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Barbecue chicken vs Steak - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Barbecue chicken and Steak different?

  • Barbecue chicken is richer in Phosphorus, while Steak is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Iron, Selenium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Steak covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 72% more than Barbecue chicken.
  • Barbecue chicken contains 6 times more Sodium than Steak. Barbecue chicken contains 335mg of Sodium, while Steak contains 58mg.

Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled types were 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.7%
Contains more Iron +152.6%
Contains less Sodium -82.7%
Contains more Zinc +256.2%
Contains more Copper +10.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Potassium - 279
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 36% 15% 94% 23% 44% 49% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.7%
Contains more Iron +152.6%
Contains less Sodium -82.7%
Contains more Zinc +256.2%
Contains more Copper +10.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Potassium - 279

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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Steak
Contains more Vitamin A +168%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.3%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +161.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +368.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 2% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +168%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.3%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +161.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +368.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

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 Steak
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Steak Opinion
Net carbs 0.12g 0g Barbecue chicken
Protein 22.51g 24.85g Steak
Fats 15.08g 19.02g Steak
Carbs 0.12g 0g Barbecue chicken
Calories 226kcal 271kcal Steak
Starch 0g g Barbecue chicken
Fructose 0.04g g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0.12g 0g Steak
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 16mg 12mg Barbecue chicken
Iron 0.95mg 2.4mg Steak
Magnesium 21mg 23mg Steak
Phosphorus 218mg 163mg Barbecue chicken
Potassium 255mg 279mg Steak
Sodium 335mg 58mg Steak
Zinc 1.78mg 6.34mg Steak
Copper 0.077mg 0.085mg Steak
Vitamin A 67IU 25IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.46mg mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 0IU 6IU Steak
Vitamin D 0µg 0.1µg Steak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.074mg Steak
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.301mg Steak
Vitamin B3 5.732mg 5.149mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.152mg mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B6 0.191mg 0.5mg Steak
Folate 8µg 6µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 2.2µg Steak
Vitamin K 0µg 1.6µg Steak
Tryptophan 0.173mg 0.278mg Steak
Threonine 0.657mg 1.171mg Steak
Isoleucine 0.853mg 1.157mg Steak
Leucine 1.549mg 2.142mg Steak
Lysine 1.75mg 2.38mg Steak
Methionine 0.565mg 0.672mg Steak
Phenylalanine 0.69mg 0.997mg Steak
Valine 0.935mg 1.242mg Steak
Histidine 0.592mg 0.931mg Steak
Cholesterol 127mg 78mg Steak
Trans Fat 0.078g g Steak
Saturated Fat 3.927g 8.443g Barbecue chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 6.446g 9.171g Steak
Polyunsaturated fat 2.038g 0.896g Barbecue chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barbecue chicken Steak
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
49
Steak
Mineral Summary Score
36
Barbecue chicken
52
Steak

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
149%
Steak
Carbohydrates
0%
Barbecue chicken
0%
Steak
Fats
70%
Barbecue chicken
88%
Steak

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Steak
Steak is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 277mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Steak
Steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.516g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.