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Turkey meat vs. Chicken gizzard — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Turkey meat and Chicken gizzard

  • Turkey meat has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, and Magnesium, however, Chicken gizzard is richer in Iron, Selenium, Zinc, and Copper.
  • Chicken gizzard covers your daily Cholesterol needs 87% more than Turkey meat.
  • Chicken gizzard has 10 times less Magnesium than Turkey meat. Turkey meat has 30mg of Magnesium, while Chicken gizzard has 3mg.
  • Chicken gizzard contains less Saturated Fat.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Chicken, gizzard, all classes, cooked, simmered.

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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 +900%
Contains more Phosphorus +18%
Contains more Potassium +33.5%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Iron +192.7%
Contains less Sodium -45.6%
Contains more Zinc +78.2%
Contains more Copper +73.1%
Contains more Manganese +428.6%
Contains more Selenium +37.9%
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 6% 120% 3% 81% 16% 8% 121% 54% 10% 225%
Contains more Magnesium +900%
Contains more Phosphorus +18%
Contains more Potassium +33.5%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Iron +192.7%
Contains less Sodium -45.6%
Contains more Zinc +78.2%
Contains more Copper +73.1%
Contains more Manganese +428.6%
Contains more Selenium +37.9%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +206.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +767.6%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin E +185.7%
Contains more Choline +19.5%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.04
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% 4% 0% 0% 7% 49% 59% 29% 17% 4% 130% 57% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +33.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +206.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +767.6%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin E +185.7%
Contains more Choline +19.5%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 1.04

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +175.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Protein - 30.39
Equal in Water - 67.93
29% 7% 64%
Protein: 28.55 g
Fats: 7.39 g
Carbs: 0.06 g
Water: 63.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
30% 3% 68%
Protein: 30.39 g
Fats: 2.68 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 67.93 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Fats +175.7%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Protein - 30.39
Equal in Water - 67.93

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +401.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +500.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.9%
31% 38% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.155 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.647 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.119 g
43% 34% 23%
Saturated Fat: 0.67 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.528 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.353 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +401.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +500.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -68.9%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey meat Chicken gizzard Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Protein 28.55g 30.39g Chicken gizzard
Fats 7.39g 2.68g Turkey meat
Carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Calories 189kcal 154kcal Turkey meat
Calcium 14mg 17mg Chicken gizzard
Iron 1.09mg 3.19mg Chicken gizzard
Magnesium 30mg 3mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 223mg 189mg Turkey meat
Potassium 239mg 179mg Turkey meat
Sodium 103mg 56mg Chicken gizzard
Zinc 2.48mg 4.42mg Chicken gizzard
Copper 0.093mg 0.161mg Chicken gizzard
Manganese 0.014mg 0.074mg Chicken gizzard
Selenium 29.8µg 41.1µg Chicken gizzard
Vitamin A 39IU 0IU Turkey meat
Vitamin A RAE 12µg 0µg Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.2mg Chicken gizzard
Vitamin D 15IU 0IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4µg 0µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.026mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 0.21mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 3.12mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg 0.468mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.071mg Turkey meat
Folate 9µg 5µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 1.04µg Chicken gizzard
Choline 87.4mg 104.4mg Chicken gizzard
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 370mg Turkey meat
Trans Fat 0.101g 0.13g Turkey meat
Saturated Fat 2.155g 0.67g Chicken gizzard
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 0.528g Turkey meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 0.353g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.014g 0.019g Chicken gizzard
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.841g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.003g 0.003g
Omega-3 - ALA 0.105g 0.004g 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 Chicken gizzard
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
27%
Chicken gizzard
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
46%
Turkey meat
64%
Chicken gizzard

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 261mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken gizzard
Chicken gizzard contains less Sodium (difference - 47mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken gizzard
Chicken gizzard is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.485g)
Which food is cheaper?
Chicken gizzard
Chicken gizzard is cheaper (difference - $2)
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)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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. Chicken gizzard - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171457/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.