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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
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Contains more Magnesium +76.5%
Contains more Copper +17.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.3%
Contains more Iron +108.3%
Contains more Calcium +135.7%
Contains more Zinc +135.5%
Contains less Sodium -29.1%
Equal in Potassium - 241
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 86% 10% 22% 13% 27% 160% 72% 10%
Contains more Magnesium +76.5%
Contains more Copper +17.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.3%
Contains more Iron +108.3%
Contains more Calcium +135.7%
Contains more Zinc +135.5%
Contains less Sodium -29.1%
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 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% 1% 3% 0% 13% 40% 76% 31% 72% 312% 8% 6%
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 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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Comparison summary

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey meat Ground meat Opinion
Calories 189 241 Ground meat
Protein 28.55 23.87 Turkey meat
Fats 7.39 15.37 Ground meat
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0.06 0 Turkey meat
Cholesterol 109 88 Ground meat
Vitamin D 15 2 Turkey meat
Iron 1.09 2.27 Ground meat
Calcium 14 33 Ground meat
Potassium 239 241 Ground meat
Magnesium 30 17 Turkey meat
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.093 0.079 Turkey meat
Zinc 2.48 5.84 Ground meat
Starch
Phosphorus 223 166 Turkey meat
Sodium 103 73 Ground meat
Vitamin A 39 9 Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07 0.12 Ground meat
Vitamin D 0.4 0 Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.045 0.051 Ground meat
Vitamin B2 0.281 0.171 Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 9.573 4.026 Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948 0.512 Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616 0.311 Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02 2.49 Ground meat
Vitamin K 0 2.9 Ground meat
Folate 9 7 Turkey meat
Trans Fat 0.101 1.173 Turkey meat
Saturated Fat 2.155 6.073 Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647 7.322 Ground meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119 0.408 Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.291 0.121 Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004 0.923 Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.796 1.055 Ground meat
Leucine 1.925 1.861 Turkey meat
Lysine 2.282 1.976 Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724 0.614 Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903 0.931 Ground meat
Valine 0.902 1.172 Ground meat
Histidine 0.749 0.775 Ground 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 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.