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

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Differences between Turkey leg and Pork hock

  • Pork hock contains less Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Iron, Copper, Potassium, and Zinc than Turkey leg.
  • Pork hock's daily need coverage for Sodium is 42% higher.
  • Pork hock contains 6 times less Potassium than Turkey leg. Turkey leg contains 273mg of Potassium, while Pork hock contains 47mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Turkey leg is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Turkey, all classes, leg, meat and skin, raw and Pork, pickled pork hocks.

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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 Iron +50.9%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +195%
Contains more Potassium +480.9%
Contains less Sodium -93%
Contains more Zinc +29.8%
Contains more Copper +73.2%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Equal in Manganese - 0.022
Equal in Selenium - 26.3
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 6% 43% 5% 26% 5% 137% 65% 28% 3% 144%
Contains more Iron +50.9%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +195%
Contains more Potassium +480.9%
Contains less Sodium -93%
Contains more Zinc +29.8%
Contains more Copper +73.2%
Contains more Calcium +11.8%
Equal in Manganese - 0.022
Equal in Selenium - 26.3

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 B2 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +216.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +431.3%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin A +2433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +30.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.08
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 5% 4% 0% 0% 20% 16% 21% 21% 15% 1% 64% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +210.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +167.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +216.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +431.3%
Contains more Folate +900%
Contains more Vitamin A +2433.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +30.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.08

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +56.8%
Contains more Other +121.9%
Equal in Protein - 19.11
Equal in Water - 68.02
20% 7% 73%
Protein: 19.54 g
Fats: 6.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.69 g
Other: 1.05 g
19% 11% 68% 2%
Protein: 19.11 g
Fats: 10.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.02 g
Other: 2.33 g
Contains more Fats +56.8%
Contains more Other +121.9%
Equal in Protein - 19.11
Equal in Water - 68.02

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -36.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +52.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +149.2%
35% 35% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.83 g
34% 54% 13%
Saturated Fat: 3.231 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.134 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.198 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -36.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +52.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +149.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey leg Pork hock Opinion
Protein 19.54g 19.11g Turkey leg
Fats 6.72g 10.54g Pork hock
Calories 144kcal 171kcal Pork hock
Calcium 17mg 19mg Pork hock
Iron 1.72mg 1.14mg Turkey leg
Magnesium 21mg 6mg Turkey leg
Phosphorus 177mg 60mg Turkey leg
Potassium 273mg 47mg Turkey leg
Sodium 74mg 1050mg Turkey leg
Zinc 3.09mg 2.38mg Turkey leg
Copper 0.142mg 0.082mg Turkey leg
Manganese 0.022mg 0.022mg
Selenium 26.4µg 26.3µg Turkey leg
Vitamin A 3IU 76IU Pork hock
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 23µg Pork hock
Vitamin E 0.17mg Pork hock
Vitamin B1 0.077mg 0.08mg Pork hock
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 0.068mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B3 2.947mg 1.1mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B5 1.09mg 0.344mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B6 0.34mg 0.064mg Turkey leg
Folate 10µg 1µg Turkey leg
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 0.51µg Pork hock
Tryptophan 0.219mg 0.038mg Turkey leg
Threonine 0.861mg 0.516mg Turkey leg
Isoleucine 0.998mg 0.325mg Turkey leg
Leucine 1.537mg 0.841mg Turkey leg
Lysine 1.809mg 0.822mg Turkey leg
Methionine 0.557mg 0.211mg Turkey leg
Phenylalanine 0.769mg 0.554mg Turkey leg
Valine 1.028mg 0.478mg Turkey leg
Histidine 0.598mg 0.211mg Turkey leg
Cholesterol 71mg 89mg Turkey leg
Trans Fat 0.113g Turkey leg
Saturated Fat 2.06g 3.231g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DHA 0.03g 0g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0g Turkey leg
Monounsaturated Fat 2.06g 5.134g Pork hock
Polyunsaturated fat 1.83g 1.198g Turkey leg
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.045g Pork hock
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.986g Pork hock
Omega-3 - ALA 0.042g Pork hock

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Turkey leg Pork hock
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
13%
Pork hock
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Turkey leg
46%
Pork hock

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 - 976mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.171g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is relatively richer in minerals
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 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. Pork hock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169157/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.