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Turkey breast vs. Chicken neck — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Turkey breast and Chicken neck

  • Turkey breast has more Vitamin B6, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B12, however, Chicken neck is higher in Iron, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B2.
  • Chicken neck covers your daily Saturated Fat needs 27% more than Turkey breast.
  • Chicken neck contains 3 times less Vitamin B6 than Turkey breast. Turkey breast contains 0.48mg of Vitamin B6, while Chicken neck contains 0.17mg.
  • Turkey breast has less Cholesterol.

Food varieties used in this article are Turkey, all classes, breast, meat and skin, raw and Chicken, broilers or fryers, neck, meat and skin, raw.

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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 Magnesium +84.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.1%
Contains more Potassium +100.7%
Contains more Selenium +86.7%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Iron +58.3%
Contains more Zinc +18.5%
Contains more Manganese +83.3%
Equal in Sodium - 64
Equal in Copper - 0.08
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 45% 18% 80% 25% 8% 43% 25% 3% 123%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 72% 10% 48% 13% 9% 51% 27% 5% 66%
Contains more Magnesium +84.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +66.1%
Contains more Potassium +100.7%
Contains more Selenium +86.7%
Contains more Calcium +38.5%
Contains more Iron +58.3%
Contains more Zinc +18.5%
Contains more Manganese +83.3%
Equal in Sodium - 64
Equal in Copper - 0.08

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 B1 +23.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +182.4%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +3500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.9%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 0% 0% 0% 15% 27% 98% 38% 111% 6% 53% 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 13% 6% 0% 0% 12% 45% 68% 51% 40% 4% 33% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +44.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +182.4%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +61.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +3500%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +55.6%
Contains more Water +16.8%
Contains more Fats +273.8%
22% 7% 70%
Protein: 21.89 g
Fats: 7.02 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.05 g
Other: 1.04 g
14% 26% 60%
Protein: 14.07 g
Fats: 26.24 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.99 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +55.6%
Contains more Water +16.8%
Contains more Fats +273.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +296.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +242.2%
31% 43% 27%
Saturated Fat: 1.91 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.66 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.66 g
31% 45% 24%
Saturated Fat: 7.27 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 10.55 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.68 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -73.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +296.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +242.2%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey breast Chicken neck Opinion
Protein 21.89g 14.07g Turkey breast
Fats 7.02g 26.24g Chicken neck
Calories 157kcal 297kcal Chicken neck
Calcium 13mg 18mg Chicken neck
Iron 1.2mg 1.9mg Chicken neck
Magnesium 24mg 13mg Turkey breast
Phosphorus 186mg 112mg Turkey breast
Potassium 275mg 137mg Turkey breast
Sodium 59mg 64mg Turkey breast
Zinc 1.57mg 1.86mg Chicken neck
Copper 0.074mg 0.08mg Chicken neck
Manganese 0.018mg 0.033mg Chicken neck
Selenium 22.4µg 12µg Turkey breast
Vitamin A 6IU 216IU Chicken neck
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 65µg Chicken neck
Vitamin E 0.3mg Chicken neck
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.047mg Turkey breast
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.191mg Chicken neck
Vitamin B3 5.2mg 3.608mg Turkey breast
Vitamin B5 0.621mg 0.85mg Chicken neck
Vitamin B6 0.48mg 0.17mg Turkey breast
Folate 7µg 5µg Turkey breast
Vitamin B12 0.42µg 0.26µg Turkey breast
Tryptophan 0.242mg 0.137mg Turkey breast
Threonine 0.957mg 0.545mg Turkey breast
Isoleucine 1.099mg 0.588mg Turkey breast
Leucine 1.704mg 0.933mg Turkey breast
Lysine 1.996mg 1.005mg Turkey breast
Methionine 0.616mg 0.332mg Turkey breast
Phenylalanine 0.857mg 0.514mg Turkey breast
Valine 1.141mg 0.641mg Turkey breast
Histidine 0.66mg 0.348mg Turkey breast
Cholesterol 65mg 99mg Turkey breast
Saturated Fat 1.91g 7.27g Turkey breast
Omega-3 - DHA 0.01g 0.06g Chicken neck
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.02g Chicken neck
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g 0.03g Chicken neck
Monounsaturated Fat 2.66g 10.55g Chicken neck
Polyunsaturated fat 1.66g 5.68g Chicken neck

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey breast Chicken neck
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
27%
Turkey breast
21%
Chicken neck
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
37%
Turkey breast
30%
Chicken neck

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.36g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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.
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.

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 breast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171093/nutrients
  2. Chicken neck - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172382/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.