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Ground turkey vs. Pork belly — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Ground turkey and Pork belly

  • Ground turkey has more Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B5, and Iron, while Pork belly has more Vitamin B1.
  • Pork belly's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 83% higher.
  • Pork belly contains 5 times less Vitamin B6 than Ground turkey. Ground turkey contains 0.633mg of Vitamin B6, while Pork belly contains 0.13mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Ground turkey is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Ground turkey, cooked and Pork, fresh, belly, raw.

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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 +460%
Contains more Iron +192.3%
Contains more Magnesium +650%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.2%
Contains more Potassium +58.9%
Contains more Zinc +204.9%
Contains more Copper +190.4%
Contains more Manganese +83.3%
Contains more Selenium +288.8%
Contains less Sodium -59%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8.4% 57% 21% 109% 26% 10% 85% 50% 1.4% 170%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1.5% 20% 2.9% 46% 16% 4.2% 28% 17% 0.78% 44%
Contains more Calcium +460%
Contains more Iron +192.3%
Contains more Magnesium +650%
Contains more Phosphorus +135.2%
Contains more Potassium +58.9%
Contains more Zinc +204.9%
Contains more Copper +190.4%
Contains more Manganese +83.3%
Contains more Selenium +288.8%
Contains less Sodium -59%

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 +690%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +366%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +386.9%
Contains more Folate +600%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +59.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +254.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +414.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4.7% 2.2% 6% 0% 19% 49% 164% 72% 146% 5.3% 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 0.6% 7.8% 0% 1% 99% 56% 87% 15% 30% 0.75% 105% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +690%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +366%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +386.9%
Contains more Folate +600%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +59.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +254.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +414.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +193%
Contains more Water +68.9%
Contains more Fats +409.7%
Contains more Other +468.8%
27% 10% 62%
Protein: 27.37 g
Fats: 10.4 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.07 g
Other: 0.16 g
9% 53% 37%
Protein: 9.34 g
Fats: 53.01 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 36.74 g
Other: 0.91 g
Contains more Protein +193%
Contains more Water +68.9%
Contains more Fats +409.7%
Contains more Other +468.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +614.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +93.7%
30% 38% 32%
Saturated Fat: 2.669 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.458 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.917 g
39% 50% 11%
Saturated Fat: 19.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 24.7 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.65 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -86.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +614.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +93.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Ground turkey Pork belly Opinion
Protein 27.37g 9.34g Ground turkey
Fats 10.4g 53.01g Pork belly
Calories 203kcal 518kcal Pork belly
Calcium 28mg 5mg Ground turkey
Iron 1.52mg 0.52mg Ground turkey
Magnesium 30mg 4mg Ground turkey
Phosphorus 254mg 108mg Ground turkey
Potassium 294mg 185mg Ground turkey
Sodium 78mg 32mg Pork belly
Zinc 3.11mg 1.02mg Ground turkey
Copper 0.151mg 0.052mg Ground turkey
Manganese 0.011mg 0.006mg Ground turkey
Selenium 31.1µg 8µg Ground turkey
Vitamin A 79IU 10IU Ground turkey
Vitamin A RAE 24µg 3µg Ground turkey
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.39mg Pork belly
Vitamin D 8IU Ground turkey
Vitamin D 0.2µg Ground turkey
Vitamin C 0mg 0.3mg Pork belly
Vitamin B1 0.077mg 0.396mg Pork belly
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 0.242mg Pork belly
Vitamin B3 8.724mg 4.647mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B5 1.193mg 0.256mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B6 0.633mg 0.13mg Ground turkey
Folate 7µg 1µg Ground turkey
Vitamin B12 1.34µg 0.84µg Ground turkey
Choline 78.2mg Ground turkey
Tryptophan 0.312mg Ground turkey
Threonine 1.258mg Ground turkey
Isoleucine 1.227mg Ground turkey
Leucine 2.262mg Ground turkey
Lysine 2.452mg Ground turkey
Methionine 0.806mg Ground turkey
Phenylalanine 1.068mg Ground turkey
Valine 1.27mg Ground turkey
Histidine 0.811mg Ground turkey
Cholesterol 93mg 72mg Pork belly
Trans Fat 0.134g Pork belly
Saturated Fat 2.669g 19.33g 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 24.7g Pork belly
Polyunsaturated fat 2.917g 5.65g Pork belly
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

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Ground turkey Pork belly
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
31%
Pork belly
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Ground turkey
18%
Pork belly

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork belly
Pork belly contains less Sodium (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork belly
Pork belly is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 16.661g)
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 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 ($)

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. Pork belly - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167812/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.