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Steak vs Barbecue chicken - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Steak and Barbecue chicken different?

  • Steak is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Iron, Selenium, and Vitamin B2, while Barbecue chicken is higher in Phosphorus.
  • Steak covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 72% more than Barbecue chicken.
  • Steak contains 4 times more Zinc than Barbecue chicken. Steak contains 6.34mg of Zinc, while Barbecue chicken contains 1.78mg.
  • Barbecue chicken is lower in Saturated Fat.

Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled and Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin types were used in this article.

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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 +152.6%
Contains less Sodium -82.7%
Contains more Zinc +256.2%
Contains more Copper +10.4%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Potassium - 255
Equal in Copper - 0.077
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 36% 15% 94% 23% 44% 49% 26%
Contains more Iron +152.6%
Contains less Sodium -82.7%
Contains more Zinc +256.2%
Contains more Copper +10.4%
Contains more Calcium +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
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
Steak
6
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Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +161.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +368.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +168%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.3%
Contains more Folate +33.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 5% 10% 0% 0% 14% 53% 108% 10% 45% 6% 59% 0%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +161.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +368.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +168%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.3%
Contains more Folate +33.3%

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.
Steak Barbecue chicken
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Steak Barbecue chicken Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.12g Barbecue chicken
Protein 24.85g 22.51g Steak
Fats 19.02g 15.08g Steak
Carbs 0g 0.12g Barbecue chicken
Calories 271kcal 226kcal Steak
Starch g 0g Barbecue chicken
Fructose g 0.04g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0g 0.12g Steak
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 16mg Barbecue chicken
Iron 2.4mg 0.95mg Steak
Magnesium 23mg 21mg Steak
Phosphorus 163mg 218mg Barbecue chicken
Potassium 279mg 255mg Steak
Sodium 58mg 335mg Steak
Zinc 6.34mg 1.78mg Steak
Copper 0.085mg 0.077mg Steak
Vitamin A 25IU 67IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E mg 0.46mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 6IU 0IU Steak
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0µg Steak
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.074mg 0.055mg Steak
Vitamin B2 0.301mg 0.227mg Steak
Vitamin B3 5.149mg 5.732mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 mg 0.152mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B6 0.5mg 0.191mg Steak
Folate 6µg 8µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B12 2.2µg 0.47µg Steak
Vitamin K 1.6µg 0µg Steak
Tryptophan 0.278mg 0.173mg Steak
Threonine 1.171mg 0.657mg Steak
Isoleucine 1.157mg 0.853mg Steak
Leucine 2.142mg 1.549mg Steak
Lysine 2.38mg 1.75mg Steak
Methionine 0.672mg 0.565mg Steak
Phenylalanine 0.997mg 0.69mg Steak
Valine 1.242mg 0.935mg Steak
Histidine 0.931mg 0.592mg Steak
Cholesterol 78mg 127mg Steak
Trans Fat g 0.078g Steak
Saturated Fat 8.443g 3.927g Barbecue chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 9.171g 6.446g Steak
Polyunsaturated fat 0.896g 2.038g Barbecue chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Steak Barbecue chicken
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories 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
49
Steak
25
Barbecue chicken
Mineral Summary Score
52
Steak
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
149%
Steak
135%
Barbecue chicken
Carbohydrates
0%
Steak
0%
Barbecue chicken
Fats
88%
Steak
70%
Barbecue chicken

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Steak
Steak is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 277mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Steak
Steak is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.516g)
Which food is cheaper?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
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.

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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.