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Turkey bacon vs. Ground turkey — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Turkey bacon and Ground turkey

  • Turkey bacon has more Calcium, however, Ground turkey is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Copper, Vitamin B12, and Zinc.
  • Turkey bacon covers your daily Sodium needs 43% more than Ground turkey.
  • Ground turkey has 3 times less Calcium than Turkey bacon. Turkey bacon has 80mg of Calcium, while Ground turkey has 28mg.
  • Ground turkey contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Turkey bacon, unprepared and Ground turkey, cooked.

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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 +185.7%
Contains more Potassium +18.7%
Contains more Manganese +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Zinc +22.4%
Contains more Copper +122.1%
Contains more Selenium +96.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.52
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 53% 12% 96% 31% 140% 70% 23% 3% 87%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 57% 22% 109% 26% 11% 85% 51% 2% 170%
Contains more Calcium +185.7%
Contains more Potassium +18.7%
Contains more Manganese +72.7%
Contains more Magnesium +87.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +14.4%
Contains less Sodium -92.7%
Contains more Zinc +22.4%
Contains more Copper +122.1%
Contains more Selenium +96.8%
Equal in Iron - 1.52

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 B2 +12.3%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +132.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +159.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +12.6%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.11
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 5% 3% 6% 0% 20% 49% 164% 72% 147% 6% 168% 43% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.3%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +132.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +159.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +12.6%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.11

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +62.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +2031.3%
Contains more Protein +71.7%
Equal in Water - 62.07
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
27% 10% 62%
Protein: 27.37 g
Fats: 10.4 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.07 g
Other: 0.16 g
Contains more Fats +62.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +2031.3%
Contains more Protein +71.7%
Equal in Water - 62.07

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +80%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +61.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -41%
29% 40% 30%
Saturated Fat: 4.52 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.223 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.699 g
30% 38% 32%
Saturated Fat: 2.669 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.458 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.917 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +80%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +61.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -41%

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 Ground turkey
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Ground turkey Opinion
Net carbs 1.89g 0g Turkey bacon
Protein 15.94g 27.37g Ground turkey
Fats 16.93g 10.4g Turkey bacon
Carbs 1.89g 0g Turkey bacon
Calories 226kcal 203kcal Turkey bacon
Calcium 80mg 28mg Turkey bacon
Iron 1.4mg 1.52mg Ground turkey
Magnesium 16mg 30mg Ground turkey
Phosphorus 222mg 254mg Ground turkey
Potassium 349mg 294mg Turkey bacon
Sodium 1069mg 78mg Ground turkey
Zinc 2.54mg 3.11mg Ground turkey
Copper 0.068mg 0.151mg Ground turkey
Manganese 0.019mg 0.011mg Turkey bacon
Selenium 15.8µg 31.1µg Ground turkey
Vitamin A 34IU 79IU Ground turkey
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 24µg Ground turkey
Vitamin E 0.11mg 0.11mg
Vitamin D 8IU Ground turkey
Vitamin D 0.2µg Ground turkey
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.077mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B2 0.237mg 0.211mg Turkey bacon
Vitamin B3 4.032mg 8.724mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B5 0.675mg 1.193mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B6 0.244mg 0.633mg Ground turkey
Folate 10µg 7µg Turkey bacon
Vitamin B12 1.19µg 1.34µg Ground turkey
Choline 78.2mg Ground turkey
Tryptophan 0.312mg Ground turkey
Threonine 1.258mg Ground turkey
Isoleucine 1.227mg Ground turkey
Leucine 2.262mg Ground turkey
Lysine 2.452mg Ground turkey
Methionine 0.806mg Ground turkey
Phenylalanine 1.068mg Ground turkey
Valine 1.27mg Ground turkey
Histidine 0.811mg Ground turkey
Cholesterol 86mg 93mg Turkey bacon
Trans Fat 0.184g 0.134g Ground turkey
Saturated Fat 4.52g 2.669g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - DHA 0.007g 0.009g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - EPA 0.006g 0.01g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g 0.012g Ground turkey
Monounsaturated Fat 6.223g 3.458g Turkey bacon
Polyunsaturated fat 4.699g 2.917g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.027g 0.019g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 4.197g 2.508g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.01g 0.008g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - ALA 0.241g 0.136g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.003g 0.001g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.013g 0.011g Turkey bacon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey bacon Ground turkey
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
52%
Ground turkey
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
53%
Turkey bacon
54%
Ground turkey

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey contains less Sodium (difference - 991mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.851g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey 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. Ground turkey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171506/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.