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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" chart 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 Calcium +75%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.4%
Contains more Potassium +64.8%
Contains less Sodium -89.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Contains more Iron +70.6%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Copper +65.6%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.4%
Contains more Potassium +64.8%
Contains less Sodium -89.4%

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
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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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 4%
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 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%

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.
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
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
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
Vitamin A 0IU 39IU 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 C 0mg 0mg
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
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 g 0.101g Corned beef
Saturated Fat 6.34g 2.155g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 9.22g 2.647g Corned beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.67g 2.119g Turkey meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
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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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
33
Corned beef
50
Turkey meat
Mineral Summary Score
56
Corned beef
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
109%
Corned beef
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Corned beef
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
88%
Corned beef
34%
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

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. 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.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.