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

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Summary of differences between Turkey meat and Deer meat

  • Turkey meat has more Selenium, however, Deer meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Potassium.
  • Deer meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 108% more than Turkey meat.
  • Turkey meat has 3 times more Selenium than Deer meat. While Turkey meat has 29.8µg of Selenium, Deer meat has only 11µg.
  • Deer meat has less Cholesterol.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Game meat, deer, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, broiled.

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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 Selenium +170.9%
Contains more Iron +289.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.1%
Contains more Potassium +81.6%
Contains less Sodium -44.7%
Contains more Zinc +60.9%
Contains more Copper +173.1%
Contains more Manganese +57.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 33
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4.2% 41% 21% 96% 21% 13% 68% 31% 1.8% 163%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 1.5% 159% 24% 128% 38% 7.4% 109% 85% 2.9% 60%
Contains more Calcium +180%
Contains more Selenium +170.9%
Contains more Iron +289.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.1%
Contains more Potassium +81.6%
Contains less Sodium -44.7%
Contains more Zinc +60.9%
Contains more Copper +173.1%
Contains more Manganese +57.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 33

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 B5 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +785.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +477.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +254.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.78
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.856
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.614
Equal in Folate - 9
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2.3% 1.4% 12% 0% 11% 65% 179% 57% 142% 6.8% 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% 12% 0% 0% 65% 130% 165% 51% 142% 6.8% 453% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.7%
Contains more Vitamin E +785.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +477.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +254.9%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 8.78
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.856
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.614
Equal in Folate - 9

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +214.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +14.6%
Equal in Protein - 29.9
Equal in Water - 67.2
29% 7% 64%
Protein: 28.55 g
Fats: 7.39 g
Carbs: 0.06 g
Water: 63.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
30% 2% 67%
Protein: 29.9 g
Fats: 2.35 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 67.2 g
Other: 0.55 g
Contains more Fats +214.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +14.6%
Equal in Protein - 29.9
Equal in Water - 67.2

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +377.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1568.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -47%
31% 38% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.155 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.647 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.119 g
63% 30% 7%
Saturated Fat: 1.142 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.554 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.127 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +377.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1568.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -47%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey meat Deer meat Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Protein 28.55g 29.9g Deer meat
Fats 7.39g 2.35g Turkey meat
Carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Calories 189kcal 149kcal Turkey meat
Calcium 14mg 5mg Turkey meat
Iron 1.09mg 4.25mg Deer meat
Magnesium 30mg 33mg Deer meat
Phosphorus 223mg 299mg Deer meat
Potassium 239mg 434mg Deer meat
Sodium 103mg 57mg Deer meat
Zinc 2.48mg 3.99mg Deer meat
Copper 0.093mg 0.254mg Deer meat
Manganese 0.014mg 0.022mg Deer meat
Selenium 29.8µg 11µg Turkey meat
Vitamin A 39IU 0IU Turkey meat
Vitamin A RAE 12µg 0µg Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.62mg Deer meat
Vitamin D 15IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.26mg Deer meat
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 0.563mg Deer meat
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 8.78mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg 0.856mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.614mg Turkey meat
Folate 9µg 9µg
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 3.62µg Deer meat
Choline 87.4mg Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.266mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004mg 1.133mg Deer meat
Isoleucine 0.796mg 1.287mg Deer meat
Leucine 1.925mg 2.28mg Deer meat
Lysine 2.282mg 2.434mg Deer meat
Methionine 0.724mg 0.7mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903mg 1.133mg Deer meat
Valine 0.902mg 1.455mg Deer meat
Histidine 0.749mg 0.895mg Deer meat
Cholesterol 109mg 88mg Deer meat
Trans Fat 0.101g Deer meat
Saturated Fat 2.155g 1.142g Deer 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 0.554g Turkey meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 0.127g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.014g 0g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 1.841g Turkey meat
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.003g 0.001g 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 Deer 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
79%
Deer meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
46%
Turkey meat
61%
Deer meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Deer meat
Deer meat contains less Sodium (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Deer meat
Deer meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Deer meat
Deer meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.013g)
Which food is cheaper?
Deer meat
Deer meat is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Deer meat
Deer 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 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. Deer meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174430/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.