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

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Steak 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?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 49mg)
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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