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Quail meat vs. Turkey meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Quail meat and Turkey meat

  • Quail meat has more Copper, Iron, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Turkey meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Quail meat covers your daily need of Copper 46% more than Turkey meat.
  • Quail meat has less Cholesterol.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Quail, meat and skin, raw and Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted.

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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 Iron +264.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.3%
Contains less Sodium -48.5%
Contains more Copper +445.2%
Contains more Manganese +35.7%
Contains more Magnesium +30.4%
Contains more Potassium +10.6%
Contains more Selenium +79.5%
Equal in Calcium - 14
Equal in Zinc - 2.48
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 149% 17% 118% 20% 7% 66% 169% 3% 91%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31% 2% 163%
Contains more Iron +264.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.3%
Contains less Sodium -48.5%
Contains more Copper +445.2%
Contains more Manganese +35.7%
Contains more Magnesium +30.4%
Contains more Potassium +10.6%
Contains more Selenium +79.5%
Equal in Calcium - 14
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" 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 +523.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +442.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.8%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +137.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.281
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.616
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 15% 0% 0% 21% 61% 60% 142% 47% 139% 6% 54% 0% 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% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 48% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +523.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +442.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.8%
Contains more Folate +12.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +137.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.281
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.616

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +63.1%
Contains more Protein +45.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Water - 63.52
Equal in Other - 0.48
20% 12% 70%
Protein: 19.63 g
Fats: 12.05 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.65 g
Other: 0 g
29% 7% 64%
Protein: 28.55 g
Fats: 7.39 g
Carbs: 0.06 g
Water: 63.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
Contains more Fats +63.1%
Contains more Protein +45.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Water - 63.52
Equal in Other - 0.48

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +57.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +40.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -36.2%
32% 40% 28%
Saturated Fat: 3.38 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.18 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.98 g
31% 38% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.155 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.647 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.119 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +57.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +40.6%
Contains less Saturated Fat -36.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Quail meat Turkey meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.06g Turkey meat
Protein 19.63g 28.55g Turkey meat
Fats 12.05g 7.39g Quail meat
Carbs 0g 0.06g Turkey meat
Calories 192kcal 189kcal Quail meat
Calcium 13mg 14mg Turkey meat
Iron 3.97mg 1.09mg Quail meat
Magnesium 23mg 30mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 275mg 223mg Quail meat
Potassium 216mg 239mg Turkey meat
Sodium 53mg 103mg Quail meat
Zinc 2.42mg 2.48mg Turkey meat
Copper 0.507mg 0.093mg Quail meat
Manganese 0.019mg 0.014mg Quail meat
Selenium 16.6µg 29.8µg Turkey meat
Vitamin A 243IU 39IU Quail meat
Vitamin A RAE 73µg 12µg Quail meat
Vitamin E 0.07mg Turkey meat
Vitamin D 15IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4µg Turkey meat
Vitamin C 6.1mg 0mg Quail meat
Vitamin B1 0.244mg 0.045mg Quail meat
Vitamin B2 0.26mg 0.281mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 7.538mg 9.573mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.772mg 0.948mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.6mg 0.616mg Turkey meat
Folate 8µg 9µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 0.43µg 1.02µg Turkey meat
Choline 87.4mg Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.288mg 0.291mg Turkey meat
Threonine 0.945mg 1.004mg Turkey meat
Isoleucine 1.013mg 0.796mg Quail meat
Leucine 1.613mg 1.925mg Turkey meat
Lysine 1.645mg 2.282mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.591mg 0.724mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.826mg 0.903mg Turkey meat
Valine 1.033mg 0.902mg Quail meat
Histidine 0.696mg 0.749mg Turkey meat
Cholesterol 76mg 109mg Quail meat
Trans Fat 0.101g Quail meat
Saturated Fat 3.38g 2.155g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.005g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0.01g 0.008g Quail meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.03g 0.008g Quail meat
Monounsaturated Fat 4.18g 2.647g Quail meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.98g 2.119g Quail meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.014g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.841g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.003g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - ALA 0.105g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.01g Turkey meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Quail meat Turkey meat
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
42%
Quail meat
50%
Turkey meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
64%
Quail meat
46%
Turkey meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.225g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Quail meat
Quail meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Quail meat
Quail meat contains less Sodium (difference - 50mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Quail meat
Quail meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Quail meat
Quail meat is cheaper (difference - $2)
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.

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. Quail meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172418/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.