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Turkey leg vs. Chicken heart — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turkey leg and Chicken heart different?

  • Turkey leg is richer in Selenium, while Chicken heart is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Zinc, Vitamin B5, Copper, Folate, and Vitamin B3.
  • Chicken heart covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 288% more than Turkey leg.
  • Turkey leg contains 6 times more Selenium than Chicken heart. Turkey leg contains 26.4µg of Selenium, while Chicken heart contains 4.3µg.
  • Turkey leg is lower in Cholesterol.

Turkey, all classes, leg, meat and skin, raw and Chicken, heart, all classes, 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 Calcium +41.7%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Potassium +55.1%
Contains more Selenium +514%
Contains more Iron +246.5%
Contains more Zinc +113.3%
Contains more Copper +143.7%
Contains more Manganese +304.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 177
Equal in Sodium - 74
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 4% 224% 11% 76% 16% 10% 180% 116% 12% 24%
Contains more Calcium +41.7%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Potassium +55.1%
Contains more Selenium +514%
Contains more Iron +246.5%
Contains more Zinc +113.3%
Contains more Copper +143.7%
Contains more Manganese +304.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 177
Equal in Sodium - 74

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 +900%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.8%
Contains more Folate +620%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1769.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.36
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 2% 0% 0% 11% 38% 168% 92% 154% 84% 54% 912% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +900%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +97.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +134.8%
Contains more Folate +620%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1769.2%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.36

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +25.7%
Contains more Other +23.5%
Contains more Fats +38.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Water - 73.56
20% 7% 73%
Protein: 19.54 g
Fats: 6.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.69 g
Other: 1.05 g
16% 9% 74%
Protein: 15.55 g
Fats: 9.33 g
Carbs: 0.71 g
Water: 73.56 g
Other: 0.85 g
Contains more Protein +25.7%
Contains more Other +23.5%
Contains more Fats +38.8%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Water - 73.56

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -22.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +15%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +48.1%
35% 35% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.83 g
34% 31% 35%
Saturated Fat: 2.66 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.37 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.71 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -22.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +15%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +48.1%

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 Chicken heart
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Sodium Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey leg Chicken heart Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.71g Chicken heart
Protein 19.54g 15.55g Turkey leg
Fats 6.72g 9.33g Chicken heart
Carbs 0g 0.71g Chicken heart
Calories 144kcal 153kcal Chicken heart
Calcium 17mg 12mg Turkey leg
Iron 1.72mg 5.96mg Chicken heart
Magnesium 21mg 15mg Turkey leg
Phosphorus 177mg 177mg
Potassium 273mg 176mg Turkey leg
Sodium 74mg 74mg
Zinc 3.09mg 6.59mg Chicken heart
Copper 0.142mg 0.346mg Chicken heart
Manganese 0.022mg 0.089mg Chicken heart
Selenium 26.4µg 4.3µg Turkey leg
Vitamin A 3IU 30IU Chicken heart
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 9µg Chicken heart
Vitamin C 0mg 3.2mg Chicken heart
Vitamin B1 0.077mg 0.152mg Chicken heart
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 0.728mg Chicken heart
Vitamin B3 2.947mg 4.883mg Chicken heart
Vitamin B5 1.09mg 2.559mg Chicken heart
Vitamin B6 0.34mg 0.36mg Chicken heart
Folate 10µg 72µg Chicken heart
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 7.29µg Chicken heart
Tryptophan 0.219mg 0.199mg Turkey leg
Threonine 0.861mg 0.704mg Turkey leg
Isoleucine 0.998mg 0.833mg Turkey leg
Leucine 1.537mg 1.355mg Turkey leg
Lysine 1.809mg 1.303mg Turkey leg
Methionine 0.557mg 0.376mg Turkey leg
Phenylalanine 0.769mg 0.696mg Turkey leg
Valine 1.028mg 0.88mg Turkey leg
Histidine 0.598mg 0.408mg Turkey leg
Cholesterol 71mg 136mg Turkey leg
Saturated Fat 2.06g 2.66g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DHA 0.03g 0g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0g Turkey leg
Monounsaturated Fat 2.06g 2.37g Chicken heart
Polyunsaturated fat 1.83g 2.71g Chicken heart

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey leg Chicken heart
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
25%
Turkey leg
116%
Chicken heart
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Turkey leg
67%
Chicken heart

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 65mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.6g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken heart
Chicken heart is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sodium (74 mg)
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 leg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171493/nutrients
  2. Chicken heart - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171458/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.