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Turkey neck vs. Ground turkey — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Turkey neck and Ground turkey

  • Turkey neck is higher in Vitamin B12, yet Ground turkey is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Iron.
  • Ground turkey covers your daily Vitamin B3 needs 24% more than Turkey neck.
  • Turkey neck contains 3 times more Sodium than Ground turkey. While Turkey neck contains 233mg of Sodium, Ground turkey contains only 78mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Turkey from whole, neck, meat only, raw and Ground turkey, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Manganese +409.1%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +50.5%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.8%
Contains more Potassium +121.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.5%
Equal in Zinc - 3.11
Equal in Copper - 0.151
Equal in Selenium - 31.1
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 9% 57% 22% 109% 26% 11% 85% 51% 2% 170%
Contains more Manganese +409.1%
Contains more Calcium +16.7%
Contains more Iron +50.5%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.8%
Contains more Potassium +121.1%
Contains less Sodium -66.5%
Equal in Zinc - 3.11
Equal in Copper - 0.151
Equal in Selenium - 31.1

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 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +83.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +77.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.9%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Choline +44.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.11
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.211
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 5% 3% 6% 0% 20% 49% 164% 72% 147% 6% 168% 43% 0%
Contains more Vitamin D +50%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +31.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +83.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +77.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.9%
Contains more Folate +40%
Contains more Choline +44.8%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.11
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.211

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +22.3%
Contains more Other +856.3%
Contains more Protein +65.8%
Contains more Fats +72.2%
17% 6% 76%
Protein: 16.51 g
Fats: 6.04 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 75.92 g
Other: 1.53 g
27% 10% 62%
Protein: 27.37 g
Fats: 10.4 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 62.07 g
Other: 0.16 g
Contains more Water +22.3%
Contains more Other +856.3%
Contains more Protein +65.8%
Contains more Fats +72.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -38.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +89.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +97.4%
33% 37% 30%
Saturated Fat: 1.647 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.824 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.478 g
30% 38% 32%
Saturated Fat: 2.669 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.458 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.917 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -38.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +89.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +97.4%

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 Ground turkey
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey neck Ground turkey Opinion
Protein 16.51g 27.37g Ground turkey
Fats 6.04g 10.4g Ground turkey
Calories 125kcal 203kcal Ground turkey
Calcium 24mg 28mg Ground turkey
Iron 1.01mg 1.52mg Ground turkey
Magnesium 15mg 30mg Ground turkey
Phosphorus 160mg 254mg Ground turkey
Potassium 133mg 294mg Ground turkey
Sodium 233mg 78mg Ground turkey
Zinc 3.39mg 3.11mg Turkey neck
Copper 0.142mg 0.151mg Ground turkey
Manganese 0.056mg 0.011mg Turkey neck
Selenium 28.6µg 31.1µg Ground turkey
Vitamin A 43IU 79IU Ground turkey
Vitamin A RAE 13µg 24µg Ground turkey
Vitamin E 0.12mg 0.11mg Turkey neck
Vitamin D 13IU 8IU Turkey neck
Vitamin D 0.3µg 0.2µg Turkey neck
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.077mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 0.211mg
Vitamin B3 4.924mg 8.724mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B5 0.801mg 1.193mg Ground turkey
Vitamin B6 0.364mg 0.633mg Ground turkey
Folate 5µg 7µg Ground turkey
Vitamin B12 1.76µg 1.34µg Turkey neck
Choline 54mg 78.2mg Ground turkey
Tryptophan 0.176mg 0.312mg Ground turkey
Threonine 0.6mg 1.258mg Ground turkey
Isoleucine 0.473mg 1.227mg Ground turkey
Leucine 1.144mg 2.262mg Ground turkey
Lysine 1.363mg 2.452mg Ground turkey
Methionine 0.432mg 0.806mg Ground turkey
Phenylalanine 0.532mg 1.068mg Ground turkey
Valine 0.528mg 1.27mg Ground turkey
Histidine 0.448mg 0.811mg Ground turkey
Cholesterol 115mg 93mg Ground turkey
Trans Fat 0.134g Turkey neck
Saturated Fat 1.647g 2.669g Turkey neck
Omega-3 - DHA 0.005g 0.009g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - EPA 0.002g 0.01g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - DPA 0.008g 0.012g Ground turkey
Monounsaturated Fat 1.824g 3.458g Ground turkey
Polyunsaturated fat 1.478g 2.917g Ground turkey
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.019g Ground turkey
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 2.508g Ground turkey
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.008g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - ALA 0.136g Ground turkey
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Ground turkey
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Ground turkey

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey neck Ground turkey
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
52%
Ground turkey
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Turkey neck
54%
Ground turkey

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey neck
Turkey neck is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.022g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey contains less Sodium (difference - 155mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 22mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Ground turkey
Ground turkey 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 cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

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. Ground turkey - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171506/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.