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Brisket vs Turkey meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Brisket and Turkey meat different?

  • Brisket is higher in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron, however Turkey meat is richer in Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Brisket is 59% higher.
  • Brisket contains 2 times more Iron than Turkey meat. While Brisket contains 1.92mg of Iron, Turkey meat contains only 1.09mg.
  • Brisket has less Cholesterol.

Beef, brisket, whole, separable lean only, all grades, raw and Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted are the varieties 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
Contains more Iron +76.1%
Contains more Potassium +38.1%
Contains less Sodium -23.3%
Contains more Zinc +73.8%
Contains more Calcium +180%
Contains more Magnesium +30.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.9%
Contains more Copper +16.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 72% 17% 87% 30% 11% 118% 27%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Contains more Iron +76.1%
Contains more Potassium +38.1%
Contains less Sodium -23.3%
Contains more Zinc +73.8%
Contains more Calcium +180%
Contains more Magnesium +30.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.9%
Contains more Copper +16.3%

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 E +357.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +138.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +170.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.7%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 7% 0% 0% 25% 40% 74% 21% 97% 6% 304% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +357.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +138.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +170.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.7%
Contains more Folate +28.6%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Brisket Turkey meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.06g Turkey meat
Protein 20.72g 28.55g Turkey meat
Fats 7.37g 7.39g Turkey meat
Carbs 0g 0.06g Turkey meat
Calories 155kcal 189kcal Turkey meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 5mg 14mg Turkey meat
Iron 1.92mg 1.09mg Brisket
Magnesium 23mg 30mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 201mg 223mg Turkey meat
Potassium 330mg 239mg Brisket
Sodium 79mg 103mg Brisket
Zinc 4.31mg 2.48mg Brisket
Copper 0.08mg 0.093mg Turkey meat
Vitamin A 0IU 39IU Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.32mg 0.07mg Brisket
Vitamin D IU 15IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D µg 0.4µg Turkey meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.1mg 0.045mg Brisket
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.281mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 3.94mg 9.573mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.35mg 0.948mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.42mg 0.616mg Turkey meat
Folate 7µg 9µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 2.43µg 1.02µg Brisket
Vitamin K 1.3µg 0µg Brisket
Tryptophan 0.232mg 0.291mg Turkey meat
Threonine 0.905mg 1.004mg Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.931mg 0.796mg Brisket
Leucine 1.637mg 1.925mg Turkey meat
Lysine 1.724mg 2.282mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.53mg 0.724mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.809mg 0.903mg Turkey meat
Valine 1.008mg 0.902mg Brisket
Histidine 0.709mg 0.749mg Turkey meat
Cholesterol 62mg 109mg Brisket
Trans Fat g 0.101g Brisket
Saturated Fat 2.59g 2.155g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 3.46g 2.647g Brisket
Polyunsaturated fat 0.23g 2.119g Turkey meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
48
Brisket
50
Turkey meat
Mineral Summary Score
45
Brisket
37
Turkey meat

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
124%
Brisket
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Brisket
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
34%
Brisket
34%
Turkey meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.435g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brisket
Brisket contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 47mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($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.
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.

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. Brisket - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168607/nutrients
  2. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.