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

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How are Turkey leg and Polish sausage different?

  • Turkey leg is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Iron, and Phosphorus, while Polish sausage is higher in Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B12.
  • Polish sausage covers your daily need of Sodium 64% more than Turkey leg.
  • Turkey leg contains 2 times more Vitamin B5 than Polish sausage. Turkey leg contains 1.09mg of Vitamin B5, while Polish sausage contains 0.45mg.
  • Turkey leg is lower in Saturated Fat.

Turkey, all classes, leg, meat and skin, raw and Sausage, Polish, beef with chicken, hot 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 Iron +95.5%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.1%
Contains more Potassium +15.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Contains more Zinc +60.1%
Contains more Copper +57.8%
Contains more Selenium +49.2%
Contains more Manganese +122.7%
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% 33% 10% 59% 21% 201% 53% 30% 7% 97%
Contains more Calcium +41.7%
Contains more Iron +95.5%
Contains more Magnesium +50%
Contains more Phosphorus +30.1%
Contains more Potassium +15.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.2%
Contains more Zinc +60.1%
Contains more Copper +57.8%
Contains more Selenium +49.2%
Contains more Manganese +122.7%

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 +42.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +142.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78.9%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +551.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +151.3%
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% 126% 35% 65% 27% 44% 2% 123% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +42.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +142.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78.9%
Contains more Folate +400%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +551.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +16.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +151.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +11%
Contains more Water +31.7%
Contains more Fats +188.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +300%
Equal in Protein - 17.6
20% 7% 73%
Protein: 19.54 g
Fats: 6.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.69 g
Other: 1.05 g
18% 19% 4% 55% 4%
Protein: 17.6 g
Fats: 19.4 g
Carbs: 3.6 g
Water: 55.2 g
Other: 4.2 g
Contains more Protein +11%
Contains more Water +31.7%
Contains more Fats +188.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +300%
Equal in Protein - 17.6

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +131.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +370.9%
35% 35% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.83 g
43% 52% 4%
Saturated Fat: 8.01 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.7 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.79 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -74.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +131.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +370.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey leg Polish sausage Opinion
Net carbs 0g 3.6g Polish sausage
Protein 19.54g 17.6g Turkey leg
Fats 6.72g 19.4g Polish sausage
Carbs 0g 3.6g Polish sausage
Calories 144kcal 259kcal Polish sausage
Calcium 17mg 12mg Turkey leg
Iron 1.72mg 0.88mg Turkey leg
Magnesium 21mg 14mg Turkey leg
Phosphorus 177mg 136mg Turkey leg
Potassium 273mg 237mg Turkey leg
Sodium 74mg 1540mg Turkey leg
Zinc 3.09mg 1.93mg Turkey leg
Copper 0.142mg 0.09mg Turkey leg
Manganese 0.022mg 0.049mg Polish sausage
Selenium 26.4µg 17.7µg Turkey leg
Vitamin A 3IU 0IU Turkey leg
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 0µg Turkey leg
Vitamin B1 0.077mg 0.502mg Polish sausage
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 0.148mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B3 2.947mg 3.443mg Polish sausage
Vitamin B5 1.09mg 0.45mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B6 0.34mg 0.19mg Turkey leg
Folate 10µg 2µg Turkey leg
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 0.98µg Polish sausage
Tryptophan 0.219mg 0.138mg Turkey leg
Threonine 0.861mg 0.591mg Turkey leg
Isoleucine 0.998mg 0.611mg Turkey leg
Leucine 1.537mg 1.076mg Turkey leg
Lysine 1.809mg 1.11mg Turkey leg
Methionine 0.557mg 0.379mg Turkey leg
Phenylalanine 0.769mg 0.539mg Turkey leg
Valine 1.028mg 0.679mg Turkey leg
Histidine 0.598mg 0.444mg Turkey leg
Cholesterol 71mg 66mg Polish sausage
Saturated Fat 2.06g 8.01g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DHA 0.03g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g Turkey leg
Monounsaturated Fat 2.06g 9.7g Polish sausage
Polyunsaturated fat 1.83g 0.79g Turkey leg

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey leg Polish 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
32%
Polish sausage
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Turkey leg
51%
Polish sausage

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 - 1466mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.95g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Polish sausage
Polish sausage is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Polish sausage
Polish 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. Polish sausage - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172953/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.