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

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What are the main differences between Turkey wing and Chicken wing?

  • Turkey wing is richer in Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B12, yet Chicken wing is richer in Selenium, Vitamin B3, Monounsaturated Fat, and Polyunsaturated fat.
  • Chicken wing's daily need coverage for Saturated Fat is 13% higher.
  • Turkey wing has 2 times more Potassium than Chicken wing. Turkey wing has 240mg of Potassium, while Chicken wing has 138mg.
  • Turkey wing contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Turkey, all classes, wing, meat and skin, raw and Chicken, broilers or fryers, wing, meat and skin, cooked, fried, batter types in this comparison.

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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 Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.4%
Contains more Potassium +73.9%
Contains less Sodium -82.8%
Contains more Zinc +11.6%
Contains more Copper +22.2%
Contains more Calcium +42.9%
Contains more Manganese +252.9%
Contains more Selenium +14.7%
Equal in Iron - 1.29
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 6% 49% 12% 52% 13% 42% 38% 21% 8% 141%
Contains more Magnesium +31.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +36.4%
Contains more Potassium +73.9%
Contains less Sodium -82.8%
Contains more Zinc +11.6%
Contains more Copper +22.2%
Contains more Calcium +42.9%
Contains more Manganese +252.9%
Contains more Selenium +14.7%
Equal in Iron - 1.29

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 B6 +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +56%
Contains more Vitamin A +927.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.2%
Contains more Folate +157.1%
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 7% 0% 0% 0% 27% 36% 99% 43% 70% 14% 32% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +56%
Contains more Vitamin A +927.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +112%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +38.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +19%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +28.2%
Contains more Folate +157.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +43.9%
Contains more Fats +77%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +20.6%
Equal in Protein - 19.87
20% 12% 66%
Protein: 20.22 g
Fats: 12.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.49 g
Other: 0.97 g
20% 22% 11% 46%
Protein: 19.87 g
Fats: 21.81 g
Carbs: 10.94 g
Water: 46.21 g
Other: 1.17 g
Contains more Water +43.9%
Contains more Fats +77%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +20.6%
Equal in Protein - 19.87

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -43.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +80.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +77.3%
30% 45% 26%
Saturated Fat: 3.28 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.97 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.86 g
29% 45% 26%
Saturated Fat: 5.83 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.96 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 5.07 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -43.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +80.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +77.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey wing Chicken wing Opinion
Net carbs 0g 10.64g Chicken wing
Protein 20.22g 19.87g Turkey wing
Fats 12.32g 21.81g Chicken wing
Carbs 0g 10.94g Chicken wing
Calories 197kcal 324kcal Chicken wing
Fiber 0g 0.3g Chicken wing
Calcium 14mg 20mg Chicken wing
Iron 1.26mg 1.29mg Chicken wing
Magnesium 21mg 16mg Turkey wing
Phosphorus 165mg 121mg Turkey wing
Potassium 240mg 138mg Turkey wing
Sodium 55mg 320mg Turkey wing
Zinc 1.54mg 1.38mg Turkey wing
Copper 0.077mg 0.063mg Turkey wing
Manganese 0.017mg 0.06mg Chicken wing
Selenium 22.4µg 25.7µg Chicken wing
Vitamin A 11IU 113IU Chicken wing
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 34µg Chicken wing
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.106mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.152mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B3 4.425mg 5.265mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B5 0.554mg 0.71mg Chicken wing
Vitamin B6 0.41mg 0.3mg Turkey wing
Folate 7µg 18µg Chicken wing
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 0.25µg Turkey wing
Tryptophan 0.217mg 0.219mg Chicken wing
Threonine 0.866mg 0.795mg Turkey wing
Isoleucine 0.975mg 0.941mg Turkey wing
Leucine 1.531mg 1.421mg Turkey wing
Lysine 1.773mg 1.474mg Turkey wing
Methionine 0.551mg 0.499mg Turkey wing
Phenylalanine 0.78mg 0.785mg Chicken wing
Valine 1.031mg 0.953mg Turkey wing
Histidine 0.585mg 0.547mg Turkey wing
Cholesterol 70mg 79mg Turkey wing
Saturated Fat 3.28g 5.83g Turkey wing
Omega-3 - DHA 0.01g 0.04g Chicken wing
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.01g Chicken wing
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g 0.02g Chicken wing
Monounsaturated Fat 4.97g 8.96g Chicken wing
Polyunsaturated fat 2.86g 5.07g Chicken wing

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
25%
Chicken wing
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Turkey wing
38%
Chicken wing

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing contains less Sodium (difference - 265mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 9mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.55g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Chicken wing
Chicken wing 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 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 wing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171495/nutrients
  2. Chicken wing - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173628/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.