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Lamb vs. Barbecue chicken — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Lamb and Barbecue chicken

  • The amount of Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B5, Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Choline in Lamb is higher than in Barbecue chicken.
  • Lamb covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 87% more than Barbecue chicken.
  • Lamb contains 4 times more Vitamin B5 than Barbecue chicken. While Lamb contains 0.66mg of Vitamin B5, Barbecue chicken contains only 0.152mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Barbecue chicken is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +97.9%
Contains more Potassium +21.6%
Contains less Sodium -78.5%
Contains more Zinc +150.6%
Contains more Copper +54.5%
Contains more Manganese +340%
Contains more Selenium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +16%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 71% 17% 81% 28% 10% 122% 40% 3% 144%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 36% 15% 94% 23% 44% 49% 26% 1% 120%
Contains more Iron +97.9%
Contains more Potassium +21.6%
Contains less Sodium -78.5%
Contains more Zinc +150.6%
Contains more Copper +54.5%
Contains more Manganese +340%
Contains more Selenium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +16%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Magnesium - 21

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Lamb
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Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +334.2%
Contains more Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +442.6%
Contains more Choline +49%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.227
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 3% 3% 0% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 14% 319% 52% 12%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 10% 0% 0% 14% 53% 108% 10% 45% 6% 59% 35% 0%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +10.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +334.2%
Contains more Folate +125%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +442.6%
Contains more Choline +49%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.9%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.227

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +38.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +14.3%
Equal in Protein - 22.51
Equal in Other - 0.88
25% 21% 54%
Protein: 24.52 g
Fats: 20.94 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 53.72 g
Other: 0.82 g
23% 15% 61%
Protein: 22.51 g
Fats: 15.08 g
Carbs: 0.12 g
Water: 61.41 g
Other: 0.88 g
Contains more Fats +38.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +14.3%
Equal in Protein - 22.51
Equal in Other - 0.88

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +36.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -55.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +35%
46% 46% 8%
Saturated Fat: 8.83 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.82 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.51 g
32% 52% 16%
Saturated Fat: 3.927 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.446 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.038 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +36.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -55.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +35%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Lamb Barbecue chicken
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lamb Barbecue chicken Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.12g Barbecue chicken
Protein 24.52g 22.51g Lamb
Fats 20.94g 15.08g Lamb
Carbs 0g 0.12g Barbecue chicken
Calories 294kcal 226kcal Lamb
Fructose 0.04g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0g 0.12g Lamb
Calcium 17mg 16mg Lamb
Iron 1.88mg 0.95mg Lamb
Magnesium 23mg 21mg Lamb
Phosphorus 188mg 218mg Barbecue chicken
Potassium 310mg 255mg Lamb
Sodium 72mg 335mg Lamb
Zinc 4.46mg 1.78mg Lamb
Copper 0.119mg 0.077mg Lamb
Manganese 0.022mg 0.005mg Lamb
Selenium 26.4µg 22µg Lamb
Vitamin A 0IU 67IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 20µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.14mg 0.46mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 2IU 0IU Lamb
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0µg Lamb
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.055mg Lamb
Vitamin B2 0.25mg 0.227mg Lamb
Vitamin B3 6.66mg 5.732mg Lamb
Vitamin B5 0.66mg 0.152mg Lamb
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.191mg Barbecue chicken
Folate 18µg 8µg Lamb
Vitamin B12 2.55µg 0.47µg Lamb
Choline 93.7mg 62.9mg Lamb
Vitamin K 4.6µg 0µg Lamb
Tryptophan 0.287mg 0.173mg Lamb
Threonine 1.05mg 0.657mg Lamb
Isoleucine 1.183mg 0.853mg Lamb
Leucine 1.908mg 1.549mg Lamb
Lysine 2.166mg 1.75mg Lamb
Methionine 0.629mg 0.565mg Lamb
Phenylalanine 0.998mg 0.69mg Lamb
Valine 1.323mg 0.935mg Lamb
Histidine 0.777mg 0.592mg Lamb
Cholesterol 97mg 127mg Lamb
Trans Fat 0.078g Lamb
Saturated Fat 8.83g 3.927g Barbecue chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 8.82g 6.446g Lamb
Polyunsaturated fat 1.51g 2.038g Barbecue chicken
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.011g Barbecue chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Lamb Barbecue chicken
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
52%
Lamb
26%
Barbecue chicken
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
52%
Lamb
41%
Barbecue chicken

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Lamb
Lamb is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb
Lamb contains less Sodium (difference - 263mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lamb
Lamb is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Lamb
Lamb is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lamb
Lamb is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lamb
Lamb is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.903g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is cheaper (difference - $2.3)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lamb - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/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.