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Turkey meat vs Beef - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.74g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Turkey meat Beef
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in price Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Turkey meat Beef
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
32
Turkey meat
28
Beef
Mineral Summary Score
26
Turkey meat
37
Beef

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
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Beef
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.6%
Contains more Iron +138.5%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +33.1%
Contains more Zinc +154.4%
Contains less Sodium -30.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.085
Contains more Magnesium +42.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.6%
Contains more Iron +138.5%
Contains more Calcium +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +33.1%
Contains more Zinc +154.4%
Contains less Sodium -30.1%
Equal in Copper - 0.085

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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Beef
Contains more Vitamin D +650%
Contains more Vitamin A +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +158.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.046
Contains more Vitamin D +650%
Contains more Vitamin A +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +59.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +44.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.3%
Contains more Vitamin E +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +158.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.046

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 the food
Protein
171%
Turkey meat
156%
Beef
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
0%
Beef
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
71%
Beef

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Turkey meat Beef Opinion
Calories 189 250 Beef
Protein 28.55 25.93 Turkey meat
Fats 7.39 15.41 Beef
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.06 0 Turkey meat
Cholesterol 109 88 Beef
Vitamin D 15 2 Turkey meat
Iron 1.09 2.6 Beef
Calcium 14 18 Beef
Potassium 239 318 Beef
Magnesium 30 21 Turkey meat
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.093 0.085 Turkey meat
Zinc 2.48 6.31 Beef
Starch
Phosphorus 223 198 Turkey meat
Sodium 103 72 Beef
Vitamin A 39 9 Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07 0.12 Beef
Vitamin D 0.4 0 Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.046 Beef
Vitamin B2 0.281 0.176 Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 9.573 5.378 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948 0.658 Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616 0.382 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02 2.64 Beef
Vitamin K 0 1.2 Beef
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.101 0.572 Turkey meat
Saturated Fat 2.155 5.895 Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647 6.668 Beef
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119 0.484 Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.291 0.094 Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004 0.72 Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.796 0.822 Beef
Leucine 1.925 1.45 Turkey meat
Lysine 2.282 1.54 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724 0.478 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903 0.725 Turkey meat
Valine 0.902 0.914 Beef
Histidine 0.749 0.604 Turkey meat
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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