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Turkey neck vs. Chicken meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turkey neck and Chicken meat different?

  • Turkey neck has more Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, and Copper, however, Chicken meat is richer in Vitamin B3.
  • Turkey neck covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 61% more than Chicken meat.
  • Turkey neck has 3 times more Sodium than Chicken meat. Turkey neck has 233mg of Sodium, while Chicken meat has 82mg.

Turkey from whole, neck, meat only, raw and Chicken, broilers or fryers, meat and skin, cooked, roasted types were 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Zinc +74.7%
Contains more Copper +115.2%
Contains more Manganese +180%
Contains more Selenium +19.7%
Contains more Iron +24.8%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +67.7%
Contains less Sodium -64.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 38% 11% 69% 12% 31% 93% 48% 8% 156%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 48% 17% 78% 20% 11% 53% 22% 3% 131%
Contains more Calcium +60%
Contains more Zinc +74.7%
Contains more Copper +115.2%
Contains more Manganese +180%
Contains more Selenium +19.7%
Contains more Iron +24.8%
Contains more Magnesium +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.8%
Contains more Potassium +67.7%
Contains less Sodium -64.8%

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 D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +486.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +274.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.6%
Contains more Choline +22%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4
Equal in Folate - 5
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% 3% 9% 0% 13% 49% 93% 49% 84% 4% 221% 30% 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 10% 6% 0% 0% 16% 39% 160% 62% 93% 4% 38% 36% 6%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +486.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +274.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +125%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +23.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +72.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.6%
Contains more Choline +22%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.4
Equal in Folate - 5

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +27.7%
Contains more Protein +65.4%
Contains more Fats +125.2%
17% 6% 76%
Protein: 16.51 g
Fats: 6.04 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 75.92 g
Other: 1.53 g
27% 14% 59%
Protein: 27.3 g
Fats: 13.6 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.45 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Water +27.7%
Contains more Protein +65.4%
Contains more Fats +125.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +192.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +100.9%
33% 37% 30%
Saturated Fat: 1.647 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.824 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.478 g
31% 44% 25%
Saturated Fat: 3.79 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.34 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.97 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -56.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +192.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +100.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Turkey neck Chicken meat
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey neck Chicken meat Opinion
Protein 16.51g 27.3g Chicken meat
Fats 6.04g 13.6g Chicken meat
Calories 125kcal 239kcal Chicken meat
Calcium 24mg 15mg Turkey neck
Iron 1.01mg 1.26mg Chicken meat
Magnesium 15mg 23mg Chicken meat
Phosphorus 160mg 182mg Chicken meat
Potassium 133mg 223mg Chicken meat
Sodium 233mg 82mg Chicken meat
Zinc 3.39mg 1.94mg Turkey neck
Copper 0.142mg 0.066mg Turkey neck
Manganese 0.056mg 0.02mg Turkey neck
Selenium 28.6µg 23.9µg Turkey neck
Vitamin A 43IU 161IU Chicken meat
Vitamin A RAE 13µg 48µg Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.27mg Chicken meat
Vitamin D 13IU 2IU Turkey neck
Vitamin D 0.3µg 0µg Turkey neck
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.063mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 0.168mg Turkey neck
Vitamin B3 4.924mg 8.487mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 0.801mg 1.03mg Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.364mg 0.4mg Chicken meat
Folate 5µg 5µg
Vitamin B12 1.76µg 0.3µg Turkey neck
Choline 54mg 65.9mg Chicken meat
Vitamin K 0µg 2.4µg Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.176mg 0.305mg Chicken meat
Threonine 0.6mg 1.128mg Chicken meat
Isoleucine 0.473mg 1.362mg Chicken meat
Leucine 1.144mg 1.986mg Chicken meat
Lysine 1.363mg 2.223mg Chicken meat
Methionine 0.432mg 0.726mg Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 0.532mg 1.061mg Chicken meat
Valine 0.528mg 1.325mg Chicken meat
Histidine 0.448mg 0.802mg Chicken meat
Cholesterol 115mg 88mg Chicken meat
Saturated Fat 1.647g 3.79g Turkey neck
Omega-3 - DHA 0.005g 0.04g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0.002g 0.01g Chicken meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.008g 0.02g Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.824g 5.34g Chicken meat
Polyunsaturated fat 1.478g 2.97g Chicken meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey neck Chicken meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
43%
Turkey neck
36%
Chicken meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Turkey neck
38%
Chicken meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey neck
Turkey neck is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.143g)
Which food is cheaper?
Turkey neck
Turkey neck is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat contains less Sodium (difference - 151mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 27mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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 neck - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171086/nutrients
  2. Chicken meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171450/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.