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Turkey leg vs. Pork belly — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turkey leg and Pork belly different?

  • Turkey leg is richer in Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Copper, while Pork belly is higher in Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B3.
  • Pork belly covers your daily need of Saturated Fat 86% more than Turkey leg.
  • Turkey leg contains 4 times more Vitamin B5 than Pork belly. Turkey leg contains 1.09mg of Vitamin B5, while Pork belly contains 0.256mg.
  • Turkey leg is lower in Saturated Fat.

Turkey, all classes, leg, meat and skin, raw and Pork, fresh, belly, 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 +240%
Contains more Iron +230.8%
Contains more Magnesium +425%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.9%
Contains more Potassium +47.6%
Contains more Zinc +202.9%
Contains more Copper +173.1%
Contains more Manganese +266.7%
Contains more Selenium +230%
Contains less Sodium -56.8%
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% 20% 3% 47% 17% 5% 28% 18% 1% 44%
Contains more Calcium +240%
Contains more Iron +230.8%
Contains more Magnesium +425%
Contains more Phosphorus +63.9%
Contains more Potassium +47.6%
Contains more Zinc +202.9%
Contains more Copper +173.1%
Contains more Manganese +266.7%
Contains more Selenium +230%
Contains less Sodium -56.8%

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 B5 +325.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +161.5%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin A +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +414.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +115.4%
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 1% 8% 0% 1% 99% 56% 88% 16% 30% 1% 105% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +325.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +161.5%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin A +233.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +414.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +115.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +109.2%
Contains more Water +97.8%
Contains more Other +15.4%
Contains more Fats +688.8%
20% 7% 73%
Protein: 19.54 g
Fats: 6.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.69 g
Other: 1.05 g
9% 53% 37%
Protein: 9.34 g
Fats: 53.01 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 36.74 g
Other: 0.91 g
Contains more Protein +109.2%
Contains more Water +97.8%
Contains more Other +15.4%
Contains more Fats +688.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1099%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +208.7%
35% 35% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.83 g
39% 50% 11%
Saturated Fat: 19.33 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 24.7 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.65 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -89.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1099%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +208.7%

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 Pork belly
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey leg Pork belly Opinion
Protein 19.54g 9.34g Turkey leg
Fats 6.72g 53.01g Pork belly
Calories 144kcal 518kcal Pork belly
Calcium 17mg 5mg Turkey leg
Iron 1.72mg 0.52mg Turkey leg
Magnesium 21mg 4mg Turkey leg
Phosphorus 177mg 108mg Turkey leg
Potassium 273mg 185mg Turkey leg
Sodium 74mg 32mg Pork belly
Zinc 3.09mg 1.02mg Turkey leg
Copper 0.142mg 0.052mg Turkey leg
Manganese 0.022mg 0.006mg Turkey leg
Selenium 26.4µg 8µg Turkey leg
Vitamin A 3IU 10IU Pork belly
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 3µg Pork belly
Vitamin E 0.39mg Pork belly
Vitamin C 0mg 0.3mg Pork belly
Vitamin B1 0.077mg 0.396mg Pork belly
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 0.242mg Pork belly
Vitamin B3 2.947mg 4.647mg Pork belly
Vitamin B5 1.09mg 0.256mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B6 0.34mg 0.13mg Turkey leg
Folate 10µg 1µg Turkey leg
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 0.84µg Pork belly
Tryptophan 0.219mg Turkey leg
Threonine 0.861mg Turkey leg
Isoleucine 0.998mg Turkey leg
Leucine 1.537mg Turkey leg
Lysine 1.809mg Turkey leg
Methionine 0.557mg Turkey leg
Phenylalanine 0.769mg Turkey leg
Valine 1.028mg Turkey leg
Histidine 0.598mg Turkey leg
Cholesterol 71mg 72mg Turkey leg
Saturated Fat 2.06g 19.33g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DHA 0.03g 0g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0g Turkey leg
Monounsaturated Fat 2.06g 24.7g Pork belly
Polyunsaturated fat 1.83g 5.65g Pork belly

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Turkey leg Pork belly
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
31%
Pork belly
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Turkey leg
18%
Pork belly

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 17.27g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork belly
Pork belly contains less Sodium (difference - 42mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Pork belly
Pork belly is relatively richer in vitamins
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 ($)

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. Pork belly - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167812/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.