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Meat vs Turkey meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Meat and Turkey meat?

  • Meat is higher in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, and Potassium, yet Turkey meat is higher in Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B3.
  • Meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 75% more.
  • Meat has 2 times more Potassium than Turkey meat. While Meat has 421mg of Potassium, Turkey meat has only 239mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Meat is lower.

We used Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted and Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted types 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Phosphorus +19.7%
Contains more Potassium +76.2%
Contains less Sodium -44.7%
Contains more Copper +19.4%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.09
Equal in Magnesium - 30
Equal in Zinc - 2.48
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.7%
Contains more Potassium +76.2%
Contains less Sodium -44.7%
Contains more Copper +19.4%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.09
Equal in Magnesium - 30
Equal in Zinc - 2.48

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Meat
5
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Contains more Vitamin E +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2011.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.8%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +78.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.948
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 0%
Contains more Vitamin E +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2011.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.8%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +78.9%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.948

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Meat Turkey meat
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 Meat Turkey meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.06g Turkey meat
Protein 26.17g 28.55g Turkey meat
Fats 3.51g 7.39g Turkey meat
Carbs 0g 0.06g Turkey meat
Calories 143kcal 189kcal Turkey meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 6mg 14mg Turkey meat
Iron 1.15mg 1.09mg Meat
Magnesium 29mg 30mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 267mg 223mg Meat
Potassium 421mg 239mg Meat
Sodium 57mg 103mg Meat
Zinc 2.42mg 2.48mg Turkey meat
Copper 0.111mg 0.093mg Meat
Vitamin A 0IU 39IU Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.08mg 0.07mg Meat
Vitamin D 10IU 15IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.2µg 0.4µg Turkey meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.95mg 0.045mg Meat
Vitamin B2 0.387mg 0.281mg Meat
Vitamin B3 7.432mg 9.573mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 1.012mg 0.948mg Meat
Vitamin B6 0.739mg 0.616mg Meat
Folate 0µg 9µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 0.57µg 1.02µg Turkey meat
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.275mg 0.291mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.175mg 1.004mg Meat
Isoleucine 1.288mg 0.796mg Meat
Leucine 2.229mg 1.925mg Meat
Lysine 2.427mg 2.282mg Meat
Methionine 0.721mg 0.724mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 1.1mg 0.903mg Meat
Valine 1.367mg 0.902mg Meat
Histidine 1.13mg 0.749mg Meat
Cholesterol 73mg 109mg Meat
Trans Fat 0.033g 0.101g Meat
Saturated Fat 1.198g 2.155g Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.334g 2.647g Turkey meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.506g 2.119g Turkey meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Meat Turkey meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
65
Meat
50
Turkey meat
Mineral Summary Score
41
Meat
37
Turkey meat

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
157%
Meat
171%
Turkey meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Meat
0%
Turkey meat
Fats
16%
Meat
34%
Turkey meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.957g)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
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

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/nutrients
  2. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/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.