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

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How are Turkey wing and Turkey leg different?

  • Turkey wing is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Monounsaturated Fat, while Turkey leg is higher in Zinc, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Copper, and Iron.
  • Turkey leg covers your daily need of Zinc 14% more than Turkey wing.
  • Turkey wing contains 2 times more Monounsaturated Fat than Turkey leg. Turkey wing contains 4.97g of Monounsaturated Fat, while Turkey leg contains 2.06g.
  • Turkey leg is lower in Saturated Fat.

Turkey, all classes, wing, meat and skin, raw and Turkey, all classes, leg, meat and skin, raw 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 less Sodium -25.7%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Iron +36.5%
Contains more Potassium +13.8%
Contains more Zinc +100.6%
Contains more Copper +84.4%
Contains more Manganese +29.4%
Contains more Selenium +17.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 177
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% 65% 15% 76% 25% 10% 85% 48% 3% 144%
Contains less Sodium -25.7%
Contains more Calcium +21.4%
Contains more Iron +36.5%
Contains more Potassium +13.8%
Contains more Zinc +100.6%
Contains more Copper +84.4%
Contains more Manganese +29.4%
Contains more Selenium +17.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 21
Equal in Phosphorus - 177

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 +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.8%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.39
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 1% 0% 0% 0% 20% 49% 56% 66% 79% 8% 49% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +50.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +20.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +54%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +96.8%
Contains more Folate +42.9%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 0.39

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +83.3%
Equal in Protein - 19.54
Equal in Water - 72.69
Equal in Other - 1.05
20% 12% 66%
Protein: 20.22 g
Fats: 12.32 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.49 g
Other: 0.97 g
20% 7% 73%
Protein: 19.54 g
Fats: 6.72 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.69 g
Other: 1.05 g
Contains more Fats +83.3%
Equal in Protein - 19.54
Equal in Water - 72.69
Equal in Other - 1.05

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +141.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +56.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -37.2%
30% 45% 26%
Saturated Fat: 3.28 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.97 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.86 g
35% 35% 31%
Saturated Fat: 2.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.06 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.83 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +141.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +56.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -37.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Turkey wing Turkey leg Opinion
Protein 20.22g 19.54g Turkey wing
Fats 12.32g 6.72g Turkey wing
Calories 197kcal 144kcal Turkey wing
Calcium 14mg 17mg Turkey leg
Iron 1.26mg 1.72mg Turkey leg
Magnesium 21mg 21mg
Phosphorus 165mg 177mg Turkey leg
Potassium 240mg 273mg Turkey leg
Sodium 55mg 74mg Turkey wing
Zinc 1.54mg 3.09mg Turkey leg
Copper 0.077mg 0.142mg Turkey leg
Manganese 0.017mg 0.022mg Turkey leg
Selenium 22.4µg 26.4µg Turkey leg
Vitamin A 11IU 3IU Turkey wing
Vitamin A RAE 3µg 1µg Turkey wing
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.077mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B2 0.11mg 0.211mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B3 4.425mg 2.947mg Turkey wing
Vitamin B5 0.554mg 1.09mg Turkey leg
Vitamin B6 0.41mg 0.34mg Turkey wing
Folate 7µg 10µg Turkey leg
Vitamin B12 0.39µg 0.39µg
Tryptophan 0.217mg 0.219mg Turkey leg
Threonine 0.866mg 0.861mg Turkey wing
Isoleucine 0.975mg 0.998mg Turkey leg
Leucine 1.531mg 1.537mg Turkey leg
Lysine 1.773mg 1.809mg Turkey leg
Methionine 0.551mg 0.557mg Turkey leg
Phenylalanine 0.78mg 0.769mg Turkey wing
Valine 1.031mg 1.028mg Turkey wing
Histidine 0.585mg 0.598mg Turkey leg
Cholesterol 70mg 71mg Turkey wing
Saturated Fat 3.28g 2.06g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DHA 0.01g 0.03g Turkey leg
Omega-3 - DPA 0.01g 0.02g Turkey leg
Monounsaturated Fat 4.97g 2.06g Turkey wing
Polyunsaturated fat 2.86g 1.83g Turkey wing

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Turkey wing Turkey 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
25%
Turkey leg
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
36%
Turkey wing
47%
Turkey leg

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing contains less Sodium (difference - 19mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Turkey wing
Turkey wing is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.22g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Turkey leg
Turkey leg is relatively richer in minerals
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 ($)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Turkey leg - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171493/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.