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Turkey leg vs. Turkey wing — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turkey leg and Turkey wing different?

  • Turkey leg is richer in Zinc, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Copper, and Iron, while Turkey wing is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Turkey leg covers your daily need of Zinc 14% more than Turkey wing.
  • Turkey leg contains 2 times more Vitamin B5 than Turkey wing. Turkey leg contains 1.09mg of Vitamin B5, while Turkey wing contains 0.554mg.
  • Turkey leg is lower in Saturated Fat.

Turkey, all classes, leg, meat and skin, raw and Turkey, all classes, wing, meat and skin, 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 +21.4%
Contains more Iron +36.5%
Contains more Potassium +13.8%
Contains more Zinc +100.6%
Contains more Copper +84.4%
Contains more Manganese +29.4%
Contains more Selenium +17.9%
Contains less Sodium -25.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 165
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 5% 48% 15% 71% 22% 8% 43% 26% 3% 123%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Iron +36.5%
Contains more Potassium +13.8%
Contains more Zinc +100.6%
Contains more Copper +84.4%
Contains more Manganese +29.4%
Contains more Selenium +17.9%
Contains less Sodium -25.7%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 165

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 B1 +54%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.8%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.6%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.39
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% 0% 0% 0% 13% 26% 83% 34% 95% 6% 49% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.8%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.6%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.39

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +83.3%
Equal in Protein - 20.22
Equal in Water - 66.49
Equal in Other - 0.97
20% 7% 73%
Protein: 19.54 g
Fats: 6.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.69 g
Other: 1.05 g
20% 12% 66%
Protein: 20.22 g
Fats: 12.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.49 g
Other: 0.97 g
Contains more Fats +83.3%
Equal in Protein - 20.22
Equal in Water - 66.49
Equal in Other - 0.97

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -37.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +141.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +56.3%
35% 35% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.83 g
30% 45% 26%
Saturated Fat: 3.28 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.97 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.86 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -37.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +141.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +56.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey leg Turkey wing Opinion
Protein 19.54g 20.22g Turkey wing
Fats 6.72g 12.32g Turkey wing
Calories 144kcal 197kcal Turkey wing
Calcium 17mg 14mg Turkey leg
Iron 1.72mg 1.26mg Turkey leg
Magnesium 21mg 21mg
Phosphorus 177mg 165mg Turkey leg
Potassium 273mg 240mg Turkey leg
Sodium 74mg 55mg Turkey wing
Zinc 3.09mg 1.54mg Turkey leg
Copper 0.142mg 0.077mg Turkey leg
Manganese 0.022mg 0.017mg Turkey leg
Selenium 26.4µg 22.4µg Turkey leg
Vitamin A 3IU 11IU Turkey wing
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 3µg Turkey wing
Vitamin B1 0.077mg 0.05mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 0.11mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B3 2.947mg 4.425mg Turkey wing
Vitamin B5 1.09mg 0.554mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B6 0.34mg 0.41mg Turkey wing
Folate 10µg 7µg Turkey leg
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 0.39µg
Tryptophan 0.219mg 0.217mg Turkey leg
Threonine 0.861mg 0.866mg Turkey wing
Isoleucine 0.998mg 0.975mg Turkey leg
Leucine 1.537mg 1.531mg Turkey leg
Lysine 1.809mg 1.773mg Turkey leg
Methionine 0.557mg 0.551mg Turkey leg
Phenylalanine 0.769mg 0.78mg Turkey wing
Valine 1.028mg 1.031mg Turkey wing
Histidine 0.598mg 0.585mg Turkey leg
Cholesterol 71mg 70mg Turkey wing
Saturated Fat 2.06g 3.28g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DHA 0.03g 0.01g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0.01g Turkey leg
Monounsaturated Fat 2.06g 4.97g Turkey wing
Polyunsaturated fat 1.83g 2.86g Turkey wing

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey leg Turkey wing
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
23%
Turkey wing
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Turkey leg
36%
Turkey wing

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.22g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Turkey wing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171495/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.