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Chicken breast vs. Turkey breast — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Chicken breast and Turkey breast

  • Chicken breast has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Selenium, however, Turkey breast has more Polyunsaturated fat, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 from Chicken breast is 60% higher.
  • Turkey breast has 2 times less Vitamin B5 than Chicken breast. Chicken breast has 1.04mg of Vitamin B5, while Turkey breast has 0.621mg.
  • Turkey breast is lower in Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Chicken, broilers or fryers, breast, meat only, cooked, fried and Turkey, all classes, breast, meat and skin, raw.

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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 Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Magnesium +29.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.3%
Contains more Manganese +16.7%
Contains more Selenium +17%
Contains less Sodium -25.3%
Contains more Zinc +45.4%
Contains more Copper +37%
Equal in Iron - 1.2
Equal in Potassium - 275
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 43% 23% 106% 25% 11% 30% 18% 3% 143%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 45% 18% 80% 25% 8% 43% 25% 3% 123%
Contains more Calcium +23.1%
Contains more Magnesium +29.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.3%
Contains more Manganese +16.7%
Contains more Selenium +17%
Contains less Sodium -25.3%
Contains more Zinc +45.4%
Contains more Copper +37%
Equal in Iron - 1.2
Equal in Potassium - 275

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 A +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +184.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +13.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.115
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 9% 3% 0% 20% 29% 278% 63% 148% 3% 47% 53% 6%
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% 15% 27% 98% 38% 111% 6% 53% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +283.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +36.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +184.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +67.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +33.3%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +13.5%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.115

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +52.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Fats +49%
Contains more Water +16.3%
Equal in Other - 1.04
33% 5% 60%
Protein: 33.44 g
Fats: 4.71 g
Carbs: 0.51 g
Water: 60.21 g
Other: 1.13 g
22% 7% 70%
Protein: 21.89 g
Fats: 7.02 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.05 g
Other: 1.04 g
Contains more Protein +52.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Fats +49%
Contains more Water +16.3%
Equal in Other - 1.04

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -32.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +54.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +55.1%
32% 42% 26%
Saturated Fat: 1.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.72 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.07 g
31% 43% 27%
Saturated Fat: 1.91 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.66 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.66 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -32.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +54.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +55.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Chicken breast Turkey breast
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken breast Turkey breast Opinion
Net carbs 0.51g 0g Chicken breast
Protein 33.44g 21.89g Chicken breast
Fats 4.71g 7.02g Turkey breast
Carbs 0.51g 0g Chicken breast
Calories 187kcal 157kcal Chicken breast
Calcium 16mg 13mg Chicken breast
Iron 1.14mg 1.2mg Turkey breast
Magnesium 31mg 24mg Chicken breast
Phosphorus 246mg 186mg Chicken breast
Potassium 276mg 275mg Chicken breast
Sodium 79mg 59mg Turkey breast
Zinc 1.08mg 1.57mg Turkey breast
Copper 0.054mg 0.074mg Turkey breast
Manganese 0.021mg 0.018mg Chicken breast
Selenium 26.2µg 22.4µg Chicken breast
Vitamin A 23IU 6IU Chicken breast
Vitamin A RAE 7µg 2µg Chicken breast
Vitamin E 0.42mg Chicken breast
Vitamin D 5IU Chicken breast
Vitamin D 0.1µg Chicken breast
Vitamin B1 0.079mg 0.058mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B2 0.125mg 0.115mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B3 14.782mg 5.2mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B5 1.04mg 0.621mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B6 0.64mg 0.48mg Chicken breast
Folate 4µg 7µg Turkey breast
Vitamin B12 0.37µg 0.42µg Turkey breast
Choline 95.9mg Chicken breast
Vitamin K 2.4µg Chicken breast
Tryptophan 0.39mg 0.242mg Chicken breast
Threonine 1.412mg 0.957mg Chicken breast
Isoleucine 1.765mg 1.099mg Chicken breast
Leucine 2.509mg 1.704mg Chicken breast
Lysine 2.836mg 1.996mg Chicken breast
Methionine 0.925mg 0.616mg Chicken breast
Phenylalanine 1.328mg 0.857mg Chicken breast
Valine 1.659mg 1.141mg Chicken breast
Histidine 1.037mg 0.66mg Chicken breast
Cholesterol 91mg 65mg Turkey breast
Saturated Fat 1.29g 1.91g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - DHA 0.03g 0.01g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0.01g Chicken breast
Monounsaturated Fat 1.72g 2.66g Turkey breast
Polyunsaturated fat 1.07g 1.66g Turkey breast

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
50%
Chicken breast
27%
Turkey breast
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
40%
Chicken breast
37%
Turkey breast

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.62g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is relatively richer in vitamins
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 ($)

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. Chicken breast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171078/nutrients
  2. Turkey breast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171093/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.