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Fajita vs Barbecue chicken - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Fajita and Barbecue chicken

  • Fajita has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus, however Barbecue chicken has more Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Copper.
  • Daily need coverage for Sodium from Fajita is 20% higher.
  • Barbecue chicken has 5 times less Vitamin B5 than Fajita. Fajita has 0.726mg of Vitamin B5, while Barbecue chicken has 0.152mg.
  • Barbecue chicken is lower in Sodium.

Food types used in this article are USDA Commodity, chicken fajita strips, frozen and Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin.

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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 Phosphorus +27.1%
Contains more Potassium +11.4%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains less Sodium -58.1%
Contains more Zinc +29.9%
Contains more Copper +156.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.95
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 38% 16% 119% 26% 105% 38% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 36% 15% 94% 23% 44% 49% 26%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.1%
Contains more Potassium +11.4%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains less Sodium -58.1%
Contains more Zinc +29.9%
Contains more Copper +156.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.95
Equal in Magnesium - 21

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
Fajita
5
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +377.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +102.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.227
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 5% 0% 0% 25% 50% 90% 44% 90% 3% 68% 1%
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 B1 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +377.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +102.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +14.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.9%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.227

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fajita Barbecue chicken Opinion
Net carbs 2.23g 0.12g Fajita
Protein 18.56g 22.51g Barbecue chicken
Fats 5.73g 15.08g Barbecue chicken
Carbs 2.23g 0.12g Fajita
Calories 135kcal 226kcal Barbecue chicken
Starch g 0g Barbecue chicken
Fructose g 0.04g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0g 0.12g Fajita
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 13mg 16mg Barbecue chicken
Iron 0.99mg 0.95mg Fajita
Magnesium 22mg 21mg Fajita
Phosphorus 277mg 218mg Fajita
Potassium 284mg 255mg Fajita
Sodium 799mg 335mg Barbecue chicken
Zinc 1.37mg 1.78mg Barbecue chicken
Copper 0.03mg 0.077mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin A 0IU 67IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.22mg 0.46mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D IU 0IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D µg 0µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.055mg Fajita
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.227mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B3 4.779mg 5.732mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.726mg 0.152mg Fajita
Vitamin B6 0.387mg 0.191mg Fajita
Folate 4µg 8µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B12 0.54µg 0.47µg Fajita
Vitamin K 0.2µg 0µg Fajita
Tryptophan 0.2mg 0.173mg Fajita
Threonine 0.452mg 0.657mg Barbecue chicken
Isoleucine 0.813mg 0.853mg Barbecue chicken
Leucine 1.56mg 1.549mg Fajita
Lysine 1.857mg 1.75mg Fajita
Methionine 0.552mg 0.565mg Barbecue chicken
Phenylalanine 0.763mg 0.69mg Fajita
Valine 0.847mg 0.935mg Barbecue chicken
Histidine 0.68mg 0.592mg Fajita
Cholesterol 88mg 127mg Fajita
Trans Fat g 0.078g Fajita
Saturated Fat 1.596g 3.927g Fajita
Monounsaturated Fat 2.333g 6.446g Barbecue chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 1.089g 2.038g Barbecue chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Fajita 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
31
Fajita
25
Barbecue chicken
Mineral Summary Score
44
Fajita
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
111%
Fajita
135%
Barbecue chicken
Carbohydrates
2%
Fajita
0%
Barbecue chicken
Fats
26%
Fajita
70%
Barbecue chicken

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 39mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Fajita
Fajita is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.331g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 464mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in glycemic index (difference - 32)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

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.