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Turkey breast vs. Ground chicken — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Turkey breast and Ground chicken

  • Turkey breast has more Selenium, however, Ground chicken has more Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, Potassium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Turkey breast is 15% higher.
  • Turkey breast is lower in Saturated Fat.

Food types used in this article are Turkey, all classes, breast, meat and skin, raw and Chicken, ground, crumbles, cooked, pan-browned.

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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 +62.5%
Contains more Iron +29%
Contains less Sodium -21.3%
Contains more Copper +19.4%
Contains more Manganese +12.5%
Contains more Selenium +56.6%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.8%
Contains more Potassium +146.2%
Contains more Zinc +22.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3.9% 45% 17% 80% 24% 7.7% 43% 25% 2.3% 122%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2.4% 35% 20% 100% 60% 9.8% 52% 21% 2.1% 78%
Contains more Calcium +62.5%
Contains more Iron +29%
Contains less Sodium -21.3%
Contains more Copper +19.4%
Contains more Manganese +12.5%
Contains more Selenium +56.6%
Contains more Magnesium +16.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.8%
Contains more Potassium +146.2%
Contains more Zinc +22.3%

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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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +162.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +113.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +21.4%
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% 0% 0% 0% 15% 27% 98% 37% 111% 5.3% 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% 7.8% 0% 0% 30% 70% 133% 80% 124% 1.5% 64% 32% 5.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Folate +250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +162.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +113.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +12.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +21.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +18.2%
Contains more Fats +55.6%
Equal in Protein - 23.28
Equal in Water - 64.92
22% 7% 70%
Protein: 21.89 g
Fats: 7.02 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.05 g
Other: 1.04 g
23% 11% 65%
Protein: 23.28 g
Fats: 10.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.92 g
Other: 0.88 g
Contains more Other +18.2%
Contains more Fats +55.6%
Equal in Protein - 23.28
Equal in Water - 64.92

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -38.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +83.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +25.3%
31% 43% 27%
Saturated Fat: 1.91 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.66 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.66 g
31% 48% 21%
Saturated Fat: 3.11 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.879 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.08 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -38.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +83.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +25.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey breast Ground chicken Opinion
Protein 21.89g 23.28g Ground chicken
Fats 7.02g 10.92g Ground chicken
Calories 157kcal 189kcal Ground chicken
Calcium 13mg 8mg Turkey breast
Iron 1.2mg 0.93mg Turkey breast
Magnesium 24mg 28mg Ground chicken
Phosphorus 186mg 234mg Ground chicken
Potassium 275mg 677mg Ground chicken
Sodium 59mg 75mg Turkey breast
Zinc 1.57mg 1.92mg Ground chicken
Copper 0.074mg 0.062mg Turkey breast
Manganese 0.018mg 0.016mg Turkey breast
Selenium 22.4µg 14.3µg Turkey breast
Vitamin A 6IU 0IU Turkey breast
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 0µg Turkey breast
Vitamin E 0.39mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.121mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.302mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B3 5.2mg 7.107mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B5 0.621mg 1.327mg Ground chicken
Vitamin B6 0.48mg 0.538mg Ground chicken
Folate 7µg 2µg Turkey breast
Vitamin B12 0.42µg 0.51µg Ground chicken
Choline 59mg Ground chicken
Vitamin K 2.1µg Ground chicken
Tryptophan 0.242mg 0.196mg Turkey breast
Threonine 0.957mg 0.97mg Ground chicken
Isoleucine 1.099mg 1.06mg Turkey breast
Leucine 1.704mg 1.816mg Ground chicken
Lysine 1.996mg 2.014mg Ground chicken
Methionine 0.616mg 0.596mg Turkey breast
Phenylalanine 0.857mg 0.912mg Ground chicken
Valine 1.141mg 1.102mg Turkey breast
Histidine 0.66mg 0.706mg Ground chicken
Cholesterol 65mg 107mg Turkey breast
Trans Fat 0.087g Turkey breast
Saturated Fat 1.91g 3.11g Turkey breast
Omega-3 - DHA 0.01g 0.031g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.008g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g 0.016g Ground chicken
Monounsaturated Fat 2.66g 4.879g Ground chicken
Polyunsaturated fat 1.66g 2.08g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.015g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.787g Ground chicken
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.02g Ground chicken
Omega-3 - ALA 0.081g Ground chicken

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey breast Ground chicken
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
42%
Ground chicken
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
37%
Turkey breast
38%
Ground chicken

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast contains less Sodium (difference - 16mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.2g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ground chicken
Ground chicken 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 ($)
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 breast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171093/nutrients
  2. Ground chicken - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171117/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.