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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
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Contains more Iron +70.6%
Contains more Copper +65.6%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Potassium +64.8%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 70% 3% 13% 9% 52% 125% 54% 127%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Contains more Iron +70.6%
Contains more Copper +65.6%
Contains more Zinc +84.7%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Potassium +64.8%
Contains more Magnesium +150%
Contains more Phosphorus +78.4%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 4% 3% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 204% 4% 5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 2% 12% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 128% 0% 7%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
109%
Corned beef
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Corned beef
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
88%
Corned beef
34%
Turkey meat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Corned beef Turkey meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Corned beef Turkey meat Opinion
Calories 251 189 Corned beef
Protein 18.17 28.55 Turkey meat
Fats 18.98 7.39 Corned beef
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.47 0.06 Corned beef
Cholesterol 98 109 Corned beef
Vitamin D 4 15 Turkey meat
Iron 1.86 1.09 Corned beef
Calcium 8 14 Turkey meat
Potassium 145 239 Turkey meat
Magnesium 12 30 Turkey meat
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.154 0.093 Corned beef
Zinc 4.58 2.48 Corned beef
Starch
Phosphorus 125 223 Turkey meat
Sodium 973 103 Turkey meat
Vitamin A 0 39 Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.16 0.07 Corned beef
Vitamin D 0.1 0.4 Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.026 0.045 Turkey meat
Vitamin B2 0.17 0.281 Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 3.03 9.573 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.42 0.948 Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.23 0.616 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.63 1.02 Corned beef
Vitamin K 1.5 0 Corned beef
Folate 6 9 Turkey meat
Trans Fat 0.101 Corned beef
Saturated Fat 6.34 2.155 Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 9.22 2.647 Corned beef
Polyunsaturated fat 0.67 2.119 Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.119 0.291 Turkey meat
Threonine 0.726 1.004 Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.827 0.796 Corned beef
Leucine 1.445 1.925 Turkey meat
Lysine 1.536 2.282 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.473 0.724 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.718 0.903 Turkey meat
Valine 0.901 0.902 Turkey meat
Histidine 0.58 0.749 Turkey meat
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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 of 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.