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Turkey leg vs. Bratwurst — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Turkey leg and Bratwurst

  • Turkey leg has more Selenium, Vitamin B6, Iron, Vitamin B5, Copper, and Phosphorus, however, Bratwurst is higher in Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B1.
  • Bratwurst covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 95% more than Turkey leg.
  • Bratwurst contains 2 times less Selenium than Turkey leg. Turkey leg contains 26.4µg of Selenium, while Bratwurst contains 14.1µg.
  • Turkey leg has less Saturated Fat.

Food varieties used in this article are Turkey, all classes, leg, meat and skin, raw and Bratwurst, beef and pork, smoked.

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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 +142.9%
Contains more Iron +72%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.2%
Contains less Sodium -91.3%
Contains more Zinc +25.1%
Contains more Copper +77.5%
Contains more Selenium +87.2%
Contains more Manganese +86.4%
Equal in Potassium - 283
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 3% 38% 11% 56% 25% 111% 68% 27% 6% 77%
Contains more Calcium +142.9%
Contains more Iron +72%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.2%
Contains less Sodium -91.3%
Contains more Zinc +25.1%
Contains more Copper +77.5%
Contains more Selenium +87.2%
Contains more Manganese +86.4%
Equal in Potassium - 283

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 B5 +58%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +393.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +584.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.213
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.11
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% 0% 0% 0% 96% 50% 59% 42% 47% 3% 334% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +58%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +70%
Contains more Folate +150%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +393.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +584.6%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.213
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.11

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +60.2%
Contains more Water +28.3%
Contains more Fats +292%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +167.6%
20% 7% 73%
Protein: 19.54 g
Fats: 6.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.69 g
Other: 1.05 g
12% 26% 2% 57% 3%
Protein: 12.2 g
Fats: 26.34 g
Carbs: 2 g
Water: 56.65 g
Other: 2.81 g
Contains more Protein +60.2%
Contains more Water +28.3%
Contains more Fats +292%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +167.6%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -66.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +15.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +288.3%
35% 35% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.83 g
39% 51% 10%
Saturated Fat: 6.08 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.58 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -66.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +15.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +288.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Turkey leg Bratwurst
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey leg Bratwurst Opinion
Net carbs 0g 2g Bratwurst
Protein 19.54g 12.2g Turkey leg
Fats 6.72g 26.34g Bratwurst
Carbs 0g 2g Bratwurst
Calories 144kcal 297kcal Bratwurst
Calcium 17mg 7mg Turkey leg
Iron 1.72mg 1mg Turkey leg
Magnesium 21mg 15mg Turkey leg
Phosphorus 177mg 130mg Turkey leg
Potassium 273mg 283mg Bratwurst
Sodium 74mg 848mg Turkey leg
Zinc 3.09mg 2.47mg Turkey leg
Copper 0.142mg 0.08mg Turkey leg
Manganese 0.022mg 0.041mg Bratwurst
Selenium 26.4µg 14.1µg Turkey leg
Vitamin A 3IU 0IU Turkey leg
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Turkey leg
Vitamin B1 0.077mg 0.38mg Bratwurst
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 0.213mg Bratwurst
Vitamin B3 2.947mg 3.11mg Bratwurst
Vitamin B5 1.09mg 0.69mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B6 0.34mg 0.2mg Turkey leg
Folate 10µg 4µg Turkey leg
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 2.67µg Bratwurst
Tryptophan 0.219mg 0.107mg Turkey leg
Threonine 0.861mg 0.465mg Turkey leg
Isoleucine 0.998mg 0.485mg Turkey leg
Leucine 1.537mg 0.81mg Turkey leg
Lysine 1.809mg 0.903mg Turkey leg
Methionine 0.557mg 0.364mg Turkey leg
Phenylalanine 0.769mg 0.405mg Turkey leg
Valine 1.028mg 0.464mg Turkey leg
Histidine 0.598mg 0.395mg Turkey leg
Cholesterol 71mg 78mg Turkey leg
Saturated Fat 2.06g 6.08g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DHA 0.03g 0g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0g Turkey leg
Monounsaturated Fat 2.06g 8g Bratwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 1.83g 1.58g Turkey leg

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Turkey leg Bratwurst
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
48%
Bratwurst
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Turkey leg
42%
Bratwurst

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg contains less Sodium (difference - 774mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.02g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in glycemic index (difference - 28)
Which food is cheaper?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is relatively richer in minerals
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. Bratwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172956/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.