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Turkey leg vs. Blood sausage — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turkey leg and Blood sausage different?

  • Turkey leg is richer in Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Selenium, Zinc, and Copper, while Blood sausage is higher in Iron, and Vitamin B12.
  • Blood sausage covers your daily need of Iron 59% more than Turkey leg.
  • Turkey leg contains 9 times more Vitamin B6 than Blood sausage. Turkey leg contains 0.34mg of Vitamin B6, while Blood sausage contains 0.04mg.
  • Turkey leg is lower in Cholesterol.

Turkey, all classes, leg, meat and skin, raw and Blood sausage 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 +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +704.5%
Contains more Potassium +618.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.1%
Contains more Zinc +137.7%
Contains more Copper +255%
Contains more Manganese +120%
Contains more Selenium +70.3%
Contains more Iron +272.1%
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 2% 240% 6% 10% 4% 89% 36% 14% 2% 85%
Contains more Calcium +183.3%
Contains more Magnesium +162.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +704.5%
Contains more Potassium +618.4%
Contains less Sodium -89.1%
Contains more Zinc +137.7%
Contains more Copper +255%
Contains more Manganese +120%
Contains more Selenium +70.3%
Contains more Iron +272.1%

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 +62.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +750%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +156.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.07
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% 3% 39% 0% 18% 30% 23% 36% 10% 4% 126% 40% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +62.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +145.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +81.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +750%
Contains more Folate +100%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +156.4%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.07

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +33.8%
Contains more Water +53.7%
Contains more Fats +413.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +120%
20% 7% 73%
Protein: 19.54 g
Fats: 6.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.69 g
Other: 1.05 g
15% 35% 47% 2%
Protein: 14.6 g
Fats: 34.5 g
Carbs: 1.29 g
Water: 47.3 g
Other: 2.31 g
Contains more Protein +33.8%
Contains more Water +53.7%
Contains more Fats +413.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +120%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +671.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +89.1%
35% 35% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.83 g
41% 49% 11%
Saturated Fat: 13.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 15.9 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.46 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +671.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +89.1%

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 Blood sausage
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey leg Blood sausage Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.29g Blood sausage
Protein 19.54g 14.6g Turkey leg
Fats 6.72g 34.5g Blood sausage
Carbs 0g 1.29g Blood sausage
Calories 144kcal 379kcal Blood sausage
Sugar 1.29g Turkey leg
Calcium 17mg 6mg Turkey leg
Iron 1.72mg 6.4mg Blood sausage
Magnesium 21mg 8mg Turkey leg
Phosphorus 177mg 22mg Turkey leg
Potassium 273mg 38mg Turkey leg
Sodium 74mg 680mg Turkey leg
Zinc 3.09mg 1.3mg Turkey leg
Copper 0.142mg 0.04mg Turkey leg
Manganese 0.022mg 0.01mg Turkey leg
Selenium 26.4µg 15.5µg Turkey leg
Vitamin A 3IU 0IU Turkey leg
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Turkey leg
Vitamin E 0.13mg Blood sausage
Vitamin D 52IU Blood sausage
Vitamin D 1.3µg Blood sausage
Vitamin B1 0.077mg 0.07mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 0.13mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B3 2.947mg 1.2mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B5 1.09mg 0.6mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B6 0.34mg 0.04mg Turkey leg
Folate 10µg 5µg Turkey leg
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 1µg Blood sausage
Choline 72.8mg Blood sausage
Tryptophan 0.219mg 0.18mg Turkey leg
Threonine 0.861mg 0.57mg Turkey leg
Isoleucine 0.998mg 0.32mg Turkey leg
Leucine 1.537mg 1.39mg Turkey leg
Lysine 1.809mg 1.05mg Turkey leg
Methionine 0.557mg 0.2mg Turkey leg
Phenylalanine 0.769mg 0.82mg Blood sausage
Valine 1.028mg 1.02mg Turkey leg
Histidine 0.598mg 0.71mg Blood sausage
Cholesterol 71mg 120mg Turkey leg
Saturated Fat 2.06g 13.4g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DHA 0.03g 0g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0g Turkey leg
Monounsaturated Fat 2.06g 15.9g Blood sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 1.83g 3.46g Blood sausage

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey leg Blood sausage
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
25%
Blood sausage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Turkey leg
48%
Blood sausage

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.29g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg contains less Sodium (difference - 606mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 11.34g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Blood sausage
Blood sausage is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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. Blood sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171618/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.