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Ground turkey vs. Knackwurst — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Ground turkey and Knackwurst

  • Ground turkey is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Zinc, yet Knackwurst is richer in Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Knackwurst is 38% higher.
  • Ground turkey contains 4 times more Vitamin B5 than Knackwurst. Ground turkey contains 1.193mg of Vitamin B5, while Knackwurst contains 0.32mg.
  • Knackwurst contains less Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Ground turkey, cooked and Knackwurst, knockwurst, pork, beef.

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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 Calcium +154.5%
Contains more Iron +130.3%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +159.2%
Contains more Potassium +47.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.6%
Contains more Zinc +87.3%
Contains more Copper +151.7%
Contains more Selenium +130.4%
Contains more Manganese +90.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 57% 22% 109% 26% 11% 85% 51% 2% 170%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 25% 8% 43% 18% 122% 46% 20% 3% 74%
Contains more Calcium +154.5%
Contains more Iron +130.3%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +159.2%
Contains more Potassium +47.7%
Contains less Sodium -91.6%
Contains more Zinc +87.3%
Contains more Copper +151.7%
Contains more Selenium +130.4%
Contains more Manganese +90.9%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +272.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +272.4%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +13.6%
Contains more Choline +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +450%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +344.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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%
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% 12% 34% 0% 86% 33% 52% 20% 40% 2% 148% 30% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +219.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +272.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +272.4%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +13.6%
Contains more Choline +42.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +418.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +450%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +344.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +146.6%
Contains more Water +12.2%
Contains more Fats +166.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +1587.5%
27% 10% 62%
Protein: 27.37 g
Fats: 10.4 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.07 g
Other: 0.16 g
11% 28% 3% 55% 3%
Protein: 11.1 g
Fats: 27.7 g
Carbs: 3.2 g
Water: 55.3 g
Other: 2.7 g
Contains more Protein +146.6%
Contains more Water +12.2%
Contains more Fats +166.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +1587.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +270.4%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 2.92
30% 38% 32%
Saturated Fat: 2.669 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.458 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.917 g
39% 49% 11%
Saturated Fat: 10.21 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.81 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.92 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +270.4%
Equal in Polyunsaturated fat - 2.92

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground turkey Knackwurst Opinion
Net carbs 0g 3.2g Knackwurst
Protein 27.37g 11.1g Ground turkey
Fats 10.4g 27.7g Knackwurst
Carbs 0g 3.2g Knackwurst
Calories 203kcal 307kcal Knackwurst
Calcium 28mg 11mg Ground turkey
Iron 1.52mg 0.66mg Ground turkey
Magnesium 30mg 11mg Ground turkey
Phosphorus 254mg 98mg Ground turkey
Potassium 294mg 199mg Ground turkey
Sodium 78mg 930mg Ground turkey
Zinc 3.11mg 1.66mg Ground turkey
Copper 0.151mg 0.06mg Ground turkey
Manganese 0.011mg 0.021mg Knackwurst
Selenium 31.1µg 13.5µg Ground turkey
Vitamin A 79IU 0IU Ground turkey
Vitamin A RAE 24µg 0µg Ground turkey
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.57mg Knackwurst
Vitamin D 8IU 44IU Knackwurst
Vitamin D 0.2µg 1.1µg Knackwurst
Vitamin B1 0.077mg 0.342mg Knackwurst
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 0.14mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B3 8.724mg 2.734mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B5 1.193mg 0.32mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B6 0.633mg 0.17mg Ground turkey
Folate 7µg 2µg Ground turkey
Vitamin B12 1.34µg 1.18µg Ground turkey
Choline 78.2mg 55mg Ground turkey
Vitamin K 0µg 1.6µg Knackwurst
Tryptophan 0.312mg 0.138mg Ground turkey
Threonine 1.258mg 0.432mg Ground turkey
Isoleucine 1.227mg 0.639mg Ground turkey
Leucine 2.262mg 0.874mg Ground turkey
Lysine 2.452mg 1.01mg Ground turkey
Methionine 0.806mg 0.276mg Ground turkey
Phenylalanine 1.068mg 0.501mg Ground turkey
Valine 1.27mg 0.639mg Ground turkey
Histidine 0.811mg 0.314mg Ground turkey
Cholesterol 93mg 60mg Knackwurst
Trans Fat 0.134g Knackwurst
Saturated Fat 2.669g 10.21g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - DHA 0.009g 0g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - DPA 0.012g 0g Ground turkey
Monounsaturated Fat 3.458g 12.81g Knackwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 2.917g 2.92g Knackwurst
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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is better in case of low diet
Ground turkey Knackwurst
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
52%
Ground turkey
35%
Knackwurst
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Ground turkey
36%
Knackwurst

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey contains less Sodium (difference - 852mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.541g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Ground turkey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171506/nutrients
  2. Knackwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173867/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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