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Turkey wing vs. Lamb leg — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Turkey wing and Lamb leg?

  • Turkey wing is richer in Vitamin B6, and Polyunsaturated fat, yet Lamb leg is richer in Vitamin B12, Zinc, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Lamb leg's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 88% higher.
  • Turkey wing has 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Lamb leg. Turkey wing has 0.41mg of Vitamin B6, while Lamb leg has 0.15mg.
  • Turkey wing contains less Saturated Fat.

We used Turkey, all classes, wing, meat and skin, raw and Lamb, domestic, leg, whole (shank and sirloin), separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, raw 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 Calcium +55.6%
Contains more Iron +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +115.6%
Contains more Copper +46.8%
Contains more Manganese +17.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 170
Equal in Potassium - 249
Equal in Sodium - 56
Equal in Selenium - 20.7
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 3% 63% 17% 73% 22% 8% 91% 38% 3% 113%
Contains more Calcium +55.6%
Contains more Iron +31.7%
Contains more Zinc +115.6%
Contains more Copper +46.8%
Contains more Manganese +17.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 23
Equal in Phosphorus - 170
Equal in Potassium - 249
Equal in Sodium - 56
Equal in Selenium - 20.7

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 B6 +173.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.5%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +541%
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% 5% 0% 0% 33% 54% 118% 42% 35% 15% 313% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +173.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +109.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +24.5%
Contains more Folate +171.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +541%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +12.9%
Contains more Other +38.6%
Contains more Fats +38.6%
Equal in Water - 64.32
20% 12% 66%
Protein: 20.22 g
Fats: 12.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.49 g
Other: 0.97 g
18% 17% 64%
Protein: 17.91 g
Fats: 17.07 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 64.32 g
Other: 0.7 g
Contains more Protein +12.9%
Contains more Other +38.6%
Contains more Fats +38.6%
Equal in Water - 64.32

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -55.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +111.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +40.8%
30% 45% 26%
Saturated Fat: 3.28 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.97 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.86 g
47% 44% 9%
Saturated Fat: 7.43 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 7 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.35 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -55.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +111.9%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +40.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Turkey wing Lamb leg
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Lamb leg Opinion
Protein 20.22g 17.91g Turkey wing
Fats 12.32g 17.07g Lamb leg
Calories 197kcal 230kcal Lamb leg
Calcium 14mg 9mg Turkey wing
Iron 1.26mg 1.66mg Lamb leg
Magnesium 21mg 23mg Lamb leg
Phosphorus 165mg 170mg Lamb leg
Potassium 240mg 249mg Lamb leg
Sodium 55mg 56mg Turkey wing
Zinc 1.54mg 3.32mg Lamb leg
Copper 0.077mg 0.113mg Lamb leg
Manganese 0.017mg 0.02mg Lamb leg
Selenium 22.4µg 20.7µg Turkey wing
Vitamin A 11IU 0IU Turkey wing
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 0µg Turkey wing
Vitamin E 0.21mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.13mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.23mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B3 4.425mg 6.26mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B5 0.554mg 0.69mg Lamb leg
Vitamin B6 0.41mg 0.15mg Turkey wing
Folate 7µg 19µg Lamb leg
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 2.5µg Lamb leg
Tryptophan 0.217mg 0.209mg Turkey wing
Threonine 0.866mg 0.767mg Turkey wing
Isoleucine 0.975mg 0.864mg Turkey wing
Leucine 1.531mg 1.393mg Turkey wing
Lysine 1.773mg 1.582mg Turkey wing
Methionine 0.551mg 0.46mg Turkey wing
Phenylalanine 0.78mg 0.729mg Turkey wing
Valine 1.031mg 0.967mg Turkey wing
Histidine 0.585mg 0.567mg Turkey wing
Cholesterol 70mg 69mg Lamb leg
Saturated Fat 3.28g 7.43g Turkey wing
Omega-3 - DHA 0.01g Turkey wing
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g Turkey wing
Monounsaturated Fat 4.97g 7g Lamb leg
Polyunsaturated fat 2.86g 1.35g Turkey wing

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Turkey wing Lamb 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
23%
Turkey wing
47%
Lamb leg
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Turkey wing
43%
Lamb leg

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.15g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Lamb leg
Lamb leg 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. Lamb leg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174311/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.