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

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How are Turkey breast and Quail meat different?

  • Turkey breast is richer in Selenium, while Quail meat is higher in Copper, Iron, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A RAE, and Zinc.
  • Quail meat covers your daily need of Copper 48% more than Turkey breast.

Turkey, all classes, breast, meat and skin, raw and Quail, meat and skin, raw 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 Potassium +27.3%
Contains more Selenium +34.9%
Contains more Iron +230.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.8%
Contains less Sodium -10.2%
Contains more Zinc +54.1%
Contains more Copper +585.1%
Equal in Calcium - 13
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Manganese - 0.019
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 4% 149% 17% 118% 20% 7% 66% 169% 3% 91%
Contains more Potassium +27.3%
Contains more Selenium +34.9%
Contains more Iron +230.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.8%
Contains less Sodium -10.2%
Contains more Zinc +54.1%
Contains more Copper +585.1%
Equal in Calcium - 13
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Manganese - 0.019

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 +3950%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +320.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +126.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.43
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 15% 0% 0% 21% 61% 60% 142% 47% 139% 6% 54% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +3950%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +320.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +126.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +45%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +25%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.43

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +11.5%
Contains more Fats +71.7%
Equal in Water - 69.65
22% 7% 70%
Protein: 21.89 g
Fats: 7.02 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.05 g
Other: 1.04 g
20% 12% 70%
Protein: 19.63 g
Fats: 12.05 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.65 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Protein +11.5%
Contains more Fats +71.7%
Equal in Water - 69.65

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -43.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +57.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +79.5%
31% 43% 27%
Saturated Fat: 1.91 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.66 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.66 g
32% 40% 28%
Saturated Fat: 3.38 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.18 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.98 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -43.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +57.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +79.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey breast Quail meat Opinion
Protein 21.89g 19.63g Turkey breast
Fats 7.02g 12.05g Quail meat
Calories 157kcal 192kcal Quail meat
Calcium 13mg 13mg
Iron 1.2mg 3.97mg Quail meat
Magnesium 24mg 23mg Turkey breast
Phosphorus 186mg 275mg Quail meat
Potassium 275mg 216mg Turkey breast
Sodium 59mg 53mg Quail meat
Zinc 1.57mg 2.42mg Quail meat
Copper 0.074mg 0.507mg Quail meat
Manganese 0.018mg 0.019mg Quail meat
Selenium 22.4µg 16.6µg Turkey breast
Vitamin A 6IU 243IU Quail meat
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 73µg Quail meat
Vitamin C 0mg 6.1mg Quail meat
Vitamin B1 0.058mg 0.244mg Quail meat
Vitamin B2 0.115mg 0.26mg Quail meat
Vitamin B3 5.2mg 7.538mg Quail meat
Vitamin B5 0.621mg 0.772mg Quail meat
Vitamin B6 0.48mg 0.6mg Quail meat
Folate 7µg 8µg Quail meat
Vitamin B12 0.42µg 0.43µg Quail meat
Tryptophan 0.242mg 0.288mg Quail meat
Threonine 0.957mg 0.945mg Turkey breast
Isoleucine 1.099mg 1.013mg Turkey breast
Leucine 1.704mg 1.613mg Turkey breast
Lysine 1.996mg 1.645mg Turkey breast
Methionine 0.616mg 0.591mg Turkey breast
Phenylalanine 0.857mg 0.826mg Turkey breast
Valine 1.141mg 1.033mg Turkey breast
Histidine 0.66mg 0.696mg Quail meat
Cholesterol 65mg 76mg Turkey breast
Saturated Fat 1.91g 3.38g Turkey breast
Omega-3 - DHA 0.01g 0g Turkey breast
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.01g Quail meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g 0.03g Quail meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.66g 4.18g Quail meat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.66g 2.98g Quail meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey breast Quail 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
42%
Quail meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
37%
Turkey breast
64%
Quail meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey breast
Turkey breast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.47g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Quail meat
Quail meat contains less Sodium (difference - 6mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Quail meat
Quail meat is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Quail meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172418/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.