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Turkey meat vs. Goat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Turkey meat and Goat

  • Turkey meat is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Selenium, and Magnesium, yet Goat is higher in Iron, Zinc, Vitamin B2, Copper, and Vitamin B12.
  • Turkey meat covers your daily Vitamin B6 needs 47% more than Goat.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Goat is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Game meat, goat, cooked, roasted.

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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 +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.9%
Contains more Selenium +152.5%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Iron +242.2%
Contains more Potassium +69.5%
Contains less Sodium -16.5%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Copper +225.8%
Contains more Manganese +200%
Equal in Phosphorus - 201
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% 140% 0% 87% 36% 12% 144% 101% 6% 65%
Contains more Magnesium +∞%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.9%
Contains more Selenium +152.5%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Iron +242.2%
Contains more Potassium +69.5%
Contains less Sodium -16.5%
Contains more Zinc +112.5%
Contains more Copper +225.8%
Contains more Manganese +200%
Equal in Phosphorus - 201

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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Goat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +142.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin E +385.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +117.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +16.7%
Contains more Choline +21.7%
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% 7% 0% 0% 23% 141% 75% 0% 0% 4% 149% 59% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +142.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +∞%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin E +385.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +100%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +117.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +16.7%
Contains more Choline +21.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +143.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +245.8%
Equal in Protein - 27.1
Equal in Water - 68.21
29% 7% 64%
Protein: 28.55 g
Fats: 7.39 g
Carbs: 0.06 g
Water: 63.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
27% 3% 68%
Protein: 27.1 g
Fats: 3.03 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.21 g
Other: 1.66 g
Contains more Fats +143.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +245.8%
Equal in Protein - 27.1
Equal in Water - 68.21

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +94.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +821.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.8%
31% 38% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.155 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.647 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.119 g
37% 54% 9%
Saturated Fat: 0.93 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.36 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.23 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +94.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +821.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey meat Goat Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Protein 28.55g 27.1g Turkey meat
Fats 7.39g 3.03g Turkey meat
Carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Calories 189kcal 143kcal Turkey meat
Calcium 14mg 17mg Goat
Iron 1.09mg 3.73mg Goat
Magnesium 30mg 0mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 223mg 201mg Turkey meat
Potassium 239mg 405mg Goat
Sodium 103mg 86mg Goat
Zinc 2.48mg 5.27mg Goat
Copper 0.093mg 0.303mg Goat
Manganese 0.014mg 0.042mg Goat
Selenium 29.8µg 11.8µg Turkey meat
Vitamin A 39IU 0IU Turkey meat
Vitamin A RAE 12µg 0µg Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.34mg Goat
Vitamin D 15IU 0IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4µg 0µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.09mg Goat
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 0.61mg Goat
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 3.95mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0mg Turkey meat
Folate 9µg 5µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 1.19µg Goat
Choline 87.4mg 106.4mg Goat
Vitamin K 0µg 1.2µg Goat
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.403mg Goat
Threonine 1.004mg 1.29mg Goat
Isoleucine 0.796mg 1.371mg Goat
Leucine 1.925mg 2.258mg Goat
Lysine 2.282mg 2.016mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724mg 0.726mg Goat
Phenylalanine 0.903mg 0.941mg Goat
Valine 0.902mg 1.452mg Goat
Histidine 0.749mg 0.565mg Turkey meat
Cholesterol 109mg 75mg Goat
Trans Fat 0.101g Goat
Saturated Fat 2.155g 0.93g Goat
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 1.36g Turkey meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 0.23g 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 Goat
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
35%
Goat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
46%
Turkey meat
59%
Goat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Goat
Goat contains less Sodium (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Goat
Goat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 34mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Goat
Goat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.225g)
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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($2)
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.
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. Goat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175304/nutrients

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

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