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Luncheon meat vs. Turkey bacon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Luncheon meat and Turkey bacon different?

  • Luncheon meat is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B3, while Turkey bacon is higher in Vitamin B12, Calcium, Phosphorus, and Iron.
  • Luncheon meat covers your daily need of Selenium 41% more than Turkey bacon.
  • Luncheon meat contains 4 times more Vitamin B1 than Turkey bacon. Luncheon meat contains 0.128mg of Vitamin B1, while Turkey bacon contains 0.03mg.
  • Luncheon meat is lower in Sodium.

USDA Commodity, luncheon meat, canned and Turkey bacon, unprepared 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 Magnesium +12.5%
Contains less Sodium -23.3%
Contains more Manganese +94.7%
Contains more Selenium +142.4%
Contains more Calcium +1500%
Contains more Iron +44.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.6%
Contains more Potassium +16.3%
Contains more Zinc +18.1%
Contains more Copper +126.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 37% 13% 73% 27% 107% 59% 10% 5% 209%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 53% 12% 96% 31% 140% 70% 23% 3% 87%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains less Sodium -23.3%
Contains more Manganese +94.7%
Contains more Selenium +142.4%
Contains more Calcium +1500%
Contains more Iron +44.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.6%
Contains more Potassium +16.3%
Contains more Zinc +18.1%
Contains more Copper +126.7%

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 E +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.1%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +29.3%
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% 4% 0% 0% 32% 50% 98% 37% 63% 0% 115% 35% 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 3% 3% 0% 0% 8% 55% 76% 41% 57% 8% 149% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +326.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +29.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +11.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +11.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.1%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +29.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +32.6%
Contains more Carbs +81.7%
Contains more Other +20.9%
Equal in Protein - 15.94
Equal in Water - 61.83
18% 13% 66% 3%
Protein: 17.5 g
Fats: 12.77 g
Carbs: 1.04 g
Water: 65.87 g
Other: 2.82 g
16% 17% 2% 62% 3%
Protein: 15.94 g
Fats: 16.93 g
Carbs: 1.89 g
Water: 61.83 g
Other: 3.41 g
Contains more Fats +32.6%
Contains more Carbs +81.7%
Contains more Other +20.9%
Equal in Protein - 15.94
Equal in Water - 61.83

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -12.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +200.3%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 6.223
35% 51% 14%
Saturated Fat: 3.944 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.685 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.565 g
29% 40% 30%
Saturated Fat: 4.52 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.223 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.699 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -12.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +200.3%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 6.223

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Luncheon meat Turkey bacon Opinion
Net carbs 1.04g 1.89g Turkey bacon
Protein 17.5g 15.94g Luncheon meat
Fats 12.77g 16.93g Turkey bacon
Carbs 1.04g 1.89g Turkey bacon
Calories 189kcal 226kcal Turkey bacon
Calcium 5mg 80mg Turkey bacon
Iron 0.97mg 1.4mg Turkey bacon
Magnesium 18mg 16mg Luncheon meat
Phosphorus 170mg 222mg Turkey bacon
Potassium 300mg 349mg Turkey bacon
Sodium 820mg 1069mg Luncheon meat
Zinc 2.15mg 2.54mg Turkey bacon
Copper 0.03mg 0.068mg Turkey bacon
Manganese 0.037mg 0.019mg Luncheon meat
Selenium 38.3µg 15.8µg Luncheon meat
Vitamin A 0IU 34IU Turkey bacon
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 10µg Turkey bacon
Vitamin E 0.16mg 0.11mg Luncheon meat
Vitamin B1 0.128mg 0.03mg Luncheon meat
Vitamin B2 0.213mg 0.237mg Turkey bacon
Vitamin B3 5.225mg 4.032mg Luncheon meat
Vitamin B5 0.613mg 0.675mg Turkey bacon
Vitamin B6 0.272mg 0.244mg Luncheon meat
Folate 0µg 10µg Turkey bacon
Vitamin B12 0.92µg 1.19µg Turkey bacon
Choline 63.9mg Luncheon meat
Cholesterol 78mg 86mg Luncheon meat
Trans Fat 0.184g Luncheon meat
Saturated Fat 3.944g 4.52g Luncheon meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.007g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.006g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.01g Turkey bacon
Monounsaturated Fat 5.685g 6.223g Turkey bacon
Polyunsaturated fat 1.565g 4.699g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.055g 0.027g Luncheon meat
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 4.197g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.01g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - ALA 0.241g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.003g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.013g Turkey bacon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Luncheon meat Turkey bacon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
33%
Luncheon meat
30%
Turkey bacon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Luncheon meat
53%
Turkey bacon

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat contains less Sodium (difference - 249mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Luncheon meat
Luncheon meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.576g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
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. Turkey bacon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174592/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.