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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
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Veal
Contains more Iron +10.1%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +41%
Contains more Copper +10.8%
Contains more Zinc +56%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
Equal in Iron - 0.99
Equal in Phosphorus - 217
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 41% 5% 22% 22% 31% 68% 96% 14%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 6% 30% 18% 35% 106% 93% 11%
Contains more Iron +10.1%
Contains more Magnesium +25%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Potassium +41%
Contains more Copper +10.8%
Contains more Zinc +56%
Contains less Sodium -19.4%
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 Vitamin B12 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +22.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27
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% 3% 0% 18% 63% 151% 70% 90% 159% 3% 9%
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 Vitamin B12 +24.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Folate +22.2%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.27

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 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 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

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Turkey meat Veal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Veal
Veal is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 6mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Veal
Veal contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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