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Turkey meat vs. Mozzarella — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Turkey meat and Mozzarella

  • Turkey meat has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Choline, and Iron, however, Mozzarella is higher in Calcium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Mozzarella covers your daily need of Calcium 72% more than Turkey meat.
  • Turkey meat has 80 times more Vitamin B3 than Mozzarella. While Turkey meat has 9.573mg of Vitamin B3, Mozzarella has only 0.12mg.
  • Mozzarella has less Cholesterol.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Cheese, mozzarella, low sodium.

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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 +336%
Contains more Magnesium +15.4%
Contains more Potassium +151.6%
Contains more Copper +244.4%
Contains more Selenium +89.8%
Contains more Calcium +5121.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +135%
Contains less Sodium -84.5%
Contains more Zinc +26.2%
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 220% 10% 19% 225% 9% 3% 86% 9% 0% 86%
Contains more Iron +336%
Contains more Magnesium +15.4%
Contains more Potassium +151.6%
Contains more Copper +244.4%
Contains more Selenium +89.8%
Contains more Calcium +5121.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +135%
Contains less Sodium -84.5%
Contains more Zinc +26.2%

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 D +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +7877.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +670%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.9%
Contains more Choline +375%
Contains more Vitamin A +1225.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Folate - 9
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.92
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 32% 3% 9% 0% 5% 79% 3% 0% 19% 7% 115% 11% 5%
Contains more Vitamin D +33.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +7877.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +670%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +10.9%
Contains more Choline +375%
Contains more Vitamin A +1225.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Folate - 9
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.92

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +27.3%
Contains more Fats +131.4%
Contains more Carbs +5066.7%
Contains more Other +400%
Equal in Protein - 27.5
29% 7% 64%
Protein: 28.55 g
Fats: 7.39 g
Carbs: 0.06 g
Water: 63.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
28% 17% 3% 50% 2%
Protein: 27.5 g
Fats: 17.1 g
Carbs: 3.1 g
Water: 49.9 g
Other: 2.4 g
Contains more Water +27.3%
Contains more Fats +131.4%
Contains more Carbs +5066.7%
Contains more Other +400%
Equal in Protein - 27.5

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -80.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +316.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +83%
31% 38% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.155 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.647 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.119 g
67% 30% 3%
Saturated Fat: 10.867 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.844 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.509 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -80.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +316.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +83%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey meat Mozzarella Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 3.1g Mozzarella
Protein 28.55g 27.5g Turkey meat
Fats 7.39g 17.1g Mozzarella
Carbs 0.06g 3.1g Mozzarella
Calories 189kcal 280kcal Mozzarella
Sugar 0g 1.23g Turkey meat
Calcium 14mg 731mg Mozzarella
Iron 1.09mg 0.25mg Turkey meat
Magnesium 30mg 26mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 223mg 524mg Mozzarella
Potassium 239mg 95mg Turkey meat
Sodium 103mg 16mg Mozzarella
Zinc 2.48mg 3.13mg Mozzarella
Copper 0.093mg 0.027mg Turkey meat
Manganese 0.014mg Turkey meat
Selenium 29.8µg 15.7µg Turkey meat
Vitamin A 39IU 517IU Mozzarella
Vitamin A RAE 12µg 137µg Mozzarella
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.15mg Mozzarella
Vitamin D 15IU 13IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4µg 0.3µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.02mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 0.34mg Mozzarella
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 0.12mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.08mg Turkey meat
Folate 9µg 9µg
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 0.92µg Turkey meat
Choline 87.4mg 18.4mg Turkey meat
Vitamin K 0µg 1.8µg Mozzarella
Tryptophan 0.291mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004mg Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.796mg Turkey meat
Leucine 1.925mg Turkey meat
Lysine 2.282mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903mg Turkey meat
Valine 0.902mg Turkey meat
Histidine 0.749mg Turkey meat
Cholesterol 109mg 54mg Mozzarella
Trans Fat 0.101g Mozzarella
Saturated Fat 2.155g 10.867g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.005g 0g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0.008g 0g Turkey meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.008g 0g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647g 4.844g Mozzarella
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 0.509g 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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Turkey meat Mozzarella
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
22%
Mozzarella
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
46%
Turkey meat
66%
Mozzarella

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.712g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 27)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella contains less Sodium (difference - 87mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mozzarella
Mozzarella is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 55mg)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
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. Mozzarella - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167735/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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