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Duck meat vs. Ground turkey — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Duck meat and Ground turkey?

  • Duck meat is richer in Iron, Copper, and Vitamin B1, yet Ground turkey is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Phosphorus, and Zinc.
  • Ground turkey's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 43% higher.
  • Duck meat has 4 times more Saturated Fat than Ground turkey. Duck meat has 9.67g of Saturated Fat, while Ground turkey has 2.669g.

We used Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Ground turkey, cooked types in this comparison.

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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 +77.6%
Contains less Sodium -24.4%
Contains more Copper +50.3%
Contains more Manganese +72.7%
Contains more Calcium +154.5%
Contains more Magnesium +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.8%
Contains more Potassium +44.1%
Contains more Zinc +67.2%
Contains more Selenium +55.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 102% 12% 67% 18% 8% 51% 76% 3% 110%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 57% 22% 109% 26% 11% 85% 51% 2% 170%
Contains more Iron +77.6%
Contains less Sodium -24.4%
Contains more Copper +50.3%
Contains more Manganese +72.7%
Contains more Calcium +154.5%
Contains more Magnesium +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +62.8%
Contains more Potassium +44.1%
Contains more Zinc +67.2%
Contains more Selenium +55.5%

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 +165.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +536.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +126%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +251.7%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +346.7%
Contains more Choline +55.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.193
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 13% 14% 3% 0% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 5% 38% 28% 13%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 3% 6% 0% 20% 49% 164% 72% 147% 6% 168% 43% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +165.8%
Contains more Vitamin E +536.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +126%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +80.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +251.7%
Contains more Folate +16.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +346.7%
Contains more Choline +55.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.193

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +172.6%
Contains more Other +412.5%
Contains more Protein +44.1%
Contains more Water +19.7%
19% 28% 52%
Protein: 18.99 g
Fats: 28.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 51.84 g
Other: 0.82 g
27% 10% 62%
Protein: 27.37 g
Fats: 10.4 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.07 g
Other: 0.16 g
Contains more Fats +172.6%
Contains more Other +412.5%
Contains more Protein +44.1%
Contains more Water +19.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +273%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +25.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.4%
37% 49% 14%
Saturated Fat: 9.67 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.9 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.65 g
30% 38% 32%
Saturated Fat: 2.669 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.458 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.917 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +273%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +25.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -72.4%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Duck meat Ground turkey Opinion
Protein 18.99g 27.37g Ground turkey
Fats 28.35g 10.4g Duck meat
Calories 337kcal 203kcal Duck meat
Calcium 11mg 28mg Ground turkey
Iron 2.7mg 1.52mg Duck meat
Magnesium 16mg 30mg Ground turkey
Phosphorus 156mg 254mg Ground turkey
Potassium 204mg 294mg Ground turkey
Sodium 59mg 78mg Duck meat
Zinc 1.86mg 3.11mg Ground turkey
Copper 0.227mg 0.151mg Duck meat
Manganese 0.019mg 0.011mg Duck meat
Selenium 20µg 31.1µg Ground turkey
Vitamin A 210IU 79IU Duck meat
Vitamin A RAE 63µg 24µg Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.7mg 0.11mg Duck meat
Vitamin D 3IU 8IU Ground turkey
Vitamin D 0.1µg 0.2µg Ground turkey
Vitamin B1 0.174mg 0.077mg Duck meat
Vitamin B2 0.269mg 0.211mg Duck meat
Vitamin B3 4.825mg 8.724mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B5 1.098mg 1.193mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.633mg Ground turkey
Folate 6µg 7µg Ground turkey
Vitamin B12 0.3µg 1.34µg Ground turkey
Choline 50.4mg 78.2mg Ground turkey
Vitamin K 5.1µg 0µg Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.232mg 0.312mg Ground turkey
Threonine 0.773mg 1.258mg Ground turkey
Isoleucine 0.872mg 1.227mg Ground turkey
Leucine 1.465mg 2.262mg Ground turkey
Lysine 1.486mg 2.452mg Ground turkey
Methionine 0.475mg 0.806mg Ground turkey
Phenylalanine 0.752mg 1.068mg Ground turkey
Valine 0.938mg 1.27mg Ground turkey
Histidine 0.462mg 0.811mg Ground turkey
Cholesterol 84mg 93mg Duck meat
Trans Fat 0.134g Duck meat
Saturated Fat 9.67g 2.669g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.009g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.01g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.012g Ground turkey
Monounsaturated Fat 12.9g 3.458g Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 3.65g 2.917g Duck meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.019g Ground turkey
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.508g Ground turkey
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.008g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - ALA 0.136g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Ground turkey
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Ground turkey

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Duck meat Ground turkey
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
32%
Duck meat
52%
Ground turkey
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
45%
Duck meat
54%
Ground turkey

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.001g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Duck meat
Duck meat contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
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 vitamins?
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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. Duck meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172409/nutrients
  2. Ground turkey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171506/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.