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Barbecue chicken vs. Turkey bacon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Barbecue chicken and Turkey bacon

  • Barbecue chicken has more Selenium, and Vitamin B3, however, Turkey bacon is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Zinc, Calcium, and Iron.
  • Turkey bacon covers your daily Sodium needs 32% more than Barbecue chicken.

Food varieties used in this article are Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin and Turkey bacon, unprepared.

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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 less Sodium -68.7%
Contains more Copper +13.2%
Contains more Selenium +39.2%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +47.4%
Contains more Potassium +36.9%
Contains more Zinc +42.7%
Contains more Manganese +280%
Equal in Phosphorus - 222
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 24% 53% 12% 96% 31% 140% 70% 23% 3% 87%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -68.7%
Contains more Copper +13.2%
Contains more Selenium +39.2%
Contains more Calcium +400%
Contains more Iron +47.4%
Contains more Potassium +36.9%
Contains more Zinc +42.7%
Contains more Manganese +280%
Equal in Phosphorus - 222

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 +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +318.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +344.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.7%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +153.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.237
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 3% 3% 0% 0% 8% 55% 76% 41% 57% 8% 149% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +97.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +318.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +344.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.7%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +153.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.237

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +41.2%
Contains more Fats +12.3%
Contains more Carbs +1475%
Contains more Other +287.5%
Equal in Water - 61.83
23% 15% 61%
Protein: 22.51 g
Fats: 15.08 g
Carbs: 0.12 g
Water: 61.41 g
Other: 0.88 g
16% 17% 2% 62% 3%
Protein: 15.94 g
Fats: 16.93 g
Carbs: 1.89 g
Water: 61.83 g
Other: 3.41 g
Contains more Protein +41.2%
Contains more Fats +12.3%
Contains more Carbs +1475%
Contains more Other +287.5%
Equal in Water - 61.83

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -13.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +130.6%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 6.223
32% 52% 16%
Saturated Fat: 3.927 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.446 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.038 g
29% 40% 30%
Saturated Fat: 4.52 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.223 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.699 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -13.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +130.6%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 6.223

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +5775%
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: 2.35 g
Glucose: 0 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Glucose +∞%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
Contains more Sucrose +5775%

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 Turkey bacon
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barbecue chicken Turkey bacon Opinion
Net carbs 0.12g 1.89g Turkey bacon
Protein 22.51g 15.94g Barbecue chicken
Fats 15.08g 16.93g Turkey bacon
Carbs 0.12g 1.89g Turkey bacon
Calories 226kcal 226kcal
Fructose 0.04g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0.12g Turkey bacon
Calcium 16mg 80mg Turkey bacon
Iron 0.95mg 1.4mg Turkey bacon
Magnesium 21mg 16mg Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 218mg 222mg Turkey bacon
Potassium 255mg 349mg Turkey bacon
Sodium 335mg 1069mg Barbecue chicken
Zinc 1.78mg 2.54mg Turkey bacon
Copper 0.077mg 0.068mg Barbecue chicken
Manganese 0.005mg 0.019mg Turkey bacon
Selenium 22µg 15.8µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin A 67IU 34IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin A RAE 20µg 10µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.11mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.03mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.237mg Turkey bacon
Vitamin B3 5.732mg 4.032mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.152mg 0.675mg Turkey bacon
Vitamin B6 0.191mg 0.244mg Turkey bacon
Folate 8µg 10µg Turkey bacon
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 1.19µg Turkey bacon
Choline 62.9mg Barbecue chicken
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 86mg Turkey bacon
Trans Fat 0.078g 0.184g Barbecue chicken
Saturated Fat 3.927g 4.52g Barbecue chicken
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.007g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.006g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.01g Turkey bacon
Monounsaturated Fat 6.446g 6.223g Barbecue chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 2.038g 4.699g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.011g 0.027g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 4.197g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.01g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - ALA 0.241g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.003g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.013g Turkey bacon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Barbecue chicken Turkey bacon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet Equal
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
30%
Turkey bacon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
41%
Barbecue chicken
53%
Turkey bacon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 41mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 734mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.593g)
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. Turkey bacon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174592/nutrients

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

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