Equal in Calcium - 15
Equal in Iron - 0.91
Equal in Potassium - 242
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Equal in Selenium - 22

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +311.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200.5%
Equal in Choline - 59.7
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 0% 8% 69% 0% 80% 58% 88% 38% 133% 0% 48% 33% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +23.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +480%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +311.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +200.5%
Equal in Choline - 59.7

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +45.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Fats +55.2%
Contains more Other +56.8%
Equal in Water - 59.75
23% 15% 61%
Protein: 22.51 g
Fats: 15.08 g
Carbs: 0.12 g
Water: 61.41 g
Other: 0.88 g
15% 23% 60%
Protein: 15.47 g
Fats: 23.4 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.75 g
Other: 1.38 g
Contains more Protein +45.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Fats +55.2%
Contains more Other +56.8%
Equal in Water - 59.75

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -47.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +32.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +94%
32% 52% 16%
Saturated Fat: 3.927 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.446 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.038 g
38% 43% 20%
Saturated Fat: 7.529 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.542 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.953 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -47.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +32.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +94%

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 Pork spare ribs
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barbecue chicken Pork spare ribs Opinion
Net carbs 0.12g 0g Barbecue chicken
Protein 22.51g 15.47g Barbecue chicken
Fats 15.08g 23.4g Pork spare ribs
Carbs 0.12g 0g Barbecue chicken
Calories 226kcal 277kcal Pork spare ribs
Fructose 0.04g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0.12g 0g Pork spare ribs
Calcium 16mg 15mg Barbecue chicken
Iron 0.95mg 0.91mg Barbecue chicken
Magnesium 21mg 16mg Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 218mg 141mg Barbecue chicken
Potassium 255mg 242mg Barbecue chicken
Sodium 335mg 81mg Pork spare ribs
Zinc 1.78mg 2.5mg Pork spare ribs
Copper 0.077mg 0.08mg Pork spare ribs
Manganese 0.005mg 0.01mg Pork spare ribs
Selenium 22µg 22µg
Vitamin A 67IU 0IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin A RAE 20µg 0µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.37mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 0IU 91IU Pork spare ribs
Vitamin D 0µg 2.3µg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.319mg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.251mg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin B3 5.732mg 4.662mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.152mg 0.625mg Pork spare ribs
Vitamin B6 0.191mg 0.574mg Pork spare ribs
Folate 8µg 0µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 0.38µg Barbecue chicken
Choline 62.9mg 59.7mg Barbecue chicken
Tryptophan 0.173mg 0.163mg Barbecue chicken
Threonine 0.657mg 0.695mg Pork spare ribs
Isoleucine 0.853mg 0.761mg Barbecue chicken
Leucine 1.549mg 1.318mg Barbecue chicken
Lysine 1.75mg 1.435mg Barbecue chicken
Methionine 0.565mg 0.426mg Barbecue chicken
Phenylalanine 0.69mg 0.65mg Barbecue chicken
Valine 0.935mg 0.809mg Barbecue chicken
Histidine 0.592mg 0.668mg Pork spare ribs
Cholesterol 127mg 80mg Pork spare ribs
Trans Fat 0.078g 0.222g Barbecue chicken
Saturated Fat 3.927g 7.529g Barbecue chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 6.446g 8.542g Pork spare ribs
Polyunsaturated fat 2.038g 3.953g Pork spare ribs
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.011g 0.079g Pork spare ribs
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 3.146g Pork spare ribs
Omega-3 - ALA 0.081g Pork spare ribs

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Barbecue chicken Pork spare ribs
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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
42%
Pork spare ribs
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
41%
Barbecue chicken
36%
Pork spare ribs

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Pork spare ribs
Pork spare ribs is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork spare ribs
Pork spare ribs contains less Sodium (difference - 254mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork spare ribs
Pork spare ribs is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Pork spare ribs
Pork spare ribs is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.602g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

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. Pork spare ribs - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167853/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.