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Turkey breast vs. Deer meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turkey breast and Deer meat different?

  • Turkey breast is richer in Selenium, while Deer meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Zinc, Copper, Vitamin B1, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B6.
  • Deer meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 133% more than Turkey breast.
  • Turkey breast contains 2 times more Selenium than Deer meat. Turkey breast contains 22.4µg of Selenium, while Deer meat contains 11µg.

Turkey, all classes, breast, meat and skin, raw and Game meat, deer, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, broiled types were used in this article.

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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 +160%
Contains more Selenium +103.6%
Contains more Iron +254.2%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.8%
Contains more Potassium +57.8%
Contains more Zinc +154.1%
Contains more Copper +243.2%
Contains more Manganese +22.2%
Equal in Sodium - 57
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 2% 160% 24% 129% 39% 8% 109% 85% 3% 60%
Contains more Calcium +160%
Contains more Selenium +103.6%
Contains more Iron +254.2%
Contains more Magnesium +37.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +60.8%
Contains more Potassium +57.8%
Contains more Zinc +154.1%
Contains more Copper +243.2%
Contains more Manganese +22.2%
Equal in Sodium - 57

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +348.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +389.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.9%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +761.9%
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 0% 13% 0% 0% 65% 130% 165% 52% 142% 7% 453% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +348.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +389.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +27.9%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +761.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +198.7%
Contains more Other +89.1%
Contains more Protein +36.6%
Equal in Water - 67.2
22% 7% 70%
Protein: 21.89 g
Fats: 7.02 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.05 g
Other: 1.04 g
30% 2% 67%
Protein: 29.9 g
Fats: 2.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 67.2 g
Other: 0.55 g
Contains more Fats +198.7%
Contains more Other +89.1%
Contains more Protein +36.6%
Equal in Water - 67.2

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +380.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1207.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -40.2%
31% 43% 27%
Saturated Fat: 1.91 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.66 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.66 g
63% 30% 7%
Saturated Fat: 1.142 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.554 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.127 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +380.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1207.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -40.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey breast Deer meat Opinion
Protein 21.89g 29.9g Deer meat
Fats 7.02g 2.35g Turkey breast
Calories 157kcal 149kcal Turkey breast
Calcium 13mg 5mg Turkey breast
Iron 1.2mg 4.25mg Deer meat
Magnesium 24mg 33mg Deer meat
Phosphorus 186mg 299mg Deer meat
Potassium 275mg 434mg Deer meat
Sodium 59mg 57mg Deer meat
Zinc 1.57mg 3.99mg Deer meat
Copper 0.074mg 0.254mg Deer meat
Manganese 0.018mg 0.022mg Deer meat
Selenium 22.4µg 11µg Turkey breast
Vitamin A 6IU 0IU Turkey breast
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 0µg Turkey breast
Vitamin E 0.62mg Deer meat
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.26mg Deer meat
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.563mg Deer meat
Vitamin B3 5.2mg 8.78mg Deer meat
Vitamin B5 0.621mg 0.856mg Deer meat
Vitamin B6 0.48mg 0.614mg Deer meat
Folate 7µg 9µg Deer meat
Vitamin B12 0.42µg 3.62µg Deer meat
Tryptophan 0.242mg 0.266mg Deer meat
Threonine 0.957mg 1.133mg Deer meat
Isoleucine 1.099mg 1.287mg Deer meat
Leucine 1.704mg 2.28mg Deer meat
Lysine 1.996mg 2.434mg Deer meat
Methionine 0.616mg 0.7mg Deer meat
Phenylalanine 0.857mg 1.133mg Deer meat
Valine 1.141mg 1.455mg Deer meat
Histidine 0.66mg 0.895mg Deer meat
Cholesterol 65mg 88mg Turkey breast
Saturated Fat 1.91g 1.142g Deer meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.01g 0g Turkey breast
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g 0g Turkey breast
Monounsaturated Fat 2.66g 0.554g Turkey breast
Polyunsaturated fat 1.66g 0.127g Turkey breast
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.001g Deer meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Turkey breast Deer meat
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
79%
Deer meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
37%
Turkey breast
61%
Deer meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 23mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Deer meat
Deer meat contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Deer meat
Deer meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.768g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Deer meat
Deer meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Deer meat
Deer meat is relatively richer in vitamins
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 ($)

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. Deer meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174430/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.