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Turkey leg vs. Corned beef — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Turkey leg and Corned beef

  • Turkey leg has more Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Phosphorus, however, Corned beef is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium.
  • Corned beef covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 52% more than Turkey leg.
  • Corned beef has 3 times less Vitamin B5 than Turkey leg. Turkey leg has 1.09mg of Vitamin B5, while Corned beef has 0.42mg.
  • Turkey leg contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Turkey, all classes, leg, meat and skin, raw and Beef, cured, corned beef, brisket, cooked.

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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 +112.5%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.6%
Contains more Potassium +88.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.4%
Contains more Zinc +48.2%
Contains more Selenium +24.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.86
Equal in Copper - 0.154
Equal in Manganese - 0.022
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% 70% 9% 54% 13% 127% 125% 52% 3% 179%
Contains more Calcium +112.5%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +41.6%
Contains more Potassium +88.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.4%
Contains more Zinc +48.2%
Contains more Selenium +24.2%
Equal in Iron - 1.86
Equal in Copper - 0.154
Equal in Manganese - 0.022

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 B1 +196.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +159.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.8%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +317.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.03
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% 4% 3% 0% 7% 40% 57% 26% 54% 5% 204% 38% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +196.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +159.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +47.8%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +317.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3.03

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +21.6%
Contains more Fats +182.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +146.7%
Equal in Protein - 18.17
20% 7% 73%
Protein: 19.54 g
Fats: 6.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.69 g
Other: 1.05 g
18% 19% 60% 3%
Protein: 18.17 g
Fats: 18.98 g
Carbs: 0.47 g
Water: 59.79 g
Other: 2.59 g
Contains more Water +21.6%
Contains more Fats +182.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +146.7%
Equal in Protein - 18.17

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +173.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +347.6%
35% 35% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.83 g
39% 57% 4%
Saturated Fat: 6.34 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.22 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.67 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -67.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +173.1%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +347.6%

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 Corned beef
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Corned beef Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.47g Corned beef
Protein 19.54g 18.17g Turkey leg
Fats 6.72g 18.98g Corned beef
Carbs 0g 0.47g Corned beef
Calories 144kcal 251kcal Corned beef
Calcium 17mg 8mg Turkey leg
Iron 1.72mg 1.86mg Corned beef
Magnesium 21mg 12mg Turkey leg
Phosphorus 177mg 125mg Turkey leg
Potassium 273mg 145mg Turkey leg
Sodium 74mg 973mg Turkey leg
Zinc 3.09mg 4.58mg Corned beef
Copper 0.142mg 0.154mg Corned beef
Manganese 0.022mg 0.022mg
Selenium 26.4µg 32.8µg Corned beef
Vitamin A 3IU 0IU Turkey leg
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Turkey leg
Vitamin E 0.16mg Corned beef
Vitamin D 4IU Corned beef
Vitamin D 0.1µg Corned beef
Vitamin B1 0.077mg 0.026mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 0.17mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B3 2.947mg 3.03mg Corned beef
Vitamin B5 1.09mg 0.42mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B6 0.34mg 0.23mg Turkey leg
Folate 10µg 6µg Turkey leg
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 1.63µg Corned beef
Choline 69.2mg Corned beef
Vitamin K 1.5µg Corned beef
Tryptophan 0.219mg 0.119mg Turkey leg
Threonine 0.861mg 0.726mg Turkey leg
Isoleucine 0.998mg 0.827mg Turkey leg
Leucine 1.537mg 1.445mg Turkey leg
Lysine 1.809mg 1.536mg Turkey leg
Methionine 0.557mg 0.473mg Turkey leg
Phenylalanine 0.769mg 0.718mg Turkey leg
Valine 1.028mg 0.901mg Turkey leg
Histidine 0.598mg 0.58mg Turkey leg
Cholesterol 71mg 98mg Turkey leg
Saturated Fat 2.06g 6.34g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DHA 0.03g 0g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0g Turkey leg
Monounsaturated Fat 2.06g 9.22g Corned beef
Polyunsaturated fat 1.83g 0.67g Turkey leg

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey leg Corned beef
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
34%
Corned beef
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Turkey leg
63%
Corned beef

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 - 899mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 27mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.28g)
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. Corned beef - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170200/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.