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Corned beef vs. Turkey meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Corned beef and Turkey meat

  • Corned beef has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron, however, Turkey meat is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2.
  • Turkey meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B3 41% more than Corned beef.
  • Corned beef has 9 times more Sodium than Turkey meat. While Corned beef has 973mg of Sodium, Turkey meat has only 103mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +70.6%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Copper +65.6%
Contains more Manganese +57.1%
Contains more Selenium +10.1%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.4%
Contains more Potassium +64.8%
Contains less Sodium -89.4%
Equal in Selenium - 29.8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52% 3% 179%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31% 2% 163%
Contains more Iron +70.6%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Copper +65.6%
Contains more Manganese +57.1%
Contains more Selenium +10.1%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.4%
Contains more Potassium +64.8%
Contains less Sodium -89.4%
Equal in Selenium - 29.8

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 E +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +59.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +215.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +125.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +167.8%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Choline +26.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 38% 4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 48% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +128.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +59.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +215.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +125.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +167.8%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Choline +26.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +156.8%
Contains more Carbs +683.3%
Contains more Other +439.6%
Contains more Protein +57.1%
Equal in Water - 63.52
18% 19% 60% 3%
Protein: 18.17 g
Fats: 18.98 g
Carbs: 0.47 g
Water: 59.79 g
Other: 2.59 g
29% 7% 64%
Protein: 28.55 g
Fats: 7.39 g
Carbs: 0.06 g
Water: 63.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
Contains more Fats +156.8%
Contains more Carbs +683.3%
Contains more Other +439.6%
Contains more Protein +57.1%
Equal in Water - 63.52

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +248.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -66%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +216.3%
39% 57% 4%
Saturated Fat: 6.34 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.22 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.67 g
31% 38% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.155 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.647 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.119 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +248.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -66%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +216.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Corned beef Turkey meat Opinion
Net carbs 0.47g 0.06g Corned beef
Protein 18.17g 28.55g Turkey meat
Fats 18.98g 7.39g Corned beef
Carbs 0.47g 0.06g Corned beef
Calories 251kcal 189kcal Corned beef
Calcium 8mg 14mg Turkey meat
Iron 1.86mg 1.09mg Corned beef
Magnesium 12mg 30mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 125mg 223mg Turkey meat
Potassium 145mg 239mg Turkey meat
Sodium 973mg 103mg Turkey meat
Zinc 4.58mg 2.48mg Corned beef
Copper 0.154mg 0.093mg Corned beef
Manganese 0.022mg 0.014mg Corned beef
Selenium 32.8µg 29.8µg Corned beef
Vitamin A 0IU 39IU Turkey meat
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 12µg Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.16mg 0.07mg Corned beef
Vitamin D 4IU 15IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.4µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.026mg 0.045mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B2 0.17mg 0.281mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 3.03mg 9.573mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.42mg 0.948mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.23mg 0.616mg Turkey meat
Folate 6µg 9µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.63µg 1.02µg Corned beef
Choline 69.2mg 87.4mg Turkey meat
Vitamin K 1.5µg 0µg Corned beef
Tryptophan 0.119mg 0.291mg Turkey meat
Threonine 0.726mg 1.004mg Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.827mg 0.796mg Corned beef
Leucine 1.445mg 1.925mg Turkey meat
Lysine 1.536mg 2.282mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.473mg 0.724mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.718mg 0.903mg Turkey meat
Valine 0.901mg 0.902mg Turkey meat
Histidine 0.58mg 0.749mg Turkey meat
Cholesterol 98mg 109mg Corned beef
Trans Fat 0.101g Corned beef
Saturated Fat 6.34g 2.155g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.005g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.008g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.008g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 9.22g 2.647g Corned beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.67g 2.119g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.014g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.841g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.003g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - ALA 0.105g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.01g Turkey meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Corned beef Turkey meat
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
34%
Corned beef
50%
Turkey meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
63%
Corned beef
46%
Turkey meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 870mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.185g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Corned beef
Corned beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Corned beef
Corned beef is cheaper (difference - $2)
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 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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.

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