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Turkey ham vs. Knackwurst — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turkey ham and Knackwurst different?

  • Turkey ham is richer in Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3, while Knackwurst is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B6.
  • Knackwurst covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 45% more than Turkey ham.
  • Turkey ham contains 3 times more Phosphorus than Knackwurst. Turkey ham contains 289mg of Phosphorus, while Knackwurst contains 98mg.
  • Turkey ham is lower in Saturated Fat.

USDA Commodity, turkey ham, dark meat, smoked, frozen and Knackwurst, knockwurst, pork, beef 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 Iron +51.5%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +194.9%
Contains more Potassium +27.1%
Contains more Zinc +26.5%
Contains more Selenium +183%
Contains more Calcium +57.1%
Equal in Sodium - 930
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 38% 12% 124% 23% 119% 58% 0% 0% 209%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 25% 8% 43% 18% 122% 46% 20% 3% 74%
Contains more Iron +51.5%
Contains more Magnesium +45.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +194.9%
Contains more Potassium +27.1%
Contains more Zinc +26.5%
Contains more Selenium +183%
Contains more Calcium +57.1%
Equal in Sodium - 930

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 B2 +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +47.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 0% 58% 63% 78% 0% 14% 0% 100% 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% 12% 34% 0% 86% 33% 52% 20% 40% 2% 148% 30% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +92.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +48.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +183.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +47.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +46.8%
Contains more Water +32.9%
Contains more Other +14.8%
Contains more Fats +592.5%
Equal in Carbs - 3.2
16% 4% 3% 74% 3%
Protein: 16.3 g
Fats: 4 g
Carbs: 3.1 g
Water: 73.5 g
Other: 3.1 g
11% 28% 3% 55% 3%
Protein: 11.1 g
Fats: 27.7 g
Carbs: 3.2 g
Water: 55.3 g
Other: 2.7 g
Contains more Protein +46.8%
Contains more Water +32.9%
Contains more Other +14.8%
Contains more Fats +592.5%
Equal in Carbs - 3.2

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +858.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +234.5%
35% 39% 26%
Saturated Fat: 1.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.337 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.873 g
39% 49% 11%
Saturated Fat: 10.21 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.81 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.92 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +858.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +234.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Turkey ham Knackwurst
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 ham Knackwurst Opinion
Net carbs 3.1g 3.2g Knackwurst
Protein 16.3g 11.1g Turkey ham
Fats 4g 27.7g Knackwurst
Carbs 3.1g 3.2g Knackwurst
Calories 118kcal 307kcal Knackwurst
Sugar 1.2g 0g Knackwurst
Calcium 7mg 11mg Knackwurst
Iron 1mg 0.66mg Turkey ham
Magnesium 16mg 11mg Turkey ham
Phosphorus 289mg 98mg Turkey ham
Potassium 253mg 199mg Turkey ham
Sodium 909mg 930mg Turkey ham
Zinc 2.1mg 1.66mg Turkey ham
Copper 0.06mg Knackwurst
Manganese 0.021mg Knackwurst
Selenium 38.2µg 13.5µg Turkey ham
Vitamin A 53IU 0IU Turkey ham
Vitamin A RAE 16µg 0µg Turkey ham
Vitamin E 0.57mg Knackwurst
Vitamin D 44IU Knackwurst
Vitamin D 1.1µg Knackwurst
Vitamin B1 0.23mg 0.342mg Knackwurst
Vitamin B2 0.27mg 0.14mg Turkey ham
Vitamin B3 4.12mg 2.734mg Turkey ham
Vitamin B5 0.32mg Knackwurst
Vitamin B6 0.06mg 0.17mg Knackwurst
Folate 2µg Knackwurst
Vitamin B12 0.8µg 1.18µg Knackwurst
Choline 55mg Knackwurst
Vitamin K 1.6µg Knackwurst
Tryptophan 0.138mg Knackwurst
Threonine 0.432mg Knackwurst
Isoleucine 0.639mg Knackwurst
Leucine 0.874mg Knackwurst
Lysine 1.01mg Knackwurst
Methionine 0.276mg Knackwurst
Phenylalanine 0.501mg Knackwurst
Valine 0.639mg Knackwurst
Histidine 0.314mg Knackwurst
Cholesterol 64mg 60mg Knackwurst
Saturated Fat 1.2g 10.21g Turkey ham
Monounsaturated Fat 1.337g 12.81g Knackwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 0.873g 2.92g Knackwurst

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey ham Knackwurst
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
24%
Turkey ham
35%
Knackwurst
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
58%
Turkey ham
36%
Knackwurst

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey ham
Turkey ham contains less Sodium (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey ham
Turkey ham is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 9.01g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.2g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
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. Knackwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173867/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.