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

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What are the main differences between Turkey wing and Barbecue chicken?

  • Turkey wing is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, and Polyunsaturated fat, yet Barbecue chicken is richer in Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Barbecue chicken's daily need coverage for Cholesterol is 19% higher.
  • Turkey wing has 4 times more Vitamin B5 than Barbecue chicken. Turkey wing has 0.554mg of Vitamin B5, while Barbecue chicken has 0.152mg.
  • Turkey wing contains less Cholesterol.

We used Turkey, all classes, wing, meat and skin, raw and Chicken, broiler, rotisserie, BBQ, thigh meat and skin types in this comparison.

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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 +32.6%
Contains less Sodium -83.6%
Contains more Manganese +240%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.1%
Contains more Zinc +15.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Potassium - 255
Equal in Copper - 0.077
Equal in Selenium - 22
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 48% 15% 71% 22% 8% 43% 26% 3% 123%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 36% 15% 94% 23% 44% 49% 26% 1% 120%
Contains more Iron +32.6%
Contains less Sodium -83.6%
Contains more Manganese +240%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.1%
Contains more Zinc +15.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Potassium - 255
Equal in Copper - 0.077
Equal in Selenium - 22

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 B5 +264.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.5%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.055
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% 13% 26% 83% 34% 95% 6% 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 B5 +264.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +114.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +509.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +106.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.5%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +20.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.055

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +10.2%
Contains more Protein +11.3%
Contains more Fats +22.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Water - 61.41
Equal in Other - 0.88
20% 12% 66%
Protein: 20.22 g
Fats: 12.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.49 g
Other: 0.97 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 Other +10.2%
Contains more Protein +11.3%
Contains more Fats +22.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Water - 61.41
Equal in Other - 0.88

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -16.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +40.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +29.7%
30% 45% 26%
Saturated Fat: 3.28 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.97 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.86 g
32% 52% 16%
Saturated Fat: 3.927 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.446 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.038 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -16.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +40.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +29.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Turkey wing 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 vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey wing Barbecue chicken Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.12g Barbecue chicken
Protein 20.22g 22.51g Barbecue chicken
Fats 12.32g 15.08g Barbecue chicken
Carbs 0g 0.12g Barbecue chicken
Calories 197kcal 226kcal Barbecue chicken
Fructose 0.04g Barbecue chicken
Sugar 0.12g Turkey wing
Calcium 14mg 16mg Barbecue chicken
Iron 1.26mg 0.95mg Turkey wing
Magnesium 21mg 21mg
Phosphorus 165mg 218mg Barbecue chicken
Potassium 240mg 255mg Barbecue chicken
Sodium 55mg 335mg Turkey wing
Zinc 1.54mg 1.78mg Barbecue chicken
Copper 0.077mg 0.077mg
Manganese 0.017mg 0.005mg Turkey wing
Selenium 22.4µg 22µg Turkey wing
Vitamin A 11IU 67IU Barbecue chicken
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 20µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin E 0.46mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.055mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.227mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B3 4.425mg 5.732mg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B5 0.554mg 0.152mg Turkey wing
Vitamin B6 0.41mg 0.191mg Turkey wing
Folate 7µg 8µg Barbecue chicken
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 0.47µg Barbecue chicken
Choline 62.9mg Barbecue chicken
Tryptophan 0.217mg 0.173mg Turkey wing
Threonine 0.866mg 0.657mg Turkey wing
Isoleucine 0.975mg 0.853mg Turkey wing
Leucine 1.531mg 1.549mg Barbecue chicken
Lysine 1.773mg 1.75mg Turkey wing
Methionine 0.551mg 0.565mg Barbecue chicken
Phenylalanine 0.78mg 0.69mg Turkey wing
Valine 1.031mg 0.935mg Turkey wing
Histidine 0.585mg 0.592mg Barbecue chicken
Cholesterol 70mg 127mg Turkey wing
Trans Fat 0.078g Turkey wing
Saturated Fat 3.28g 3.927g Turkey wing
Omega-3 - DHA 0.01g 0g Turkey wing
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g 0g Turkey wing
Monounsaturated Fat 4.97g 6.446g Barbecue chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 2.86g 2.038g Turkey wing
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
Turkey wing 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
23%
Turkey wing
26%
Barbecue chicken
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Turkey wing
41%
Barbecue chicken

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.12g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing contains less Sodium (difference - 280mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 57mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.647g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing is lower in glycemic index (difference - 10)
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 ($)
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

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 wing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171495/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.