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Turkey meat vs Ostrich - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Turkey meat and Ostrich

  • Turkey meat has more Vitamin B3, however Ostrich has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Iron, Vitamin B1, Selenium, Vitamin B5, and Copper.
  • Ostrich's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 218% more.
  • Turkey meat has 2 times more Saturated Fat than Ostrich. Turkey meat has 2.155g of Saturated Fat, while Ostrich has 1g.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Ostrich, tip trimmed, cooked.

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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 Magnesium +20%
Contains more Iron +156%
Contains more Potassium +51.5%
Contains more Copper +63.4%
Contains more Zinc +95.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.6%
Contains less Sodium -22.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 105% 2% 32% 18% 51% 133% 108% 11%
Contains more Calcium +133.3%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Contains more Iron +156%
Contains more Potassium +51.5%
Contains more Copper +63.4%
Contains more Zinc +95.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +12.6%
Contains less Sodium -22.3%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13%
Contains more Vitamin E +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +415.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +512.7%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.292
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% 0% 5% 0% 59% 68% 134% 80% 126% 782% 0% 12%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +13%
Contains more Vitamin E +228.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +415.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +512.7%
Contains more Folate +66.7%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.292

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 Ostrich
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Ostrich Opinion
Calories 189kcal 145kcal Turkey meat
Protein 28.55g 28.49g Turkey meat
Fats 7.39g 2.57g Turkey meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Net carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Cholesterol 109mg 85mg Ostrich
Vitamin D 15IU IU Turkey meat
Iron 1.09mg 2.79mg Ostrich
Calcium 14mg 6mg Turkey meat
Potassium 239mg 362mg Ostrich
Magnesium 30mg 25mg Turkey meat
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Copper 0.093mg 0.152mg Ostrich
Zinc 2.48mg 4.85mg Ostrich
Starch g g
Phosphorus 223mg 251mg Ostrich
Sodium 103mg 80mg Ostrich
Vitamin A 39IU 0IU Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.23mg Ostrich
Vitamin D 0.4µg µg Turkey meat
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.232mg Ostrich
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 0.292mg Ostrich
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 7.143mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg 1.318mg Ostrich
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.545mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 6.25µg Ostrich
Vitamin K 0µg µg Turkey meat
Folate 9µg 15µg Ostrich
Trans Fat 0.101g g Ostrich
Saturated Fat 2.155g 1g Ostrich
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647g 0.97g Turkey meat
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 0.44g Turkey meat
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.254mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004mg 1.25mg Ostrich
Isoleucine 0.796mg 1.354mg Ostrich
Leucine 1.925mg 2.315mg Ostrich
Lysine 2.282mg 2.516mg Ostrich
Methionine 0.724mg 0.796mg Ostrich
Phenylalanine 0.903mg 1.176mg Ostrich
Valine 0.902mg 1.407mg Ostrich
Histidine 0.749mg 0.716mg Turkey meat
Fructose g g

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey meat Ostrich
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs 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
105
Ostrich
Mineral Summary Score
37
Turkey meat
57
Ostrich

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
171%
Ostrich
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
0%
Ostrich
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
12%
Ostrich

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 24mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ostrich
Ostrich contains less Sodium (difference - 23mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ostrich
Ostrich is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.155g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ostrich
Ostrich 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 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. Ostrich - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174488/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.