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Beef vs Barbecue chicken - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Beef and Barbecue chicken different?

  • Beef has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B5 than Barbecue chicken.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Beef is 90% higher.
  • Beef contains 4 times more Vitamin B5 than Barbecue chicken. While Beef contains 0.658mg of Vitamin B5, Barbecue chicken contains only 0.152mg.
  • Barbecue chicken has less Saturated Fat.

Beef, ground, 85% lean meat / 15% fat, patty, cooked, broiled and Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin are the varieties 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 +12.5%
Contains more Iron +173.7%
Contains more Potassium +24.7%
Contains less Sodium -78.5%
Contains more Zinc +254.5%
Contains more Copper +10.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Copper - 0.077
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 98% 15% 85% 29% 10% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 36% 15% 94% 23% 44% 49% 26%
Contains more Calcium +12.5%
Contains more Iron +173.7%
Contains more Potassium +24.7%
Contains less Sodium -78.5%
Contains more Zinc +254.5%
Contains more Copper +10.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Copper - 0.077

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
Beef
5
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Contains more Vitamin B5 +332.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +461.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +644.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.732
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 12% 41% 101% 40% 89% 7% 331% 3%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +332.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +461.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +644.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +19.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.732

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.
Beef Barbecue chicken
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Beef Barbecue chicken Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.12g Barbecue chicken
Protein 25.93g 22.51g Beef
Fats 15.41g 15.08g Beef
Carbs 0g 0.12g Barbecue chicken
Calories 250kcal 226kcal Beef
Starch g 0g Barbecue chicken
Fructose g 0.04g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0g 0.12g Beef
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 18mg 16mg Beef
Iron 2.6mg 0.95mg Beef
Magnesium 21mg 21mg
Phosphorus 198mg 218mg Barbecue chicken
Potassium 318mg 255mg Beef
Sodium 72mg 335mg Beef
Zinc 6.31mg 1.78mg Beef
Copper 0.085mg 0.077mg Beef
Vitamin A 9IU 67IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.46mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 2IU 0IU Beef
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.046mg 0.055mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B2 0.176mg 0.227mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B3 5.378mg 5.732mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.658mg 0.152mg Beef
Vitamin B6 0.382mg 0.191mg Beef
Folate 9µg 8µg Beef
Vitamin B12 2.64µg 0.47µg Beef
Vitamin K 1.2µg 0µg Beef
Tryptophan 0.094mg 0.173mg Barbecue chicken
Threonine 0.72mg 0.657mg Beef
Isoleucine 0.822mg 0.853mg Barbecue chicken
Leucine 1.45mg 1.549mg Barbecue chicken
Lysine 1.54mg 1.75mg Barbecue chicken
Methionine 0.478mg 0.565mg Barbecue chicken
Phenylalanine 0.725mg 0.69mg Beef
Valine 0.914mg 0.935mg Barbecue chicken
Histidine 0.604mg 0.592mg Beef
Cholesterol 88mg 127mg Beef
Trans Fat 0.572g 0.078g Barbecue chicken
Saturated Fat 5.895g 3.927g Barbecue chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 6.668g 6.446g Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.484g 2.038g Barbecue chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Beef Barbecue chicken
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
52
Beef
25
Barbecue chicken
Mineral Summary Score
55
Beef
36
Barbecue chicken

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
156%
Beef
135%
Barbecue chicken
Carbohydrates
0%
Beef
0%
Barbecue chicken
Fats
71%
Beef
70%
Barbecue chicken

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Beef
Beef is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 263mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 39mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Beef
Beef is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.968g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is cheaper (difference - $2)
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. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174032/nutrients
  2. Barbecue chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171127/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.