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Ground meat vs Turkey meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Ground meat and Turkey meat

  • Ground meat has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron, while Turkey meat has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus.
  • Ground meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 61% higher.
  • Turkey meat contains 3 times less Saturated Fat than Ground meat. Ground meat contains 6.073g of Saturated Fat, while Turkey meat contains 2.155g.

The food types used in this comparison are Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked 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 +108.3%
Contains more Calcium +135.7%
Contains more Zinc +135.5%
Contains less Sodium -29.1%
Contains more Magnesium +76.5%
Contains more Copper +17.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.3%
Equal in Potassium - 239
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Contains more Iron +108.3%
Contains more Calcium +135.7%
Contains more Zinc +135.5%
Contains less Sodium -29.1%
Contains more Magnesium +76.5%
Contains more Copper +17.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.3%
Equal in Potassium - 239

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 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +144.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +137.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +98.1%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
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 +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +144.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +137.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +98.1%
Contains more Folate +28.6%

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
46
Ground meat
50
Turkey meat
Mineral Summary Score
49
Ground meat
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
143%
Ground meat
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Ground meat
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
71%
Ground meat
34%
Turkey meat

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.
Ground meat Turkey meat
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.918g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground meat Turkey meat Opinion
Calories 241 189 Ground meat
Protein 23.87 28.55 Turkey meat
Fats 15.37 7.39 Ground meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0.06 Turkey meat
Cholesterol 88 109 Ground meat
Vitamin D 2 15 Turkey meat
Iron 2.27 1.09 Ground meat
Calcium 33 14 Ground meat
Potassium 241 239 Ground meat
Magnesium 17 30 Turkey meat
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.079 0.093 Turkey meat
Zinc 5.84 2.48 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 166 223 Turkey meat
Sodium 73 103 Ground meat
Vitamin A 9 39 Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.12 0.07 Ground meat
Vitamin D 0 0.4 Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.051 0.045 Ground meat
Vitamin B2 0.171 0.281 Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 4.026 9.573 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.512 0.948 Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.311 0.616 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 2.49 1.02 Ground meat
Vitamin K 2.9 0 Ground meat
Folate 7 9 Turkey meat
Trans Fat 1.173 0.101 Turkey meat
Saturated Fat 6.073 2.155 Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.322 2.647 Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.408 2.119 Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.121 0.291 Turkey meat
Threonine 0.923 1.004 Turkey meat
Isoleucine 1.055 0.796 Ground meat
Leucine 1.861 1.925 Turkey meat
Lysine 1.976 2.282 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.614 0.724 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.931 0.903 Ground meat
Valine 1.172 0.902 Ground meat
Histidine 0.775 0.749 Ground 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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.