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Turkey bacon vs. Beef — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Turkey bacon and Beef

  • Turkey bacon has more Calcium, while Beef has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Zinc.
  • Beef's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 126% higher.
  • Beef contains 20 times less Sodium than Turkey bacon. Turkey bacon contains 1069mg of Sodium, while Beef contains 54mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Turkey bacon, unprepared and Beef, loin, tenderloin roast, separable lean only, boneless, trimmed to 0" fat, select, 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 Calcium +515.4%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Manganese +111.1%
Contains more Iron +117.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Zinc +45.7%
Contains more Copper +42.6%
Contains more Selenium +60.8%
Equal in Potassium - 352
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 53% 11% 95% 31% 139% 69% 23% 2.5% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3.9% 114% 10% 111% 31% 7% 101% 32% 1.2% 139%
Contains more Calcium +515.4%
Contains more Magnesium +14.3%
Contains more Manganese +111.1%
Contains more Iron +117.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.9%
Contains more Zinc +45.7%
Contains more Copper +42.6%
Contains more Selenium +60.8%
Equal in Potassium - 352

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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Beef
Contains more Vitamin A +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.3%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +174.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +253.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 2.2% 0% 0% 7.5% 55% 76% 41% 56% 7.5% 149% 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 0.36% 5% 3% 0% 19% 92% 108% 29% 154% 5.3% 526% 41% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +466.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +40.3%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +127.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +174.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +253.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +158.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +1605%
Contains more Protein +72.8%
Equal in Water - 65.71
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
28% 7% 66%
Protein: 27.55 g
Fats: 6.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 65.71 g
Other: 0.2 g
Contains more Fats +158.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +1605%
Contains more Protein +72.8%
Equal in Water - 65.71

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +127.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +783.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -42.6%
29% 40% 30%
Saturated Fat: 4.52 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.223 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.699 g
44% 47% 9%
Saturated Fat: 2.595 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.734 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.532 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +127.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +783.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -42.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey bacon Beef Opinion
Net carbs 1.89g 0g Turkey bacon
Protein 15.94g 27.55g Beef
Fats 16.93g 6.54g Turkey bacon
Carbs 1.89g 0g Turkey bacon
Calories 226kcal 169kcal Turkey bacon
Calcium 80mg 13mg Turkey bacon
Iron 1.4mg 3.04mg Beef
Magnesium 16mg 14mg Turkey bacon
Phosphorus 222mg 259mg Beef
Potassium 349mg 352mg Beef
Sodium 1069mg 54mg Beef
Zinc 2.54mg 3.7mg Beef
Copper 0.068mg 0.097mg Beef
Manganese 0.019mg 0.009mg Turkey bacon
Selenium 15.8µg 25.4µg Beef
Vitamin A 34IU 6IU Turkey bacon
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 2µg Turkey bacon
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.25mg Beef
Vitamin D 3IU Beef
Vitamin D 0.1µg Beef
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.074mg Beef
Vitamin B2 0.237mg 0.4mg Beef
Vitamin B3 4.032mg 5.76mg Beef
Vitamin B5 0.675mg 0.481mg Turkey bacon
Vitamin B6 0.244mg 0.669mg Beef
Folate 10µg 7µg Turkey bacon
Vitamin B12 1.19µg 4.21µg Beef
Choline 75.6mg Beef
Vitamin K 1.6µg Beef
Tryptophan 0.359mg Beef
Threonine 1.534mg Beef
Isoleucine 1.52mg Beef
Leucine 2.833mg Beef
Lysine 3.178mg Beef
Methionine 0.871mg Beef
Phenylalanine 1.299mg Beef
Valine 1.603mg Beef
Histidine 1.244mg Beef
Cholesterol 86mg 85mg Beef
Trans Fat 0.184g 0.375g Turkey bacon
Saturated Fat 4.52g 2.595g Beef
Omega-3 - DHA 0.007g 0.002g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - EPA 0.006g 0.002g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g 0.011g Beef
Monounsaturated Fat 6.223g 2.734g Turkey bacon
Polyunsaturated fat 4.699g 0.532g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.027g 0.002g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 4.197g 0.349g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.01g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - ALA 0.241g 0.013g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.003g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.013g 0.017g Beef

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey bacon Beef
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
30%
Turkey bacon
76%
Beef
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
53%
Turkey bacon
55%
Beef

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beef
Beef contains less Sodium (difference - 1015mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beef
Beef is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beef
Beef is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.925g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Beef
Beef is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Turkey bacon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174592/nutrients
  2. Beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174006/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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