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Turkey bacon vs. Steak — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Turkey bacon and Steak

  • Turkey bacon has more Phosphorus, and Calcium, while Steak has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Vitamin B3.
  • Turkey bacon's daily need coverage for Sodium is 44% higher.
  • Steak contains 7 times less Calcium than Turkey bacon. Turkey bacon contains 80mg of Calcium, while Steak contains 12mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Steak is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Turkey bacon, unprepared and Beef, rib eye steak, boneless, lip off, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 0" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled.

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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 +566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.2%
Contains more Potassium +25.1%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains less Sodium -94.6%
Contains more Zinc +149.6%
Contains more Copper +25%
Contains more Selenium +101.3%
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 4% 90% 17% 70% 25% 8% 173% 29% 0% 174%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.2%
Contains more Potassium +25.1%
Contains more Iron +71.4%
Contains more Magnesium +43.8%
Contains less Sodium -94.6%
Contains more Zinc +149.6%
Contains more Copper +25%
Contains more Selenium +101.3%

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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Steak
Contains more Vitamin A +36%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +84.9%
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 2% 0% 3% 0% 19% 70% 97% 0% 116% 5% 275% 0% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +36%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +146.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +27.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +104.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +84.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +11.2%
Contains more Other +531.5%
Contains more Protein +55.9%
Contains more Fats +12.3%
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
25% 19% 56%
Protein: 24.85 g
Fats: 19.02 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 55.59 g
Other: 0.54 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +11.2%
Contains more Other +531.5%
Contains more Protein +55.9%
Contains more Fats +12.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -46.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +424.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +47.4%
29% 40% 30%
Saturated Fat: 4.52 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.223 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.699 g
46% 50% 5%
Saturated Fat: 8.443 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.171 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.896 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -46.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +424.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +47.4%

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 Steak
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey bacon Steak Opinion
Net carbs 1.89g 0g Turkey bacon
Protein 15.94g 24.85g Steak
Fats 16.93g 19.02g Steak
Carbs 1.89g 0g Turkey bacon
Calories 226kcal 271kcal Steak
Calcium 80mg 12mg Turkey bacon
Iron 1.4mg 2.4mg Steak
Magnesium 16mg 23mg Steak
Phosphorus 222mg 163mg Turkey bacon
Potassium 349mg 279mg Turkey bacon
Sodium 1069mg 58mg Steak
Zinc 2.54mg 6.34mg Steak
Copper 0.068mg 0.085mg Steak
Manganese 0.019mg Turkey bacon
Selenium 15.8µg 31.8µg Steak
Vitamin A 34IU 25IU Turkey bacon
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 7µg Turkey bacon
Vitamin E 0.11mg Turkey bacon
Vitamin D 6IU Steak
Vitamin D 0.1µg Steak
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.074mg Steak
Vitamin B2 0.237mg 0.301mg Steak
Vitamin B3 4.032mg 5.149mg Steak
Vitamin B5 0.675mg Turkey bacon
Vitamin B6 0.244mg 0.5mg Steak
Folate 10µg 6µg Turkey bacon
Vitamin B12 1.19µg 2.2µg Steak
Vitamin K 1.6µg Steak
Tryptophan 0.278mg Steak
Threonine 1.171mg Steak
Isoleucine 1.157mg Steak
Leucine 2.142mg Steak
Lysine 2.38mg Steak
Methionine 0.672mg Steak
Phenylalanine 0.997mg Steak
Valine 1.242mg Steak
Histidine 0.931mg Steak
Cholesterol 86mg 78mg Steak
Trans Fat 0.184g Steak
Saturated Fat 4.52g 8.443g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - DHA 0.007g 0.001g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - EPA 0.006g 0.001g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g 0.013g Steak
Monounsaturated Fat 6.223g 9.171g Steak
Polyunsaturated fat 4.699g 0.896g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.027g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 4.197g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.01g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - ALA 0.241g Turkey bacon
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.003g Turkey bacon
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.013g Turkey bacon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey bacon Steak
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
45%
Steak
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
53%
Turkey bacon
59%
Steak

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.923g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Turkey bacon
Turkey bacon is cheaper (difference - $2.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Steak
Steak contains less Sodium (difference - 1011mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Steak
Steak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Steak
Steak is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Steak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172164/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.