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Ground turkey vs. Lamb — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Ground turkey and Lamb different?

  • Ground turkey is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Phosphorus, and Selenium, while Lamb is higher in Vitamin B12, and Zinc.
  • Lamb covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 50% more than Ground turkey.
  • Ground turkey contains 5 times more Vitamin B6 than Lamb. Ground turkey contains 0.633mg of Vitamin B6, while Lamb contains 0.13mg.
  • Ground turkey is lower in Saturated Fat.

Ground turkey, cooked and Lamb, domestic, composite of trimmed retail cuts, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked types were used in this article.

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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 +64.7%
Contains more Magnesium +30.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.1%
Contains more Copper +26.9%
Contains more Selenium +17.8%
Contains more Iron +23.7%
Contains more Zinc +43.4%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Equal in Potassium - 310
Equal in Sodium - 72
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 6% 71% 17% 81% 28% 10% 122% 40% 3% 144%
Contains more Calcium +64.7%
Contains more Magnesium +30.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.1%
Contains more Copper +26.9%
Contains more Selenium +17.8%
Contains more Iron +23.7%
Contains more Zinc +43.4%
Contains more Manganese +100%
Equal in Potassium - 310
Equal in Sodium - 72

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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Lamb
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +386.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.5%
Contains more Folate +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +90.3%
Contains more Choline +19.8%
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% 3% 3% 0% 25% 58% 125% 40% 30% 14% 319% 52% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +31%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +80.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +386.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +29.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.5%
Contains more Folate +157.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +90.3%
Contains more Choline +19.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +11.6%
Contains more Water +15.5%
Contains more Fats +101.3%
Contains more Other +412.5%
27% 10% 62%
Protein: 27.37 g
Fats: 10.4 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.07 g
Other: 0.16 g
25% 21% 54%
Protein: 24.52 g
Fats: 20.94 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 53.72 g
Other: 0.82 g
Contains more Protein +11.6%
Contains more Water +15.5%
Contains more Fats +101.3%
Contains more Other +412.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -69.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +93.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +155.1%
30% 38% 32%
Saturated Fat: 2.669 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.458 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.917 g
46% 46% 8%
Saturated Fat: 8.83 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.82 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.51 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -69.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +93.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +155.1%

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 Lamb
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground turkey Lamb Opinion
Protein 27.37g 24.52g Ground turkey
Fats 10.4g 20.94g Lamb
Calories 203kcal 294kcal Lamb
Calcium 28mg 17mg Ground turkey
Iron 1.52mg 1.88mg Lamb
Magnesium 30mg 23mg Ground turkey
Phosphorus 254mg 188mg Ground turkey
Potassium 294mg 310mg Lamb
Sodium 78mg 72mg Lamb
Zinc 3.11mg 4.46mg Lamb
Copper 0.151mg 0.119mg Ground turkey
Manganese 0.011mg 0.022mg Lamb
Selenium 31.1µg 26.4µg Ground turkey
Vitamin A 79IU 0IU Ground turkey
Vitamin A RAE 24µg 0µg Ground turkey
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.14mg Lamb
Vitamin D 8IU 2IU Ground turkey
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0.1µg Ground turkey
Vitamin B1 0.077mg 0.1mg Lamb
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 0.25mg Lamb
Vitamin B3 8.724mg 6.66mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B5 1.193mg 0.66mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B6 0.633mg 0.13mg Ground turkey
Folate 7µg 18µg Lamb
Vitamin B12 1.34µg 2.55µg Lamb
Choline 78.2mg 93.7mg Lamb
Vitamin K 0µg 4.6µg Lamb
Tryptophan 0.312mg 0.287mg Ground turkey
Threonine 1.258mg 1.05mg Ground turkey
Isoleucine 1.227mg 1.183mg Ground turkey
Leucine 2.262mg 1.908mg Ground turkey
Lysine 2.452mg 2.166mg Ground turkey
Methionine 0.806mg 0.629mg Ground turkey
Phenylalanine 1.068mg 0.998mg Ground turkey
Valine 1.27mg 1.323mg Lamb
Histidine 0.811mg 0.777mg Ground turkey
Cholesterol 93mg 97mg Ground turkey
Trans Fat 0.134g Lamb
Saturated Fat 2.669g 8.83g 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 8.82g Lamb
Polyunsaturated fat 2.917g 1.51g Ground turkey
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 Lamb
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
52%
Ground turkey
52%
Lamb
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Ground turkey
52%
Lamb

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Lamb
Lamb contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.161g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is cheaper (difference - $2.3)
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.
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. Ground turkey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171506/nutrients
  2. Lamb - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172480/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.