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Flank steak vs Barbecue chicken - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Flank steak and Barbecue chicken different?

  • Flank steak has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Iron, Vitamin B5, and Choline than Barbecue chicken.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Flank steak is 48% higher.
  • Flank steak contains 4 times more Vitamin B5 than Barbecue chicken. While Flank steak contains 0.545mg of Vitamin B5, Barbecue chicken contains only 0.152mg.
  • Flank steak has less Cholesterol.

Beef, flank, steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, 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 Iron +83.2%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Potassium +32.9%
Contains more Zinc +175.3%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Copper - 0.077
Equal in Phosphorus - 218
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 66% 6% 30% 17% 28% 134% 90% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 36% 5% 23% 15% 26% 49% 94% 44%
Contains more Iron +83.2%
Contains more Calcium +25%
Contains more Potassium +32.9%
Contains more Zinc +175.3%
Contains less Sodium -83.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Copper - 0.077
Equal in Phosphorus - 218

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 B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +258.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +203.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +246.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 8% 0% 19% 31% 139% 33% 134% 204% 4% 7%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +258.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +203.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +246.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +21.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +70.7%

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
48
Flank steak
25
Barbecue chicken
Mineral Summary Score
47
Flank steak
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
166%
Flank steak
135%
Barbecue chicken
Carbohydrates
0%
Flank steak
0%
Barbecue chicken
Fats
38%
Flank steak
70%
Barbecue chicken

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

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Flank steak Barbecue chicken
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?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 48mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flank steak
Flank steak contains less Sodium (difference - 279mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.532g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Flank steak
Flank steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Flank steak
Flank steak is relatively richer in minerals
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Flank steak Barbecue chicken Opinion
Calories 192 226 Barbecue chicken
Protein 27.66 22.51 Flank steak
Fats 8.23 15.08 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin C 0 0
Net carbs 0 0.11999999731779099 Barbecue chicken
Carbs 0 0.12 Barbecue chicken
Cholesterol 79 127 Flank steak
Vitamin D 0 Barbecue chicken
Iron 1.74 0.95 Flank steak
Calcium 20 16 Flank steak
Potassium 339 255 Flank steak
Magnesium 23 21 Flank steak
Sugar 0 0.12 Flank steak
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.082 0.077 Flank steak
Zinc 4.9 1.78 Flank steak
Starch 0 Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 210 218 Barbecue chicken
Sodium 56 335 Flank steak
Vitamin A 0 67 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.38 0.46 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 0 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B1 0.075 0.055 Flank steak
Vitamin B2 0.133 0.227 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B3 7.363 5.732 Flank steak
Vitamin B5 0.545 0.152 Flank steak
Vitamin B6 0.579 0.191 Flank steak
Vitamin B12 1.63 0.47 Flank steak
Vitamin K 1.4 0 Flank steak
Folate 9 8 Flank steak
Trans Fat 0.078 Flank steak
Saturated Fat 3.395 3.927 Flank steak
Monounsaturated Fat 3.317 6.446 Barbecue chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 0.322 2.038 Barbecue chicken
Tryptophan 0.182 0.173 Flank steak
Threonine 1.105 0.657 Flank steak
Isoleucine 1.259 0.853 Flank steak
Leucine 2.201 1.549 Flank steak
Lysine 2.338 1.75 Flank steak
Methionine 0.72 0.565 Flank steak
Phenylalanine 1.093 0.69 Flank steak
Valine 1.372 0.935 Flank steak
Histidine 0.883 0.592 Flank steak
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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Flank steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168733/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.