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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
Meat
5
:
Contains more Potassium +76.2%
Contains more Copper +19.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.7%
Contains less Sodium -44.7%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Equal in Iron - 1.09
Equal in Magnesium - 30
Equal in Zinc - 2.48
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 44% 2% 38% 21% 37% 66% 115% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Contains more Potassium +76.2%
Contains more Copper +19.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.7%
Contains less Sodium -44.7%
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
:
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 Vitamin B12 +78.9%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.948
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 2% 6% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 72% 0% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 2% 12% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 128% 0% 7%
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 Vitamin B12 +78.9%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.948

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Meat Turkey meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 36mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 46mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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