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Turkey meat vs. Caribou meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turkey meat and Caribou meat different?

  • Turkey meat is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6, however, Caribou meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Zinc, Copper, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Caribou meat is 234% higher.
  • Turkey meat contains 2 times more Selenium than Caribou meat. While Turkey meat contains 29.8µg of Selenium, Caribou meat contains only 13.6µg.

Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Game meat, caribou, cooked, roasted 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Selenium +119.1%
Contains more Calcium +57.1%
Contains more Iron +466.1%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains less Sodium -41.7%
Contains more Zinc +112.1%
Contains more Copper +182.8%
Contains more Manganese +521.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 27
Equal in Phosphorus - 233
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 7% 232% 20% 100% 28% 8% 144% 88% 12% 75%
Contains more Magnesium +11.1%
Contains more Selenium +119.1%
Contains more Calcium +57.1%
Contains more Iron +466.1%
Contains more Potassium +29.7%
Contains less Sodium -41.7%
Contains more Zinc +112.1%
Contains more Copper +182.8%
Contains more Manganese +521.4%
Equal in Magnesium - 27
Equal in Phosphorus - 233

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.5%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin E +471.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +455.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +220.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +182.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +551%
Contains more Choline +40.3%
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 Choline Vitamin K 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 48% 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 0% 8% 0% 10% 63% 208% 109% 161% 74% 4% 830% 67% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +65.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.5%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin E +471.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +455.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +220.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +182.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +551%
Contains more Choline +40.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +67.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +604.2%
Equal in Protein - 29.77
Equal in Water - 62.43
29% 7% 64%
Protein: 28.55 g
Fats: 7.39 g
Carbs: 0.06 g
Water: 63.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
30% 4% 62% 3%
Protein: 29.77 g
Fats: 4.42 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.43 g
Other: 3.38 g
Contains more Fats +67.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +604.2%
Equal in Protein - 29.77
Equal in Water - 62.43

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +99%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +241.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -21.1%
31% 38% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.155 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.647 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.119 g
47% 36% 17%
Saturated Fat: 1.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.33 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.62 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +99%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +241.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -21.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey meat Caribou meat Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Protein 28.55g 29.77g Caribou meat
Fats 7.39g 4.42g Turkey meat
Carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Calories 189kcal 167kcal Turkey meat
Calcium 14mg 22mg Caribou meat
Iron 1.09mg 6.17mg Caribou meat
Magnesium 30mg 27mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 223mg 233mg Caribou meat
Potassium 239mg 310mg Caribou meat
Sodium 103mg 60mg Caribou meat
Zinc 2.48mg 5.26mg Caribou meat
Copper 0.093mg 0.263mg Caribou meat
Manganese 0.014mg 0.087mg Caribou meat
Selenium 29.8µg 13.6µg Turkey meat
Vitamin A 39IU 0IU Turkey meat
Vitamin A RAE 12µg 0µg Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.4mg Caribou meat
Vitamin D 15IU 0IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4µg 0µg Turkey meat
Vitamin C 0mg 3mg Caribou meat
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.25mg Caribou meat
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 0.9mg Caribou meat
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 5.79mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg 2.68mg Caribou meat
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.32mg Turkey meat
Folate 9µg 5µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 6.64µg Caribou meat
Choline 87.4mg 122.6mg Caribou meat
Vitamin K 0µg 1.4µg Caribou meat
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.458mg Caribou meat
Threonine 1.004mg 1.273mg Caribou meat
Isoleucine 0.796mg 1.347mg Caribou meat
Leucine 1.925mg 2.457mg Caribou meat
Lysine 2.282mg 2.697mg Caribou meat
Methionine 0.724mg 0.665mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903mg 1.324mg Caribou meat
Valine 0.902mg 1.399mg Caribou meat
Histidine 0.749mg 1.179mg Caribou meat
Cholesterol 109mg 109mg
Trans Fat 0.101g Caribou meat
Saturated Fat 2.155g 1.7g Caribou meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.005g 0.06g Caribou meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0.008g 0g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.008g 0.03g Caribou meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647g 1.33g Turkey meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 0.62g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.014g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.841g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.003g Turkey meat
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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is better in case of low diet
Turkey meat Caribou meat
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
118%
Caribou meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
46%
Turkey meat
71%
Caribou meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Caribou meat
Caribou meat contains less Sodium (difference - 43mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Caribou meat
Caribou meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.455g)
Which food is cheaper?
Caribou meat
Caribou meat is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Caribou meat
Caribou meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (109 mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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 meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171479/nutrients
  2. Caribou meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173854/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.