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Turkey wing vs. Elk meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Turkey wing and Elk meat?

  • Turkey wing is higher in Selenium, yet Elk meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B3.
  • Elk meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 107% more.
  • Turkey wing has 2 times more Saturated Fat than Elk meat. While Turkey wing has 3.28g of Saturated Fat, Elk meat has only 1.342g.

We used Turkey, all classes, wing, meat and skin, raw and Game meat, elk, tenderloin, separable lean only, cooked, broiled types 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 Calcium +180%
Contains more Selenium +113.3%
Contains more Iron +223%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.7%
Contains more Potassium +63.3%
Contains more Zinc +167.5%
Contains more Copper +353.2%
Contains more Manganese +11.8%
Equal in Sodium - 50
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 2% 153% 21% 123% 35% 7% 113% 117% 3% 58%
Contains more Calcium +180%
Contains more Selenium +113.3%
Contains more Iron +223%
Contains more Magnesium +38.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +72.7%
Contains more Potassium +63.3%
Contains more Zinc +167.5%
Contains more Copper +353.2%
Contains more Manganese +11.8%
Equal in Sodium - 50

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.3%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +659%
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 0% 11% 0% 0% 36% 86% 116% 73% 112% 7% 370% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +188%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +236.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +38.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +118.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +18.3%
Contains more Folate +28.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +659%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +261.3%
Contains more Protein +52.1%
Equal in Water - 64.93
Equal in Other - 0.9
20% 12% 66%
Protein: 20.22 g
Fats: 12.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.49 g
Other: 0.97 g
31% 3% 65%
Protein: 30.76 g
Fats: 3.41 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.93 g
Other: 0.9 g
Contains more Fats +261.3%
Contains more Protein +52.1%
Equal in Water - 64.93
Equal in Other - 0.9

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +412.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1676.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.1%
30% 45% 26%
Saturated Fat: 3.28 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.97 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.86 g
54% 39% 7%
Saturated Fat: 1.342 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.97 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.161 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +412.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1676.4%
Contains less Saturated Fat -59.1%

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 Elk meat
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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 Elk meat Opinion
Protein 20.22g 30.76g Elk meat
Fats 12.32g 3.41g Turkey wing
Calories 197kcal 162kcal Turkey wing
Calcium 14mg 5mg Turkey wing
Iron 1.26mg 4.07mg Elk meat
Magnesium 21mg 29mg Elk meat
Phosphorus 165mg 285mg Elk meat
Potassium 240mg 392mg Elk meat
Sodium 55mg 50mg Elk meat
Zinc 1.54mg 4.12mg Elk meat
Copper 0.077mg 0.349mg Elk meat
Manganese 0.017mg 0.019mg Elk meat
Selenium 22.4µg 10.5µg Turkey wing
Vitamin A 11IU 0IU Turkey wing
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Turkey wing
Vitamin E 0.55mg Elk meat
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.144mg Elk meat
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.37mg Elk meat
Vitamin B3 4.425mg 6.143mg Elk meat
Vitamin B5 0.554mg 1.212mg Elk meat
Vitamin B6 0.41mg 0.485mg Elk meat
Folate 7µg 9µg Elk meat
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 2.96µg Elk meat
Tryptophan 0.217mg 0.275mg Elk meat
Threonine 0.866mg 1.236mg Elk meat
Isoleucine 0.975mg 1.291mg Elk meat
Leucine 1.531mg 2.293mg Elk meat
Lysine 1.773mg 2.513mg Elk meat
Methionine 0.551mg 0.755mg Elk meat
Phenylalanine 0.78mg 1.126mg Elk meat
Valine 1.031mg 1.428mg Elk meat
Histidine 0.585mg 0.948mg Elk meat
Cholesterol 70mg 72mg Turkey wing
Saturated Fat 3.28g 1.342g Elk meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.01g Turkey wing
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g Turkey wing
Monounsaturated Fat 4.97g 0.97g Turkey wing
Polyunsaturated fat 2.86g 0.161g Turkey wing
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.002g Elk meat
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.002g Elk meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Turkey wing Elk meat
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
23%
Turkey wing
62%
Elk meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Turkey wing
63%
Elk meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Elk meat
Elk meat contains less Sodium (difference - 5mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Elk meat
Elk meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.938g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Elk meat
Elk meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Elk meat
Elk meat 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. Elk meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174429/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.