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Turkey meat vs Brisket - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turkey meat and Brisket different?

  • Turkey meat is higher in Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B2, however Brisket is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc and Iron.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Brisket is 59% higher.
  • Turkey meat contains 3 times more Vitamin B5 than Brisket. While Turkey meat contains 0.948mg of Vitamin B5, Brisket contains only 0.35mg.
  • Brisket has less Cholesterol.

Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Beef, brisket, whole, separable lean only, all grades, raw are the varieties 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Calcium +180%
Contains more Magnesium +30.4%
Contains more Copper +16.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.9%
Contains more Iron +76.1%
Contains more Potassium +38.1%
Contains more Zinc +73.8%
Contains less Sodium -23.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 201
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 72% 2% 30% 17% 27% 118% 87% 11%
Contains more Calcium +180%
Contains more Magnesium +30.4%
Contains more Copper +16.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.9%
Contains more Iron +76.1%
Contains more Potassium +38.1%
Contains more Zinc +73.8%
Contains less Sodium -23.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 201

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart 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 +65.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +170.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.7%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +357.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +138.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 2% 12% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 128% 0% 7%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 7% 0% 25% 40% 74% 21% 97% 304% 4% 6%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +170.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +46.7%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +357.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +138.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
50
Turkey meat
48
Brisket
Mineral Summary Score
37
Turkey meat
45
Brisket

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
171%
Turkey meat
124%
Brisket
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
0%
Brisket
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
34%
Brisket

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Turkey meat Brisket
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Turkey meat Brisket
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.435g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Brisket
Brisket is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 47mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Brisket
Brisket contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 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 ($2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Turkey meat Brisket Opinion
Calories 189 155 Turkey meat
Protein 28.55 20.72 Turkey meat
Fats 7.39 7.37 Turkey meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.06 0 Turkey meat
Cholesterol 109 62 Brisket
Vitamin D 15 Turkey meat
Iron 1.09 1.92 Brisket
Calcium 14 5 Turkey meat
Potassium 239 330 Brisket
Magnesium 30 23 Turkey meat
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.093 0.08 Turkey meat
Zinc 2.48 4.31 Brisket
Starch
Phosphorus 223 201 Turkey meat
Sodium 103 79 Brisket
Vitamin A 39 0 Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07 0.32 Brisket
Vitamin D 0.4 Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.1 Brisket
Vitamin B2 0.281 0.17 Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 9.573 3.94 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948 0.35 Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616 0.42 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02 2.43 Brisket
Vitamin K 0 1.3 Brisket
Folate 9 7 Turkey meat
Trans Fat 0.101 Brisket
Saturated Fat 2.155 2.59 Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647 3.46 Brisket
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119 0.23 Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.291 0.232 Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004 0.905 Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.796 0.931 Brisket
Leucine 1.925 1.637 Turkey meat
Lysine 2.282 1.724 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724 0.53 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903 0.809 Turkey meat
Valine 0.902 1.008 Brisket
Histidine 0.749 0.709 Turkey meat
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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 of 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. Brisket - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168607/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.