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Hoisin sauce vs Barbecue sauce - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Hoisin sauce and Barbecue sauce

  • Barbecue sauce has less Vitamin B2, Fiber, Copper, Manganese, and Folate.
  • Hoisin sauce covers your daily Sodium needs 26% more than Barbecue sauce.
  • Barbecue sauce contains 12 times less Folate than Hoisin sauce. Hoisin sauce contains 23µg of Folate, while Barbecue sauce contains 2µg.
  • Barbecue sauce has less Sodium.

Food varieties used in this article are Sauce, hoisin, ready-to-serve and Sauce, barbecue.

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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 +57.8%
Contains more Magnesium +84.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +90%
Contains more Zinc +88.2%
Contains more Copper +77.8%
Contains more Potassium +95%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Equal in Calcium - 33
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 38% 18% 17% 11% 211% 9% 43%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 24% 10% 9% 21% 134% 5% 24%
Contains more Iron +57.8%
Contains more Magnesium +84.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +90%
Contains more Zinc +88.2%
Contains more Copper +77.8%
Contains more Potassium +95%
Contains less Sodium -36.4%
Equal in Calcium - 33

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 B2 +287.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96%
Contains more Folate +1050%
Contains more Vitamin A +3633.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +475%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +141.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21%
Contains more Vitamin K +260%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 6% 0% 2% 1% 51% 22% 5% 15% 18% 0% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 14% 16% 0% 2% 6% 13% 12% 10% 18% 2% 0% 5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +287.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96%
Contains more Folate +1050%
Contains more Vitamin A +3633.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +475%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +141.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +21%
Contains more Vitamin K +260%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Hoisin sauce Barbecue sauce Opinion
Net carbs 41.28g 39.87g Hoisin sauce
Protein 3.31g 0.82g Hoisin sauce
Fats 3.39g 0.63g Hoisin sauce
Carbs 44.08g 40.77g Hoisin sauce
Calories 220kcal 172kcal Hoisin sauce
Starch g 0.35g Barbecue sauce
Fructose g 14.17g Barbecue sauce
Sugar 27.26g 33.24g Hoisin sauce
Fiber 2.8g 0.9g Hoisin sauce
Calcium 32mg 33mg Barbecue sauce
Iron 1.01mg 0.64mg Hoisin sauce
Magnesium 24mg 13mg Hoisin sauce
Phosphorus 38mg 20mg Hoisin sauce
Potassium 119mg 232mg Barbecue sauce
Sodium 1615mg 1027mg Barbecue sauce
Zinc 0.32mg 0.17mg Hoisin sauce
Copper 0.128mg 0.072mg Hoisin sauce
Vitamin A 6IU 224IU Barbecue sauce
Vitamin E 0.28mg 0.8mg Barbecue sauce
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0.6mg Barbecue sauce
Vitamin B1 0.004mg 0.023mg Barbecue sauce
Vitamin B2 0.217mg 0.056mg Hoisin sauce
Vitamin B3 1.17mg 0.597mg Hoisin sauce
Vitamin B5 0.068mg 0.164mg Barbecue sauce
Vitamin B6 0.062mg 0.075mg Barbecue sauce
Folate 23µg 2µg Hoisin sauce
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.5µg 1.8µg Barbecue sauce
Tryptophan mg mg
Threonine mg mg
Isoleucine mg mg
Leucine mg mg
Lysine mg mg
Methionine mg mg
Phenylalanine mg mg
Valine mg mg
Histidine mg mg
Cholesterol 3mg 0mg Barbecue sauce
Trans Fat g 0g Hoisin sauce
Saturated Fat 0.568g 0.045g Barbecue sauce
Monounsaturated Fat 0.963g 0.082g Hoisin sauce
Polyunsaturated fat 1.698g 0.101g Hoisin sauce

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Hoisin sauce Barbecue sauce
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
10
Hoisin sauce
8
Barbecue sauce
Mineral Summary Score
44
Hoisin sauce
29
Barbecue sauce

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
20%
Hoisin sauce
5%
Barbecue sauce
Carbohydrates
44%
Hoisin sauce
41%
Barbecue sauce
Fats
16%
Hoisin sauce
3%
Barbecue sauce

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Hoisin sauce
Hoisin sauce is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Hoisin sauce
Hoisin sauce is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.98g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Barbecue sauce
Barbecue sauce contains less Sodium (difference - 588mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Barbecue sauce
Barbecue sauce is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barbecue sauce
Barbecue sauce is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.523g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barbecue sauce
Barbecue sauce is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Hoisin sauce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172886/nutrients
  2. Barbecue sauce - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174523/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.