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Turkey meat vs Duck meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Turkey meat and Duck meat?

  • Turkey meat is richer in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Selenium and Phosphorus, yet Duck meat is richer in Iron, Copper and Vitamin B1.
  • Duck meat's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 38% higher.
  • Turkey meat has 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Duck meat. Turkey meat has 0.616mg of Vitamin B6, while Duck meat has 0.18mg.
  • Duck meat contains less Cholesterol.

We used Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Duck, domesticated, meat and skin, cooked, roasted types in this comparison.

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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 +27.3%
Contains more Potassium +17.2%
Contains more Magnesium +87.5%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.9%
Contains more Iron +147.7%
Contains more Copper +144.1%
Contains less Sodium -42.7%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 102% 4% 18% 12% 76% 51% 67% 8%
Contains more Calcium +27.3%
Contains more Potassium +17.2%
Contains more Magnesium +87.5%
Contains more Zinc +33.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.9%
Contains more Iron +147.7%
Contains more Copper +144.1%
Contains less Sodium -42.7%

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 D +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +98.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +242.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +240%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +438.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +286.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.269
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% 13% 14% 3% 44% 63% 91% 66% 42% 38% 13% 5%
Contains more Vitamin D +300%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +98.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +242.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +240%
Contains more Folate +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +438.5%
Contains more Vitamin E +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +286.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.269

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
32
Duck meat
Mineral Summary Score
37
Turkey meat
42
Duck meat

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
114%
Duck meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
0%
Duck meat
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
131%
Duck meat

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 Duck meat
Rich in minerals ok
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 vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Turkey meat Duck meat
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 richer in minerals?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.515g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Duck meat
Duck meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 25mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Duck meat
Duck meat contains less Sodium (difference - 44mg)
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?
?
The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
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 Duck meat Opinion
Calories 189 337 Duck meat
Protein 28.55 18.99 Turkey meat
Fats 7.39 28.35 Duck meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.06 0 Turkey meat
Cholesterol 109 84 Duck meat
Vitamin D 15 3 Turkey meat
Iron 1.09 2.7 Duck meat
Calcium 14 11 Turkey meat
Potassium 239 204 Turkey meat
Magnesium 30 16 Turkey meat
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.093 0.227 Duck meat
Zinc 2.48 1.86 Turkey meat
Starch
Phosphorus 223 156 Turkey meat
Sodium 103 59 Duck meat
Vitamin A 39 210 Duck meat
Vitamin E 0.07 0.7 Duck meat
Vitamin D 0.4 0.1 Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.174 Duck meat
Vitamin B2 0.281 0.269 Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 9.573 4.825 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948 1.098 Duck meat
Vitamin B6 0.616 0.18 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02 0.3 Turkey meat
Vitamin K 0 5.1 Duck meat
Folate 9 6 Turkey meat
Trans Fat 0.101 Duck meat
Saturated Fat 2.155 9.67 Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647 12.9 Duck meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119 3.65 Duck meat
Tryptophan 0.291 0.232 Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004 0.773 Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.796 0.872 Duck meat
Leucine 1.925 1.465 Turkey meat
Lysine 2.282 1.486 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724 0.475 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903 0.752 Turkey meat
Valine 0.902 0.938 Duck meat
Histidine 0.749 0.462 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. Duck meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172409/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.