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Turkey meat vs. Knackwurst — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Turkey meat and Knackwurst

  • Turkey meat is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B2, yet Knackwurst is richer in Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 from Turkey meat is 43% higher.
  • Turkey meat contains 4 times more Vitamin B6 than Knackwurst. Turkey meat contains 0.616mg of Vitamin B6, while Knackwurst contains 0.17mg.
  • Knackwurst contains less Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Knackwurst, knockwurst, pork, beef.

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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 +27.3%
Contains more Iron +65.2%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +127.6%
Contains more Potassium +20.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +49.4%
Contains more Copper +55%
Contains more Selenium +120.7%
Contains more Manganese +50%
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 4% 25% 8% 43% 18% 122% 46% 20% 3% 74%
Contains more Calcium +27.3%
Contains more Iron +65.2%
Contains more Magnesium +172.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +127.6%
Contains more Potassium +20.1%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Contains more Zinc +49.4%
Contains more Copper +55%
Contains more Selenium +120.7%
Contains more Manganese +50%

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 B2 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +196.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +262.4%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Choline +58.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +714.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +175%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.7%
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% 12% 34% 0% 86% 33% 52% 20% 40% 2% 148% 30% 4%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +100.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +250.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +196.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +262.4%
Contains more Folate +350%
Contains more Choline +58.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +714.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +175%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +157.2%
Contains more Water +14.9%
Contains more Fats +274.8%
Contains more Carbs +5233.3%
Contains more Other +462.5%
29% 7% 64%
Protein: 28.55 g
Fats: 7.39 g
Carbs: 0.06 g
Water: 63.52 g
Other: 0.48 g
11% 28% 3% 55% 3%
Protein: 11.1 g
Fats: 27.7 g
Carbs: 3.2 g
Water: 55.3 g
Other: 2.7 g
Contains more Protein +157.2%
Contains more Water +14.9%
Contains more Fats +274.8%
Contains more Carbs +5233.3%
Contains more Other +462.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -78.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +383.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +37.8%
31% 38% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.155 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.647 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.119 g
39% 49% 11%
Saturated Fat: 10.21 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 12.81 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.92 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -78.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +383.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +37.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey meat Knackwurst Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 3.2g Knackwurst
Protein 28.55g 11.1g Turkey meat
Fats 7.39g 27.7g Knackwurst
Carbs 0.06g 3.2g Knackwurst
Calories 189kcal 307kcal Knackwurst
Calcium 14mg 11mg Turkey meat
Iron 1.09mg 0.66mg Turkey meat
Magnesium 30mg 11mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 223mg 98mg Turkey meat
Potassium 239mg 199mg Turkey meat
Sodium 103mg 930mg Turkey meat
Zinc 2.48mg 1.66mg Turkey meat
Copper 0.093mg 0.06mg Turkey meat
Manganese 0.014mg 0.021mg Knackwurst
Selenium 29.8µg 13.5µg Turkey meat
Vitamin A 39IU 0IU Turkey meat
Vitamin A RAE 12µg 0µg Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.57mg Knackwurst
Vitamin D 15IU 44IU Knackwurst
Vitamin D 0.4µg 1.1µg Knackwurst
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.342mg Knackwurst
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 0.14mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 2.734mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg 0.32mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.17mg Turkey meat
Folate 9µg 2µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 1.18µg Knackwurst
Choline 87.4mg 55mg Turkey meat
Vitamin K 0µg 1.6µg Knackwurst
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.138mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004mg 0.432mg Turkey meat
Isoleucine 0.796mg 0.639mg Turkey meat
Leucine 1.925mg 0.874mg Turkey meat
Lysine 2.282mg 1.01mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724mg 0.276mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903mg 0.501mg Turkey meat
Valine 0.902mg 0.639mg Turkey meat
Histidine 0.749mg 0.314mg Turkey meat
Cholesterol 109mg 60mg Knackwurst
Trans Fat 0.101g Knackwurst
Saturated Fat 2.155g 10.21g Turkey 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 12.81g Knackwurst
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 2.92g Knackwurst
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 Knackwurst
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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%
Knackwurst
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
46%
Turkey meat
36%
Knackwurst

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat contains less Sodium (difference - 827mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 8.055g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 49mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Knackwurst
Knackwurst is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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. Knackwurst - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173867/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.