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Turkey leg vs. Barbecue chicken — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Turkey leg and Barbecue chicken

  • Turkey leg has more Vitamin B5, Zinc, Vitamin B6, Iron, Selenium, and Copper, however, Barbecue chicken has more Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B5 from Turkey leg is 19% higher.
  • Barbecue chicken has 2 times less Copper than Turkey leg. Turkey leg has 0.142mg of Copper, while Barbecue chicken has 0.077mg.
  • Turkey leg is lower in Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Turkey, all classes, leg, meat and skin, raw 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 +81.1%
Contains less Sodium -77.9%
Contains more Zinc +73.6%
Contains more Copper +84.4%
Contains more Manganese +340%
Contains more Selenium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.2%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Potassium - 255
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 65% 15% 76% 25% 10% 85% 48% 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 +81.1%
Contains less Sodium -77.9%
Contains more Zinc +73.6%
Contains more Copper +84.4%
Contains more Manganese +340%
Contains more Selenium +20%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.2%
Equal in Calcium - 16
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Potassium - 255

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.
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Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +617.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin A +2133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +94.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20.5%
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 1% 0% 0% 0% 20% 49% 56% 66% 79% 8% 49% 0% 0%
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 B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +617.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin A +2133.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +94.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.227

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +18.4%
Contains more Other +19.3%
Contains more Protein +15.2%
Contains more Fats +124.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
20% 7% 73%
Protein: 19.54 g
Fats: 6.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.69 g
Other: 1.05 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 Water +18.4%
Contains more Other +19.3%
Contains more Protein +15.2%
Contains more Fats +124.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -47.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +212.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +11.4%
35% 35% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.83 g
32% 52% 16%
Saturated Fat: 3.927 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.446 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.038 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -47.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +212.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +11.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey leg Barbecue chicken Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.12g Barbecue chicken
Protein 19.54g 22.51g Barbecue chicken
Fats 6.72g 15.08g Barbecue chicken
Carbs 0g 0.12g Barbecue chicken
Calories 144kcal 226kcal Barbecue chicken
Fructose 0.04g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0.12g Turkey leg
Calcium 17mg 16mg Turkey leg
Iron 1.72mg 0.95mg Turkey leg
Magnesium 21mg 21mg
Phosphorus 177mg 218mg Barbecue chicken
Potassium 273mg 255mg Turkey leg
Sodium 74mg 335mg Turkey leg
Zinc 3.09mg 1.78mg Turkey leg
Copper 0.142mg 0.077mg Turkey leg
Manganese 0.022mg 0.005mg Turkey leg
Selenium 26.4µg 22µg Turkey leg
Vitamin A 3IU 67IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 20µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.46mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B1 0.077mg 0.055mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 0.227mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B3 2.947mg 5.732mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 1.09mg 0.152mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B6 0.34mg 0.191mg Turkey leg
Folate 10µg 8µg Turkey leg
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 0.47µg Barbecue chicken
Choline 62.9mg Barbecue chicken
Tryptophan 0.219mg 0.173mg Turkey leg
Threonine 0.861mg 0.657mg Turkey leg
Isoleucine 0.998mg 0.853mg Turkey leg
Leucine 1.537mg 1.549mg Barbecue chicken
Lysine 1.809mg 1.75mg Turkey leg
Methionine 0.557mg 0.565mg Barbecue chicken
Phenylalanine 0.769mg 0.69mg Turkey leg
Valine 1.028mg 0.935mg Turkey leg
Histidine 0.598mg 0.592mg Turkey leg
Cholesterol 71mg 127mg Turkey leg
Trans Fat 0.078g Turkey leg
Saturated Fat 2.06g 3.927g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DHA 0.03g 0g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0g Turkey leg
Monounsaturated Fat 2.06g 6.446g Barbecue chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 1.83g 2.038g Barbecue chicken
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.011g Barbecue chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Turkey leg 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
25%
Turkey leg
26%
Barbecue chicken
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Turkey leg
41%
Barbecue chicken

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg contains less Sodium (difference - 261mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 56mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.867g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Turkey leg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171493/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.