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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
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

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.
Ground meat Barbecue chicken
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground meat Barbecue chicken Opinion
Calories 241kcal 226kcal Ground meat
Protein 23.87g 22.51g Ground meat
Fats 15.37g 15.08g Ground meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0g 0.12g Barbecue chicken
Carbs 0g 0.12g Barbecue chicken
Cholesterol 88mg 127mg Ground meat
Vitamin D 2IU 0IU Ground meat
Iron 2.27mg 0.95mg Ground meat
Calcium 33mg 16mg Ground meat
Potassium 241mg 255mg Barbecue chicken
Magnesium 17mg 21mg Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0g 0.12g Ground meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.079mg 0.077mg Ground meat
Zinc 5.84mg 1.78mg Ground meat
Starch g 0g Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 166mg 218mg Barbecue chicken
Sodium 73mg 335mg Ground meat
Vitamin A 9IU 67IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.46mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.055mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B2 0.171mg 0.227mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B3 4.026mg 5.732mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.512mg 0.152mg Ground meat
Vitamin B6 0.311mg 0.191mg Ground meat
Vitamin B12 2.49µg 0.47µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9µg 0µg Ground meat
Folate 7µg 8µg Barbecue chicken
Trans Fat 1.173g 0.078g Barbecue chicken
Saturated Fat 6.073g 3.927g Barbecue chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322g 6.446g Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408g 2.038g Barbecue chicken
Tryptophan 0.121mg 0.173mg Barbecue chicken
Threonine 0.923mg 0.657mg Ground meat
Isoleucine 1.055mg 0.853mg Ground meat
Leucine 1.861mg 1.549mg Ground meat
Lysine 1.976mg 1.75mg Ground meat
Methionine 0.614mg 0.565mg Ground meat
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 0.69mg Ground meat
Valine 1.172mg 0.935mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.775mg 0.592mg Ground meat
Fructose g 0.04g Barbecue chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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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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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
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 food.
Protein
143%
Ground meat
135%
Barbecue chicken
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Barbecue chicken
Fats
71%
Ground meat
70%
Barbecue chicken

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 39mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Sugar (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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Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. 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.