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Turkey meat vs Barbecue chicken - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Turkey meat and Barbecue chicken?

  • Turkey meat is richer than Barbecue chicken in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B5, Selenium, and Zinc.
  • Turkey meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B6 is 33% more.
  • Turkey meat has 6 times more Vitamin B5 than Barbecue chicken. While Turkey meat has 0.948mg of Vitamin B5, Barbecue chicken has only 0.152mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Turkey meat is lower.

We used Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin types 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 +14.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +20.8%
Contains more Zinc +39.3%
Contains less Sodium -69.3%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Equal in Potassium - 255
Equal in Phosphorus - 218
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 36% 5% 23% 15% 26% 49% 94% 44%
Contains more Iron +14.7%
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Copper +20.8%
Contains more Zinc +39.3%
Contains less Sodium -69.3%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Equal in Potassium - 255
Equal in Phosphorus - 218

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 D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +523.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +222.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +117%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +71.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +557.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 2% 12% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 128% 0% 7%
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 B2 +23.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +523.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +222.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +117%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +71.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +557.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +22.2%

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.
Turkey meat Barbecue chicken
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey meat Barbecue chicken Opinion
Calories 189kcal 226kcal Barbecue chicken
Protein 28.55g 22.51g Turkey meat
Fats 7.39g 15.08g Barbecue chicken
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0.06g 0.12g Barbecue chicken
Carbs 0.06g 0.12g Barbecue chicken
Cholesterol 109mg 127mg Turkey meat
Vitamin D 15IU 0IU Turkey meat
Iron 1.09mg 0.95mg Turkey meat
Calcium 14mg 16mg Barbecue chicken
Potassium 239mg 255mg Barbecue chicken
Magnesium 30mg 21mg Turkey meat
Sugar 0g 0.12g Turkey meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.093mg 0.077mg Turkey meat
Zinc 2.48mg 1.78mg Turkey meat
Starch g 0g Barbecue chicken
Phosphorus 223mg 218mg Turkey meat
Sodium 103mg 335mg Turkey meat
Vitamin A 39IU 67IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.46mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin D 0.4µg 0µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.055mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 0.227mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 5.732mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg 0.152mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.191mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 0.47µg Turkey meat
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Folate 9µg 8µg Turkey meat
Trans Fat 0.101g 0.078g Barbecue chicken
Saturated Fat 2.155g 3.927g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647g 6.446g Barbecue chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 2.038g Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.173mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004mg 0.657mg Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.796mg 0.853mg Barbecue chicken
Leucine 1.925mg 1.549mg Turkey meat
Lysine 2.282mg 1.75mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724mg 0.565mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903mg 0.69mg Turkey meat
Valine 0.902mg 0.935mg Barbecue chicken
Histidine 0.749mg 0.592mg Turkey meat
Fructose g 0.04g Barbecue chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey meat Barbecue chicken
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
50
Turkey meat
25
Barbecue chicken
Mineral Summary Score
37
Turkey meat
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
171%
Turkey meat
135%
Barbecue chicken
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
0%
Barbecue chicken
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
70%
Barbecue chicken

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 232mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.772g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
Barbecue chicken
Barbecue chicken is cheaper (difference - $2)
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.

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. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.