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Turkey meat vs Ground meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Turkey meat and Ground meat

  • Turkey meat has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Phosphorus, while Ground meat has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Iron.
  • Ground meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 61% higher.
  • Ground meat contains 2 times less Vitamin B3 than Turkey meat. Turkey meat contains 9.573mg of Vitamin B3, while Ground meat contains 4.026mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Turkey meat is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Beef, ground, 70% lean meat / 30% fat, loaf, cooked, baked.

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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
Contains more Magnesium +76.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.3%
Contains more Copper +17.7%
Contains more Calcium +135.7%
Contains more Iron +108.3%
Contains less Sodium -29.1%
Contains more Zinc +135.5%
Equal in Potassium - 241
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 86% 13% 72% 22% 10% 160% 27%
Contains more Magnesium +76.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.3%
Contains more Copper +17.7%
Contains more Calcium +135.7%
Contains more Iron +108.3%
Contains less Sodium -29.1%
Contains more Zinc +135.5%
Equal in Potassium - 241

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 A +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +137.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +98.1%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +144.1%
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 Vitamin K 3% 2% 12% 0% 12% 65% 180% 57% 143% 7% 128% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 3% 0% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 6% 312% 8%
Contains more Vitamin A +333.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +64.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +137.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +85.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +98.1%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin E +71.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +144.1%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Turkey meat Ground meat
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Ground meat Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Protein 28.55g 23.87g Turkey meat
Fats 7.39g 15.37g Ground meat
Carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Calories 189kcal 241kcal Ground meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 14mg 33mg Ground meat
Iron 1.09mg 2.27mg Ground meat
Magnesium 30mg 17mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 223mg 166mg Turkey meat
Potassium 239mg 241mg Ground meat
Sodium 103mg 73mg Ground meat
Zinc 2.48mg 5.84mg Ground meat
Copper 0.093mg 0.079mg Turkey meat
Vitamin A 39IU 9IU Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.12mg Ground meat
Vitamin D 15IU 2IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4µg 0µg Turkey meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.051mg Ground meat
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 0.171mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 4.026mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg 0.512mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.311mg Turkey meat
Folate 9µg 7µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 2.49µg Ground meat
Vitamin K 0µg 2.9µg Ground meat
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.121mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004mg 0.923mg Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.796mg 1.055mg Ground meat
Leucine 1.925mg 1.861mg Turkey meat
Lysine 2.282mg 1.976mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724mg 0.614mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903mg 0.931mg Ground meat
Valine 0.902mg 1.172mg Ground meat
Histidine 0.749mg 0.775mg Ground meat
Cholesterol 109mg 88mg Ground meat
Trans Fat 0.101g 1.173g Turkey meat
Saturated Fat 2.155g 6.073g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647g 7.322g Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 0.408g Turkey meat

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Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
50
Turkey meat
46
Ground meat
Mineral Summary Score
37
Turkey meat
49
Ground 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 food.
Protein
171%
Turkey meat
143%
Ground meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
0%
Ground meat
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
71%
Ground meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.918g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground meat
Ground meat contains less Sodium (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground meat
Ground meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
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

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 to 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. Ground meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169474/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.