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Cheese vs Turkey meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Cheese and Turkey meat

  • Cheese is higher in Calcium, Vitamin A, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B2, yet Turkey meat is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Choline, and Iron.
  • Cheese covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 84% more than Turkey meat.
  • Cheese contains 51 times more Calcium than Turkey meat. While Cheese contains 710mg of Calcium, Turkey meat contains only 14mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Turkey meat is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Cheese, cheddar and Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted.

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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 Calcium +4971.4%
Contains more Zinc +46.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +104%
Contains more Iron +678.6%
Contains more Potassium +214.5%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +210%
Contains less Sodium -84.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 6% 213% 7% 20% 10% 100% 195% 86%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Contains more Calcium +4971.4%
Contains more Zinc +46.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +104%
Contains more Iron +678.6%
Contains more Potassium +214.5%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Copper +210%
Contains less Sodium -84.2%

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
Cheese
7
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Contains more Vitamin A +3084.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +914.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16125.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +131.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +833.3%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.02
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 75% 15% 18% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 138% 6% 21%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +3084.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +914.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16125.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +131.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +833.3%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.02

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
35
Cheese
50
Turkey meat
Mineral Summary Score
79
Cheese
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
137%
Cheese
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
3%
Cheese
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
154%
Cheese
34%
Turkey meat

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.48g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 550mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 16.712g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cheese
Cheese is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cheese Turkey meat Opinion
Calories 404 189 Cheese
Protein 22.87 28.55 Turkey meat
Fats 33.31 7.39 Cheese
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 3.09 0.06 Cheese
Cholesterol 99 109 Cheese
Vitamin D 24 15 Cheese
Iron 0.14 1.09 Turkey meat
Calcium 710 14 Cheese
Potassium 76 239 Turkey meat
Magnesium 27 30 Turkey meat
Sugar 0.48 0 Turkey meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.03 0.093 Turkey meat
Zinc 3.64 2.48 Cheese
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Phosphorus 455 223 Cheese
Sodium 653 103 Turkey meat
Vitamin A 1242 39 Cheese
Vitamin E 0.71 0.07 Cheese
Vitamin D 0.6 0.4 Cheese
Vitamin B1 0.029 0.045 Turkey meat
Vitamin B2 0.428 0.281 Cheese
Vitamin B3 0.059 9.573 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.41 0.948 Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.066 0.616 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.1 1.02 Cheese
Vitamin K 2.4 0 Cheese
Folate 27 9 Cheese
Trans Fat 0.917 0.101 Turkey meat
Saturated Fat 18.867 2.155 Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 9.246 2.647 Cheese
Polyunsaturated fat 1.421 2.119 Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.547 0.291 Cheese
Threonine 1.044 1.004 Cheese
Isoleucine 1.206 0.796 Cheese
Leucine 1.939 1.925 Cheese
Lysine 1.025 2.282 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.547 0.724 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 1.074 0.903 Cheese
Valine 1.404 0.902 Cheese
Histidine 0.547 0.749 Turkey meat
Fructose 0 Cheese

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. Cheese - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173414/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.