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Ham vs Barbecue chicken - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Ham and Barbecue chicken

  • Ham has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Vitamin B12, and Iron, however Barbecue chicken is higher in Vitamin B3, and Vitamin D.
  • Ham covers your daily Vitamin B1 needs 58% more than Barbecue chicken.
  • Barbecue chicken contains 4 times less Sodium than Ham. Ham contains 1203mg of Sodium, while Barbecue chicken contains 335mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Pork, cured, ham, boneless, extra lean (approximately 5% fat), roasted 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
Ham
4
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Contains more Iron +55.8%
Contains more Potassium +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +61.8%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.2%
Contains less Sodium -72.2%
Equal in Copper - 0.077
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 56% 3% 26% 10% 27% 79% 85% 157%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 36% 5% 23% 15% 26% 49% 94% 44%
Contains more Iron +55.8%
Contains more Potassium +12.5%
Contains more Zinc +61.8%
Contains more Calcium +100%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.2%
Contains less Sodium -72.2%
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
Ham
5
:
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1270.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +165.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +109.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +38.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +84%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.5%
Contains more Folate +166.7%
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% 5% 24% 189% 47% 76% 25% 93% 82% 0% 3%
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 D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1270.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +165.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +109.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +38.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +84%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.5%
Contains more Folate +166.7%

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
45
Ham
25
Barbecue chicken
Mineral Summary Score
55
Ham
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
126%
Ham
135%
Barbecue chicken
Carbohydrates
2%
Ham
0%
Barbecue chicken
Fats
26%
Ham
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.
Ham Barbecue chicken
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Ham 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?
Ham
Ham is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 74mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ham
Ham is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ham
Ham is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.117g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Ham
Ham is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken contains less Sodium (difference - 868mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is cheaper (difference - $0.5)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ham Barbecue chicken Opinion
Calories 145 226 Barbecue chicken
Protein 20.93 22.51 Barbecue chicken
Fats 5.53 15.08 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 1.5 0.12 Ham
Cholesterol 53 127 Ham
Vitamin D 32 0 Ham
Iron 1.48 0.95 Ham
Calcium 8 16 Barbecue chicken
Potassium 287 255 Ham
Magnesium 14 21 Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0 0.12 Ham
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.077 Ham
Zinc 2.88 1.78 Ham
Starch 0 Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 196 218 Barbecue chicken
Sodium 1203 335 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin A 0 67 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.25 0.46 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 0.8 0 Ham
Vitamin B1 0.754 0.055 Ham
Vitamin B2 0.202 0.227 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B3 4.023 5.732 Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.403 0.152 Ham
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.191 Ham
Vitamin B12 0.65 0.47 Ham
Vitamin K 0 0
Folate 3 8 Barbecue chicken
Trans Fat 0.078 Ham
Saturated Fat 1.81 3.927 Ham
Monounsaturated Fat 2.62 6.446 Barbecue chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 0.54 2.038 Barbecue chicken
Tryptophan 0.251 0.173 Ham
Threonine 0.931 0.657 Ham
Isoleucine 0.918 0.853 Ham
Leucine 1.661 1.549 Ham
Lysine 1.775 1.75 Ham
Methionine 0.553 0.565 Barbecue chicken
Phenylalanine 0.904 0.69 Ham
Valine 0.908 0.935 Barbecue chicken
Histidine 0.75 0.592 Ham
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. Ham - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167871/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.