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

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Important differences between Chicken wing and Turkey breast

  • Chicken wing has more Selenium, Polyunsaturated fat, and Monounsaturated Fat, however, Turkey breast is richer in Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B12.
  • Chicken wing's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 20% more.
  • Chicken wing contains 5 times more Sodium than Turkey breast. Chicken wing contains 320mg of Sodium, while Turkey breast contains 59mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Chicken, broilers or fryers, wing, meat and skin, cooked, fried, batter 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 +53.8%
Contains more Manganese +233.3%
Contains more Selenium +14.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.7%
Contains more Potassium +99.3%
Contains less Sodium -81.6%
Contains more Zinc +13.8%
Contains more Copper +17.5%
Equal in Iron - 1.2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 49% 12% 52% 13% 42% 38% 21% 8% 141%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 45% 18% 80% 25% 8% 43% 25% 3% 123%
Contains more Calcium +53.8%
Contains more Manganese +233.3%
Contains more Selenium +14.7%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +53.7%
Contains more Potassium +99.3%
Contains less Sodium -81.6%
Contains more Zinc +13.8%
Contains more Copper +17.5%
Equal in Iron - 1.2

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 +1783.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.3%
Contains more Folate +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +68%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.2
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 0% 27% 36% 99% 43% 70% 14% 32% 0% 0%
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 +1783.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.3%
Contains more Folate +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +68%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 5.2

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +210.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +12.5%
Contains more Protein +10.2%
Contains more Water +51.6%
20% 22% 11% 46%
Protein: 19.87 g
Fats: 21.81 g
Carbs: 10.94 g
Water: 46.21 g
Other: 1.17 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 Fats +210.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +12.5%
Contains more Protein +10.2%
Contains more Water +51.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +236.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +205.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.2%
29% 45% 26%
Saturated Fat: 5.83 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.96 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.07 g
31% 43% 27%
Saturated Fat: 1.91 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.66 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.66 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +236.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +205.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chicken wing Turkey breast Opinion
Net carbs 10.64g 0g Chicken wing
Protein 19.87g 21.89g Turkey breast
Fats 21.81g 7.02g Chicken wing
Carbs 10.94g 0g Chicken wing
Calories 324kcal 157kcal Chicken wing
Fiber 0.3g 0g Chicken wing
Calcium 20mg 13mg Chicken wing
Iron 1.29mg 1.2mg Chicken wing
Magnesium 16mg 24mg Turkey breast
Phosphorus 121mg 186mg Turkey breast
Potassium 138mg 275mg Turkey breast
Sodium 320mg 59mg Turkey breast
Zinc 1.38mg 1.57mg Turkey breast
Copper 0.063mg 0.074mg Turkey breast
Manganese 0.06mg 0.018mg Chicken wing
Selenium 25.7µg 22.4µg Chicken wing
Vitamin A 113IU 6IU Chicken wing
Vitamin A RAE 34µg 2µg Chicken wing
Vitamin B1 0.106mg 0.058mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B2 0.152mg 0.115mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B3 5.265mg 5.2mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B5 0.71mg 0.621mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 0.48mg Turkey breast
Folate 18µg 7µg Chicken wing
Vitamin B12 0.25µg 0.42µg Turkey breast
Tryptophan 0.219mg 0.242mg Turkey breast
Threonine 0.795mg 0.957mg Turkey breast
Isoleucine 0.941mg 1.099mg Turkey breast
Leucine 1.421mg 1.704mg Turkey breast
Lysine 1.474mg 1.996mg Turkey breast
Methionine 0.499mg 0.616mg Turkey breast
Phenylalanine 0.785mg 0.857mg Turkey breast
Valine 0.953mg 1.141mg Turkey breast
Histidine 0.547mg 0.66mg Turkey breast
Cholesterol 79mg 65mg Turkey breast
Saturated Fat 5.83g 1.91g Turkey breast
Omega-3 - DHA 0.04g 0.01g Chicken wing
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0g Chicken wing
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0.01g Chicken wing
Monounsaturated Fat 8.96g 2.66g Chicken wing
Polyunsaturated fat 5.07g 1.66g Chicken wing

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Chicken wing Turkey breast
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
25%
Chicken wing
27%
Turkey breast
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
38%
Chicken wing
37%
Turkey breast

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast contains less Sodium (difference - 261mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 14mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.92g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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.

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 wing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173628/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.