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Turkey wing vs. Chicken breast — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Turkey wing and Chicken breast different?

  • Turkey wing is richer in Polyunsaturated fat, while Chicken breast is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Selenium.
  • Chicken breast covers your daily need of Vitamin B3 65% more than Turkey wing.
  • Turkey wing contains 3 times more Polyunsaturated fat than Chicken breast. Turkey wing contains 2.86g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Chicken breast contains 1.07g.
  • Chicken breast is lower in Saturated Fat.

Turkey, all classes, wing, meat and skin, raw and Chicken, broilers or fryers, breast, meat only, cooked, fried 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 Iron +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -30.4%
Contains more Zinc +42.6%
Contains more Copper +42.6%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +47.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.1%
Contains more Potassium +15%
Contains more Manganese +23.5%
Contains more Selenium +17%
Equal in Iron - 1.14
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 48% 15% 71% 22% 8% 43% 26% 3% 123%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 43% 23% 106% 25% 11% 30% 18% 3% 143%
Contains more Iron +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -30.4%
Contains more Zinc +42.6%
Contains more Copper +42.6%
Contains more Calcium +14.3%
Contains more Magnesium +47.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.1%
Contains more Potassium +15%
Contains more Manganese +23.5%
Contains more Selenium +17%
Equal in Iron - 1.14

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 Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin A +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +234.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56.1%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.37
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% 13% 26% 83% 34% 95% 6% 49% 0% 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 2% 9% 3% 0% 20% 29% 278% 63% 148% 3% 47% 53% 6%
Contains more Folate +75%
Contains more Vitamin A +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +58%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +234.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +87.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56.1%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.37

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +161.6%
Contains more Water +10.4%
Contains more Protein +65.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +16.5%
Equal in Water - 60.21
20% 12% 66%
Protein: 20.22 g
Fats: 12.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.49 g
Other: 0.97 g
33% 5% 60%
Protein: 33.44 g
Fats: 4.71 g
Carbs: 0.51 g
Water: 60.21 g
Other: 1.13 g
Contains more Fats +161.6%
Contains more Water +10.4%
Contains more Protein +65.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +16.5%
Equal in Water - 60.21

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +189%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +167.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.7%
30% 45% 26%
Saturated Fat: 3.28 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.97 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.86 g
32% 42% 26%
Saturated Fat: 1.29 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.72 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.07 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +189%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +167.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -60.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey wing Chicken breast Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.51g Chicken breast
Protein 20.22g 33.44g Chicken breast
Fats 12.32g 4.71g Turkey wing
Carbs 0g 0.51g Chicken breast
Calories 197kcal 187kcal Turkey wing
Calcium 14mg 16mg Chicken breast
Iron 1.26mg 1.14mg Turkey wing
Magnesium 21mg 31mg Chicken breast
Phosphorus 165mg 246mg Chicken breast
Potassium 240mg 276mg Chicken breast
Sodium 55mg 79mg Turkey wing
Zinc 1.54mg 1.08mg Turkey wing
Copper 0.077mg 0.054mg Turkey wing
Manganese 0.017mg 0.021mg Chicken breast
Selenium 22.4µg 26.2µg Chicken breast
Vitamin A 11IU 23IU Chicken breast
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 7µg Chicken breast
Vitamin E 0.42mg Chicken breast
Vitamin D 5IU Chicken breast
Vitamin D 0.1µg Chicken breast
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.079mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.125mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B3 4.425mg 14.782mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B5 0.554mg 1.04mg Chicken breast
Vitamin B6 0.41mg 0.64mg Chicken breast
Folate 7µg 4µg Turkey wing
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 0.37µg Turkey wing
Choline 95.9mg Chicken breast
Vitamin K 2.4µg Chicken breast
Tryptophan 0.217mg 0.39mg Chicken breast
Threonine 0.866mg 1.412mg Chicken breast
Isoleucine 0.975mg 1.765mg Chicken breast
Leucine 1.531mg 2.509mg Chicken breast
Lysine 1.773mg 2.836mg Chicken breast
Methionine 0.551mg 0.925mg Chicken breast
Phenylalanine 0.78mg 1.328mg Chicken breast
Valine 1.031mg 1.659mg Chicken breast
Histidine 0.585mg 1.037mg Chicken breast
Cholesterol 70mg 91mg Turkey wing
Saturated Fat 3.28g 1.29g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - DHA 0.01g 0.03g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.01g Chicken breast
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g 0.02g Chicken breast
Monounsaturated Fat 4.97g 1.72g Turkey wing
Polyunsaturated fat 2.86g 1.07g Turkey wing

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Turkey wing Chicken breast
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
23%
Turkey wing
50%
Chicken breast
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Turkey wing
40%
Chicken breast

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing contains less Sodium (difference - 24mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.99g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken breast
Chicken breast is relatively richer in vitamins
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 wing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171495/nutrients
  2. Chicken breast - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171078/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.