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

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 Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 75% 15% 18% 0% 8% 99% 2% 25% 16% 21% 138% 6%
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 A +3084.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +914.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +52.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Cheese 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
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

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.

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.