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Turkey meat vs. Beefsteak — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Turkey meat and Beefsteak

  • Turkey meat has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Polyunsaturated fat, however, Beefsteak is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Beefsteak covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 70% more than Turkey meat.
  • Beefsteak has 11 times less Polyunsaturated fat than Turkey meat. Turkey meat has 2.119g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Beefsteak has 0.189g.
  • Beefsteak contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Beef, loin, top sirloin cap steak, boneless, separable lean only, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, raw.

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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 +180%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +17.7%
Contains more Iron +83.5%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains less Sodium -46.6%
Contains more Zinc +113.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 220
Equal in Selenium - 27.9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31% 2% 163%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 2% 75% 18% 95% 34% 8% 145% 27% 0% 153%
Contains more Calcium +180%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Copper +17.7%
Contains more Iron +83.5%
Contains more Potassium +56.9%
Contains less Sodium -46.6%
Contains more Zinc +113.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 220
Equal in Selenium - 27.9

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 +550%
Contains more Vitamin D +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.4%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +163.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 0% 3% 0% 19% 42% 95% 0% 126% 3% 337% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +550%
Contains more Vitamin D +300%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +89.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13.4%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +163.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +33.5%
Contains more Fats +37.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +45.5%
Contains more Water +14.8%
29% 7% 64%
Protein: 28.55 g
Fats: 7.39 g
Carbs: 0.06 g
Water: 63.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
21% 5% 73%
Protein: 21.38 g
Fats: 5.36 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.93 g
Other: 0.33 g
Contains more Protein +33.5%
Contains more Fats +37.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +45.5%
Contains more Water +14.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +12.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1021.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -13%
31% 38% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.155 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.647 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.119 g
42% 53% 4%
Saturated Fat: 1.875 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.354 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.189 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +12.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1021.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -13%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Turkey meat Beefsteak
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey meat Beefsteak Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Protein 28.55g 21.38g Turkey meat
Fats 7.39g 5.36g Turkey meat
Carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Calories 189kcal 134kcal Turkey meat
Calcium 14mg 5mg Turkey meat
Iron 1.09mg 2mg Beefsteak
Magnesium 30mg 25mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 223mg 220mg Turkey meat
Potassium 239mg 375mg Beefsteak
Sodium 103mg 55mg Beefsteak
Zinc 2.48mg 5.3mg Beefsteak
Copper 0.093mg 0.079mg Turkey meat
Manganese 0.014mg Turkey meat
Selenium 29.8µg 27.9µg Turkey meat
Vitamin A 39IU 6IU Turkey meat
Vitamin A RAE 12µg 2µg Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07mg Turkey meat
Vitamin D 15IU 3IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4µg 0.1µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.075mg Beefsteak
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 0.182mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 5.048mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.543mg Turkey meat
Folate 9µg 3µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 2.69µg Beefsteak
Vitamin K 0µg 1.5µg Beefsteak
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.262mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004mg 1.099mg Beefsteak
Isoleucine 0.796mg 1.09mg Beefsteak
Leucine 1.925mg 2.011mg Beefsteak
Lysine 2.282mg 2.247mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724mg 0.621mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903mg 0.931mg Beefsteak
Valine 0.902mg 1.152mg Beefsteak
Histidine 0.749mg 0.868mg Beefsteak
Cholesterol 109mg 67mg Beefsteak
Trans Fat 0.101g 0.253g Turkey meat
Saturated Fat 2.155g 1.875g Beefsteak
Omega-3 - DHA 0.005g 0g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0.008g 0g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.008g 0.008g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647g 2.354g Turkey meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 0.189g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.014g 0g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.841g 0.142g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.003g 0.007g Beefsteak
Omega-3 - ALA 0.105g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.01g Turkey meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Turkey meat Beefsteak
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
50%
Turkey meat
52%
Beefsteak
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
46%
Turkey meat
55%
Beefsteak

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak contains less Sodium (difference - 48mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Beefsteak
Beefsteak is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.28g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Turkey meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/nutrients
  2. Beefsteak - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172173/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.