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

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Important differences between Turkey wing and Chicken thigh

  • Turkey wing has more Monounsaturated Fat, however, Chicken thigh has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Zinc, and Vitamin B2.
  • Chicken thigh's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 17% more.
  • Turkey wing is lower in Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Turkey, all classes, wing, meat and skin, raw and Chicken, broilers or fryers, thigh, meat only, cooked, fried.

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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 less Sodium -42.1%
Contains more Iron +15.9%
Contains more Magnesium +23.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.6%
Contains more Zinc +81.2%
Contains more Copper +16.9%
Contains more Manganese +58.8%
Equal in Calcium - 13
Equal in Potassium - 259
Equal in Selenium - 20.5
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 4% 55% 19% 86% 23% 13% 77% 30% 4% 112%
Contains less Sodium -42.1%
Contains more Iron +15.9%
Contains more Magnesium +23.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.6%
Contains more Zinc +81.2%
Contains more Copper +16.9%
Contains more Manganese +58.8%
Equal in Calcium - 13
Equal in Potassium - 259
Equal in Selenium - 20.5

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 B12 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +536.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +131.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +131.9%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.38
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 5% 0% 6% 0% 22% 59% 134% 78% 88% 7% 42% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +536.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +131.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +131.9%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.38

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +19.6%
Contains more Water +12.1%
Contains more Protein +39.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Other - 1.03
20% 12% 66%
Protein: 20.22 g
Fats: 12.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.49 g
Other: 0.97 g
28% 10% 59%
Protein: 28.18 g
Fats: 10.3 g
Carbs: 1.18 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 1.03 g
Contains more Fats +19.6%
Contains more Water +12.1%
Contains more Protein +39.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Other - 1.03

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +30.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +17.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -15.2%
30% 45% 26%
Saturated Fat: 3.28 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.97 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.86 g
31% 42% 27%
Saturated Fat: 2.78 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.82 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.43 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +30.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +17.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -15.2%

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 thigh
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 wing Chicken thigh Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.18g Chicken thigh
Protein 20.22g 28.18g Chicken thigh
Fats 12.32g 10.3g Turkey wing
Carbs 0g 1.18g Chicken thigh
Calories 197kcal 218kcal Chicken thigh
Calcium 14mg 13mg Turkey wing
Iron 1.26mg 1.46mg Chicken thigh
Magnesium 21mg 26mg Chicken thigh
Phosphorus 165mg 199mg Chicken thigh
Potassium 240mg 259mg Chicken thigh
Sodium 55mg 95mg Turkey wing
Zinc 1.54mg 2.79mg Chicken thigh
Copper 0.077mg 0.09mg Chicken thigh
Manganese 0.017mg 0.027mg Chicken thigh
Selenium 22.4µg 20.5µg Turkey wing
Vitamin A 11IU 70IU Chicken thigh
Vitamin A RAE 3µg Turkey wing
Vitamin D 8IU Chicken thigh
Vitamin D 0.2µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.088mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.255mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B3 4.425mg 7.12mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B5 0.554mg 1.285mg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B6 0.41mg 0.38mg Turkey wing
Folate 7µg 9µg Chicken thigh
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 0.33µg Turkey wing
Tryptophan 0.217mg 0.329mg Chicken thigh
Threonine 0.866mg 1.188mg Chicken thigh
Isoleucine 0.975mg 1.486mg Chicken thigh
Leucine 1.531mg 2.115mg Chicken thigh
Lysine 1.773mg 2.384mg Chicken thigh
Methionine 0.551mg 0.778mg Chicken thigh
Phenylalanine 0.78mg 1.121mg Chicken thigh
Valine 1.031mg 1.397mg Chicken thigh
Histidine 0.585mg 0.874mg Chicken thigh
Cholesterol 70mg 102mg Turkey wing
Saturated Fat 3.28g 2.78g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - DHA 0.01g 0.05g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.01g Chicken thigh
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g 0.03g Chicken thigh
Monounsaturated Fat 4.97g 3.82g Turkey wing
Polyunsaturated fat 2.86g 2.43g Turkey wing

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey wing Chicken thigh
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
34%
Chicken thigh
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Turkey wing
42%
Chicken thigh

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing contains less Sodium (difference - 40mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.5g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken thigh
Chicken thigh is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( 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 wing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171495/nutrients
  2. Chicken thigh - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172387/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.