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Knackwurst vs. Turkey breast — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Knackwurst and Turkey breast different?

  • Knackwurst is higher in Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B1, however, Turkey breast is richer in Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Iron, and Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Saturated Fat from Knackwurst is 41% higher.
  • Knackwurst contains 16 times more Sodium than Turkey breast. While Knackwurst contains 930mg of Sodium, Turkey breast contains only 59mg.

Knackwurst, knockwurst, pork, beef and Turkey, all classes, breast, meat and skin, raw are the varieties 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 Manganese +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Iron +81.8%
Contains more Magnesium +118.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.8%
Contains more Potassium +38.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.7%
Contains more Copper +23.3%
Contains more Selenium +65.9%
Equal in Zinc - 1.57
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 25% 8% 43% 18% 122% 46% 20% 3% 74%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 45% 18% 80% 25% 8% 43% 25% 3% 123%
Contains more Manganese +16.7%
Contains more Calcium +18.2%
Contains more Iron +81.8%
Contains more Magnesium +118.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +89.8%
Contains more Potassium +38.2%
Contains less Sodium -93.7%
Contains more Copper +23.3%
Contains more Selenium +65.9%
Equal in Zinc - 1.57

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 B1 +489.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +181%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +182.4%
Contains more Folate +250%
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 0% 15% 27% 98% 38% 111% 6% 53% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +489.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +181%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +94.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +182.4%
Contains more Folate +250%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +294.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +159.6%
Contains more Protein +97.2%
Contains more Water +26.7%
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
22% 7% 70%
Protein: 21.89 g
Fats: 7.02 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.05 g
Other: 1.04 g
Contains more Fats +294.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +159.6%
Contains more Protein +97.2%
Contains more Water +26.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +381.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +75.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.3%
39% 49% 11%
Saturated Fat: 10.21 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.81 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.92 g
31% 43% 27%
Saturated Fat: 1.91 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.66 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.66 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +381.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +75.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -81.3%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Knackwurst Turkey breast Opinion
Net carbs 3.2g 0g Knackwurst
Protein 11.1g 21.89g Turkey breast
Fats 27.7g 7.02g Knackwurst
Carbs 3.2g 0g Knackwurst
Calories 307kcal 157kcal Knackwurst
Calcium 11mg 13mg Turkey breast
Iron 0.66mg 1.2mg Turkey breast
Magnesium 11mg 24mg Turkey breast
Phosphorus 98mg 186mg Turkey breast
Potassium 199mg 275mg Turkey breast
Sodium 930mg 59mg Turkey breast
Zinc 1.66mg 1.57mg Knackwurst
Copper 0.06mg 0.074mg Turkey breast
Manganese 0.021mg 0.018mg Knackwurst
Selenium 13.5µg 22.4µg Turkey breast
Vitamin A 0IU 6IU Turkey breast
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 2µg Turkey breast
Vitamin E 0.57mg Knackwurst
Vitamin D 44IU Knackwurst
Vitamin D 1.1µg Knackwurst
Vitamin B1 0.342mg 0.058mg Knackwurst
Vitamin B2 0.14mg 0.115mg Knackwurst
Vitamin B3 2.734mg 5.2mg Turkey breast
Vitamin B5 0.32mg 0.621mg Turkey breast
Vitamin B6 0.17mg 0.48mg Turkey breast
Folate 2µg 7µg Turkey breast
Vitamin B12 1.18µg 0.42µg Knackwurst
Choline 55mg Knackwurst
Vitamin K 1.6µg Knackwurst
Tryptophan 0.138mg 0.242mg Turkey breast
Threonine 0.432mg 0.957mg Turkey breast
Isoleucine 0.639mg 1.099mg Turkey breast
Leucine 0.874mg 1.704mg Turkey breast
Lysine 1.01mg 1.996mg Turkey breast
Methionine 0.276mg 0.616mg Turkey breast
Phenylalanine 0.501mg 0.857mg Turkey breast
Valine 0.639mg 1.141mg Turkey breast
Histidine 0.314mg 0.66mg Turkey breast
Cholesterol 60mg 65mg Knackwurst
Saturated Fat 10.21g 1.91g Turkey breast
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.01g Turkey breast
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.01g Turkey breast
Monounsaturated Fat 12.81g 2.66g Knackwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 2.92g 1.66g Knackwurst

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Knackwurst Turkey breast
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
35%
Knackwurst
27%
Turkey breast
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Knackwurst
37%
Turkey breast

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast contains less Sodium (difference - 871mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.3g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Knackwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173867/nutrients
  2. Turkey breast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171093/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.