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Ground meat vs Barbecue chicken - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Ground meat and Barbecue chicken?

  • Ground meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B5, yet Barbecue chicken is richer in Vitamin B3 and Phosphorus.
  • Ground meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 84% higher.
  • Ground meat has 3 times more Vitamin B5 than Barbecue chicken. Ground meat has 0.512mg of Vitamin B5, while Barbecue chicken has 0.152mg.
  • Barbecue chicken contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked and Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin types in this comparison.

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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 Iron +138.9%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Zinc +228.1%
Contains less Sodium -78.2%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Equal in Potassium - 255
Equal in Copper - 0.077
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 36% 5% 23% 15% 26% 49% 94% 44%
Contains more Iron +138.9%
Contains more Calcium +106.3%
Contains more Zinc +228.1%
Contains less Sodium -78.2%
Contains more Magnesium +23.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.3%
Equal in Potassium - 255
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
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Contains more Vitamin B5 +236.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +429.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +644.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.4%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.055
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 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% 5% 10% 0% 14% 53% 108% 10% 45% 59% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +236.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +62.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +429.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +644.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.4%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.055

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
46
Ground meat
25
Barbecue chicken
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
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 the food
Protein
143%
Ground meat
135%
Barbecue chicken
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Barbecue chicken
Fats
71%
Ground meat
70%
Barbecue chicken

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.
Ground meat Barbecue chicken
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Ground meat 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?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 39mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sugars (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 262mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.146g)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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 Ground meat Barbecue chicken Opinion
Calories 241 226 Ground meat
Protein 23.87 22.51 Ground meat
Fats 15.37 15.08 Ground meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0.12 Barbecue chicken
Cholesterol 88 127 Ground meat
Vitamin D 2 0 Ground meat
Iron 2.27 0.95 Ground meat
Calcium 33 16 Ground meat
Potassium 241 255 Barbecue chicken
Magnesium 17 21 Barbecue chicken
Sugars 0 0.12 Ground meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.077 Ground meat
Zinc 5.84 1.78 Ground meat
Starch 0 Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 166 218 Barbecue chicken
Sodium 73 335 Ground meat
Vitamin A 9 67 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.12 0.46 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0.051 0.055 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B2 0.171 0.227 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B3 4.026 5.732 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.512 0.152 Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.311 0.191 Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2.49 0.47 Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9 0 Ground meat
Folate 7 8 Barbecue chicken
Trans Fat 1.173 0.078 Barbecue chicken
Saturated Fat 6.073 3.927 Barbecue chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322 6.446 Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408 2.038 Barbecue chicken
Tryptophan 0.121 0.173 Barbecue chicken
Threonine 0.923 0.657 Ground meat
Isoleucine 1.055 0.853 Ground meat
Leucine 1.861 1.549 Ground meat
Lysine 1.976 1.75 Ground meat
Methionine 0.614 0.565 Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931 0.69 Ground meat
Valine 1.172 0.935 Ground meat
Histidine 0.775 0.592 Ground 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 seperately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.