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Turkey neck vs. Turkey leg — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Turkey neck and Turkey leg

  • Turkey neck has more Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B3, however, Turkey leg has more Iron, and Vitamin B5.
  • Turkey neck's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 57% more.
  • Turkey neck has 3 times more Sodium than Turkey leg. Turkey neck has 233mg of Sodium, while Turkey leg has 74mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Turkey from whole, neck, meat only, raw and Turkey, all classes, leg, meat and skin, raw.

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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 +41.2%
Contains more Manganese +154.5%
Contains more Iron +70.3%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.6%
Contains more Potassium +105.3%
Contains less Sodium -68.2%
Equal in Zinc - 3.09
Equal in Copper - 0.142
Equal in Selenium - 26.4
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 6% 65% 15% 76% 25% 10% 85% 48% 3% 144%
Contains more Calcium +41.2%
Contains more Manganese +154.5%
Contains more Iron +70.3%
Contains more Magnesium +40%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.6%
Contains more Potassium +105.3%
Contains less Sodium -68.2%
Equal in Zinc - 3.09
Equal in Copper - 0.142
Equal in Selenium - 26.4

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 A +1333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +351.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.211
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.34
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 1% 0% 0% 0% 20% 49% 56% 66% 79% 8% 49% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1333.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +67.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +351.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +51%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +36.1%
Contains more Folate +100%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.211
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.34

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Other +45.7%
Contains more Protein +18.4%
Contains more Fats +11.3%
Equal in Water - 72.69
17% 6% 76%
Protein: 16.51 g
Fats: 6.04 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 75.92 g
Other: 1.53 g
20% 7% 73%
Protein: 19.54 g
Fats: 6.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.69 g
Other: 1.05 g
Contains more Other +45.7%
Contains more Protein +18.4%
Contains more Fats +11.3%
Equal in Water - 72.69

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -20%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +12.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +23.8%
33% 37% 30%
Saturated Fat: 1.647 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.824 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.478 g
35% 35% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.83 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -20%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +12.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +23.8%

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 Turkey leg
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey neck Turkey leg Opinion
Protein 16.51g 19.54g Turkey leg
Fats 6.04g 6.72g Turkey leg
Calories 125kcal 144kcal Turkey leg
Calcium 24mg 17mg Turkey neck
Iron 1.01mg 1.72mg Turkey leg
Magnesium 15mg 21mg Turkey leg
Phosphorus 160mg 177mg Turkey leg
Potassium 133mg 273mg Turkey leg
Sodium 233mg 74mg Turkey leg
Zinc 3.39mg 3.09mg Turkey neck
Copper 0.142mg 0.142mg
Manganese 0.056mg 0.022mg Turkey neck
Selenium 28.6µg 26.4µg Turkey neck
Vitamin A 43IU 3IU Turkey neck
Vitamin A RAE 13µg 1µg Turkey neck
Vitamin E 0.12mg Turkey neck
Vitamin D 13IU Turkey neck
Vitamin D 0.3µg Turkey neck
Vitamin B1 0.051mg 0.077mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B2 0.211mg 0.211mg
Vitamin B3 4.924mg 2.947mg Turkey neck
Vitamin B5 0.801mg 1.09mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B6 0.364mg 0.34mg Turkey neck
Folate 5µg 10µg Turkey leg
Vitamin B12 1.76µg 0.39µg Turkey neck
Choline 54mg Turkey neck
Tryptophan 0.176mg 0.219mg Turkey leg
Threonine 0.6mg 0.861mg Turkey leg
Isoleucine 0.473mg 0.998mg Turkey leg
Leucine 1.144mg 1.537mg Turkey leg
Lysine 1.363mg 1.809mg Turkey leg
Methionine 0.432mg 0.557mg Turkey leg
Phenylalanine 0.532mg 0.769mg Turkey leg
Valine 0.528mg 1.028mg Turkey leg
Histidine 0.448mg 0.598mg Turkey leg
Cholesterol 115mg 71mg Turkey leg
Saturated Fat 1.647g 2.06g Turkey neck
Omega-3 - DHA 0.005g 0.03g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - EPA 0.002g 0g Turkey neck
Omega-3 - DPA 0.008g 0.02g Turkey leg
Monounsaturated Fat 1.824g 2.06g Turkey leg
Polyunsaturated fat 1.478g 1.83g Turkey leg

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey neck Turkey leg
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
25%
Turkey leg
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
47%
Turkey neck
47%
Turkey leg

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey neck
Turkey neck is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.413g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Turkey neck
Turkey neck is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg contains less Sodium (difference - 159mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 44mg)
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 ($)
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. Turkey leg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171493/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.