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Turkey leg vs. Beefsteak — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Turkey leg and Beefsteak?

  • Turkey leg is higher in Vitamin B5, Copper, and Vitamin B2, yet Beefsteak is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Phosphorus.
  • Beefsteak's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 41% more.
  • Turkey leg has 2 times more Vitamin B5 than Beefsteak. While Turkey leg has 1.09mg of Vitamin B5, Beefsteak has only 0.527mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Turkey leg is lower.

We used Turkey, all classes, leg, meat and skin, raw and Beef, loin, top loin, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, select, cooked, grilled types 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 Copper +94.5%
Contains more Manganese +144.4%
Contains more Calcium +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.3%
Contains more Potassium +24.5%
Contains less Sodium -23%
Contains more Zinc +57%
Equal in Iron - 1.63
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Selenium - 28.8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 65% 15% 76% 25% 10% 85% 48% 3% 144%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 7% 62% 17% 92% 30% 8% 133% 25% 2% 158%
Contains more Copper +94.5%
Contains more Manganese +144.4%
Contains more Calcium +29.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.3%
Contains more Potassium +24.5%
Contains less Sodium -23%
Contains more Zinc +57%
Equal in Iron - 1.63
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Selenium - 28.8

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 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.8%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +136.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +253.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.078
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% 20% 49% 56% 66% 79% 8% 49% 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% 10% 0% 0% 20% 33% 131% 32% 135% 6% 173% 56% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +106.8%
Contains more Folate +25%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +136.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +72.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +253.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.078

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +25.4%
Contains more Other +400%
Contains more Protein +36.7%
Contains more Fats +124.9%
20% 7% 73%
Protein: 19.54 g
Fats: 6.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.69 g
Other: 1.05 g
27% 15% 58%
Protein: 26.72 g
Fats: 15.11 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 57.96 g
Other: 0.21 g
Contains more Water +25.4%
Contains more Other +400%
Contains more Protein +36.7%
Contains more Fats +124.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +226.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +205.7%
35% 35% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.83 g
46% 49% 4%
Saturated Fat: 5.951 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.298 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.56 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +226.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +205.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Turkey leg Beefsteak
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
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 leg Beefsteak Opinion
Protein 19.54g 26.72g Beefsteak
Fats 6.72g 15.11g Beefsteak
Calories 144kcal 250kcal Beefsteak
Calcium 17mg 22mg Beefsteak
Iron 1.72mg 1.63mg Turkey leg
Magnesium 21mg 23mg Beefsteak
Phosphorus 177mg 213mg Beefsteak
Potassium 273mg 340mg Beefsteak
Sodium 74mg 57mg Beefsteak
Zinc 3.09mg 4.85mg Beefsteak
Copper 0.142mg 0.073mg Turkey leg
Manganese 0.022mg 0.009mg Turkey leg
Selenium 26.4µg 28.8µg Beefsteak
Vitamin A 3IU 0IU Turkey leg
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Turkey leg
Vitamin E 0.45mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B1 0.077mg 0.078mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 0.14mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B3 2.947mg 6.978mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B5 1.09mg 0.527mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B6 0.34mg 0.585mg Beefsteak
Folate 10µg 8µg Turkey leg
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 1.38µg Beefsteak
Choline 101.8mg Beefsteak
Vitamin K 1.6µg Beefsteak
Tryptophan 0.219mg 0.173mg Turkey leg
Threonine 0.861mg 1.054mg Beefsteak
Isoleucine 0.998mg 1.201mg Beefsteak
Leucine 1.537mg 2.099mg Beefsteak
Lysine 1.809mg 2.23mg Beefsteak
Methionine 0.557mg 0.687mg Beefsteak
Phenylalanine 0.769mg 1.042mg Beefsteak
Valine 1.028mg 1.309mg Beefsteak
Histidine 0.598mg 0.842mg Beefsteak
Cholesterol 71mg 79mg Turkey leg
Saturated Fat 2.06g 5.951g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DHA 0.03g 0g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0g Turkey leg
Monounsaturated Fat 2.06g 6.298g Beefsteak
Polyunsaturated fat 1.83g 0.56g Turkey leg

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey leg Beefsteak
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
25%
Turkey leg
46%
Beefsteak
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Turkey leg
53%
Beefsteak

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.891g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
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 leg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171493/nutrients
  2. Beefsteak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168720/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.