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Barbecue chicken vs Turkey meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Barbecue chicken and Turkey meat?

  • Turkey meat is richer than Barbecue chicken in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Selenium and Zinc.
  • Turkey meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 33% more.
  • Barbecue chicken has 3 times more Sodium than Turkey meat. While Barbecue chicken has 335mg of Sodium, Turkey meat has only 103mg.

We used Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin and Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted types 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
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Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Iron +14.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +20.8%
Contains more Zinc +39.3%
Contains less Sodium -69.3%
Equal in Potassium - 239
Equal in Phosphorus - 223
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 36% 5% 23% 15% 26% 49% 94% 44%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Iron +14.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +20.8%
Contains more Zinc +39.3%
Contains less Sodium -69.3%
Equal in Potassium - 239
Equal in Phosphorus - 223

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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Contains more Vitamin A +71.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +557.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +523.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +222.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +117%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
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 0% 3% 2% 12% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 128% 0% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +71.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +557.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +523.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +222.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +117%
Contains more Folate +12.5%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
25
Barbecue chicken
50
Turkey meat
Mineral Summary Score
36
Barbecue chicken
37
Turkey meat

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 the food
Protein
135%
Barbecue chicken
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Barbecue chicken
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
70%
Barbecue chicken
34%
Turkey meat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Barbecue chicken Turkey meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Barbecue chicken Turkey meat
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?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sugars (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 232mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.772g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Barbecue chicken Turkey meat Opinion
Calories 226 189 Barbecue chicken
Protein 22.51 28.55 Turkey meat
Fats 15.08 7.39 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.12 0.06 Barbecue chicken
Cholesterol 127 109 Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0 15 Turkey meat
Iron 0.95 1.09 Turkey meat
Calcium 16 14 Barbecue chicken
Potassium 255 239 Barbecue chicken
Magnesium 21 30 Turkey meat
Sugars 0.12 0 Turkey meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.077 0.093 Turkey meat
Zinc 1.78 2.48 Turkey meat
Starch 0 Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 218 223 Turkey meat
Sodium 335 103 Turkey meat
Vitamin A 67 39 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.46 0.07 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 0 0.4 Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.055 0.045 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B2 0.227 0.281 Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 5.732 9.573 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.152 0.948 Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.191 0.616 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 0.47 1.02 Turkey meat
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 8 9 Turkey meat
Trans Fat 0.078 0.101 Barbecue chicken
Saturated Fat 3.927 2.155 Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 6.446 2.647 Barbecue chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 2.038 2.119 Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.173 0.291 Turkey meat
Threonine 0.657 1.004 Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.853 0.796 Barbecue chicken
Leucine 1.549 1.925 Turkey meat
Lysine 1.75 2.282 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.565 0.724 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.69 0.903 Turkey meat
Valine 0.935 0.902 Barbecue chicken
Histidine 0.592 0.749 Turkey meat
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 of 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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.