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Turkey meat vs Veal - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turkey meat and Veal different?

  • Turkey meat is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Polyunsaturated fat, however Veal is richer in Zinc, and Vitamin B12.
  • Daily need coverage for Selenium from Turkey meat is 29% higher.
  • Turkey meat contains 4 times more Polyunsaturated fat than Veal. While Turkey meat contains 2.119g of Polyunsaturated fat, Veal contains only 0.55g.
  • Turkey meat has less Saturated Fat.

Turkey, whole, meat and skin, cooked, roasted and Veal, ground, cooked, broiled are the varieties used 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 Iron +10.1%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +41%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Contains more Zinc +56%
Contains more Copper +10.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.99
Equal in Phosphorus - 217
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 41% 22% 96% 22% 14% 68% 31%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 18% 93% 30% 11% 106% 35%
Contains more Iron +10.1%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +41%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Contains more Zinc +56%
Contains more Copper +10.8%
Equal in Iron - 0.99
Equal in Phosphorus - 217

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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Veal
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.4%
Contains more Folate +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27
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% 3% 0% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 9% 159% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.9%
Contains more Vitamin E +114.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +55.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +22.4%
Contains more Folate +22.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27

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 Veal
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 Veal Opinion
Net carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Protein 28.55g 24.38g Turkey meat
Fats 7.39g 7.56g Veal
Carbs 0.06g 0g Turkey meat
Calories 189kcal 172kcal Turkey meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 14mg 17mg Veal
Iron 1.09mg 0.99mg Turkey meat
Magnesium 30mg 24mg Turkey meat
Phosphorus 223mg 217mg Turkey meat
Potassium 239mg 337mg Veal
Sodium 103mg 83mg Veal
Zinc 2.48mg 3.87mg Veal
Copper 0.093mg 0.103mg Veal
Vitamin A 39IU 0IU Turkey meat
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.15mg Veal
Vitamin D 15IU 0IU Turkey meat
Vitamin D 0.4µg 0µg Turkey meat
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.045mg 0.07mg Veal
Vitamin B2 0.281mg 0.27mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B3 9.573mg 8.03mg Turkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.948mg 1.16mg Veal
Vitamin B6 0.616mg 0.39mg Turkey meat
Folate 9µg 11µg Veal
Vitamin B12 1.02µg 1.27µg Veal
Vitamin K 0µg 1.2µg Veal
Tryptophan 0.291mg 0.247mg Turkey meat
Threonine 1.004mg 1.065mg Veal
Isoleucine 0.796mg 1.201mg Veal
Leucine 1.925mg 1.94mg Veal
Lysine 2.282mg 2.009mg Turkey meat
Methionine 0.724mg 0.569mg Turkey meat
Phenylalanine 0.903mg 0.984mg Veal
Valine 0.902mg 1.347mg Veal
Histidine 0.749mg 0.885mg Veal
Cholesterol 109mg 103mg Veal
Trans Fat 0.101g g Veal
Saturated Fat 2.155g 3.04g Turkey meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.647g 2.84g Veal
Polyunsaturated fat 2.119g 0.55g Turkey meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey meat Veal
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
47
Veal
Mineral Summary Score
37
Turkey meat
42
Veal

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
146%
Veal
Carbohydrates
0%
Turkey meat
0%
Veal
Fats
34%
Turkey meat
35%
Veal

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Veal
Veal contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Veal
Veal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.885g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turkey meat
Turkey meat is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
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. Veal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175291/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.