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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
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Iron +14.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -69.3%
Contains more Zinc +39.3%
Contains more Copper +20.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 223
Equal in Potassium - 239
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 36% 15% 94% 23% 44% 49% 26%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Iron +14.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains less Sodium -69.3%
Contains more Zinc +39.3%
Contains more Copper +20.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 223
Equal in Potassium - 239

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 Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +117%
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 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 0%
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 Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +117%

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 Turkey meat
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Barbecue chicken Turkey meat Opinion
Net carbs 0.12g 0.06g Barbecue chicken
Protein 22.51g 28.55g Turkey meat
Fats 15.08g 7.39g Barbecue chicken
Carbs 0.12g 0.06g Barbecue chicken
Calories 226kcal 189kcal Barbecue chicken
Starch 0g g Barbecue chicken
Fructose 0.04g g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0.12g 0g Turkey meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 16mg 14mg Barbecue chicken
Iron 0.95mg 1.09mg Turkey meat
Magnesium 21mg 30mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 218mg 223mg Turkey meat
Potassium 255mg 239mg Barbecue chicken
Sodium 335mg 103mg Turkey meat
Zinc 1.78mg 2.48mg Turkey meat
Copper 0.077mg 0.093mg Turkey meat
Vitamin A 67IU 39IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.46mg 0.07mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 0IU 15IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0µg 0.4µg Turkey meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.055mg 0.045mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.281mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 5.732mg 9.573mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.152mg 0.948mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.191mg 0.616mg Turkey meat
Folate 8µg 9µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 0.47µg 1.02µg Turkey meat
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.173mg 0.291mg Turkey meat
Threonine 0.657mg 1.004mg Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.853mg 0.796mg Barbecue chicken
Leucine 1.549mg 1.925mg Turkey meat
Lysine 1.75mg 2.282mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.565mg 0.724mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.69mg 0.903mg Turkey meat
Valine 0.935mg 0.902mg Barbecue chicken
Histidine 0.592mg 0.749mg Turkey meat
Cholesterol 127mg 109mg Turkey meat
Trans Fat 0.078g 0.101g Barbecue chicken
Saturated Fat 3.927g 2.155g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 6.446g 2.647g Barbecue chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 2.038g 2.119g Turkey meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 232mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
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 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. 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.