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Barbecue chicken vs. Roast beef — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Barbecue chicken and Roast beef

  • Barbecue chicken has more Selenium, however, Roast beef has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Iron, Zinc, Potassium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Roast beef is 65% higher.
  • Roast beef has 3 times less Saturated Fat than Barbecue chicken. Barbecue chicken has 3.927g of Saturated Fat, while Roast beef has 1.318g.

Food types used in this article are Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin and Roast beef, deli style, prepackaged, sliced.

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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 Calcium +220%
Contains less Sodium -60.7%
Contains more Selenium +49.7%
Contains more Iron +115.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +11%
Contains more Potassium +153.7%
Contains more Zinc +79.8%
Contains more Copper +11.7%
Contains more Manganese +200%
Equal in Magnesium - 20
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 2% 77% 15% 104% 58% 112% 88% 29% 2% 81%
Contains more Calcium +220%
Contains less Sodium -60.7%
Contains more Selenium +49.7%
Contains more Iron +115.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +11%
Contains more Potassium +153.7%
Contains more Zinc +79.8%
Contains more Copper +11.7%
Contains more Manganese +200%
Equal in Magnesium - 20

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 +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.9%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Choline +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +272.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +140.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +334%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.49
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.213
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.581
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 1% 10% 0% 0% 11% 50% 105% 34% 107% 4% 256% 24% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +27.9%
Contains more Folate +60%
Contains more Choline +43.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +272.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +140.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +334%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.49
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.213
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.581

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +20.9%
Contains more Fats +308.7%
Contains more Carbs +433.3%
Contains more Water +20%
Contains more Other +278.4%
23% 15% 61%
Protein: 22.51 g
Fats: 15.08 g
Carbs: 0.12 g
Water: 61.41 g
Other: 0.88 g
19% 4% 74% 3%
Protein: 18.62 g
Fats: 3.69 g
Carbs: 0.64 g
Water: 73.72 g
Other: 3.33 g
Contains more Protein +20.9%
Contains more Fats +308.7%
Contains more Carbs +433.3%
Contains more Water +20%
Contains more Other +278.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +323.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +654.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -66.4%
32% 52% 16%
Saturated Fat: 3.927 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.446 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.038 g
42% 49% 9%
Saturated Fat: 1.318 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.521 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.27 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +323.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +654.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -66.4%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +625%
33% 33% 33%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0.04 g
Glucose: 0.04 g
Fructose: 0.04 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
100%
Starch: 0 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 0.29 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +625%

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 Roast beef
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barbecue chicken Roast beef Opinion
Net carbs 0.12g 0.64g Roast beef
Protein 22.51g 18.62g Barbecue chicken
Fats 15.08g 3.69g Barbecue chicken
Carbs 0.12g 0.64g Roast beef
Calories 226kcal 115kcal Barbecue chicken
Fructose 0.04g 0g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0.12g 0.29g Barbecue chicken
Calcium 16mg 5mg Barbecue chicken
Iron 0.95mg 2.05mg Roast beef
Magnesium 21mg 20mg Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 218mg 242mg Roast beef
Potassium 255mg 647mg Roast beef
Sodium 335mg 853mg Barbecue chicken
Zinc 1.78mg 3.2mg Roast beef
Copper 0.077mg 0.086mg Roast beef
Manganese 0.005mg 0.015mg Roast beef
Selenium 22µg 14.7µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin A 67IU 11IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin A RAE 20µg 3µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.49mg Roast beef
Vitamin D 0IU 1IU Roast beef
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.043mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.213mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B3 5.732mg 5.581mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.152mg 0.566mg Roast beef
Vitamin B6 0.191mg 0.46mg Roast beef
Folate 8µg 5µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 2.04µg Roast beef
Choline 62.9mg 43.9mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin K 0µg 1.6µg Roast beef
Tryptophan 0.173mg Barbecue chicken
Threonine 0.657mg Barbecue chicken
Isoleucine 0.853mg Barbecue chicken
Leucine 1.549mg Barbecue chicken
Lysine 1.75mg Barbecue chicken
Methionine 0.565mg Barbecue chicken
Phenylalanine 0.69mg Barbecue chicken
Valine 0.935mg Barbecue chicken
Histidine 0.592mg Barbecue chicken
Cholesterol 127mg 51mg Roast beef
Trans Fat 0.078g 0.148g Barbecue chicken
Saturated Fat 3.927g 1.318g Roast beef
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.001g Roast beef
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.007g Roast beef
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.012g Roast beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.446g 1.521g Barbecue chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 2.038g 0.27g Barbecue chicken
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.011g 0.002g Barbecue chicken
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.14g Roast beef
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Roast beef
Omega-3 - ALA 0.017g Roast beef
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Roast beef

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barbecue chicken Roast beef
Low Fats diet ok
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
46%
Roast beef
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
41%
Barbecue chicken
56%
Roast beef

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Roast beef
Roast beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 76mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Roast beef
Roast beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.609g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Roast beef
Roast beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Roast beef
Roast beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.17g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 518mg)
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. Roast beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174570/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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