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Turkey meat vs Meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Turkey meat and Meat?

  • Turkey meat is higher in Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B3, yet Meat is higher in Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, and Potassium.
  • Meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B1 is 75% more.
  • Turkey meat has 2 times more Saturated Fat than Meat. While Turkey meat has 2.155g of Saturated Fat, Meat has only 1.198g.

We used Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Pork, fresh, loin, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, roasted types in this article.

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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 Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.7%
Contains more Potassium +76.2%
Contains less Sodium -44.7%
Contains more Copper +19.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.15
Equal in Magnesium - 29
Equal in Zinc - 2.42
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 44% 21% 115% 38% 8% 66% 37%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.7%
Contains more Potassium +76.2%
Contains less Sodium -44.7%
Contains more Copper +19.4%
Equal in Iron - 1.15
Equal in Magnesium - 29
Equal in Zinc - 2.42

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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Meat
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.8%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2011.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.012
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 0% 2% 6% 0% 238% 90% 140% 61% 171% 0% 72% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +100%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +28.8%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +2011.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +37.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 1.012

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 Meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey meat Meat Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Protein 28.55g 26.17g Turkey meat
Fats 7.39g 3.51g Turkey meat
Carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Calories 189kcal 143kcal Turkey meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 14mg 6mg Turkey meat
Iron 1.09mg 1.15mg Meat
Magnesium 30mg 29mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 223mg 267mg Meat
Potassium 239mg 421mg Meat
Sodium 103mg 57mg Meat
Zinc 2.48mg 2.42mg Turkey meat
Copper 0.093mg 0.111mg Meat
Vitamin A 39IU 0IU Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.08mg Meat
Vitamin D 15IU 10IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4µg 0.2µg Turkey meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.95mg Meat
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 0.387mg Meat
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 7.432mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg 1.012mg Meat
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.739mg Meat
Folate 9µg 0µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 0.57µg Turkey meat
Vitamin K 0µg 0µg
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.275mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004mg 1.175mg Meat
Isoleucine 0.796mg 1.288mg Meat
Leucine 1.925mg 2.229mg Meat
Lysine 2.282mg 2.427mg Meat
Methionine 0.724mg 0.721mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903mg 1.1mg Meat
Valine 0.902mg 1.367mg Meat
Histidine 0.749mg 1.13mg Meat
Cholesterol 109mg 73mg Meat
Trans Fat 0.101g 0.033g Meat
Saturated Fat 2.155g 1.198g Meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647g 1.334g Turkey meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 0.506g Turkey meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Turkey meat Meat
Low Fats diet ok
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
65
Meat
Mineral Summary Score
37
Turkey meat
41
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
157%
Meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
0%
Meat
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
16%
Meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Meat
Meat contains less Sodium (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Meat
Meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Meat
Meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.957g)
Which food is cheaper?
Meat
Meat is cheaper (difference - $1.5)
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 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. Meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168250/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.